Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fertile Ground...

On our last trip to Omaha we were honored to take Stan’s older sister Donna Faye out for dinner. We had a great catfish dinner at Surfside on the Missouri River, and then we drove around Omaha for a little while. She does not get out much and I really think she enjoyed it. It was fun to sit in the backseat listening to them rehashing old times. And of course my eyes are always pealed for a picture taking opportunity.

When we arrived back at her house I took some quick shots of her flowers, they were so pretty. As we said our goodbyes and hit the road, I casually mentioned to Stan I had seen something that had caught my eye.

So as we made our way back to our room we took a little detour. I told him I had seen something on the side of one of the buildings I just really wanted to check out.

He asked where it was and of course my response was “I’m not sure, I know it was downtown close to where they are building the new stadium.” As we were getting closer I could feel the excitement in me building. And at last I saw it. “There it is!” I exclaimed. We turned on 13th and gradually drove closer. He pulled over at a stoplight before we got to Webster and I took a few pictures.

Then I looked down the side of the building and was overwhelmed. We drove down 13th and parked across from the building. Oh my gosh, it was beautiful! And of course I started taking pictures. The pictures do not do it justice, if you are ever in Omaha make sure you check it out. This mural is 32,500 square feet. It is on the side of the Energy Systems Building, and is titled “Fertile Ground.” You can find more information about it here. I just cannot imagine being able to paint something like this. I mean it almost speaks to you, and it says so much, if you will just really look and concentrate on the pictures.

Is that not beautiful?
“And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” 1 John 4:21

until next time... nel


  1. Wow what a neat building! Thanks for getting pictures for us

  2. That is pretty! There is a building in Phila. with a mural on its side that I love driving by. I wish I were artistic : ) I love to look though!

  3. You're a good observer of things; the mural that has caught your eye in Omaha is indeed overwhelming. And your pictures, as usual, are a delight.

  4. Those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. No matter where we go, there's always something new, and even spectacular (like those flowers!!!) to captivate us. Thanks for sharing your captivations!


  6. Wow...that's amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us, Nel. I love to look at your pics. You do such a great job!

  7. Beautiful, Nel! At first, it seemed to be a reflection off a glass building... great pics.


  8. Hi Nel-
    My name is Janera Jepson and I host the new Wednesday meme Wednesday Wickedness ( Don't let the tame throw you. We are a family oriented meme that's similar to Linda's Random Dozen. We base our questions each week on quotes from someone famous. This week is Frank Sinatra. Since Linda is taking time off I thought I'd invite you to play during the hiatus. We always post on Tuesdays (we're up now!) so players can play on either day. We hope that you will join us! :)