It's good to be home! I've missed you! There's a good reason things have been so quiet here at Dandelion House for the last couple of weeks. We packed up and left our cozy little homestead in Plymouth and headed west (with Grammy in tow ) to visit family, friends and to drink in the fresh scent of sagebrush and wide open spaces. Some of you may already know that I am a native Nevadan' ( spent my first 40 years on the planet there) and moved east to my hubby's home state of MA 12 years ago. It's no secret that we and our two nearly grown rascals are firmly planted here along the sandy shores of the Atlantic but it's always good to go back to where you started out as a little hay seed!
I'll share a few farmgirl moments with you from " out west" before we get hopping!
Sagebrush is the state flower for Nevada and nothing quite compares to the smell of it. On dry days you have to get up close and sniff to get a good whiff of it, but when it rains in the high desert it permeates the air with the sweetest scent. And, yes, I snipped some to bring home so when I get a little homesick for it I can lift it to my nose, close my eyes and breathe! Ah...
Both kids were born in Reno and hadn't been back since they were little. It was wonderful to bring them back as teens so they'll have more of an imprint in there memory of the place and their Western Nevada people going forward. We counted 30 plus relatives and friends we visited with over the course of 6 days! To say we were overdue for a visit is an understatement.
Here's something you won't see in New England along the shorelines. Cows grazing in wide open pastures! Reno, Nevada was settled by ranchers and even though most of the pasture lands close to town have all but disappeared you can still drive by a few on your way to and fro. It's funny how certain scenes stay with you your whole life isn't it? Anytime I see a cow it brings me right back to the scene above.
Now, THAT'S a farmgirl vacation! I have lot's more to share about our trip but I'm holding out on you until my next MJF Beach Farmgirl Blog next weekend! I'll keep ya posted!
Before we move on to the hop I just want to send out my thoughts and prayers to those who's families may have been effected by Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon or yesterdays events. We are safe and sound here and praying for the apprehension of the second brother. Blessings to all.
Time to get hoppin'!
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Your Farmgirl Friday Hostesses~Heidi of My Simple Country Living
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Dolly of Hibiscus House and Dolly is Cooking and me of course!
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I love the picture of the cows grazing!
Where am I from? The North! But the North of England! Best wishes from the other side of the pond. x
You picked a good time to visit the weather has been beautiful here in Northern California on the Nevada border. I could have waved to you as you drove by.
Thank you for hosting the Friday Blog Hop! I have really enjoyed getting acquainted with other like-minded people! Take care and have a nice weekend!
Wonderful photos ! I am glad you all had a nice trip and visit with family ! The weather here has been up and down not the spring I am used to at all . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !
Great photos. Sounds like a wonderful trip. Can you believe we are about 7 hours away from Reno and I have never been. Need to make a trip.
Me too Sandra!
Oh, yes... Where momtopia is! I know just where you are Alison!
I couldn't help but wonder how many blog pals I was near while I was away! You live in some pretty country too Patrica.
Thanks so much Elle! We have a wonderful community of talented folks who stop by here every week including yourself!
Same here for the weather Elaine... up an down. warm then cool... but things ARE growing...
You must make the trip someday Michelle... be sure to stop by Lake Tahoe if you've never been as well. Nothing quite like it...
So glad you and your family had such a wonderful trip. I would love to visit that part of the country. My husband is not a traveler. He is from here, Michigan, but went to a trade school in Arizona and lived in Texas for a while also. He never wants to leave Michigan, if we vacation, it is somewhere in this state. But my best friend of 33 years has been including me in her vacation plans the last couple of years. The end of May we are going to Hawaii.
Looks like you got a good dose of prairie. Glad you are safe and sound back home.
Howdy Brenda! Lucky you to go to Hawaii with your best friend...you know the quote, travel east, travel west, after all, home is best.
We sure did Daisy...we are still high on sagebrush and good visits!
Thanks so much for the note!
Lovely post Deb. Looks like you had a wonderful time. This week, I linked up some simple DIY Garden Markers. Enjoy!~Melissa
What fun to get to go and visit with family and friends! Yep, definitely need a ballcap out here in the west in the spring...wind, wind, and MORE wind! ;)
We got our fix of family and crisp, fresh high desert air! Love your garden markers!
I had forgotten how windy it gets out west in the spring! It was really whipping that day!
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