Monday, August 2, 2010

Home On The Range






Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

~ Dr. Brewster Higley~ 1873

16 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

I would sing this to my daddy when he let me ride on the plow. He would just say Pat I don't think you could carry that tune in a bucket.

DJan said...

It certainly helps to be able to hear the tune when I see the words! And it sure brings back memories...

Marydon said...

G'eve ... ahhh, the precious moments of childhood when we used to belt that out.

Have a beautiful summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I remember that song --when I was a little girl.... Great pictures, Jo....

I used to watch 'cowboy' movies at our local theater every Saturday... I LOVED them!!!!!

Great post. Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Paula said...

Lovely pictures! How is your little part of Tennessee faring during all this hot weather? Our lawn is starting to brown down here in the southcentral part of the state, and I've been a little lax on watering this summer (we have a new baby at home). What started out as a promise to keep everything green and lush with daily waterings went by the wayside once the baby was home. :-( But our Black-Eyed Susans are looking fabulous!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Jo! I did NOT know that Home On The Range was Kansas's state song...no one ever told me that. Huh..you learn something new every day! Thanks for passing that along. Have a wonderful Monday....Maura :)

L. D. Burgus said...

Very nice photos with a song that I have sung since I was oh so young.

Sandra said...

I sat and studied the fence photo. at first glance i thought how pretty, a wheel and a fence. but after starting i realized the weeds or greenery behind the fence follows the lines of the top of the fence like lace, the colors of the grass also follow the lines of the fence. the more i looked the more i saw and liked.

Denise said...

Hi Jo, what a lovely post and I have enjoyed catching up with you today since my return from Seattle. Have a wonderful day.
An English Girl Rambles

Barbara Anne said...

10 long hot years in Texas taught me that my heart is at home in the lush greens of the South - east of the Mighty Mississippi - where I grew up!

Hugs!

AshTreeCottage said...

You are certainly bringing out the cowgirl in me today!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Mary Lou said...

Great pics. I'll be singing that song all day.

Judy said...

I have followed your blog through Sandra aka Snapperone for a few months now.
I love your photos!
It's so great to see that so many of us share the memory of singing "Home on the Range".

Rebecca said...

I once lived "on the range"! In fact, I just posted about that today!

I assume the lovely pictures are from "YOUR range"????

midwesttomidlands said...

Skies are not cloudy all day - I wish!

George said...

You have a wonderful home on the range. Thanks for the tour.