Thankful Everyday – The Ninth

Day Nine….

9.  I’m thankful for the visual world.  I am made breathless every day by something I see.  It seems everywhere I look there’s beauty and magnificence. It constantly amazes, enlightens, and nourishes my soul.  Leaves blowing from trees, blue sky, rain drops falling just so, structures made by man, light in all it’s forms.  Everything has history and a story to tell.  All of it inspires awe and is magical.


Pictures of Early Us

These are photos I used on my blog between 2005 and 2007.  I blogged with Blogger for that time… until I switched to WordPress, where I’ve stayed.  I was just perusing these and enjoying them.  Thought I’d share.  Some of these were before I had the Canon Rebel even.  We were using point and shoot little digital cameras then.  Plus there are photos of Weston when we first got him… what a cutie.  Enjoy….

Tam’s Think Tank

Home Sweet Home

Today we are hanging out at home.  It’s nice… watching movies (currently Men in Black), staying cool, etc.  Karen went to get plants for some of our flower pots earlier today (after watering the flower beds and finding the rubber boa) and Kev went to get stain applicators (they are going to stain the front deck later today).  Now Karen is talking to Mary and Martin via Skype (I went in to say hello for a few minutes… it’s hot in the office so I didn’t stay too long, though it was great to see them… and great to see the pregnant belly where Jackson is hanging out).  Not much going on here today… just really nice enjoying being home.  Appreciating it.  Loving it.

Splash of Orange

Splash of Orange, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I did what I do and ran around taking pictures of our yard a couple of nights ago. It was almost too late in the day, light fading and all, but some of them actually turned out OK. Love these flowers. Not even sure what they are, but we have a little patch of them and they are lovely.


Wildflower, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Last Saturday we also stopped by Mom and Don’s place after lunch with the siblings. We were on a wood gathering mission. After last year’s winter we knew we needed to be better supplied with wood in case we experience another joyous long lasting power outage. So wood gathering we went. Mom and Don have quite the stock pile. They lost some big limbs in the storm last year and have also taken a few trees down themselves. It didn’t take us long to load up.

After loading I took a wander around the property with my camera. There’s always something to take pictures of there. Just so happens the wildflowers are blooming. It’s so lovely right now. Their whole place is actually. They are really turning it into quite the show place. Better Homes and Gardens is going to show up any minute.

Photo Hunt – Purple

In The Clear, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this week’s Photo Hunt is purple. I remembered that I’d taken a few shots during the fall of 2007 that might fit the bill and when I looked I discovered this one.  Then I realized I’d posted it here at the Think Tank before.  Ah well… I like it, so it’s getting used again, but I realize it’s a re-posting party foul.  What’s a girl to do?

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White Beauties

White Beauties, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Karen’s dad has a definite green thumb. Their backyard is gorgeous. And, thankfully, so was the weather. It was really nice to get back into a pair of shorts for a few days. We came back home to rain, cold, rain, and well… more rain. The shorts got packed away and the sweaters got taken out.

Raindrops and Geraniums

Raindrops and Geraniums, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

It was raining yesterday, and it’s raining today. Not really that new for our lovely state this time of year. After all, the rain is part of what makes it so lovely in the first place. I was wandering out in the yard with my camera yesterday and captured this one. I love the geranium trying to open and the water drops all over it.


Geranium, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Sometimes a photo turns out differently from what you expected. I intended to take this as a macro shot, which I did. I just didn’t realize how it would look after it was taken. There’s something about it, very much like a portrait of a flower. I liked it.

Photo Hunt – Sad

Endings, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for the week is sad. I was looking through some recent shots and found this one. This flower looked sad to me. Or maybe it’s just that summer was ending and that was sad. I’ve recovered now and am fully into autumn so it’s all good. Like this shot though.

My apologies for not playing the last several weeks. Summer will do that to a person. Seems we were busy busy busy. Especially since getting our new little girl. Scroll down for some candid shots of her. She’s beautiful.

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