Beauty 3 May 2016


The weekend snow storm was so full of beauty. Yes, it meant we couldn’t get the fence work done we’d planned on, but we got such a gift of moisture and the big fat flakes falling straight  down with no wind was a rare treat. It began where I teach in the afternoon, but had been snowing at home when I’d left that morning.

We hauled hay to cattle on about a fifty mile roundIMG_0731 trip, slow on very sloppy roads, stopping to have coffee with our good friends and neighbors and making our way back home in the afternoon. Sunday morning, we woke to more snow and hauled hay for a second round to some of our heifers.

By Sunday afternoon, most of the snow was melting into the grasses and wheat crop and the yard was a

What a happy altered book!

What a happy altered book!

muddy-pond kind of mess. Yesterday, some of my students wrote about how their weekend plans were ruined by the weather…they threatened to burn my innocent snow tree that sits on the table by my desk, quietly and gracefully wishing for snow. Sometimes, some of my students have no spirit of adventure!

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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2 Responses to Beauty 3 May 2016

  1. Sally Gerard says:

    It is a work of art! She was going to toss it, if you can believe that. So I asked if I could keep it as an example. Now it resides on my book shelf. I love it.


  2. I love the altered book!


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