puzzle pieces

Saturday, April 30, 2011

capturing the Croaking~Country Choir

One of the things that stands out to me living this country life,  are the sounds.
Sounds you don't often hear in the city. 
(Or just don't notice.)

Presently- along with all different types of birds tweeting and chirping -  the frog choruses are in full swing.
Day and night, I can hear them tirelessly croaking down the hill by the dugouts.

And thanks to all our snow which has almost completely melted, we now have numerous places for frogs to position themselves.

Yesterday, I came around the corner of the house  to see this:

Of course I had to follow. 
It looked to good of an adventure not to.....

The normally dry pasture land,  had turned in to a ~Land of Lakes~

~Making for some interesting net-captures~

(Please note that all captured choir members were immediately released back to their croaking positions, 
and are currently continuing on with their choir careers. 
The proof is in the music outside my window....)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

most like me

I truly love my times spent with others.

I also appreciate the times I'm able to slip away....
where I'm not bothered by another soul.

And the times I'm in the spotlight? ~~ I like that too.
{As long as I'm not there unwillingly. 
Like when I fall down some stairs or slip on ice or say the wrong thing at the wrong time......}

If I had to choose though?

I like it here best.
It wouldn't matter if I was alone or not ~ 
being in the spotlight wouldn't make a difference.
This is where I truly feel like me.

{Hiking days are coming 'round the corner...}

~Where do YOU feel most like you?~

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When spring hesitates....

.....I can't help but go with store bought.

All along knowing very well,
that if I just had patience.....

...I could have saved myself a whole LOT of money and would have eventually
found the real thing 
hanging right outside my window.

{When will I learn that thing called patience?}

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

morning fog

(Besides strong, black coffee every morning),

 there isn't anything I enjoy much more,
than a run into a new day of sunshine.

And your favorite way to break through the morning fog?

Monday, April 25, 2011

mind your head....

"Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head."
~ Ann Landers

Friday, April 22, 2011

some of the {154} hiding places...


~154 places 
~ 4 kids and 2 dogs 
~ multiple birds ~ wind 
~ sunshine melt

{A lot of variables in this great Hunt.}

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What if.....

Humans tend to shy away from the hiccups of life.
Trials are deemed unnecessary annoyances that get in our way of truly living.

Reality is: life is most often not a piece of cake or a walk in the park.


What if~ the valleys of  life were considered as springboards to mount the hills?

What if~ the trials faced each day, were seen as a  fertilizer for growth?

What if~ instead of lamenting the problems and wishing they didn't exist- they could be embraced as stepping stones to get to who you actually were intended to be?

What If~ (and I almost hesitate to ask)....one could almost be grateful to them?

So that at the end of the day~ regardless of the hardships
 or valleys 
or annoyances.....

we could still call our day golden?

Just one day closer in getting to who we were actually meant to be.

Friday, April 15, 2011

taking the good with the whiskers

For Pete's Sake! 

Why would a cow be in need of something that some of us girls dream of?
(and I know many males who lucked out as well!)

Look at the eyes and lashes on this fella!

Then again....along with the beautiful lashes~

it looks as though he also has to carry off a very large nose full of whiskers and ears full of hair!

I'll be happy for what I have,
Thank You.

(Many thanks goes out to 'Red'....our model for this post. 
'Red' also works during the day, as my son's 4H steer project.)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

just get on with it

The happiest people don't worry too much about whether life is fair or not, they just get on with it.


(note to my fellow bloggers: There are some blogs which I am no longer able to comment on. Not sure why, but it occurs on blogs where word verification pops up after I type in a comment. I'm sorry. I have been trying to comment but to no avail. I'm still looking, and hopefully I can figure it out soon.)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Some stand tall and proud.

Some like to hide behind things. 
Would rather not be seen.

Some like to blend in with their surroundings and don't mind so much if they go unnoticed.

Some like to stand out. 
Baring their true colors whether the colors are liked or not.

Some are pleasant.
Some we find hard to like.
Some we love- others.....not so much.

Some just simply annoy.

And there are some we think we just couldn't do without.

{The world is full of them.}