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More Photos of Autumn

7 Nov

Anticipation of a fall A carpet of leaves More Yellow leaves Blue sky Artistic roots at Trinity Pines

 

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Yup, it is definitely fall. No two ways about it.

In fact, the weather is getting so serious about this change of seasons it actually snowed a couple days ago. It didn’t stick around for any length of time, but it was enough to really freak us all out. (We don’t usually get snow that sticks until much closer to Christmas. So, yeah, weird.)

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One thing I really like about this time of year?  I get to wear my awesome boots and no one looks at me funny! And this is the time they’re all out for sale.

Which is good, because I have to buy a new pair of black knee high boots. Preferably with a two inch heel.

The pair I had been wearing experienced a little too much wear and tear with all the dancing on Friday nights. I’m sad to see them go, but very excited by all the pretty new pairs out in stores right now.

Now to be able to afford the spurge purchase…

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Time for some Photos of Fall

22 Oct
Yellow!

Yellow!

 

 

Unless you call it autumn. Either way, this is my little way of documenting the change of season. (At least it gets me outside, right?)

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So many crunchy leaves.  :)

So many crunchy leaves. 🙂

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*gasp* It's leaf confetti!

*gasp* It’s leaf confetti!

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Ooh, a close up of the leaf confetti.

Ooh, a close up of the leaf confetti.

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Peeking Sun.

 

A very low reservoir.

A very low reservoir.

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Those are all the fall photos I have so far. Well, the ones that turned out worth anything, anyway.  😀

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I hope you have a great Tuesday,

and get to enjoy at least a little of this new season.

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Photos from My Road Trip

10 Sep
Pink sky behind blue hills

Pink sky behind blue hills

Saturday was a lot of fun. I got to drive a long ways, with my Grandma and a fun Aunt in the car with me. While that may sound like some kind of torture to a lot of you, it was a blast for me. We’re talking about another one some time the first half of October. 🙂 Not nearly as far as this one, though. Still, it could be a lot of fun.

Pink hills. We couldn't pass up that photo opportunity.

Pink hills. We couldn’t pass up that photo opportunity.

A car full of females, of course someone had to take a photo of sunset tinted hills. Pink! lol

Tree covered hills in the background. The bug coated windshield in the foreground.

Tree covered hills in the background. The bug coated windshield in the foreground.

This one only served to remind me how bug coated our car was by the time we got home. Those things stuck like super glue. Time to wash the car again.

Sorry, guys. That’s pretty much it. Turns out most of the photos that ended up on my phone were of relatives. But since that was the main reason for this trip, I guess that’s O.K..

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When was the last time you went on a road trip?

Was it fun?

Or a cautionary tale of what not to do?

Either way, it could make for a great comment.

(especially the one where everything went wrong, but you had a blast anyway.)

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About a Guest Poster, and My Upcoming Roadtrip

5 Sep

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have a lightning storm coming in fast, so I’m going to have to be quick.

Friday, I have a guest post scheduled for you. My guest blogger is none other than the lovely and amusing Laura Oliva. She has written something not too long and not too short on staying creative in the writing process.

Saturday (and maybe part of Sunday) I will be out of town. There is a big family shindig several hours drive from here and I will be playing chauffeur to some fun relatives, while another of the bunch of us foots the bill.

I know.

Nice.

I love to drive, I wanted to go on a road trip, and someone has offered to pay for me to drive them somewhere I wanted to go anyway. Not something I was going to say no to. Hehe.

Now, since I have some photos in here I like, you get to see them again. 😀

Our apricot tree this spring

Our apricot tree this spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The falls I photographed on my last road trip

The falls I photographed on my last road trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An un-messed with photo of a sunset this summer

An un-messed with photo of a sunset this summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alright, Fellow Travelers, that’s me for tonight. 🙂

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My Blog Vacation Report And An Announcement

25 Aug

It was a very good vacation from blogging. It was kind of freeing to spend a few nights just picking out cool stuff written by other people and telling you why it intrigues me.

But now, we are back to our regularly scheduled programming.

First, I want to tell you a bit of what I did to refill my mental bucket of inspiration.

I started reading Northanger Abby, by Jane Austin

I got back to reading Regency Buck, by Georgette Heyer

I took some photos of an incoming thunderstorm…in a cemetery

I played round after round (trying for perfect scores) of Grub Guardian

I attended our Encourage Meant meeting and discussed a few possibilities and ideas with my girls

I watched a few episodes of Kekkaishi (an anime my husband and I like)

Lonnie and I went to the Senior Center dance and had a blast

I went shopping with a sister and her two little ones, then we all did lunch

I spent hours talking with my husband about random thoughts and subjects

I went over and spent an hour and a half with my grandma and an aunt (laughing most of the time)

I cheated on my diet and snuck in a few frozen fudge bars

I started working out again

Yeah, it’s been a good week. 😀

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Now for the announcement.

Tomorrow I will have two blog posts. The first will be my regular MMM (Mirth and Music Monday). The second will be the cover reveal and a blurb for Laura Oliva‘s new book What The Body Needs. I figure it’s a big enough deal, since she is a very cool friend of mine and I really liked her first book, that it deserves it’s own post. That and the cover isn’t exactly the most…four year old friendly image. But mostly because she has been a good enough friend that I want to help her in any way I can. 😀

On that note: Here’s a link to her first book All That Glitters on Amazon.

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Here are some of the better photos I snapped on Thursday.

I just couldn't resist stopping to take a few photos as the storm started rolling over the landscape.

I just couldn’t resist stopping to take a few photos as the storm started rolling over the landscape.

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Here's that storm from a slightly different angle. It's a little closer now.

Here’s that storm from a slightly different angle. It’s a little closer now.

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These lovely petunias were growing at the base of the flag pole in the cemetery.

These lovely petunias were growing at the base of the flag pole in the cemetery.

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Happy Sunday, y’all!

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A 360 Degree Sunset!

13 Jun

The other evening we had a bit of a storm. Lots of clouds, thunder, and lightning; just enough rain to make it uncomfortably muggy.

When it came time for the sun to set, though, the sky lit up! There was almost a halo of clouds around the horizon and they all picked up the colors. It was incredible!

So, being the budding shutterbug that I am, I grabbed my phone (it gets better shots than our digital) and rushed out to the backyard.

Here are some of the photos.

 

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Yeah, this ball of mud we call home is pretty amazing. 🙂

 

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We Have Strawberries!!!

30 May
The hide well, but they're in there.

They hide well, but they’re in there.

And they’re tiny.

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They taste amazing!  They’re just…miniscule.

Did I not water them enough? Is the soil missing some kind of nutrient? Is it just because we’re having a cool spring?

If any of you wonderful, helpful people know why these strawberries are so small please leave me a solution (if there is one) in the comments.

We Survived The Roadtrip!

29 Apr

A car full of people recently traveled nearly the entire breadth of Oregon to attend the Living Proof conference in Eugene.

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This is my conference booklet. Photo was take at my seat in the Matthew Knight Arena. We just about packed the place.

The speaker was Beth Moore, and the subject was Time. It was very cool, and a little overwhelming. It will certainly take a few days to process all the little epiphanies she inspired.

The final count on the first evening was that 7,300 women (and a few brave men) were in attendance. Wow! There were certainly a whole lot of people there, but everyone was Sooo polite!

Here are a couple photos of the landscape we traveled through.

 

 

The worlds largest juniper forest is spread over the middle of Oregon

The worlds largest juniper forest is spread over the middle of Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow capped mountains in the distance.

Snow capped mountains in the distance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My mom and the lovely lady who did the driving managed to find a waterfall for me so I could take some photos. It was rather chilly in the shade of all the trees, but well worth the trek.

Sahalie Falls

Sahalie Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rainbow at the base of the falls

The rainbow at the base of the falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at all that moss! It's a pretty, pretty place.

Look at all that moss! It’s a pretty, pretty place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would have taken more photos except my camera was brought along without forethought into how the batteries were doing.

 

Here’s a photo of some of the crowd at the conference.

This was taken during a music portion of the second day.

This was taken during a music portion of the second day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I tried to get a snap of the people on the stage, but my camera would not handle all the lights.

It was a trip well worth taking. Not only for the conference, but I was able to reconnect with an acquaintance from years back (furthering the acquaintance into a friendship), and also make new friends. Hooray for new Facebook friends! 🙂

That’s all for me now. Time to unpack and run a load of laundry. lol

Uh, When Did Spring Get Here?

31 Mar

So, while I spent two weeks housebound with the flu, spring apparently arrived.  No email, no mailer, not even a Facebook event invite! It just snuck up on me!

So I grabbed a camera and took a stroll around the back yard.

Here are a few of my photos.

The pear tree is starting to bud

The pear tree is starting to bud

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

The apricot tree is blooming, too!

The apricot tree is blooming, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another shot of the apricot blossoms

Another shot of the apricot blossoms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that is a very blue sky

Now that is a very blue sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When my sisters and I were little, Dad was in the Air Force, and we were stationed in England for a while.  When our television was waiting for input it would turn a deep medium blue. Daddy would point to that screen and say that the sky in Idaho was just that shade of blue in the summer time. We didn’t think it was possible.

When we got back to the states, though, we spent hours on our backs pointing to the sky saying, “It really IS that blue!”

It’s amazing what we remember from childhood.

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I still have a cough, and get tired easily, but for the most part I think this flu has passed.  Now to get gung-ho about getting My Ignored Hamper And Other Bathroom Poetry onto the market. To the to-do list!!!  🙂

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HAPPY EASTER!!!

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