Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Patchwork of Life

I don't really have anything remarkable to share today... but just bits and pieces of life here {smiles}  ... a patchwork  of life, if you will :)


Frozen rime (fog) on pine needles early one chilly morning



Millions of crystals sparkling in the sunlight...


Shimmering frozen rime on the trees and bushes in amazing splendor...





New life coming forth... a friend of mine invited me over to see her new babies...


... and the beautiful momma, so protective of her little ones.


An wearied old barn set in the darkening skies of the afternoon...



Catnip for the sleepy orange tom cat who suddenly became quite vicious and silly as he played with it...


A walk in the woods with Annie...


A deer was silent as a statue in the darkness of the forest beyond... and Annie was quite intent ...


The sun setting on the distant hills...


Finding some very large footprints, Annie was shivering with excitement.  We suspect they belong to elk...


Sunshine spreading warmth to the gentle world of white...



Fences gently adorned in the shadowy sunlight



A quiet visitor in the backyard...


A new bird arrives to visit our bird feeder... have never seen this one before!


Magnificent is the word that comes to mind as I watch him gracefully flit among the branches...


... quickly eluding a clear view of himself, he flies off and I haven't seen him since....


... walking on ice with my yaktracks and chicken poo boots...


Annie's large paws never slip on the ice... how magnificent our Lord is to create animals who can adapt to all situations!


Views of the mountains that never, ever cease to amaze and thrill me.... I'm blessed with this view whenever I walk... the mountains are there, always the same, yet ever changing.


Annie's intent gaze on a small fawn with her momma seen just beyond the tree line.  Annie was sad, she was on a leash, and nothing to be done about it, but watch.


A precious package received in the mail as we finished our walk... could the day end any better? I think not!  The Lord knew my heart would rejoice to receive such love wrapped inside in a package!

Blessed, yes I am... simple things in life... all adding to the patchwork quilt of a day clothed in simple beauty and thankfulness for the blessings of the Lord!



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29 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking me on your "walk" with you. :) I am missing the beauty of the snow here where it has been unseasonably warm. We even have our first snowdrop flowers blooming already. I fear that we will have a cold spell and it will kill off all the new buds that are beginning to come out way too early.

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    1. I'm glad to "walk" with you too :) Yes, spring does seem to working its way here too. Our snow is gradually melting, little by little. I do hope that all the buds don't get frozen off either! Thank you for your visit :)

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  2. Thank you for taking me on your "walk" with you. :) I am missing the beauty of the snow here where it has been unseasonably warm. We even have our first snowdrop flowers blooming already. I fear that we will have a cold spell and it will kill off all the new buds that are beginning to come out way too early.

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  3. Your Annie could be related to my Coffee---his mama was a white German Shepherd and his dad was a saddleback-regular German Shepherd. He has the same colorings as your Annie...she is beautiful.

    I enjoyed your walk--beautiful...we have always wanted to live in Idaho...beautiful. Thanks for emailing me. Blessings

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    1. Isn't that funny how our dogs look alike! Annie is actually part husky and German Shepherd, and she definitely has unique and beautiful features. In fact, her mother was a white German Shepherd and her father the husky. She has been a wonderful dog for us, we love her so much!

      I'm glad you enjoyed the little walk... Idaho is an amazing place and not many people know about it... I enjoy sharing the beauty of life here, we are so blessed! Have a wonderful day Linda :)

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  4. You should go into Tourism for Idaho!
    If I didn't already live in and know how beautiful Idaho is, I'd move here in a minute.

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    1. LOL, maybe I should. Although I believe beauty can be found wherever you live, you just have to look for it. Here in Idaho, you don't have to look, it is everywhere :) Thanks Christine for your sweet comments, they made my day! :)

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  5. That bird looks like a Magpie. We have lots of them around here. Nice photos. The bunny babies are so sweet. Mama is very pretty. Thanks for sharing your lovely surroundings. xo ~ Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy, you got it right! I looked it up, and sure enough that is what it is. I haven't seen it since either! It was only here for a minute or two. The bunnies are very sweet. I am thinking about getting one from her. We'll see. It will be 'Ole McDonald's farm here before long, lol!

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  6. All I can say is WOW!!! What gorgeous photos. You are so blessed to live in such a wonderful place, you brought peace to my heart as I strolled along with you. You are so lucky to be surrounded by so much wildlife. That's the one thing I love about the mountains, the amount of wildlife that you see. The bird looks like it's a Magpie, I've seen them in Colorado. We don't have them here but they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your walk.

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    1. You know, we are really blessed to live here with the abundance of mountains, rivers, clouds and wildlife. I thank the Lord for it every day! Yes, you are right, the bird I saw is a magpie! So far you and several others knew just what it was! I had never seen one before, and it hasn't come back to visit either. I just thought its colors were very striking.

      Hope you have had a blessed and wonderful day! :)

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  7. What a lovely post, sweet friend! I love seeing all of your amazing photos. You are so talented and gifted in so many ways, and it is such a joy that you share those gifts with us here! The mountains are so beautiful...so majestic. My heart always longs for the mountains. God bless you for taking us on this journey through your day...and God bless the one who was so kind to send you the sweet package! :)

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    1. I'm so happy to be able to share the beauty here with others, it gives me great joy! The mountains indeed are incredible beauty to me. I love how they can change all throughout the day. I never tire of seeing the view of them. The sweet package was so special, a wonderful piece of happy mail :) I have been so blessed by your sweet happy mail packages too! Blogging has brought such beautiful things into my life, and I'm so thankful for each friend I've made :) Blessings to you today dear Cheryl!!

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  8. What a very beautiful place you live in. I always enjoy your photos.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, indeed we are so very blessed here to live in these beautiful mountains, and it gives me great joy to share it with others! Have a blessed day my friend :)

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  9. Gorgeous pictures - and those baby bunnies, oh my!! I just want to cuddle them all! I wonder what that bird is? It's lovely, I've never seen it!!

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    1. I know those baby bunnies are just precious. I'm sure they've gotten even cuter in the last week since I've seen them... I just love new life coming forth! Some of my readers who commented thought the bird was a Eurasian magpie, and indeed that has to be what it is. Although the bird hasn't been back to visit, it was lovely having it for just a few minutes! :)

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  10. There is so much loveliness where you live...cold yes, but just so pretty!

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    1. Yes, it is gorgeous here, and really not that cold. Today it hit 50 degrees! :)

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  11. Beautiful pictures, as always. I love the bunnies!

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    1. Thanks Lynne, the bunnies were really precious to see! :)

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  12. Lovely walk...thank you! The more you share with us on your beautiful part of the world, the more I want to see it in person! Such amazing views! That little birdie is so pretty! And the baby bunnies are so cute! Glad Annie walks with you!
    I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day. Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes! I had a wonderful day!
    Enjoy your week dear friend!
    Hugs, Amy

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    1. I'm glad you had a wonderful Valentine's/birthday! Thank you for all your sweet words, and maybe someday you will get a chance to visit Idaho, it will be worth it! :)

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  13. As always, your photos make my day! Love each one and the bird looks very much like the Black-Billed Magpies we get here in winter. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Noreen

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    1. I think you are right, it is a magpie, as several other readers mentioned to me, and it was so pretty to see. I haven't seen it since either! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures, and hope that you are having a good day! :)

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  14. Dearest friend, how I would love to take a walk with you in person - wouldn't that be a joy! You live in such a beautiful area and I can see why you enjoy being outside so much.

    Your blog is such a wonderful place to visit...I feel as though I am actually enjoying some sweet time with you. Love and hugs to you, my friend!

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    1. I was doing some work on my blog, and realized I had comments that I had not responded to, oh my! So sorry that my reply comes so late to your wonderful and much loved comment!

      It would be such a precious joy to take a walk with you in person! Walking brings me such joy to be outside and enjoying the beauty of the Lord! So thankful that this blogging friendship has become so precious, and I appreciate you so very much. Praying you are blessed in the Lord today! Hugs and love to you :)

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  15. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. You photo's are lovely. I love the bunnies the best. I had bunnies for a while. I miss mine! The snow was very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I was doing some work on my blog, and realized I had comments that I had not responded to, oh my! So sorry that my reply comes so late to your wonderful and much loved comment! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet words! I'm glad you enjoyed the virtual "walk". I do love bunnies too, they are so soft and sweet! I'm so happy to have met you, and do hope you will forgive me for not responding sooner! Much love to you today :)

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