Friday, November 7, 2008

New Heading Picture

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.


Kay Dennison said...


Sailor said...

It's pretty nice, Friend.

RisibleGirl said...

What a lovely picture.

I cannot believe that your mom, at her age, drags a hose that far to water her tree. I'm awfully glad that we have automatic sprinklers or else all my stuff would be completely dead.

Significant Snail said...

My grandparents farm was on Jay Road and had a beautiful view of the mountains. I started life on a farm that's no longer there. We moved into town (Evergreen and 10th) and could walk up the street and hike the foothills. Moved from there many years ago but boy do I miss it still!

Annieofbluegables said...

trees, Risible, multiple trees. Too many to count and she knows each one by name. We have a long driveway 3/10ths of a mile and it is lined with trees that she waters with hoses. She believes that is why she is still so strong, able to live on the farm still, independent and doing so well because she gets her exercise dragging those hoses. What an amazing woman, my Muti. I just love her so much.

Anonymous said...


Thank you for your comments. You know, I still have that letter you sent me when I peer tutored Rory while I was in high school. Do you remembering writing this letter? I keep this letter with all the special things I've collected over the years. Your recognition of my kindness and worth brought me strength when I had none. Thank you for being such a powerful, kind soul.
I've switched directions on my blog. You may not find the subject matter appropriate. I just noticed you have a link to my blog posted on yours. (I'm so flattered!!!) You may want to delete this link and I would understand this completely.
Thank you for being who you are, wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, friend and person.
God Bless you always.

yardsnacker said...

What great blessings! I love those mountains and esp your new picture! Wow!


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