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Amid the Noise and Haste

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, […]

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Marblemoon - September 25, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Beautiful words and images. Thank you. :)

Dawn - September 25, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Patty, your post always amaze me. This post is just what I needed, with somethings going on in my life. Thanks for lifting me up and making me realize the importance of peace.

S. Etole - September 25, 2013 - 11:00 pm

this whole post … so lovely

Ross - September 27, 2013 - 3:43 am

Amazing words and even greater photos! Have yourself a great weekend.

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[…] Amid all this noise and haste, we are finishing up our stone fireplace outside, and I am revamping this blog a bit… can’t wait for the reveal of both!  😉 […]


 Thank you for your thoughts on yesterday’s post.  I asked,  How do you empower girls to deal with mean spirited comments, demeaning or belittling words?  Some of my favorite quotes from your comments: From Kelley:   I tell my girls to do their best to use kindness in return, and Try another Southern thing and say […]

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Stacy Uncorked - August 15, 2012 - 12:01 pm

What an awesome shot! :)

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Molly - August 15, 2012 - 1:28 pm

How would you empower a young girl to be resiliant against such negativity? I think the answer to this developing a strong self confident streak and bringing them up in a ‘can do’ environment rather than the opposite. Personally I think this applies to boys in this day an age more so than girls. I think the messages to girls at school is very much ‘can do’ whereas I feel that boys have rather been forgotten about.

I love this image by the way…. this is a very beautiful and atmospheric picture.


emily - August 15, 2012 - 2:55 pm

I did read the post from yesterday, and wanted to comment, but it’s a really tough situation, I kept coming up blank.

Cindy P - August 15, 2012 - 4:38 pm

What GORGEOUS light. Great, great photo.

I think the best way to empower a young girl against negativity is to flood every aspect of her life with love and positivity. Let her know that no matter what people say about her that she is beautiful and precious and loved. And that what God thinks of her is really the only opinion that matters. That and when someone says something that’s not so nice it isn’t necessarily true about her but rather it shows how not nice the person saying it is.

Princess @ Princess Soukup Blog - August 15, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Hi Miss Patty,

I read the card you sent to my mommy and I wanted to see your blog. I have a blog too but sometimes I forget to do it. I like your pretty picture. I will see you soon!

Love, Maggie

becky @ farmgirl paints - August 15, 2012 - 7:48 pm

beautiful picture girl. tried to comment yesterday and it didn’t work. just left one now. big hugs!

Diane - August 16, 2012 - 2:16 pm

When I raised my daughter I told her to treat others as she would like to be treated. Basically, kill them with kindness. It worked. She is now a fabulous mother herself and treats all around her with kindness. Meanness will only come back to haunt a person.

Heather - August 16, 2012 - 2:56 pm

That is some gorgeous light Love the flare!

Elena - August 16, 2012 - 4:05 pm

That is a gorgeous picture! Great sun flare! Those quotes are very beautiful and true!

Ellie - August 16, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Oh this is an awesome shot – just got to love that light :))

Carol - August 16, 2012 - 5:34 pm

Fantastic photography ~ am awed by the light ~ (A Creative Harbor)

bon bon - August 16, 2012 - 5:42 pm

wow, you just gave me a few beautiful moments with this image. thank you. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm - August 16, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Such a beautiful picture today!

Karen - August 16, 2012 - 9:43 pm

The light in your photo is just so beautiful!

Elaine A. - August 16, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Absolutely gorgeous photo!

Pat - August 17, 2012 - 2:52 am

Stunning shot!

Nancy - August 17, 2012 - 11:00 am

An inspiring photo, Patty. Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week.

deb duty - August 19, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Oh Wow! That is some gorgeous light!!

tara - August 22, 2012 - 2:32 am

what a gorgeous picture of the sun beaming down on earth. BEAUTIFUL.

There’s always a balance in teaching our daughters to turn the other cheek and also teaching them to take up for themselves……My daughter is only 5 and I’ve got two sons ahead of her…boys are a little different than these girls. :)

I want her to love well…but I also want her to be strong take up for herself in a Godly manner but also know when to walk away….

Liz - August 24, 2012 - 3:29 pm

What absolutely gorgeous light!!

When The Horizon Changes

{More from this episode of crawling around in the wet weeds tomorrow} * Wordless Wednesdays: Angry Julie Project Alicia Live and Love Out Loud Naptime Momtog Seven Clown Circus * “Today, be aware of how you are spending your 1,440 beautiful moments, and spend them wisely.” There are 1440 minutes in every day… 1440 opportunities […]

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Stacy Uncorked - July 25, 2012 - 12:31 pm

What an absolutely amazing shot!

Through a Lens and a Windshield

Southern Gal - July 25, 2012 - 12:34 pm

I don’t like spiders, but their webs fascinate me.

Crawling around in the wet weeds has its rewards.

Sophi Belle - July 25, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Wow, I love this! Beautiful photo!

MixedMolly - July 25, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Beautiful outcome from crawling around.

Danielle - July 25, 2012 - 1:53 pm

I love the title as a companion to the broken spider web.

Jessica - July 25, 2012 - 2:14 pm


This picture is fabulous! I can see you now crawling in the weeds with your Nikon…you’re the best. XO, Jess W.

becky @ farmgirl paints - July 25, 2012 - 8:22 pm

you make me almost like spiders…almost;)

Tish - July 26, 2012 - 3:07 pm

What a lovely shot! The lighting is gorgeous and i love the golden colors.

A French Twist on July 4th

 I have never before thought of the French on July 4th. But some say that without their support in the American Revolution, we may have never been freed from English rule.  That they saw our plight against the “English Tyranny” as an incarnation of The Enlightenment Spirit, a cultural movement to reform society, promote knowledge, […]

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Holly - July 4, 2012 - 1:41 pm

I love your red, white and blue French twist. Your photos are stunning.

Susan - July 4, 2012 - 2:40 pm

How beautiful. The story with the amazing pictures.

becky @ farmgirl paints - July 4, 2012 - 2:43 pm

love these patty. big chick and i’ve been wondering when you’d be home. we missed you! happy fourth. those pics were spot on with the red, white and blue. you’re so good!

Evelyn in Oregon - July 4, 2012 - 3:50 pm

This is a beautiful post….beautifully written, as well. My family lore has an ancestor who was a French Count involved in the fight for Independence. (However, my search on didn’t put our French ancestor in the right century!)

Donna - July 4, 2012 - 5:35 pm

I love all the bright colors.

Thauna - July 4, 2012 - 6:58 pm

These pictures are just beautiful!! Love the color and I really had no idea about the French influence on our Independece. Hope you are having a lovely 4th of July!

Lisa - July 4, 2012 - 7:51 pm

Beautiful! I am in love with those colours.

cathy - July 5, 2012 - 2:41 am

gorgeous shots, patty! bon voyage and welcome home :) thanks for the history lesson…love it!

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