I think the extent to which I have any balance at all, any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid and being raised in those isolated rural areas.
James Earl Jones

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Photo Blog

Go here to see and follow my new photo blog!

Thank you and blessings to each of you! You have enriched my life! Thanks for sharing in it!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 365 of 365

Wow the Last Day!!

I know, I know! Not very original, but never the less, very fitting for the last photo! I posted 365 days worth of photos - though they were not all consecutive! But, then, I'm not really a photographer either! Just an ordinary person sharing her simple life with some amazing people from around the world! I count myself richly blessed to call each of you "friend"! 

To Marga for challenging me to be a better "picture taker"! 

To Raewyn as we shared our very similar lives from opposite sides of the globe!! 

To Sharon who has the cutest little grandbabies ever and always posted some wonderful "mystery" photos. 

To Rachel who awed me with such wonderful architecture photos! 

To Joanne who lives on the "prairie" which calls to my heart - plus she is one amazing FMQuilter! 

To Ann, Jeanneke and Shelly who all shared a short time, but touched me with their amazing lives. 

To all my faithful followers who often left encouraging comments - Thank you!!

And to Lucy, such an amazing woman, who fit me into her busy vacation schedule! What a wonderful day we had - I'm looking forward to the day when we meet again! I'm a better person for having met you!

I do plan to continue posting photos. I will create a new blog (I'll let you know when I get it up and going) with the title 

"The Beauty of a Simple Life"

I also plan to come back to this blog and "clean it up a bit" by putting labels on posts or creating tabs by category. This 365 day journey has been amazing - one to go back over and reminisce about.

Blessings to each and every one of you!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 364 of 365 -Morning view from my front porch!

I know that I have been "gone"! Want to post my last two photos anyway! 

Tell you more details tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 349 of 365 - Rattles!!!!

Day 348 of 365 - Ike is Here!!

Ike is my daughter's favorite cat, but when they moved 3 1/2 months ago, Ike was no where to be found - but her friend (who is renting their old house) called and said "Ike just came in the door!!!" We're all glad that Ike is here!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day 338 of 365 - Tiny Dragonfly

He's only about 1.5 inches long and his body is the size of a pencil lead! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 229 of 365 - Gracen Meets Great Grandmother

Mike's mom will be 97 next month! 
She got to meet Gracen for the first time today!! 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 326 of 365 - Acorns

Day 325 of 365 - Quilt Project

This is the quilt that is being hand quilted for a gift. 
I just began helping this group of ladies, and it is so nice to quilt with friends!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 322 of 365 - Young Ducks

A couple of months ago, a pair of whistling ducks hatched 5 ducklings at our dirt tank (pond). I was never able to get a photo of them. But today, as I went by, I noticed these young ducks. Mama and papa duck brought them back on their way south!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 319 of 365 - Gal & Me!

We spent part of today gathering cows, weaning a few calves, & checking some other cows. Saw a brand new baby calf, but alas I did not have the camera with me. Maybe tomorrow...
So you get a photo of my number one mount, Gal, and me!

(Photo by Mike)

Day 318 of 365 - Deck is Sealed!

We put wood preserver/sealant on the deck! 
Looks like new!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 317 of 365 - Cattle Egrets

This morning when I went about my morning chores, I first noticed the cattle egrets by the goat pen - I ran to the house and snatched my camera to get a photo or two. What was so amazing, is that 15 of these lovely birds stayed around the headquarters all day, so I snapped several more photos. I won't post them all, but I am going to post more than one - just because they are such lovely birds. They are also a sign of wetter weather, so we are very excited to see them!!