Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Story of Lacy

 There’s a story behind the funny looking dog with a big smile.  She gives hugs neck to neck.  She followed us home one July 4th walk. We fell in love, but with our houseful of pets, couldn’t keep her.  She’s like a Mr. Potato-Head dog, made up of all the wrong body parts. Someone here […]

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Karen - March 30, 2012 - 1:25 pm

I would love to see the rest of the story. But I am your tech challenged friend. I went to instagram but could not find a search tab.

deb duty - March 30, 2012 - 7:43 pm

She’s such a beautiful dog!

karen - April 6, 2012 - 1:39 am

except….. she comes to visit you when those retired people take too many vacations!!!!!!

{good morning}

There’s a certain peacefulness that comes at dawn… All of earth seems to draw her first wakeful breaths while Stress and Chaos still sleep And light warms us as it illuminates those things of beauty so easily missed once Stress and Chaos are awake. * This and That A Rural Journal

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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm - March 29, 2012 - 11:39 am

It does look like a good morning! Beautiful pic.

deb duty - March 29, 2012 - 11:51 am

These are beautiful. I love the orange light. I should get up earlier!

heather - March 29, 2012 - 12:01 pm

These are very pretty. lovely last shot.

Mona - March 29, 2012 - 1:03 pm

What a beautiful morning you’ve captured. Indeed! Love this ♥

Tanya - March 29, 2012 - 1:06 pm

ohhhh these are just gorgeous!!

Susan - March 29, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Beautiful shots and the words are perfectly matched! It looks like I need to get up earlier so I can beat stress and chaos. (Which in my case would be our two cats!)

Southern Gal - March 29, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Gorgeous. But it just doesn’t seem right that stress and chaos can sleep when they sometimes keep me up all night. 😉

Susi aka Sinead - March 29, 2012 - 4:15 pm

What a beautiful day ahead of you! Lovely pictures!

Gina - March 29, 2012 - 4:23 pm

The colors are just glorious!

Amy - March 29, 2012 - 4:29 pm

So pretty!

Nancy - March 29, 2012 - 6:37 pm

I so agree! The dawning of a brand new day is always beautiful!

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursday!

Ellie - March 29, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Beautiful images – I really love your last shot. Looks like a beautiful morning.

Marmepurl - March 29, 2012 - 8:36 pm

I know that moment well :)

geetlee - March 29, 2012 - 9:01 pm

The second shot takes my breath away!

Pat - March 29, 2012 - 9:34 pm

Beautiful captures at daybreak!

Beth - Virginia - March 30, 2012 - 12:42 am

gorgeous. i can definitely find serenity in that view. wow!! (:

heyBJK - March 30, 2012 - 2:52 am

Wow! Gorgeous!

Tricia - March 30, 2012 - 9:22 pm

Very nice, calm & serene! =)

Spring Cleaning

Today is the first day of our spring break. I couldn’t be happier.We’ve had such a busy first few months of this new year, I need to catch my breath. I started by sleeping in today, hence the late post, and I have not one ounce of guilt over it {though I will struggle now […]

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heather Stern - March 26, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Driving to Ohio for a work conference .instead of focusing on how much I want to be home in the yard I am taking notice of the beautiful flowers in bloom and the mountain views . Take your run and enjoy !

Gattina - March 26, 2012 - 3:37 pm

The first picture is stunning !
Spring is my favorite season (without spring cleaning,lol)

Cindy P - March 26, 2012 - 5:10 pm

These photos are gorgeous! I especially love that first one! WOW! I need to get a macro lens so I can take stunning pictures like that!

Henrietta - March 26, 2012 - 5:57 pm

Oh my goodness you are so good, these are absolutely gorgeous flower pictures that I have seen for awhile.

Corina - March 26, 2012 - 6:43 pm

The first photo is very calming, beautiful.

Becky - March 26, 2012 - 8:05 pm

I’m getting ready to make over our spare bedroom. Painting the walls black. How is that for springy?;). Love your macro pictures. You rock girlfriend.

Ellie - March 26, 2012 - 8:45 pm

That first shot is really lovely. You captured the flower very well.

Iza - March 26, 2012 - 9:40 pm

I absolutely love the first image. It is so full of energy, perfect focus and great colors.

marty - March 26, 2012 - 10:41 pm

Do you have azaleas blooming? Alex and I are celebrating each other(25 yrs.) here in San Diego, CA. See you next week!

Tania - March 26, 2012 - 11:57 pm

Fitness bootcamp while enjoying the sun rise over Philly’s Parkway.

Welcome Spring!

Pieces of Sunshine - March 27, 2012 - 3:59 am

Gorgeous photos. Spring is such a pretty season.

Nics Cahill - March 27, 2012 - 11:51 am

Stunningly sublime photographs, I love them. Thank you for sharing them with us.

I hope that you have a great run – getting out before the heat is not often a problem here in Ireland, it is often getting out before the rain!

Today, I work, and think. Talk a little, and ponder. Then tonight I will meet a great friend for ice cream.

Pieni lintu - March 27, 2012 - 12:18 pm

So so pretty!!!! <3

Brooke - March 27, 2012 - 2:52 pm

Wow your first photo is unbelievably breathtaking!!! Absolutely amazing! Wishing you a happy spring break. :)

Life with Kaishon - March 27, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Oh my word Patricia. That first picture is just INSANELY gorgeous. WOW! Seriously breathtaking. What a fantastic image. I love it.

Gina - March 27, 2012 - 3:07 pm

WOW- that is so beautiful!!!!

Buckeroomama - March 27, 2012 - 4:19 pm

I LOVE both images, but that first one is just all kinds of GORGEOUS!

Thank you for linking up with Communal Global. :)

Kelleyn - March 27, 2012 - 5:03 pm

I agree that moms need spring breaks too! I am looking forward to next week, so that I can sleep in!

Kim C. - March 27, 2012 - 5:30 pm

wow! I love the first one.

I agree that moms need a spring break. I hope you get to play and organize.

Ashley - March 28, 2012 - 12:19 am

Incredible depth of field on the first image!

Theresa - March 30, 2012 - 8:05 am


{Spring}ing Hope

And this is hope: on the deepest, darkest blue all white and sparkley, dewy and soft, open, waiting for what is to come and what is to become. it draws me in until i see no blue… until blue no longer exists. * This and That Rural Journal

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Stephanie - March 15, 2012 - 10:50 am

Beautiful, Patty! And I know just what you mean! Didn’t Spring get here in the nick of time?

Tanya - March 15, 2012 - 11:29 am

beautiful images!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm - March 15, 2012 - 11:30 am

So gorgeous – love the close ups.

Southern Gal - March 15, 2012 - 11:41 am

Sweet blues and whites.

Nancy - March 15, 2012 - 1:06 pm

How beautiful. I love spring blooms. So fresh and bright.

Thank you for sharing at RT today, Patty. :)

Robyn - March 15, 2012 - 2:40 pm

I saw this post linked up with a Rural Thursday. Your pictures are stunning! Thank You for sharing your talent and art.

Gina - March 15, 2012 - 11:21 pm

So pretty!!! I wish we had some white ones around here.

Elaine A. - March 16, 2012 - 4:16 am

OH so gorgeous. That third shot, the close-up, just wonderful!!

Becky - March 17, 2012 - 3:10 am

You got right up in that blossoms goodies didn’t you??;). Happy weekend girlie.

deb duty - March 17, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Lovely collection of these gorgeous blooms!

koralee - March 17, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Thank you so much for your sweet comments you left me the other day. I soooo love your stunning photographs..the blue sky against the white blossoms makes my heart happy. xoxoxo
Happy weekend.

Beth - Virginia - March 18, 2012 - 2:25 am

oh, wow … such a great selection of photos. gorgeous flowers. lovely. (:

Cate - March 18, 2012 - 11:42 pm

Enjoy your spring my friend. I’m writing this from under a blanket while autumn winds and rain whip around the house.

Connie Smiley - March 24, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Such exquisite beauty!

Sweet 13

 We celebrated Lexi’s 13th birthday Saturday night with her good friend. It felt like a grown up party, with girls and boys, a DJ and dancing. Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating her birth for the very first time. I watched them giggle and laugh and dance around each other, and felt so grateful […]

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deb - March 13, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl!
( and happy birthing day to you as well.. although I’m assuming this a belated wish:) )

I will keep that hope and faith and trust along with you, Patty. It’s all we can do.
I am certain you are the best mom , but still…

love to you, and thanks for all the comment love .. Life is for living . Absolutely.


(and did you know that when you comment you can’t reply back or get to your blog? I don’t know if that changed when you beautified before , but thought you should know)

Southern Gal - March 13, 2012 - 1:08 pm

You’re right. You speak it and live it and she’ll learn it from you. Happy birthday to your girl.

Mama Zen - March 13, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Happy Birthday to a beautiful young lady!

Vita Stunder - March 13, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Beautiful pictures and happy birthday to your daughter!

Angela - March 13, 2012 - 1:50 pm

I’ve just started experiencing those feeling about my girls. My oldest is about to turn 6 and little by little I’m seeing the innocence go away. :( Thanks for sharing this!

freckles & dimples - March 13, 2012 - 3:08 pm

i think you are right, if you show it, they will learn it. happy birthday to your sweet girl!!

emily - March 13, 2012 - 4:24 pm

What a beautiful young lady! Happy birthday to her!

LindyLouMac in Italy - March 13, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Calling by as another participant in Our World Tuesday, they grow up in a flash don’t they.

lisa - March 13, 2012 - 6:48 pm

What a truly special time, and such a beautiful young lady, Patty!
My children are almost 23 and 24 now, so I know how tough these questions can be to answer, and just when you think you’ve answered them, there are new ones! I think as Moms, we just do the very best we can and learn with them, as they grow.

Thank you so very much for being a part of The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day, and I will surely still see you here!


Gina - March 14, 2012 - 12:21 am

What a beautiful young woman. 13- it happens so quickly doesn’t it??!! Looks like it was a great day!

melody - March 14, 2012 - 1:00 pm

These are beautiful photos of your daughter!

Emily - March 15, 2012 - 2:29 am

That first shot is exquisite! I love the colors and the light is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

Cate - March 18, 2012 - 11:41 pm

Happy belated birthday to Lexie!

And to you Patty – speaking as the mum of a daughter a few years further down the track – just keep being the mother that you are. Honest, involved, trusting and open with your girl and she will continue to flourish.


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