Friday, September 25, 2015

My world in pictures

Well, it's been a while - again.  Seems like I'm not doing so well in the blogging department of my life lately.  In fact I don't feel like I've been accomplishing much of anything, in any department of my life for a while.  My energy levels have been in the dumps, but I'm getting plenty of rest.  Much more than usual even.  So many things on my "to do" list and no progress to report.  Ah well, what's a person to do?  Hopefully, with the cooler season of Autumn's arrival, I'll perk up.  One can only hope...

Anyway, I've finally, sort of, kinda, figured out how to transfer pictures from my phone to my computer and then to my blog.  So without further adieu, my blog posting today contains some candid shots of our life over the past several weeks.  Today, I'm a woman of few words.  But lots of pictures! 


 This is Charlotte, the evening we brought her home.  Sorry for the blurry shots, but they were taken on my phone.  She's grown so much since then!






 
 
To say she's well pleased with her life would be an understatement.  :)  She's a very, very happy (and energetic) puppy.  She's fitting right in with our family, and Ruby has totally and whole-heartedly accepted her, as "her charge".  Just what we were hoping...Ruby has blossomed and has a new awakening on life.  This makes me very, very happy!  It's so good to see Ruby play again.
 
 

An artsy fartsy shot from a street corner in Sisters, Oregon.  We went camping with Steve and Chris in Camp Sherman.  Unbeknownst to us, it was the weekend of the infamous quilt show.  Lucky us!!


I would really  have loved to have had this quilt for my very own, but alas it wasn't in my budget, so next best thing - I took it home as a picture. 



Brother Steve, Bailey and Ruby hanging out in our camp.


This is a picture of Paloma.  One of the two Great Pyrenees pups that belong to our neighbors.  This is the last time I saw her, it's been about 2 months since this pic was taken.  Makes me so very sad to think of her locked up and unable to come visiting anymore.  If only we could have adopted her too...she's just lovely. 


Me and the hubs celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary...


Me and Eags...


Just to be clear...this is NOT Eagle!  This is one of Rachel's TIP horses that surely knows how to buck.  :)  Guess we don't have to ask why she's not riding this one yet.  :) 




This is Eagle.  Such a natural, relaxed head-set.  I love this horse! 


My "Mr. Spectacular", Harley horse.  He still gets more than his fair share of scrapes and bumps, but for being a blind horse, he does amazingly well.



 Where we went peach picking...



My beautiful girl and our dream car...


LOVE these skies!!


After a work out...what do you think of my outfit???  Pretty cool fashion statement huh?  :)
A benefit of growing older is that I really don't give a rip anymore!



Summer in a jar...




A day ride at Perrydale Trails.


The "really old married couple".  Shad and Kadie. 




Before the storm...



The "old married couple", Ladde and Missy.




Looking a little (or a lot!) bedraggled and ready to head home from our rainy camp-out in the Coast Range Mountains.  Awesome place to go - we'll be back!


 Sunset over the Coast Range heading home from the clinic just the other night...
 

Not much water going over the falls now, but it's been an unusually long and hot, dry summer. 


First hike with Charlotte.  She did fantastic!  We were tired, but Charlotte was doing just fine.  This was just a mile down to 2 different waterfalls and a mile back UP out of the gorge!  I only fell once...pretty awesome for me!!

Until we meet again...
Lorie


8 comments:

Gail said...

Great pictures.

Congratulations on your new dog. Looks like all is going well.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Beautiful pictures. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on having Charlotte to perk things up a bit. So happy Ruby has taken to her. Poor Paloma, I feel sorry for her. She reminds me a lot of Gunnar, my daughters dog. They are so sweet and deserve a good life. And by the way I love your fashion statement, I feel the same way! You should see some of the outfits I've been to the barn in.

Kate said...

Great photo update! Charlotte looks like a peach . . . And Eags, too!

Stephen Andrew said...

Ahhhhhhh!!!!! Charlotte is so beautiful! I love her!

Linda said...

I love photos--thanks for sharing them. I'm glad you pointed out the bucking horse was NOT Eags. You look pretty comfortable together.

T.L. Merrybard said...

Lovely pics! Love the one of Eags coming in to you on the circle. Charlotte is a cutie! From the size of those feet, I don't think she'll be a 'little' cutie for very long!

Angel The Alien said...

I love all of the pictures of the dogs and horses! I am glad you are having so much fun with your new puppy!

aurora said...

...and I think to myself "what a wonderful wooorld"...good thing no one can hear me sing :) Love the addition to your family & that Ruby has taken to her new companion!! So many wonderful pics, and you look fabulous!! As far as your outfit, you looked dressed up to me - you should see what I wear. Not sure what a TIP horse is, other then it looks like thats what happens when you ride one lol. I too am glad you pointed out that wasn't Eagle kicking up the dust. What a cool camping spot!! Looks like you've been busy living and enjoying life, even if you feel like you haven't gotten much done. I never feel like I've gotten enough done, why is that? I think we're too hard on ourselves. Glad you got the phone pic thing figured out. I'll look forward to your next update. Until then, take care & keep living the good life!