Friday, April 30, 2010

The Ray of Light

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This was SO good, I just had to add it!

Words To Live By

It's not how much you accomplish in life
that really counts,
but how much you give to other.

It's not how high you build your dreams
that makes a difference,
but how high your faith can climb.

It's not how many goals you reach,
but how many lives you touch.

It's not who you know that matters,
but who you are inside.

Believe in the impossible,
hold tight to the incredible,
and live each day to its fullest potential.
You can make a difference
in your world.

~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan ~

Happy Wednesday!

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." - Benjamin Spock

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Poem to Brighten Your Day!


We move along asunder;
Our paths grow wider as the seasons creep
Along the years; we marvel and we wonder
Why life is life, and then we fall asleep-
Not understood.

Not understood, we gather false impressions,
And hug them closer as the years go by;
Till virtues often seem to us transgressions;
And thus men rise and fall, and live and die -
Not understood.

Not understood! Poor souls with stunted vision
Oft measure giants with their narrow gauge;
The poisoned shafts of falsehood and derision
Are oft impelled 'gainst those who mould the age-
Not understood.

Not understanding. The secret springs of action
Which lie beneath the surface and the show,
Are disregarded; with self-satisfaction
We judge our neighbours, and they often go -
Not understood.

Not understood! How trifles often change us!
The thoughtless sentence and the fancied slight
Destroy long years of friendship, and estrange us,
And on our souls there falls a freezing blight-
Not understood.

Not understood! How many breasts are aching
For lack of sympathy! Ah! day by day
How many cheerless, lonely hearts are breaking!
How many noble spirits pass away-
Not understood.

O God! that men would see a little clearer,
Or judge less harshly where they cannot see;
O God! that men would draw a little nearer
To one another, -- they'd be nearer Thee,
And understood.

Thomas Bracken

Mountain Scenes

I can't express how thankful I am for where we live - it is simply beautiful, thank the Lord!

Pictures From Last Week

Sauk Mountain
Muskets being fired during a reenactment of the Civil War.
The Cascades
A Robin
A Swallow


Claire Elizabeth
Della Mae
Claire Elizabeth

Early Morning Photography Treat

It's amazing how one can capture an image in time and it can last forever.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Claire's Turn!

Claire and her horse, Bowhill. One of her favorite things to do, is to go riding out in the nearby field, what fun! :) Thank you so much Claire and Della for letting me take your picture. It was such fun and picking out an outfit for you both was pretty cool too, lets do it again soon. Thanks again for such a wonderful day!

Anna Banana

A few more of Miss Anna. I love you dear one!

Claire and Della Babcock

Claire and Della Babcock - Claire is 12 and Della is just turned 10... Anna Belle's older sisters... Aren't they just beautiful young ladies? I think so! :) Ah, I just love photographing these girls!!!
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Anna Belle Babcock

Anna Belle is two years old. She is our adorable little neighbor, and is such a joy to photograph.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Just For The Fun Of It!

Of course the greenhouse is rather warm, so the cat liked it there in the hanging basket.
I just thought this one was cute.

Oh the joys one can have with your animals!

Cherry Blossoms

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Today's Photos

Lilac and Tulips - I particularly like the depth of field in these two shots.

Bleeding Heart Leaves - water droplets

Friday, April 9, 2010

Rufous Hummingbird


Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Horse

As you can see it wanted its picture taken too, I just couldn't leave it out... :)

Cherry Blossoms

Perhaps this is the sign of Spring?!

The Snow Level

So, as you can see the snow level really dropped down over night. This morning we even had a bit of snow, and it's APRIL!

Pine Siskin

My favorite One.

Now, the bottom one is definitely out of focus, I just like how it was in flight when I snapped the shot.

I must say, I'm really becoming quite the fan for bird photography!