Friday, May 29, 2009

Amazing Days

Any other way of assessing the recent couple of weeks would seem disrespectful. I have been feeling really good lately, and I'm uncertain just where to give credit. Could be the weather, for the sunshine has been wonderful, even a little too warm the last several days, almost summerlike, but generally quite nice. Could be that Annie and I have resumed regular walking and physical exercise always helps my mental attitude, could be the sense of accomplishment at having completed several rather large and imposing projects at home. I'm just not sure, but I'm feeling happy and fairly energetic and blessed. Oh yes indeedy, above and beyond everything else, I'm feeling the blessings. Plus, I've been riding. That right there is enough to put a smile on my face.

That's about all I have to say today. Just wanted to touch base with all my blogging buddies, wish you all well and give thanks for feeling good.

Here's a few blessings in my life...or I could just say that I'm feeling very random and have decided to post a bunch pictures for no particular reason at all.

This is our horsetrailer, well the new one anyway. We have an older stock trailer which we use for many different things rather than just haul horses. We bought this one about 3 years ago and it is our camper as well. I love it.

My roses have started blooming. This one is a climber and the majority of the blooms are on the inside of the fence in the deck area this year. Smells heavenly.

Same rose bush from the opposite side of the fence, taken from the deck. I just wish the blooms were ever-blooming. This particular rose blooms for a few weeks at best, but with the heat we've had this past week, I'm sure they won't last long. It's felt positively summer-like, instead of spring.

A couple of very dear and beloved old friends who are no longer with us. Molly died 3 years ago this coming August. She's the blond girl on the left. And, Toby who also passed away 7 months after his beloved Molly died. We miss each one greatly, but feel forever blessed to have had them as long as we did. Our lives are all the richer for having shared time with these two beautiful and loving souls.

A pretty sunset from one evening last week. I took this shot from down our driveway.

My beautiful Ladde boy and my sweet Harley peaking over Lad's rump. These two are blessings I count every single day of my life.

My loyal and lovely Annie. The bestest buddy ever.

Pretty purple posies. Violas are one of my favorite flowers.

My precious daddy who would have turned 89 this coming June 3, if he were still living. I do believe that I will miss him until the day that I die. He was a dog lover for sure. Here he has his loving arms wrapped around little Miss Molly when she was just a puppy, and our beautiful and extremely intelligent and protective Susie. My hubby and I have had a total of 5 dogs since our marriage almost 25 years ago, and each one has been an exceptional animal and a blessing in our lives. Susie was without a doubt the smartest dog I've ever known. She was the best guard dog ever and the best babysitter of little children ever. We've gotten each of our dogs as a pup, and they are just treated like part of the family. No obedience classes needed or required. Molly was smarter than she liked to let on, she used her intelligence or the lack of, however it suited her fancy best. Molly was the most kind-hearted dog we've ever had. She never met anyone she didn't love...or for that matter, any type of food that she didn't love. Molly loved her food! And, it showed. She died in her sleep at the ripe old age of 14, but our sweet Susie was hit by a car and never reached old age.

Beautiful and fragrant Crimson Clover growing in our neighbor's field. I love this color of red. So pretty!!

"Patch", my husband's cat sitting amongst the roses. He is blind in his right eye, and we usually refer to him as One-Eyed Patch. He's a good old cat who showed up at our house one day with his 1 eye, a broken hind leg and was very thin and bedraggled looking. Have I ever mentioned that one of the things I love the most about my hubby is his kind heart?

Yeah, another shot of the crimson clover. I'm a sucker for a pretty flower.

Ladde is always thinking of food, and you know what they say about the grass is always greener...right?

Oh, our truck is back on the road. Yippee!! Turns out it had a bad oil sending unit and the radiator was, including the cost of the waterpump that we replaced earlier in May, 600 smackeroos later...Big Grey is back!!! Could have been a lot worse. We're happy. So, once we get our hay supply for the coming winter in our camping here we come!! Seriously. I. can't. wait. :)
I am a happy camper.
Feeling the love.
Hope you are too.
Can I get an Amen?


fernvalley01 said...

So glad things are going well for you and that you are feeling good , boy all that walking you are gonna be a hottie on the beach in Hawaii!!Love the photos!

Gail said...

You are truly blessed with great memories from the past, love all around in the present and adventure in the wonder you are feeling so good!

Reddunappy said...

I dont know if you can call it "camping" with that fancy trailer LOL LLOL, I am sure that you "roughed it" for a lot of years, but just had to tease LOL One of those would be really nice :)
Glad you are feeling good, the weather has made a big difference, I think!

Maria said...

so glad to hear life is going so grand and that big grey is back on the road, enjoy the moment :)

greymare said...

Isn't it amazing how a little sunshine, some fresh air and sitting astride our favorite horse makes us feel so much better. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Your memories are wonderful, don't ever loose them. Keep them close to your heart.

Dusty Devoe said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures! I think we all forget about the little things that make us happy and thankful! Glad you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! We all have things to be thankful for if we just take the time to look around and see them.

Molly said...

I can see why you are so excited to get camping. With that lovely trailer you can have some fine adventures. I'm glad the truck is back to work.
Do you clip the roses after the bloom? Seems they should go again at least once more, but do here in California we usually get a once a month bloom.
Of course, Molly wasn't really a dog. She was a person on 4 legs. All of them are beautiful.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Amen Sista! Thanks for sharing all your many blessings with us. Yes, it's so refreshing to see someone who counts the blessings she has instead of being a victim that chooses to only look at what they don't have! I enjoyed seeing your photo of your dad the most I think!?
Those two dogs looked like they were in dog heaven! The larger, Susie appears to be smiling and so does Miss Molly in a puppy sort of way.

Kathleen Coy said...

I'm glad you were able to get Big Grey fixed. I love all your photos, but that one of Annie is gorgeous!

Callie said...

Glad your feeling great! hope it spreads! Great photos! That boy has interesting face, Love it!

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

Yes you are blessed! I love how you always manage, good days or find your blessings! God bless you!

Melanie said...

Awwwww...what a sweet post! :)
Thanks for taking us for a trip down memory lane with you.

Hasn't our weather been unseasonably wonderful????