Tuesday, June 20, 2006

North Dakota is in full splendor this week. The buttes are green. The alfalfa fields smell sweet. Wild tiger lilies and other bright flowers, like echinacea, are in bloom in the Killdeer Mountains. Jack rabbits, horses, and pronghorn antelope graze in meditative repose. Birds sing. The days are long. Sunsets have been serene.

I changed the spark plug cables on Excalibur and he's running smoothly again. I've got some money in the bank, and a low-interest house loan is coming through. I'm catching up on rest. Allergies are subsiding.

Tomorrow morning I'll knock out the wall between the kitchen and living room at Watership Down, my home. Gone are the claustrophobic dust bowl days of yesteryear. Ahead are wide-open vistas of prairie paradise.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad things are going well. I totally agree on the beauty. All the rain and mud does have a payoff :-) I can't wait to see the house. We missed you Monday night. Sarah M

Sandman said...

Sarah, you and the fam should visit the mountain. Have you been to my grandparents' cabin before?

Anonymous said...

No I have not. I look forward to it! SM

Anonymous said...

keep ridin' that wave.....
it's contagious!