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Twelve Favorite Photos And Instagram’s Best Nine

Today I’m sharing another year-end wrap up (yes, I’m milking 2016 for all it’s worth), but this has to be one of my favorites because it’s all about photography (just a little hobby of mine). If you are an Instagram user, you probably have seen several collages running across your feed with the hashtag #2016bestnine. I immediately thought the concept was super cool, but the idea of calculating the number of visits to every Instagram photo sounded completely exhausting (and more than slightly insane). Luckily I discovered a simple website (this may be old news to most of you) that will calculate your… Continue reading »

December Saturday

A Snowy December Saturday

Our Christmas light looking was cut short last night due to the icy roads and we begged out of our friends annual Christmas party across town tonight due to snow, but all-in-all it was a beautiful day (especially since we hardly left the house). Between reading a new book, picking up the house a bit and snagging a nice long nap, I did manage to point my camera here and there. So as the day is winding down and my son is watching Merry Madagascar, I thought I would show you a few photos from our slow December Saturday (a bonus that rarely happens so close to Christmas). Thankfully… Continue reading »

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April Showers Bring April Flowers

Amid the rain last month, my beautiful flowers started blooming all around the house. So with camera in hand I set about snapping photos of a few flora favorites. The iris was a transplant from my dear friend, Ruby, and the clematis was purchased a few years ago. I hope you enjoy the view and perhaps find a favorite of your own, because May’s flowers are still to come.   Shared at: Share Your Style Link Party Home Matters Linky Party

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Foggy Day Doesn’t Stay That Way

Yesterday was heavy. At least that’s how it started. I snapped this foggy day photo off the back deck before I took my little guy to preschool and couldn’t believe the fog was still so thick after eight o’clock. It was a good thing I took the photo when I did, because by mid-morning the sun was out and we hit the upper 70s for this wonderful late-winter, open the windows, play outside kind of day.

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Wildlife Flock to Homemade Seed Cakes

Winter finally arrived a couple of weeks ago and with it came freezing temps and a light layer of snow. Unfortunately for our local wildlife, we’ve been so busy traveling, celebrating and reclaiming our home after the holidays that we haven’t been supplementing their food as quickly as we normally do. So yesterday morning I pulled out one of my homemade seed cakes I made and stored last year and hung it outside the house. After a couple of hours about town, we came home to oodles of squirrels and a variety of birds already partaking of this tasty treat. My… Continue reading »

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Catching the Flowers Between Thunderstorms

I took advantage of a break in the weather to snap a few photos of the iris blooming in the front yard. They are such a nice pop of color as they tower above the surrounding catmint. . .  and then I was chased back inside by the rain. Thankfully, I do not have a photo of my Saturday morning green bean replant in my nightgown, a jacket and mud boots. . . A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

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Don’t Pet the Dragonflies and Bumble Bees

This beautiful little guy (or girl, I’m sure I don’t know the difference) showed up in our front flowerbed yesterday evening and decided to stay awhile. Wasn’t it nice for him to cooperate long enough for me to grab the camera. Of course, our son wanted to pet it. He wants to pet everything, except animals typically in need of petting. Just once, he would love to get his hands on a bumble bee. He says, “but they look so soft.” He has agreed not to go after the bees that frequent our catmint by the mailbox, but I know that… Continue reading »

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Capturing a Few Spring Blooms

The daffodils finally bloomed last week, along with the forsythia and lone pear tree in our yard; so I took a few moments to snap some pictures while my son played away in the bright afternoon sun. I noticed as we spent the Easter weekend down south in Arkansas that most of their daffodils had already spent themselves, but we saw some beautiful forsythia along the way.    

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