knowing that as I feel homesick, I must keep myself learning about this, my new home.
visited the farmer's market on saturday. a nice walk from the house which along the way takes me by a valley full of lazy, grazing cows.
bought these plump, tart, mouth-puckering cherries. they may become some refrigerator jam. or some syrup for gin cocktails.
also bought some just-pink radishes. snap peas. potatoes and even a dozen fresh eggs, all brown & freckled.
then I stopped by the library book sale. even more fun than the market. but I could only buy as much as I could carry on the walk home, along with my carton of eggs & bag full of produce.
but picked up a few local publications from the 1970s. all of which will contain stories and things to learn about my new home.
and I do find some comfort in living "in town" yet hearing roosters crow, cows moo, horses clomping by & occasionally coyotes howl.
and I enjoy watching how the clouds pile up above the mountains. and how the strong warm breezes feel the same as those at home.
today, knowing my heart was full of missing my kansas loves, my boyfriend roused himself out of a lazy Sunday morning, and walked to the Plaza for breakfast and a stop at the bookstore.
when he puts his arm over my shoulders as we walk, I feel within me all my reasons for moving here.