If you drive the countryside of our corner of the prairie these summer days you will see an ocean of blue every so often. It is a flax field in bloom and a stunning sight to see.
I drive by a North Dakota flax field when I make my way to boomtown Bismarck.
Today the girls are accompanying me in a rare outing for them and I will have to point out this field to them. They know flax from the Blueberry Flax Muffins we make and most recently flax pancakes. But seeing where your food comes from is a concept I try to instill in our kids.
It’s been hot and we are now lacking rain. The cows congregate together to keep off flies. I pulled over to capture these roadside cows near our small town standing at 90 degree angle.
What else have I captured this week besides a flax fields and cows behind fences?
Family shots, like our son playing a home game last night which the boys lost but it was a stunning summer night to enjoy.
After the game the girls and I came home to water the plants. They had to take turns and I was snapping a few pictures when…
Miss E accidentally turned quickly to talk to me with the hose in hand. My screams were heard county wide I am sure. Hunter came barreling out of the house, faster than I have seen him move in a long time. He said my screams sounded like I was being robbed. No, just sprayed down with a hose on a hot day.
Miss E carried on with her watering, more on the cement and gravel than plants.
It’s a big day on July 1st…Miss A is turning age three. She was born on this blog and I’ll have a tribute for her. But tonight I swallowed hard thinking of how fast she has grown.
How will we celebrate? She wants a “tea pahteh at the yake”. Tea party at the lake. Now a tea party in a flax field would be my ideal this week but the local lake will do!
And in case you need one more image to take you into the weekend…soak up the flax field in bloom.