If you access my post from a reader or blog line, you will not notice that I have changed the photograph on my header. It is still a picture of my favorite mountains where I used to live, just another view.
I got it from the link listed to the right, Nick Wilde's blog. He gave permission to use it. I thought it was so nice. I gave him credit and a link.
I grew up looking at these mountains and thought they were literally mine, because every year on my Birthday, the Christmas Star was lit up on a mountain near to this one. I spent many hours studying them and the clouds that came over them.
Even though I live in another state, this will always be home to me. My mom still lives in the same house in which she brought me home from the hospital. I watched my daddy remodel that house and my mom make the yard turn into a park. Mom and Dad were a good match. We lived on 25 acres with alfalfa growing in the fields, cows in the pasture, cats and chickens in the barn yard. Actually they were two roosters that someone rescued from a research place. They accidentally hatched.
This picture shows our yard looking south. If you look carefully (click on the picture and it will enlarge), you can see those mountains between the trees directly in the middle of the photograph.
It still is a beautiful place. Mom is in her late 80's and still hauls the hoses all over that huge yard to water the beautiful established old trees, perfectly manicured lawn and perfect flower beds. The next picture shows it in December, looking east. How does she keep the grass so green?
I tried to find my favorite picture of the house looking west at the front door in the summer, but it must be in printed form, not on the computer.
When I do, I will scan and post it.
this was not meant to be a long post. I have other things I must do today.
have a nice one.