Memories Of It All

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The moments that make up a life,

like a mist that envelops for a short while.

Lens focuses.

Flash illuminates.

Frozen in time, with the snap of the camera’s shutter.

The faces, the places, that intertwine the days.

Memories.

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For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow. Psalm 144:4  NLT

A Mid-West Summer

Sometimes pictures truly are worth a thousand words……

Glimpses of the lazy, hazy days of a Mid-West summer.

 

Take Me Home Country Roads

 

The long driveway to the Amish house, where they sell eggs.

 

 

 

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The flowers of the fields…

 

 

 

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A neighbor’s barn that looks like a scene straight out of a Norman Rockwell picture.

 

 

 

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Wind socks of patriotism.

 

 

 

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The sun sinking into the horizon, and the night cooling off ever so much.

 

 

 

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There are no colors like this here on earth.

 

 

 

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Mama killdeer hiding her, soon to be, babies.

 

 

 

 

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Relaxing on the hammock because lazy days are necessary.

 

 

 

 

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!

 

 

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The days, delicate, fragile, much like life.

 

 

Snapshots Of Life

When we are in our last moments, I’m fairly sure we will not be thinking about the job, the bills, or whether we were having a good hair day. We will be thinking about the moments that made up our lives. The things that changed us. Those moments that moved us. The love we shared and the times we cared. All the days that were filled with God’s amazing grace……

Here are some of my life moments, in pictures. I look at them and remember. I smile. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did. What are the snapshots of life that you long for? Decide, and then go out and make them happen. Make the days count and make the moments matter.

Thank you, God, for life………….

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV

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Pictures From Home

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My view from the front yard. The evening is a favorite time of day, when the shadows starts to fall across the lawn and field.

 

 

 

 

 

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A freshly mowed yard.

 

 

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Time for a break.

 

 

 

 

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What are you lookin’ at?

 

 

 

 

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The town’s water tower.  A view from the back yard.

 

 

 

 

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Fencing in the back acreage. Slowly, but surely.

 

 

 

 

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The close of another day.

 

 

 

 

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The evening slipping into night.

 

 

 

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Jazz….”Are you taking another picture of me?”

 

 

 

 

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Ace…. Taking a break from his daily patrol of the back perimeter.

 

 

 

 

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Llama Mama watching me from across the road.

At Home Photo Shoot

 

We got Lonnie, in January, from the local Humane Society. Lonnie is actually my son’s dog…but, I love him.

The other day my daughter and I decided to do an impromptu photo shoot, with Lonnie being our model.

Even though he is way too short to be a runway model, and…um… has excessive body hair…he is still adorable.

 

What a cutie patootie.

Opps. He turned his head just as I shot the picture.

This is what I like to call my “artistic” close up.

The dog has no manners. (The tongue came out because he was being bribed with a liver treat.)

Would you please stay still for 2 seconds!!??

 

I will never be a professional photographer, especially of animals. Sigh.

Oh,well. Lonnie doesn’t mind.

Unless there is a liver treat involved.

 

Space To Breathe

Saturdays are for fun.

For living in the country.

For seeing nature, up close and personal.

Space to breathe.

Even the weeds are beautiful.

Notice our neighbor across the road has not planted his corn or soybeans yet. Ohio is waterlogged from all the Spring rain, and planting is way behind. I pray that the farmers are able to plant SOON.

A neighbor who “escaped” into our side yard.

Other neighbors looking at the escapee. Is the grass REALLY greener on the other side of the fence?

A Quiet Evening At Home

There is so much to see

When I take the time to really look.

Father, help me to walk through life

with my eyes wide open.

Appreciating

Thanking

For all things great

and small.