Tuesday, September 25, 2012
These "things" are outside of a dairy farm down the street. I've always wanted an excuse to pull over and take a picture of them! There's just something really cool about them. I love all of the farming and little bit of rural life that's still around this area. It's all mixed in with new houses, shopping centers lining the streets, and cars buzzing through the busy day. One place that's absolutely wonderful and embraces new and old, is the Udder Delights creamery. The shop is in a regular shopping center, but they make their ice cream, butter, and cheese straight from their family farm a few miles away. We went there for ice cream this past weekend and YUM can't even begin to describe it! It's nice to appreciate the slower-paced businesses that are still hanging around.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Before bedtime, I usually like to read. Nothing puts me to sleep faster. I'm kind of in between books right now, but this is the next one on the list. Either this or a junk food chick lit book :D I'm feeling like this is more nourishing for the mind and soul, though. I'm also probably the only book-lover left that hasn't read this!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The sky was gorgeous this morning! It looked like someone made tire tracks all throughout the sky. I was trying to shoot around this pole to take pictures of the sky, but realized that it fit with today's photo theme. It's a great The juxtaposition of the two things, one man-made, and the other clearly provided by something bigger than man, was pretty cool. :)
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The underside of some daisies I have left over from a good friend's baby shower! It was my first time ever hosting a party, other than my kids' birthday parties, and everyone seemed to really enjoy the time spent amongst friends :) It was so nice being able to do something extra for a friend who has been so great throughout our friendship. The good, the bad, the ugly. A gem that's hard to come by!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I've been neglecting this blog for the past month or so. It's funny that my last post is of one of my pictures with "To thine own self be true" written on it. I have not been true to mine..self..?? Haha, but really, taking pictures and writing makes me happy. It's one of the few things I regularly do for myself and doesn't focus on taking care of anyone else! Not that I don't love doing things for everyone, but we all deserve our own time :) So, I'm taking time to post the photos I've been taking and posting regularly to a Facebook photo challenge page that has been following the same list.
Wee! I'm back!
Wee! I'm back!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Morning Glory Chinese Folklore
A traditional Chinese tale attached the morning glory to young lovers Chien Niu and Chih Neu, according to the Living Arts Originals website. When the pair fell in love, they neglected their duties in caring for water buffalo and sewing. In anger, gods separated the lovers on opposite sides of the Silver River and allowed them to meet just one day each year.