My mission statement~

I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Toast to Tuesday!

If you are here about my new job click HERE:)

Toast to:

Another day to love your family and friends!

Fall is in the air!

Being Alive!

Being grateful!


Warm soup and hot sandwiches;)

Tomato soup, Cheesy Broccoli soup and tomato & Mozzarella sandwich! Yummy! Courtney and I had this at Panara this last Sunday;)


On my 20 minute drive home last night from my youngest daughter's house and after being pried away from my Cooper-

I spied and took pictures of:

~Beautiful Colors~

~Beautiful Skies~


~Beautiful Sunsets~

~Interesting Landscapes~

~Stunning Sunsets~

~Fascinating Barns~

~Glowing Sunsets~

~Food for winter~

~Natural colors~

~Natural Prairie Plants~

~Blowing Horsetail~

~Endless Yellow & Blue~

~Bountiful Fields of Gold~

~A painting by a famous & historic artist~

~Midnight Hues~

I love the blues, purples, pinks and blacks!

Actually this is a photo taken last night around 7:30 p.m.

~The bottom half is a river ~

~The upper half is the sky~

Cool natural effects taken with my camera on "night landscape"!

These pics are straight from my camera!

Enjoy this Tuesday my fellow earth dwellers;)



Mental P Mama said...

What a beautiful post! I am smiling because of you;)

Lynda said...

What gorgeous photos!

Jeannelle said...

Oh, what a lovely collection of photos.....the most special being your precious Cooper!!

I love that very unique, tall, weathered old barn. Very cool! Great photo better go back and take more photos there sometime!

And the shed in the cornfield looks as if the corn is growing right through it!! Interesting!

And, that abstract painting----Midnight Hues-----very clever!!!

Jeannelle said...

I'm taking a second look at the weathered barn or corncrib, whatever it may be. Wow.....I've never seen a farm building quite like that before. And, there's an elevator up on the roof, and what appears to be and IH 560 tractor on the right (I spent many hours on one of those years ago).

Seriously......take more photos of this place, and from all angles, if possible......before the owner decides to tear it down! Great farm architecture is disappearing everyday from the landscape.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I will do that Jeanelle-
The other views are super cool as well, now I am excited to go back and take more and have someone to show them to;)

Thanks for lovin' my "Midnight Hues" LOL!

Mechelle said...

Wow, my day is starting out grand (Just like the Grand Cooper) because of you. Great post. Wonderful photos. Food for winter! Sunsets! Colors. Barns and heaven. What more do we need? M

megan said...

Awesome that you took the time to take all those pics! I love it!
That pic of cooper in shoe carnival is a) so cute. I love him so much. and b) looks just like courtney did :)

Jan Nell said...

Pictures are awesome...
Cooper is a doll. I bet he keep you in shape. lol (running all over). That barn reminds me of the one in South Dakota. I have the picture some where..

Donna Boucher said...

What a beautiful world you showed us! Wonderful photos!

Tracey said...

Beautiful photos, and what a sweet grandbaby :)

Scrappy Girl said...

Great photos! I love taking sky photos too. I have several that I have taken from our front porch.

Cooper is such a cutie! I love the pic of him in your header!

Tracey said...

I would like for you to have the dog lover blog award from me too :)
You are an animal lover just like deserve it!!
Come on over and get it okay ?

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Wonderful photos. Your children are beautiful and indeed that grandbaby is grand.

The Berry's Patch said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to meet you. What beautiful pictures you have here. :-)

Tracey said...

If you go to my blog and then right click on the award picture. It should give you a choice to "save picture as"....then you can name it and save it to your computer and then upload it like you do your pictures.
I hope I explained it okay, I am not real computer saavy myself :)

Carmi said...

Congratulations on a richly deserved award. With pictures and perspectives like these, I predict many more in your future!

Lakeland Jo said...

your photos are fab!
Like Jeannelle I also love the one of the barn- we have nothing that looks like that here!

ciara said...

great photos...good collection for this week's thematic photographic theme. i'm very partial to the sky ones.

Carol said...

That is quite an assortment of photos and I enjoyed every one.


Malinda777 said...

When I saw the windmill, I thought you were from me :)

I love windmills & shots, that Carmi has great ideas doesn't he?

me said...

each shot is better than the last. The sunsets are crazy beautiful