Friday, January 30, 2015

Icy Reflections at Ye Olde Swimming Hole

Any one for a swim??????

I'm standing on the bridge looking down into the swimming hole.  See the 2 ropes hanging from the tree?

The next 3 images were made on January 27 in the morning on my way to work.

the next image is down on the other side of the bridge, same day.

These next 3 images were made at the same spot on January 29th and it was alot colder, notice all the frost on the bushes on the creek bank.

 ye olde swimming hole frozen over

freezing over down below too. the part in the foreground has a little stream running into it so its not completely frozen yet.  

Big snow storm coming Sun-Mon and then another artic outbreak so it may freeze completely.


Have a great weekend everyone. Stay warm and be safe. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

After the Storm

Went on a little road trip after a recent snowfall and the skies were beginning to clear. 

 standing in the middle of the my right

and to my left.

I love winding roads.


Stop over and visit to see great skies from around the world.

Big Valley Fences ~ Part 10

Last week on GOOD FENCES in the Big Valley, I featured fences and animals, namely sheep. 

Today feature animal is the cow. (click on pics to enlarge)

how about a milk cow right outside your front door.  She wouldn't turn around and look at me. 

 a whole field full of cows

 a pretty lil jersey.

 bath time

Well I hope you enjoyed my feature animal and their fences today. 

Next week will feature the horse...of course, with one unexpected animal thrown in for a surprise. 

Make sure you hop over to RUN AROUND RANCH and visit Theresa. 

She's our wonderful hostess for GOOD FENCES.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Winter Landscapes

This is a continuation of my post from Friday. There was some fantastic light happening this evening and I did my best to capture it. 

To the right of the road picture looking east (refer to Friday post) sits this gorgeous barn.

you can click each image to view in Lightbox

to the left of the road sits this Amish farm

Continuing up the hill and down around the corner we find this snowy landscape.

Another right hand turn and these sights come into view.

So that's how it looks in my part of the world right now.  And it snowed 2 times after i made these images. 


Stop by and visit each wonderful meme.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Unknown White Flower

From my archives when I visited the arboretum for the first time last summer. 

I tried to google this flower to get the name but was unsuccessful so I have no name for it. 

Same image...I just handtinted it.

Linking with TODAY'S FLOWERS

Have a good week everyone. It's snowing....again. I made a bunch of images over the weekend some with barns and snow so stay tuned for The Barn Collective.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Blue Hour

The sky was just beginning to clear after a small snow storm and the sun was beginning to set so there was some beautiful light + blue skies too. 

 looking west

looking east.

In case you are wondering about the reflections......they are on the road in patches of water from the melting snow.


We are expecting more snow tonight and again Sunday night so hopefully I can get more snow images.  Have a safe and good weekend all. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Big Valley Fences ~ Part 9

Are you tired of Big Valley Fences yet?  One blogger left a comment and said "wow, Big Valley sure must be big". Well, yes it is and there are lots and lots of fences.

When you have lots of fences, what else do you have?  Yep, critters of course. So today we're going to see some more Big Valley fences + critters.  

The sheep are in the spotlight today. 

Next week I will feature the cows.

And of course since its Thursday I'm linking with Tex at 

Make sure you drop by and pay Theresa a visit.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Good Ole Summertime

Since most of us are in the dark cold days of winter, I thought I would share some summer time (and one from early fall) images from my corner of the world. 

Hope you enjoyed my summer time scenes. Stop over and visit all the great meme's listed below. 

NATURE NOTES (which is 8 years old today)