We've had some days of sunshine, a touch of snow fell and always finding the beauty in the midst of whatever presents itself before me.
Ha...the self image above and at the end of this post were taken at one of my most favorite places which has been sold and I am taking every possible kind of photo to remember it all by. I have spent going on 4 years sitting on the stoop, standing on the beautiful acreage and taking in all of the nature that abounds here... Some day very soon now, I won't have access... maybe I can arrange a little bit, but not like what has been afforded me in recent times.
Do you have a most favorite place that you can just meditate, take in fresh air, breathe a little deeper, think a little clearer and enjoy all that surrounds you?
Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after you have read the narratives~
I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'
Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global
The girls...Meaka 10, Silveit 5 and Svetka going on 22 months...yikes that doesn't seem possible~
The twin grandsons turned 9 this past week and we had a nice party with family last weekend. Cullen who is a minute older than Kerrick chose as his cake a plate of fresh bakery doughnuts. Kerrick chose an ice cream cake...independent thinkers <3 i="">3>
Three of our five grand-dogs ;)
Mourning Doves, hanging out together as a monogamous pair and even giving each other kissing pecks~
I just liked the colours here~
This one and the one second below are both water reflections from the recent flood~
White-tailed Deer near the Ohio River, running now where it had been flooded just a week ago~
A Black Vulture flies up from a roadside kill~
In the woods above, and below a Red-tailed Hawk flew across the lane in front of me and then landed off to my right. No cars were coming and so naturally I had to roll my window down and click off a few captures~
A first year Red-Shouldered Hawk seems to have made it through it's first Winter looking strong and beautiful~
Later in my backyard one of the pair of Pileated Woodpeckers, made itself known with it's yelling before coming to peck on a few trees in our yard~
The water has receded and now it's time for the big cleanup. The city has much pride in it's beauty and I am betting that by the end of April everything shall once again look pristine...just in time for the first Saturday in May...the Kentucky Derby...which with a huge sigh, I want so badly to attend in this my 70th year and yet I just don't know how that will ever happen. Holding on to a miracle~
The image above is the exact same area where now the White-tailed Deer stand in image below~
While driving into town last Wednesday for my Physiotherapy sessions ( Yes...I am still having to go, but thinking that a couple more weeks, I shall be done ;) I saw a field of horses that I see a few times a week. Only this time, one of them caught my eye and I had to pull off into the driveway and get a few captures of this handsome Gelding~
Well I will close with the self image taken at one of my most favorite places ever...in my brand new equestrian boots and wishing that I could have had the good fortune to purchase this place myself...I probably could have after all. They had listed at slightly over a million and they got around $200,000 Oh my goodness GOODNESS~