Weekend Fair

This past weekend we went to the fair. I have a lot of photos so I am breaking them up and will share a different aspect of the fair with you each day this week. So today is the display buildings of the fair for your enjoyment… (But I have to start with the best ride of the fair)…Ferris wheel

My favorite section was all the canning jars lined up on display with lots of goodies in them…Canning

There were so many they had two different sections….Canning more

They also had a lot of produce like this corn on display….baby corn

It inspired me to keep up with my gardening 🙂

They also had may beautiful quilts…Quilt

Which was my mom’s favorite section… Quilts

There was a lot of good stuff to see and more to come. 🙂

True Joy

Oh I just wish I could have gotten a photo of the fog and mist rolling across the back field tonight… it was eerie and magical all at the same time. It almost hid the deer coming though and was covering up our view of the mountain. I stood there for a few minutes and just marveled at everything God thought up on this earth. That includes this sunset…orange sky

It was a beauty the other night. The color just amazed me and left me breathless. I feel blessed each time I see a sunset like this or witness the misty fog come across the field. I hope this coming weekend you experience blessings from God and find true joy in them 🙂

Garden Goodies

My garden is in full bloom right now. I planted a little later then others in my area so as their gardens are dying, mine is still giving me lots of good stuff 🙂 This is what I have gotten so far this week…Garden goodies

I have already canned 17 pints of diced tomatoes, three of cherry tomatoes, 15 jars of yellow tomato salsa, and frozen quite a few quarts of tomato sauce made from our tomatoes, onions, peppers, etc. I also have baked some more gluten free bread for myself…Bread

It is a simple recipe and my bread maker makes things so much easier 🙂 It also makes the bread taste better when you make it yourself. And the lovely aroma in the house of fresh baked bread can not be beat 🙂 It makes you just relax and take a deep breath…. yummmmmm 🙂

The run…

Happy Sunday… it’s a rainy Sunday here, but at least the dogs got out  a lot this past week to play. They love to run and play and when they get a new place to go exploring. Here comes Chase….Chase run 3

Closer…Chase Run

Coming at full speed…Chase run 2

He may not stop…Chase running

Don’t run me over little one…Chase run 4

Baxter got in on the action too….baxter run

He isn’t one to be left out 😉 ….Baxter running

Finally they wore themselves out and came together slowing down to a fast walk 😉 Bax n chaseIt was a great new place for them to run and explore and a good memory on a rainy day 🙂 Hope you have a blessed and beautiful week 🙂

 

Attempts in Faith

I often ask myself what is faith? Is it something we tell ourselves, something we feel, something we know, or something we are given? I am still exploring this through the word of God.Jesus

A friend of mine was of great encouragement in faith today and I am grateful to her. She constantly remind me that faith is just that.. faith… a belief we have in something/someone for a particular reason. We can feel it, know it, or talk about it depending on the situation. It is very hard to have faith when it seems everything is going wrong around you and your prayers don’t feel answered. Yet, I was reminded that is when we get to then practice our faith. That is still believing in whatever “it” is despite the situation, circumstances, or negativity. I think that is the hardest part of faith… believing… especially when faced with previous disappointments. Still part of faith requires the belief despite the circumstances. Without that piece there is no faith only wandering. So with my friends support I will continue to work on my faith in our dreams and my God.

Beautiful Flutterby Suprise

Every once in a while you get to be in the right place at the right time for the good shot. It’s even harder with animals and insects as they are always moving. I was blessed recently to get one of those moments. My mom was up the other weekend and walked to our mailbox. She came back in, had me get my camera, and follow her down the driveway. At the end of the driveway she showed me what she had seen and I was able to be at the right place to see this….Butterfly yellow

Do you see them? They almost blend in with the flowers and if it wasn’t for their movement mom and I might have missed them.Butterfly yellow 5

They stayed on the flowers for a really long time. I hope they did this as they knew we wouldn’t hurt them and just wanted to capture this beauty.Butterfly yellow 3

They stayed on the flowers almost still. I am guessing they were drinking in the pollen and resting.Butterfly yellow 2

The one seemed to turn so we could capture all his/her good sides 🙂Butterfly yellow 6

Another turn…Butterfly yellow 4

I just love to look at these pictures and think of how much beauty and peace these butterflies bring. It was just such a beautiful and peaceful moment to have. I am glad I had someone to share it and enjoy it with.

Nature in the Field

It’s a beautiful thing to see new baby deer in the fields. The new little baby deer are all over this year and I just LOVE seeing them play…Baby deer 2

This little one was hanging out in the field with its momma the other day…Baby n mom deer

The dogs have also been excited to see these little guys as they love to try to figure out what they are doing and if they can play. The little ones have been awfully playful this year and jumping all over the place. I just love to see the little white spots on the babies and the white tails flip up as they run. Baby deer= big smile 🙂 Baby deer

Launching into something new…

So my hubby has encouraged me for a long time to do something with all the photos I take. He tells me all the time how much others could enjoy them. Bird Sunset

So with his prompting and research I have decided to launch a web site where others can see and buy my photos if they want. I will use the money to put in a fund to help us when we are ready to make our move to buying land, animals, ect for our ranch. So if anyone wants to check it out and give me any ideas please do… the web site is http://Seasonsgirl.photostockplus.com/.  I will put the link on the side of my web site incase you come back later and want to take a look. If you see a photo on my site and would like me to add it to my new site contact me and if it is not a personal photo I will be happy to add it for you.

Pyaying Mantis

Have you ever thought of why they called this insect a praying mantis?Prayign MantusIs it because he looks as if his hands are folded in prayer? Is it because he appears much of the time to be kneeling? Answers.com say: “The mantis when in wait for prey which can be for up to a week its front legs are held in a prayer like position and it preys on other insects”. So I guess it is all of the above. I guess God gave us this little insect to remind us while we wait to stay in prayer and kneeling to him 🙂 Praying Mantus Thank you little mantis for this reminder by coming to visit us today 🙂

Chase and Other News

My poor Chase is sick… he has had a tummy ache and isn’t holding down much food today. I tried to give him some meds like the doctor said, but he didn’t like it. His gums are still the right color so they said that was good and he is drinking water. So far no issues in the last few hours other then low mood and not being his normal peppy self. If he isn’t better by tomorrow we might just take him in to the vet to get checked out. It may just be his sinuses running into his tummy as he does have allergies. My poor boy he has been staying close to me and has gone everywhere with me today so I could keep an eye on him.Chase sad I pray he will feel better by tomorrow and back to his normal energetic and happy self.

In other news I got nominated for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award again. wonderful-team-membership-award

This one comes with a different award photo so I am happy to accept it. There are many good blogs out there so in accepting this award I can’t name them all, but I do want to thank Sagescenery for nominating me for this award. You should check out her wonderful and inspiring blog at http://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com .

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