Just Perfect

If you have followed this blog for long then you know that I take a lot of pictures. Atleast I used to take a lot of pictures.

I have this small point and shoot Kodak that I carried everywhere I went. But it has a problem….it’s very hard to turn on. Most of the time, by the time I get it turned on whatever it was that I planned to photograph is gone, changed position or something or other.

I purchased a new camera a while back, it’s bigger, bulkier and not quite so easy to carry everywhere I go. One of these days I’ll get that Kodak fixed. ***sigh***

On to the reason of this post.

The other day I jumped on our farm golf cart to drive down to the end of the driverway and get the mail. Down past my brother-in-law and family’s house, on past my Mother and Father-in-law’s house, out of the clearing and into a wooded area just before making a turn and on to the mailbox when ahead of me I see something move and a huge wingspan that flew to a tree branch a little further ahead, and landed. I stopped the golf cart and watched in amazement.

It was a huge barn owl, probably 2.5 to 3 feet tall. He was gorgeous. I knew he lived nearby and I hear him often calling out into the night. But this was only the 2nd time I had seen him in the almost 20 years we’ve been here on the farm.

As I watched him in awe of his beauty, he watched me with those big black circles that are his eyes. I spoke to him and he watched, never moving, until I began to move the golf cart. He then turned and flew off into the safety of the nearby trees.

I was awed by his beauty.

I was astounded by his size.

I was disgusted with myself……

because once again I DID NOT have my camera.

It was a perfect situation for a perfect picture.

It could have been “the best picture I’ve ever taken”.

If only I’d had my “dadblame” camera!!!


So instead of sharing with you the picture of a huge, beautiful barn owl you get this…….

A picture of part of the driveway.

Oh well….maybe I’ll see the owl again in another 20 years.

Happy Wednesday!



Smile – The Rabbit

Yes, I’m talking about my camera, not one of those cute furry things.


I love the new age of digital photography.

I can click until my little heart’s content.

For instance, while I’m at one of my son’s wrestling matches, I am constantly snapping away as he’s attempting to take down his opponent.

Or taking pictures of one of my grandkids just being a kid.

Not all the pictures turn out great, but I do get a lot of great shots.

And the beauty of digital is that I can delete what didn’t turn out well and not feel like I’m throwing money out the window.

Having the ability to capture moments like this…..

Makes me smile!

So what’s making you smile this week?

Happy Thursday!


One Day at a Time

As I sit here this Sunday afternoon, the week ahead is on my mind.

It will be a busy one. Probably not as busy as yours, but busy none the less.

I have school to attend, both online and on campus. Tests are coming up that I must study for.

There’s washing, cooking, sewing, cleaning, painting and personal belongings to deliver.

And a whole host of other things that will be thrown in on a whim.

Cause that’s just how life is here on the farm.

And that’s just the inside chores.

There’s critters to be fed and looked after. It won’t stop raining, so I won’t even think about the fencework that needs finishing.

That is a sensitive subject that I won’t talk about right now.

It’s too painful.


The math has brought on enough tears by itself, I don’t need to add any fuel to the fire.

The math? Oh, I’m getting it slowly. But the class is fast. You know, 2 years worth of learning crammed into 16 weeks.

Just when I begin to get a handle on it, they throw in linear equations.

I have also been working with my camera. Since I can’t use it indoors with the automatic settings, I’m determined to learn how to use the manual settings.

And I will!

But it takes beautiful pictures outdoors.

Like this one……

Hey, Fishing Guy! Spirit says, “Hi”!


But don’t worry about me!

 I’ll be taking life one day at a time and getting done what needs to be done, the same as everyone else.