Last week while at my parents house I looked out the back door and caught sight of a spectacular cotton candy sky.
Usually it's a better view from out in front of the house so that's where I went next.
I looked around and around ... where am I going to capture this? Everywhere I looked were lines, poles, traffic.
Sometimes you have to just go with what you have, like it or not
In my parents front yard sits the largest Oak tree in the county and I believe the 2nd largest Oak tree in the state. Each year they are very blessed with about a million acorns. So are the squirrels!
Mom and Dad's home dates back to the 1800's though it has been completely renovated top to bottom, inside and out. The only original part of the structure still remaining are the main beams that run through the center of the home. When they first bought it the plans were to renovate it, but not to the extent they did. The more Dad tore out, the more he found needed to be replaced. He tried to stay as true to the original home as possible, while making it into modern structure.
How much longer they'll stay there I don't know. It's a big home, too big for two people, but dad can't bare the thought of giving up his barn!
* I wanted to add a brief update about my mom. Every few days she seems to be making a little progress. Yesterday she and dad made supper together, which gave her a sense of accomplishment. The day before she was able to go upstairs, with assistance, to take her first real shower in a week. Finally healing can be seen. I never dreamed her back surgery would be so difficult to recover from. Neither did she. Thank you all for your prayers, thoughts, and kind words. It has meant the world to me.