Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday Walkabout ~ Simple Beauty

The neighbors started harvesting their corn this week. This is the first year we’ve had a cornfield next to us, so the whole process has been very new and interesting to me.

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We’ve had some really beautiful weather this week – until Wednesday, when things turned sharply colder. We enjoyed some nice outdoor walks early in the week.

On Monday, the blue sky reflections in the ponds were gorgeous. Here, you’ll also see one of my little blue hydrangeas (oh yes, again!), still blue and beautiful with only a slight amount of frost damage. And the almost-full daytime moon…

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Winter berries and greenery, and birds nibbling seeds off the tall fountain grass in the yard. Bottom right - some deer (and people) tracks…berriesBirdsGreens&Tracks

The dogs enjoyed our walks immensely. “What’s that critter in there??”

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Banjo, with after-effects of digging in the clay…

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Oh, and Banjo turned 8 years old this week! Happy Birthday, our sweet Jack Russell Terrier girl! She’s also known around here as “Human Dog.” I’m tellin’ ya, she is just too smart.

Dear Bloggy Friends, I hope this week is going well for each of you. Please stay tuned for our first Flat Creek Farm Giveaway. Soon, very soon :)

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23 comments:

~Tonia said...

Love the pictures! It is so cold here now!! Our little Hobo dog digs like that when we let her loose!

Rural Revival said...

I love the blue collage! I have a thing for blue. :) I'm also lovin' those berries! I wish I had more berries growing around my place. I'll have to work on that!

Banjo is also too cute!! What a great photo Tammy!!

Be well! My week has been good and almost over, another vacation day tomorrow!! Yippee!!

~Andrea~

Jackie said...

The photos are beautiful and Banjo is just darling! I want to scoop him up!

Jackie

Always a Southern Girl said...

I love how you did all of your photos in a collage. How did you do that?

Cheryl and Carman said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures as usual!!! We had a "little girl" dressed in a dog suit a few years back and still miss the fun things she did. Banjo is a cutie! I bet the corn harvesting was cool to watch, we sure don't have such things around here....

OsageBluffquilter said...

I don't know what I want worse, the blue hydrangea, or Banjo's sweet face.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Just love the photo's and the way that you group them and display them--thanks for sharing!
Have a great day--Hugs, Di

from our front porch... said...

Happy Birthday, Banjo!! You don't look a day over one! (LOL)
As usual, Tammy, your pics are beautiful :)
I am trying to find the time to sit down learn Live and the other wonderful directions you gave me. If you find any extra time, please send it my way!
Your friend, Misha

Rural Rambler said...

Tammy the collages are some beautiful photography! I love the frosty leaves. I bet those are Goldfinches on the Fountain Grass. I can't believe you still have Hydrangeas! Summer, sigh. My potted ferns are still hangin' in there but tonight will be the end! 15 to 18 degrees here :( Banjo pup, those eyes!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Your collage appears to have a real nip to it. So crisp..the elements are dramatic. I love that. It hasn't snowed up in the mountains here yet..but that's when we can say- ya, we really have our winter season. I love the reflections, colors and the leaves here- Your dogs look happy. Our chow/shepherd turned three last week, but I feel she needed a birthday hat! ha. The hydrangea is beautiful too!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend-

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the pictures!! Especially the one with the blue flower! So beautiful.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing the great pics!!

Elle Bee said...

The trees reflected in the water--that took my breath away. Just stunning. And of course, I love your blue hydrangea.

Catherine said...

i love your mosaics and your dog,he looks very sweet

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

What wonderful photos!! I can just tell that I would love Banjo - so much personality!
-Staci

Just Joany said...

Happy Birthday, Banjo! I enjoyed the pictures and the tell. ~ Just Joany
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Linda Stubbs said...

Tammy, you have really captured beauty with your camera. I love the collection of blue. Your little dog Banjo is to cute.

Today we will finish up on the milo. It is so cold here in Kansas and the snow is coming.

Well I am off for another morning at Stutzman's Greenhouse. I will post again on the class.

Blessings, Linda

Feral Female said...

Love the photos and the arrangement of them! It`s gotten cold here as well and some snow has fallen too!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Very cool, love your dogs! Your terrier reminds me of my toy fox terrier. Especially the nub tail.

Terry said...

Howdy Sweet Lady

What awesome photos.
Thank you so much for your blog it really is such a wonderful blessing .
May you have the best rest of the week ever !
Big Hugs from Texas
Happy Trails

Q said...

Beautiful blue skies indeed!
Very cold here and snowy.
Hope you are enjoying your Christmas decorating!
Will you bake cookies?
Sherry

Dandy said...

Those pictures are breathtaking! The reflections in the pond and the winter berries are just inspirational!

Janet Phillips said...

Tammy, your pictures are soo beautiful!!!!!1

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