Take a Moment of Calm
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enjoying the calming commercials for the app that show a generic pretty nature scene with a circle counting down (a minute? 30 seconds? I never timed it and honestly as much as I enjoy the commercials I haven’t looked into the app).
Find Peace With Laura
It occurred to me that Laura Ingalls Wilder fans might enjoy some SPECIFIC, Laura related, calming nature scenes. On my trips this fall I recorded several short videos of things – you’ll have to wait to see exactly what – and I’m going to post them under the Trundlebed Trails series. Most of them are going to be a couple of minutes with a fixed camera so this initial offering is a little different.
Driving Miss – issippi
This first video is the film I recorded with my fixed dashboard camera as I drove along the Mississippi River with a short narration and then my pump organ theme song playing in the background – I thought you’d prefer that to engine and air conditioning noises. So it’s a little different from my later attempts, but since I recorded it first I’m publishing it first.
I know a lot of Laura fans don’t live in the Midwest and even those who do probably live in a different region than the Driftless area that Pepin is located in. So you might not get the chance to see the landscape around the northern part of the mighty Mississippi. I hope you enjoy the drive.
Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , SlideShare, and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.