Monday, December 31, 2012

Pink Sky at Dawn

This was the beautiful pink sunrise I woke up to this morning.
 There was a pink glow all through the house from it, truly beautiful.  
(Lowgap, NC)

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Weeping Willow and the Mist

It's really cold and foggy out and I don't want to leave the house
so the photo above was taken from inside looking out the window to the backyard.
It's just the weeping willow tree that I've taken a picture of dozens of times,
but I loved the way it looked out in the fog so I captured the beauty of it.

It was sleeting all night, right now I can hear the sleet sliding
off the tin roof as the sun is starting to come out and melt it away.
It definitely looks and feels like a winter day. 
The temp is in the 30's, barely above freezing. I was suppose to have
already left for Florida, which I just checked the weather there and it
looks like it's going to be up in the mid 70's there today.  *Le Sigh*

Remember how I said I wasn't going to make plans 
because something always seems to come along and throw me 
a curve ball? Well, looks like once again it has happened. 
Maybe I will not pick a day and let the day pick itself for me to go.

So when I end up in Florida I will let everyone know, because I myself 
do not have that information anymore.  :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

This is the woods here on our farm, Little Foot loves going out and exploring them, he's even found some doggy friends to play with while out scouting around. 

These woods are absolutely beautiful in the summer with their amazing emerald colors everywhere.
They also look quite beautiful when it snows, too. I guess they even possess a certain mystical beauty now even with the leaves gone, you can manage to see some green moss poking out here and there and just a little bit of green left from the spruces and pines. 

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Curious Calf

There are a bunch of new babies on the farm lately.
I love to watch them run and kick their back heels up,
they are so playful and adorable.

Every time I go outside, they stop what they're doing
and watch me intently. 
The little calves are so curious
or maybe they just love posing for pictures.  :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Quiet Streets of Mount Airy

This is the quaint little town of Mount Airy, North Carolina where I've been living the past few years. The top photo is Main Street, one of my favorite places to go. It has so many adorable little shops, bakeries, restaurants, antique stores, etc.  The big clock is attached to the museum on Main Street and the water tower you can see from almost all over town. It's right across from the house that Andy Griffith grew up in. 

I'll probably try to take a lot of pictures around town in the next couple of weeks, since it looks like a move south is in my future.   :)

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our world tuesday
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Keys to my Heart

Antique Piano

This is an old antique piano my dad cleaned up and refinished when I was a little girl. It's been in the house ever since I can remember. He refinished everything but the keys!
 They have funky sticker tape all over the keys and everyone use to get a real laugh from it.
 He just decided to leave them that way. 
I learned to play a few songs when I was a kid, but I'm just not musically inclined,
 so I never took to it.

It's been 4 months today since my dad went to be with the Lord.
Every day I meditate on something special he did.
This keeps the rhythm of his life beating, a forever song in my heart.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Meet Fletch

Fletch the Donkey
He has such a great personality!
I thought the top photo captured his quarkiness. 

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this or that thursday
weekly top shot
farm girl friday

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Quiet Pond

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This is a little pond on my friends farm here in Lowgap, NC.
She showed me photos she took of it in the snow and it was so amazing.
Can you imagine having this view to look at from the breakfast table?  :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Mountain Top

I stepped out of my comfort zone
and headed for a tall mountain.
I thought I would trip, fall, die...

but with a prayer and God holding my hand,
the top of the mountain was beautiful after all
just like He said it would be.

I may get bruised or cut climbing,
but the elevation at the top of the mountain
made it all worth while.

The trek didn't bring death,
it showed me what being alive really means.

Blue Ridge Mountain
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Self Portrait

This was quite a challenge to photograph. There was no one at the camera to get Little Foots attention, so I just had to keep trying to turn him around the best I could and aim him toward the camera.   I like the way the photo of me turned out best in the bottom right, but Little Foot looks like he's not happy at all and my hand looks like it's pulling his hair out! (I promise, no animals were harmed in the making of this photo shoot.) I ended up choosing the photo that Little Foot looked best in, which was the top photo. I  have a piece of hair blowing across my chin so my chin looks a little funky in it, but this was as good as it gets for now.