Don’t you love looking through old photographs? Especially ones of family and friends back before you knew them or were born. It’s like the spirit of the people they were then are still around, and always will be.
The above is one of my favorite pictures of my dad. He would have been 18-years-old when this was taken and his sense of humor shows through his smiling, handsome face.
My Former Home Sweet Home
I took a drive out to the old Kaufmann homestead where I used to live. The gray mare may not be the same as she used to be many long years ago (the siding on my little house on the left is yellow now, for instance) but she still looks good to my eyes. This is where the inspiration for my Coffman Cozy mystery series was spawned.
Babies. Don’t we always love them, no matter what shape, size or species?
via A spring poulain! | Coin perdu, a mountain home.
I miss cows. Don’t you just want to scratch that nose right between the eyes and go “Good bossy, bossy, bossy?”
via Country Living | Chickens in the Road.
I wish it looked this clean every day but then, if it did, that probably means I’m not getting any work done.
Sophie is my two-year-old Papillon mix anti-depressant. In the photo above, we have stopped along our walk to just sit in the grass. She loves to just sit and sniff the smells in the air and watch the action around her. She is so happy all the time, it’s impossible to be in a bad mood.
In the video below, we are at the dog park playing with some of her friends. The Shih Tzu is one of her favorites, Gizmo, and the brown puppy is a new friend they are just getting to know.
I found this wonderful website about country living I wanted to share. There is so much goodness to read here, that I’m afraid it’s going to be a long while before I can drag myself off to bed, but I wanted to call your attention to this post Author Suzanne McMinn writes about why she chose to move to small town West Virginia.
It reminds me of the best things about country living. Click through the link below to explore more country goodness.
My kids eat sandwiches sitting in apple trees. They jump fully clothed in the river if they want to. They skate on frozen creeks and they know how to pick a hoe out of the shed. They know what a low-water bridge is, and how to set a turtle trap. We don’t worry about burglars at night but raccoons. They eat corn on the cob and know they planted the seed.
via The Slanted Little House | Chickens in the Road.
The cover pic for Chasing Nightmares is actually from a photo I took myself. The moon was full and bright and I was experimenting with the camera on my new smart phone. I can just imagine Hector lurking somewhere in the shadows, can’t you?