Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Evening beauty!!

A cloud came up tonight and produced quite a shower~~~But amazing beauty was the double rainbow~~I caught just a slight reflection of both in the water!!!!

Just a wish for a Happy and safe 4th of July~~~

Just a few of my patriotic displays~~some treasures from my Grandma, and others just fun things to enjoy the Holiday!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My flowers~~~

46 Years of marriage and this bouquet was the most special~~~He picked it from our flowers and wrote me a personel note~~how special is that~~~

Another scene of beauty tonight

Has been awhile since I have posted, but I have captured so many beautiful pictures~~This was a small storm that came up tonight~~It was a beautiful sight, not much rain just clouds and lightning and thunder.

The sun was caught peeking thru~~A beautiful summer day~~~Guess it is not officially summer yet, but just a few hours away.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Beauty around us~~~

 My first little flowers of spring

The beauty of the sunset tonight------

To new beginnings

As we attend all the festivities for our Granddaughter, Taylor---it all seems to finally soak in that she is a grown up lady now and not our little one that we made so many memories with her and her sister~~~ We will enjoy watching her go to college and work hard to make all her dreams come true~~We will support her in any way we can~~In all this there is always a tear to shed~~Not really sadness, I guess happiness for her and this special time in her life~~We have always been so much a part of their lives in growing up ~This is Inew part that she will do on her own and We have all the faith that she will excel in her endeavers~~Still '~~I can't help to shed some tears here alone~~All the tea parties and all the fun we have had for all these 18 years>  Guess I am going to have to do some of the projects that have been  sitting on the back burner~~~and we still have our Kayla to go to her ballgames and enjoy 3 more years of all her activities in high school~~~ Just had to let it go alittle~~~

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Taking a deep breathe !~~

 these pretty little tulips are so bright in the sunshine!!The weather man just said there will be snow probably~~This weather is sure amazing and full of surprises!
 Nothing little baby calves and the green--green grass of spring~~to make you just take a deep breathe and enjoy the sights of nature~~

May Day~~~

On Sunday eve~~we took a evening ride down thru the country roads in our neighborhood!~~such beauty of nature you can see taking a wagon ride~

Fields of purple which the farmers don't really like and try to get rid of, but still pretty~~
 on this 1st day of May the Redbud is blooming and the sky is so beautiful~~winds of change once again are in the forcast~~~~
Setting out on the deck this eve was so enjoyable after a hectic day at work ~~~THe next weeks will be filled with activities for Taylor as she graduates~~~We celebrated her Birthday last night with pizza and cake and homemade Icecream~~We have to grasp every minute we have with her and our families~~Time goes by so fast~~ I feel like I am so behind with this weather and all my flowers~~Richard made me another flower bed in front of my little fun shed that I have so many plans for ~~~Always have to have our dreams~~ a little extra boost of energy always helps too!~!Wishing the best to all and a Happy May Day~Memories of this day when I was a little girl and would gather a bouquet and put on my Mom''s door~~knock and run and hide! I should have made baskets for several today!! I don;t do all these things that I should~Winds of change are already picking up out there and colder!!!Hopefully not to many days of cold!Our family in NOrthwest Iowa are getting snow right now~~BRR!!!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Saying Hello to May!!!

 Such a beautiful sunset~~~~
April brought  lots of showers for May flowers~~~ready for some warm days to plant some~~Have lots of plans ~ got a lot of weeds and brush trimmed last week!!! Was good to be outside~~ April has  been full of special activities~~50th wedding anniversary  for our Sister and her Husband!!Such a nice celebration with lots of Richard's brothers and sisters and family.  Ten kids in the family, so when we all get together it is a bunch~~ We celebrate our Granddaughters prom tomorrow~~Her Senior year. Sun will be my "Sister/cousins Retirement party~~ She is such a special lady and I hope we can spend summer days together!! Mon will be our Girls 18th birthday!!!Then May brings another milestone for us all~~She graduates from High School and will be making plans to go off to UMKC to college~~ Time does not wait on us~~~Enjoy each day with all its blessings~~~~~

Saturday, March 30, 2013

~~~Happy Easter~~~

 Just a few of the bunnies that are hiding out in our home this Easter~~~
 Always love the reproductions of days gone by!!
 A welcome from our Front door-

 These precious bunnies and eggs were made for me  by my Sis~~Gayla she is so special ~~

Just love to fix my mantle with holiday things~~My Dad made this fireplace for my Mom many years~~ago
Happy Easter to all!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Same day, but the evening~~~

 Beautiful sunset~~~~The horses are enjoying the view too~~~hint of pink in the locust grove in the background~~I have found in the last year or two I can enjoy the beauty and snap pictures at anytime of day~

a quick glimpse of the early morn~~

 Just happens when I took these yesterday morn~~~ My Sis says I caught the blue hour!!! I have seen her photos that she has taken in the eve of the blue hour~~~I was excited to catch a different scene that was so neat!! The little wood ducks swimming was actually the reason for the photo  ~They are enjoying the early morn.

Amazing views out my window~~

 Such Spring snow storm~~but in all it's wonder the view is beautiful~~~with all the snow , the geese were swimming on the pond~~~every season has a change in  the view out our window~~~

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Just a quick glimpse and it is gone~

Just a quick glance Fri morn~~~Such a beauty of sight~~~then one moment later it has been covered with the clouds~~~So many beauties of nature in the early morning hours~~

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Spring and Happy Birthday~~~

 little rabbit with the green hat and vest is a small candle from my childhood~~~Such special memories for us all!!!  HAPPY SPRING~~~
Thought these napkins would make her feel young at heart again~~~Her oldest daughter is going to graduate in May  and will soon be on her way to college!!Another stepping stone in our garden of a wonderful life~~
Getting all  our Family together to celebrate our Oldest Daughter's birthday~~With working schedules and all, we had it a few days early~~Just a early Easter celebration too as they will go to Louisiana for Easter~

Friday, March 15, 2013

Such a wonder ~~

Just a quick glimpse of a rainbow, that did not last very long~~~

Just at few days makes such a change~~

This was on Sunday~~ with the snow and the warm air there was a mystic fog everywhere!!

A Taste of Spring~~

Oh such a beautiful sight to behold~~The snow has mostly all gone and we had such a wonderful warm day~~~ We set out on our favorite spring seat~~tailgate of the truck and just enjoyed the warm sunrays~~ It was so nice to not have on a coat~ so many things to be done, but will have to wait a few weeks as they call for cooler temp tomorrow!! We are so thankful to see water up to the dock~the drought last summer drained our pond so much~~This is our peaceful view that we planned our house around~~~ the view from the kitchen window and the deck are so beautiful , no matter the season~~