A to Z Challenge – O

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The letter O …

The time is almost here.  The calendar says it is Spring, now if we could just get the weather to cooperate.  We had light snow this week, but tomorrow it is supposed to return to the 60’s.  We have had little tastes of Spring here and there, then Winter seems to sneak back in.  This time I hope someone closes the door and locks it tight until late Fall.

Once the windows are open, I can hear the birds chirping and in about a month the lilacs will fill the air with their perfume.  It is time to think about heading outdoors again.  Taking a short walk (I think all I can handle is short) trying to find my health again.  See the first signs of the season – the neighbors tulips blooming, the daffodils on the corner, and the first dandelions popping up in the yards.

Once warmer days come there is the opportunity for morel mushrooms to pop up.  And more birds will fly back from the South.  The squirrels and rabbits will come out in force.  And the park by the river may even have a stray deer.

I can take my camera and capture moments of beauty I see in trees, flowers, the sky and more.  To spend time outdoors brings me a little closer to the wonders all around we are usually too busy to see.  Those moments I will be able to spend outdoors will bring me a peace I can find no other way.  My gratitude today goes to being outdoors.

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Mountain Cowboy

Mountain cowboy

Hear the call of nature

Speaking your name

Whispering in the trees

Laughing with the river flow

Shouting with the mountain heights

 

Mountain cowboy

Know you are home

With the wind by your side

The sun on your face

Your horse next to you

A fire ready for night fall

 

Mountain cowboy

Remember those you leave behind

Forever touched by your spirit

Holding you deep in their hearts

Missing you every day

Loving you forever

 

Mountain cowboy

Ride off to your dreams

Straight into the sunset…

Day 58 – 100 Days of Happiness

Today I tried to go back to an old way of escape or freedom… with a twist.  Before I found it too hard to walk long distances I would walk and take my camera with me.  I captured bits and pieces of nature to take with me.  Looking back on those photos I can recall the places they were taken and even a time or two what was stressing me at the time or what I was escaping from.  I will share just a couple of pictures…

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

An endless supply of flowers…an endless supply of hope.

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Simple beauty …

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A quiet place to hide away…