The last few weeks here have been constant work and issues of some kind. Now the heat ratchets up another notch complicated by the drought-like conditions with no rain. Watering seems useless as the grass and flowers still hunger for Mother Nature’s rain. We noticed today that the roadsides and fields are shades of yellow, yellow-green,and sienna, much like highways through the Oklahoma panhandle. A new picture of our grandbabies shows lawns in the Kentucky background in shades of lush green; it made us realize just how dry and brittle our fields and lawns are here.
At a table with history of Missouri arrowheads, the man showed us an Atl Atl and how it worked. This was a throwing weapon used for hunting. It was used for over 10,000 years he said. At the tables with Missouri wildflowers, we saw wonderful native plants that would thrive in a natural garden. I loved the chicory.
A couple of ladies from Galena, Kansas showed Julie and me how to make the most beautiful stationery by stamping the petals of leaves and flowers on to card stock. You had to see this simple but natural process to appreciate the beauty of the finished product!
Then we all went inside to hear this year’s storyteller who was Carole Shelton from St. Louis. I didn’t think anyone could match last year’s Bobby Norfolk, but guess what?
Carole did! The energy and creativeness she used in telling simple Br’er Rabbit stories and Aesop’s fables were amazing. She engaged the audience and had everyone participating.