July Butterfly

Darling daughter-in-law (married to Son #2) snapped this beautiful shot with her iPhone last week when they were in New Orleans.

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Winter Berries

Everyone knows I am not a fan of the winter season unless we are blessed with a day or two of beautiful snow to enjoy. We have had an extremely dry and moderate winter so nothing notable to peak my interest on my home front. Thankfully, we have had a few showers the last few weeks which, hopefully, […]

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A Little Nature

Did not have time to take photos this girl’s weekend, however did manage a few shots with my iPhone. Love this stream with the lovely cypress trees. While waiting for my friends to shoe shop (they were shoe shopping a really LONG time) I sat under this huge old oak. I know it must have been hundreds of years […]

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Nature Lovers Will Love This Art

A friend sent me photos she had taken of the most fun and interesting art I have seen in years. The artist is Patrick Dougherty. His art is termed “stickwork”  and not only is it beautiful art, it also shows that you can combine simple pieces from nature and make them into something monumental and dynamic. My friend […]

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Yellow Fields of Canola

Canola, Brassica campestris, is a major cash crop in both Canada and the United States. We mainly find it in our grocery stores as Canola oil although other countries use the meal and it can also be used as livestock feed. If you have never seen a field of Canola blooming then you have missed a scene of great beauty. […]

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Busy Week at the Farm!

Cowboy and I had lots of chores this week, but we also made time for fun too. Our weather is crazy. We have had virtually no rain this fall so I actually had to drag out our stored hoses and fire up the water sprinklers. Everything is a tinderbox so I am making sure the house […]

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No Full Blown Arachnophobia Here

I am not a big fan of arachnids, but do not suffer from full blown arachnophobia either. I just choose to ignore they exist with the exception of keeping my house, well house, and other farm structures sprayed to ensure I do not get a nasty bite. In our area we have plenty of spiders, […]

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Hungry Jackrabbit

As I have said before jackrabbits are very fast and never hang around for any photos. Unfortunately, our weather has been brutally hot and dry. All the pasture grasses have dried up to nothing and this week even the weeds have died. No pasture grass is devastating when you have livestock, but even the animals […]

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Flowers Beware

Think twice when carefully placing your babies, toddlers or kids in wildflowers by the side of the road to catch that perfect Bluebonnet photograph. Take the time to inspect the area really well for anything that bites. This big boy would not play nice.

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Spring Flowers Fading

Spring is gone and summer is here. Here are my last few wildflower shots from our early May flowers. We will really miss our beautiful wildflowers! I love the golden color of the Creeping Oxeye. One last look at our Indian Blankets. I am ordering seeds to plant in my flower beds next spring. Notice the bee […]

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Prickly Pear Cactus

Hate, hate, hate this cactus. It is definitely not a good thing to have at the farm. It grows everywhere and it is almost impossible to get rid of. It is not of any value (at least to farmers and ranchers) as no living thing can eat it. You can spray it, but it will […]

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Cottontail Cute

Cowboy snapped this photo of our little cottontail that hops around our yard everyday. She does not seem to be eating any of my flowers so I am happy for her to stay! We also have jackrabbits, but they are harder to photograph as they will not sit for us to take a nice photo.

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Friday’s Flowers

Here are just a few samples of wildflowers I found along the side of the road on my way to town this week.  The roads are filled with so many pretty flowers! Photos were taken with iPhone.

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Whitefish Mountain Hiking

I love Whitefish Mountain, formerly Big Mountain, in Whitefish, Montana. In the winter it is a great ski resort. In the summer is has wonderful nature and  hiking opportunities. The great thing about hiking here is you can ride the ski lift up and hike back down. Many people hike up the mountain and ride the ski lift down and […]

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