Sunday, December 11, 2011

~~ merry christmas ~~

I am decorating this year with whites, pinecones and tarnished silver.  Wishing you a Merry Christmas!



Sunday, October 23, 2011

~ still some color left ~

There was still some prety color left at the cabin this weekend. Not much but in spots it was still pretty. I love the haziness of the leaves in the morning sun.

Monday, September 19, 2011

~ freshly fallen acorns ~

~ they just fell off the tree....love how they still have the curly things ~

Friday, August 26, 2011

~ I heart unexpected surprise ~

I heart this!  While taking a walk at the cabin with camera in hand...I looked over at the barbwire fence and had to look closer....yes....it was shaped in a heart. I just love unexpected surprises like this!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

~ heading home ~


We were going to our cabin and turned the corner and here was this

 cow walking down the gravel road ~ minding his own business after he

 got out. Heading home I guess...



Monday, July 18, 2011

~ summer fun ~

Spending alot of time at the cabin this summer. I don't fish, I just like to watch and take pictures...I don't like to touch the worms! LOL!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

~ baby fawn ~

While we were walking around at the cabin we saw a deer run away. Then my husband spotted this baby fawn in the grass. I had to get a few shots before mama came back for her..

Friday, June 3, 2011

~ lovely lily of the valley ~

I love the scent of lily of the valley.....they are such a pretty delicate flower. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

~ pretty in pink ~

Some apple blossoms from my backyard tree. So pretty in pink!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

~ happy mothers day ~

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mothers Day! Happy weekend!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

~ happy may day ~

Here are some ranunculus to brighten your day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

~ Easter shots ~

We always host Easter and this year we had 40 people over.  We dyed 13 dozen eggs for the egg cracking game.  I always put them in my vintage 
P * I * N * K  egg basket.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

~ a gift for the gardener ~

I found these cute little 3" vintage clay pots at an antique sale.....I couldn't resist them.. I love weathered old clay pots!

Friday, April 15, 2011

~ getting ready for Easter ~

Getting all ready for Easter again..its a tradition at our house and we have so much fun! The Easter egg hunt, the egg cracking game....can't wait for everyone to come!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

~ old chevy ~

Another fun shot from our day in the country last weekend.....this great old chevy truck. I love the teal blue bumper and wheel. Did you see the spare parts in the trees?   

Sunday, April 3, 2011

~ a day in God's Country ~

We went for a drive to our cabin since the weather was nice.  There are a lot of Amish around that area and I got some great shots of daily life for the Amish.  I love the signs in one of the small towns....Amish Byway.  But , my favorite is how someone in the area painted God's country on an old farm shed. It is beautiful country and such a slower pace of living. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

~ dried lavender ~

I dried lavender from my garden last year....I can't wait to smell the fresh lavender this spring!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

~ dreaming of springtime ~

I had to go buy some springtime.......we are suppose to get between 17- 20 inches of snow today and tomorrow! Time for some comfort food and sit and watch the snow pile up.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I can't wait for springtime ~ new growth, new life and warm sunshine.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

~ nature's umbrella ~

This is a shot from late summer of some of my cosmo leaves. I loved how it looks like an umbrella... I needed a vision of summer today.........

Saturday, January 1, 2011

~ 1 -1 - 11 ~

A new year.......a blank canvas.
 I took this photo out of the window on my way to my moms house for Christmas. With the beauty of the simplicity and wide open space....I knew this would be my first photo for 2011. 

I have been feeling the need to simplify......today we were cleaning, throwing, sorting and organizing and decluttering.  It feels good.....I have a few more closets to tackle yet but we got alot done today.

Kim Klassen and others have posted a prompt to pick a word for 2011. I pondered and pondered and this word kept coming back to me.  INSPIRE .
I have been so inspired by so many photographers on flickr, learning new things and have even had others say that I have inspired them.  I just feel this year will be a big year for me for Inspiration....I have some challenges and goals I have set for myself for this year to accomplish and improve on. I want to take more photography classes in person and online and try to improve my skills this year. There are so many great photographers out that that have inspired me to keep learning more and push my boundaries.  

This stark white blanket of snow meeting the sky and this wonderful old abondoned house inspired me to make this vintage looking and make it look like an old postcard . 

  So heres to a great year! 
INSPIRE........the perfect word for me for 2011.