Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's a lovely day.

I don't think that life could get any better.

There was a well known craft show up the road over the weekend so I headed out bright and early. It was just gorgeous out. I went out alone.

I thought this booth was cute with all the pink, black, and white polka dots.

And I loved the look of this nautical booth.

I wanted one of the iron pumpkins so bad! But I had no money to spend. Isn't that sad? I thought so.

I met the lovely BeckyKay, who happens to live just up the road from me and has an adorable etsy shop. I wonder if she has a penpal..... (inside joke, sorry.)

I liked these pumpkins too. Didn't get one though.

I love middle America. I really do. This was some of the scenery on the drive to the craft fair.

For being a "small town girl" I have to admit that I'm not a farm girl. Not even close. Anyone know what kind of crop this is? Jessica? Anyone? I'm a dork when it comes to this stuff.

You cannot get more middle America than this.

See how the trees are all in a row here? I asked The Man about that when we first moved here and he said they were planted that way to help block the wind. There are random rows of trees all over Kansas.

Then I went and got my favorite food (because I'm classy like that), and hit the antique and thrift stores. It really was a lovely day! All by myself.


Tia Colleen said...

Bwahahah. You made me lol <3

Those square pumpkins look neat. Also, your scenery is much much nicer than ours. Sand and cactus, yuck!

Tarasview said...

your scenery looks surprisingly like MY scenery in northeast Saskatchewan, Canada. I have no idea what that crop is either though.

Saskatchewan has rows of trees like that planted all over the place. The farmers here tell me it is for wind protection and ground stabilization.

okey dokey. whatever you say!

I'm just glad they do it because it looks lovely.

Stela said...

the craft show looked fun! i want those iron pumpkins too! I live in oklahoma and what i love about living here are the big skies, can't beat that

Skamamama said...

I just love your blog! So fun and carefree! Those iron pumpkins are wonderful...wonder where I can find one around here though!
Have a wonderful week!

Sew Gracious said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and what beautiful pictures!

Love those wooden jack-o-lanterns!

Heidi Zawisza said...

Those orange pumpkins are AWESOME...wish you could have got one!!
And the scenery you shot is totally cool....I would have had a hayday with my kids, that barbed fence, and that old car!!! Too Too Cool!!!!!

the mcclenahans said...

The crop you took pictures of is milo. I think it is so pretty in the fall, but my husband hates it. He says it is itchy and smells bad...I still think it is pretty. I went to the craft fair too. What fun!

Unknown said...

Nice photos!! I'm looking forward to my first show at Stan Hywet in 2 weeks!!

Anonymous said...

Oooh I want one of those pumpkins! It would be perfect for city living.

Cathe Holden said...

I get so inspired by photos of craft fairs! And those outdoor shots! Can you guess my favorite?

(The truck shot of course!)

Beautiful photography Beki!

melissa said...

Its good to have a day just for you. What a lovely time you had. I love the drive scenery. Beautiful!

Unknown said...

sweet post! It makes me want to get out and go places. The weather today is just amazing.

The iron pumpkins made me think of Cinderella. :D

BeckyKay said...

So nice to meet you this weekend! Wasn't it an awesome fair! Such a great crowd, beautiful weather...

And, yes, that's definitely milo.

signed, Tia's Pen Pal

Jody said...

I agree with a previous comment about the crop being Milo although I would have called it Sorghum. I grew up in South Dakota and we called the clusters of trees that blocked the wind...shelter belts. I don't know if that's an official name or if it's just regional slang.

By the way, this is my first time commenting. I really enjoy your blog.

Bumpkin Hill said...

Hi Beki, it's been a while since I popped by - it sounds like you had a wonderful "me time" day and with lovely weather too :) Beary Hugs, Catherine x

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful pictures..I love farms..they are so pretty..

Unknown said...

(used to be a huge fan of taco bell myself)

love the scenery shots.

i get so anxious when i'm at a craft fair or some place similar and have no money to spend. :-/

Stacey said...

Beautiful way to start the season.

Heidi Zawisza said...

Oh,I just forgot to take a picture of that "message in the sand"....what IT SAID was, Reserved for Beki.....thanks a lot for not showing up!!!!

Debra said...

Girl I love those pumpkins...oh neat!!
Great photos!!!

Debra said...

Girl I love those pumpkins...oh neat!!
Great photos!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the pumpkins. What is the best time to decorate with them? LOL!


Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Bahaha S! You made me spit my coffee.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful time out for mom. I actually like to go shopping without money (well, just enough for the important things like snacks LOL). Not being able to buy anything takes the pressure off having to decide what to buy since I can rarely buy everything I want.

BTW - What is the best way to get coffee spots off a computer monitor and keyboard? You should have plenty of practice with it now. ;-)

j said...

Oh I LOVE the square pumpkins!! I have never seen any like that before! How absolutely adorable.

AWESOME photos by the way. Really really good.

Tonya said...

that looks like so much fun...and all the fall it!


meg duerksen said...

it was a fun day wasn't it?
it's a good little town. beautiful all around. i saw beckykay's booth but it was at the end of my shopping (meaning: i was tired). i feel so out of the baby blanket, bib stage that we did not go in her booth but i DID say out loud "oh what a cute tooth fairy pillow!" as we walked by.

YaYa's Funhouse said...

the crop is milo.

I love the scenery. Who knew Kansas was that pretty!!

Love your blog.