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Do you remember being 13? It was the year I met my best friend. Who is still my best friend. There’s something about sharing life~ secrets and confessions, fashion trends, bad hair days, fears and hopes, first cars, boyfriend escapades, college, growing up, graduations and weddings, broken hearts, hopeful hearts, babies and moves across the […]

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Buttons - May 31, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Oh Thirteen I barely remember it but I remember it was when my best friend and I were inseparable and happy. Still are luckily except for the geography part. Awesome shots. Happy girls best friends forever:) B

heather - May 31, 2012 - 1:39 pm

How fun
13 ahh to go back in time HA. I am still friends with my bestie we’ve added a few other girls to our group that I could not live without.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm - May 31, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Oh how you make me miss the friends of my youth! Great pictures.

Sandra - May 31, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Love this! And I remember all us girls and 13!! My youngest turns 13 next week and she has a couple of friends that I know will be her lifelong friends..

Southern Gal - May 31, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Love this. I just reconnected two years ago with a 13 friend. I hadn’t seen her since she moved away when we were in high school. So over 30 years later my daddy gets a letter in the mail asking if he has a daughter named Renee. It was so fun to meet up and catch up with her. You’re right. That kind of friend is a friend forever no matter if you lose track for 30 years or more.

Elaine A. - May 31, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Oh gosh yes, I remember it well. :) Lovely photos.

Ellie - May 31, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Thirteen seems such a long time ago now,lol. Your pictures are lovely and the girls look as if they are having lots of fun.

Molly - May 31, 2012 - 4:37 pm

I do remember being 13 but I never had a friend like that… I was shy and didn’t fit in then… the only attention I attracted was from the bullies. I hope so very much that my children never suffer from the same fate.


Bobbie Jo - May 31, 2012 - 5:01 pm

That’s a great stand by me quote. I do miss taking my teen friends for granted. I’ve tried to teach my girls not to do that but it’s wonderful it’s their season for that! Thanks for linking.


Becky - May 31, 2012 - 6:56 pm

It’s weird, but most of my closest friends came as I got older when the girls were little. When I was young the girls i knew were kinda mean, and it didn’t help that I lived out in the boonies away from everyone. Then boys came in the picture and forget about it;). Love the silhouettes of them. Very sweet.

Christian - May 31, 2012 - 10:03 pm

Beautiful words and images!

Nancy - June 1, 2012 - 11:57 am

I haven’t kept in touch with my childhood friends over the years, so I admire you for doing so. Lovely photos.

This Time of Year

It’s that time of year again… The water in the lake is getting higher, mornings are quiet and soft, and my adrenaline junky family is ready to roll. We get out of bed at the crack of dawn, brush teeth, and wash our faces. I make coffee and get my camera; they “load the boat”… […]

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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm - May 24, 2012 - 2:16 pm

That does sound fun! Beautiful picture.

Elena - May 24, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Aw, that sounds so nice! Love this shot! It does look so serene!

Susan - May 24, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Beautiful picture! What wonderful memories in the making!

Southern Gal - May 24, 2012 - 3:08 pm

You take me back to the days when we had a place at the lake.
We would get up early to water like glass. We would rush to get out there before someone beat us to it. To ski on that surface and take in the peaceful summer mornings is one of my favorite memories. Wishing we had some cliffs to dive from now. 😉

karen - May 24, 2012 - 6:27 pm

we will have to meet you out there. cherish this time with your children, too soon they are off to college and jobs and spouses and those summer time memories are just that— memories.

Ellie - May 24, 2012 - 8:52 pm

That is a beautiful shot – and your day sounds like such fun.

Gina - May 24, 2012 - 10:24 pm

I could sit & stare at that all day. I would have a hard time getting on the boat when I could just soak up that calm instead :)

Jessica Washburn - May 25, 2012 - 12:41 am

Missing my blog buddies. :) Love your location, can’t even tell you how jealous it makes me out here in the desert!! I’m a water baby for sure! Love when we’d wake up before everyone in Lake Powell when the water was like glass and go skiing. xo, Jess

Nancy - May 25, 2012 - 11:41 am

Sounds like an awesome way to spend the summer! Beautiful lake capture — so pretty.

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week.

A Damsel In Flannel - May 25, 2012 - 7:02 pm

It does bring back memories! I love boating. So much fun!

Good Misty Morning!

There are some tiny, little sacred places on earth. This is one of them. This field, this vast, empty field that sits around the corner from my house, that we pass every day. I post photos of it often, and I categorize my photos from here simply as My Field. Of course, I don’t own […]

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MixedMolly - May 22, 2012 - 11:38 am

Beautiful pictures and words!

karen - May 22, 2012 - 11:53 am

oh how true for so many of us. i think the way we show God our appreciation for His gifts is to give back through our service and love to each other. seeking for how we can share our gifts with others. again your eye for what surrounds us is fabulous!!

becky @ farmgirl paints - May 22, 2012 - 12:01 pm

i just love you. you know that right? you write to my soul. your pics transport me and focus on the things i love the most. we should be neighbors…that’s all i gotta say.

deb - May 22, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Thank you beautiful Patty. Thank you. xoxx

Elena - May 22, 2012 - 6:36 pm

Beautiful post! You are lucky to have this so close to you! Great captures!

Susan - May 22, 2012 - 6:49 pm

Oh my…what AMAZING pictures!!!

Cate - May 23, 2012 - 8:19 am

Just beautiful xx

edie - May 24, 2012 - 10:43 am

if that photo could be written into words, i’d want your words.
beautiful and perfectly expressed.
miss you (especially this weekend, recital won’t be the same without you)

darla - June 18, 2012 - 5:23 am

i absolutely love that second one!

A Little Bit of Glitter, part 2

“May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.”   Have you noticed, sometimes, that the world seems to conspire to position you in a particular place at a particular time with a particular set of skills or knowledge? You don’t understand why you need to endure something, or what purpose an […]

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Raymonde - May 17, 2012 - 12:47 pm

What beautiful photos and thank you for the encouraging word. Visiting from TATT. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm - May 17, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Deep thoughts today! I think the challenge to nurture your daughter’s confidence is an especially interesting one.

Kristy Life-n-Reflection - May 17, 2012 - 1:17 pm

I’ve always thought the same thing, the morning dew looks liek glitter!

Elena - May 17, 2012 - 1:19 pm

These are fantastic shots! Beautiful post too!

ruthie - May 17, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Lovely photos and message! I really love your glitter. And that’s one of my favorite prayers :)

Sherri B. - May 17, 2012 - 3:55 pm

What a beautiful and uplifting post…and your photos are stunning!

Stehanie - May 17, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Wow, as usual!! Glitter, especially the natural kind, both seen and unseen…sometimes it is just a feeling…is what keeps life interesting and meaningful, no? Thanks…as usual!

Ellie - May 17, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Gorgeous shots – I love the light and the raindrops.

Bobbie Jo - May 17, 2012 - 7:33 pm

Your blog site is fabulously serene. Your Rural Thursday link is inspiring.

heyBJK - May 18, 2012 - 7:55 am

Gorgeous photos! I love the water drops on the grass!

Nancy - May 18, 2012 - 11:16 am

A lovely collection of small, but powerful vignettes. Wonderful message, Patty.

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. :)

Mom Photographer (@MomPhotographer) - May 18, 2012 - 11:14 pm

just breath taking!!

Cate - May 23, 2012 - 8:21 am

Yes and amen – I needed to hear this too x

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A Little Bit of Glitter, part 1

A little bit of glitter And a little bit of sunshine to give your day a little bit of sparkle. {Here’s to noticing the little things} * Sweet Shot Tuesday Communal Global Tuesday Tips and Pics

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Desirae R - May 15, 2012 - 11:46 am

Beautiful shots!

Southern Gal - May 15, 2012 - 12:55 pm

I love glitter! Thanks.

Susan - May 15, 2012 - 12:59 pm

This is so pretty. You make me really want a marcro lens!

Have a blessed day!

Buckeroomama - May 15, 2012 - 1:36 pm

Here’s to absolutely gorgeous captures! So, so pretty. :)

Elena - May 15, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Thos are gorgous shots!

Pieni lintu - May 15, 2012 - 4:49 pm


Ruth West - May 15, 2012 - 9:02 pm

I love all these shots, how wet did your knees get? 😉

Leovi - May 15, 2012 - 9:57 pm

Yes, these photos are great, I love these exquisite compositions, these drops are very delicate, exquisite color and focus.

Anne U - May 15, 2012 - 11:41 pm

Beautiful, great focus.

Susan - May 16, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Gorgeous! Great macro finds!

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