Great Grandfather Memories

My great grandfather on my father’s side was a lovely man. He died when I was fairly young, but I still have wonderful memories of him. He was kind, gentle and very active in his church. He lived in Elk City, Oklahoma and I remember trips to visit he and my great grandmother. By the time I was born he was retired and not in perfect health. I remember his house was always filled with church friends and much of his time was spent with church activities where he was good friends with the minister. I wish I had a photo of his house, but I don’t. It was modest, but he lived a humble life so it was a happy home.

I do have this one photo of his country grocery which was very prosperous until the depression hit. My great grandfather had such a kind heart that he let everyone sign notes to pay for their food later when they were able to obtain money. Of course, his beautiful little grocery had to close due to money going out and no money coming in! It financially destroyed him, but no one ever heard him utter a complaint.

I have this one photo which I love! I have always thought how much fun it would be to visit this little store. I imagine he had many fun times running his store and judging from the men in this photo I think it must have been a happy meeting place for the neighborhood men. Happy times before the depression hit.

Colorado Valley

Visited friends in Colorado last week and had a grand time. This girls trip was planned around being outdoors and all I can say is wow! The weather was perfect- not too hot and not to cold. Lots of walks and hikes taking in all nature could provide. It could not have been more glorious. Today I am sharing three photos in the valley area of Westcliffe Colorado. Very rural and the beauty is … [Read More...]

New Orleans Cemetery

My grandmother had a love of everything New Orleans. She and my grandfather's best friend lived in NOLA and they visited him many times throughout the years. I think my grandmother loved antique shopping there more than anything and my favorite little table came from there. I also love New Orleans. I love the architecture; especially the old French structures. I love the high energy. I love the … [Read More...]

On A Clear Day

On a clear day you can see forever! I love driving around and finding the perfect landscape at the farm. Each day provides a different setting so I never get bored! Love this cow! These clouds were perfect. Wish I had packed a blanket so I could lay on ground and spend time watching the clouds like I did as a kid! … [Read More...]

Fall Calving

It's fall calving season and most of the expectant moms have been moved to the "baby pasture." It is a fun time of year and we really enjoy the babies jumping, running and doing cute things! This mom is waiting to go to the "baby pasture". Looks like it won't be long. Here is another expectant mom. She is not quite ready to be moved yet. This precious little boy lost his mom right … [Read More...]

Hidden Treasure

Last month I attended a Memorial Service for a friend's mom in Alpine, Texas. While there we visited Marfa and Fort Davis also. Wow, this was the most gorgeous area with the most unbelievable mountain area. We were not able to view the Marfa lights because of a few evening storms, but we did manage a little shopping! We did head over to Fort Davis for the most beautiful mountain formations I have … [Read More...]

Babies Are Coming!

Mama cows have been moved into the birthing pasture. Babies will be happening soon... … [Read More...]

The Hidden Painting

For as long as I can remember my grandmother had a stack of unused paintings stacked in the bedroom designated for the grandkids. The closet was a typical small closet for a house built in 20s and it was very stark and clean with a few toys on shelves to the left and on the closet floor to the right was a stack of about 8 paintings and photographs which were not fortunate enough to be showcased … [Read More...]

It’s Really HOT Outside

104 degrees today and I am sweltering! It is a good day to post a Canada photo from June where, not only was it cool, there was plenty of snow also. I just managed to download all of my photos so will be sharing some beautiful nature and awesome animal photos soon. Today is just one of those days at farm where you move water around to keep the plants alive and take care of the animals and other … [Read More...]

Mr Friendly

This is the bull that is in the pasture with the girls this month. His name is Friendly, but I call him Mr Friendly because he is having so much fun at our place! The "girls" are loving him and he is so busy trying to get their attention that he does not mind me walking around and talking to everyone. I am not even a distraction in his mind! He is pretty sweet so we are enjoying his visit. He is … [Read More...]

Indian Blanket With A Twist

We have a huge crop of Indian Blankets at the farm this year and ya"ll know they are my favorites. Yesterday I spent hours taking photos and simply soaking up the beauty. I was walking in a pasture and found this little beauty growing around some rocks. She was just a little different than most of our Indian Blankets. Our Indian Blankets have less yellow and more orange. She was the gem of the … [Read More...]

Little Newborn

Love this one. Simple and Sweet. … [Read More...]

Glorious April Sunset

No words needed... … [Read More...]

Wildflowers 2016

Well, April is nearly over and my rush to take hundreds of wildflower photos simply never happened this year. In fact, I never made it to the country roads to even look around to see where they were blooming the best. We have had so much rain this April which is good, but it seems between the rain and my calendar I could just never get it together. I did manage a few photos of whatever was around … [Read More...]

Newly Born

This sweet little bull calf was born on Saturday. He had to have some help being delivered so his mom came to barn to deliver. Watched her clean him up, get him on his feet and watched her learn the ropes as a first time mom. It took her a little bit to get the nursing thing down, but once she got the hang of it we had one happy mom and baby. Love happy endings! Mama even allowed me to love on her … [Read More...]