Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Birthday Wish

wishing my nephew a

happy birthday

Love ya

Aunt Barbara

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

the beauty of snow

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland

Monday, December 29, 2008

Idaho City

Idaho City

This is a picture I took last year when we took a Winter road trip to Idaho City.

This tree was in someones back yard.

Wouldn't you just love to be able to look

out your window to this

beautiful site.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Camera Critters #38

Horses belong to the equus family. Equus comes from the ancient Greek word meaning quickness

This fella wasn't showing his quickness but his friendliness


Camera Critters

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Creative Photography #1

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Parts of AnimalsGreek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist
(384 BC - 322 BC)

Creative Photography

Friday, December 26, 2008

Snow Lace

Snow Lace

the snow on this porch reminds

me of a lace valance

Thursday, December 25, 2008

little miss kiona

Christmas pictures of little miss kiona

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

snow covered bridge

snow covered bridge


My Back Yard

hope i didn't wake up my neighbors this morning with my flash
but couldn't resist the fact that it was snowing
and that the branches of our
pine trees were covered.

Monday, December 22, 2008

favorite spot

grimes creek
this is my favorite on grimes creek
each season this spot jumps
out at me with Beauty


Shimmering -- Melting

Shimmering in the Sun


The sun is part to the creation of an icicle and also the end of

an icicle by melting it.. but there is still beauty in the melting

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Barn In Winter

a current passion of mine has been old barns

so what could be better then an old barn in the winter time

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Moores Creek


Moore's Creek

What a refreshing day to get up in the mountain

air. Loved it.


My Little Chickadee

This little chickadee flew to the bush in front of me and

posed for me long enough to get a couple of pics

We took a road trip today. We drove up to Idaho City. This little guy graced me with

his presents while taking pictures of Moore Creek


Friday, December 12, 2008

Bird House in Winter

This is one of my favorite pictures that I have captured.

The 1st and for most reason is that it reminds me of my grandma & grandpa's farm back in South Dakota.

It was a place that I grew up visiting every summer. It was not until I was older that I appreciated all the personal touches that my grandparents had added to the farm. When my grandpa finally sold the farm to move into town we took a trip to see it for the last time, as the new owners were removing the house, barn, out buildings along with its surrounding trees. So we were able to take items that grandpa did not need in town. The things that intreged me the most were the old farm elements such as an old window frame off the chicken coup, an old shovel & fork and 2 of the birdhouses that my Grandpa had made many years ago. He had a whole row of them along the driveway, which had stood there for years.

My Grandpa will be 103 on February 10th. He is in my thoughts every day and my 2 bird house from the farm are in my green house to remind me of the farm house that contained so many family memories.



Dictionary Definition:

An icicle is a spike of ice formed when water dripping or falling from an object freezes.

Barbara's Definition:

Amazing and Breathtaking

Winter Quote

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow Cones

Snow cones are refreshing in the summer.

But....have you ever thought about the snow cones in the winter.

Enjoy the Winter Snow (pine) Cones.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards
I finally finished my Christmas Cards. Last count I had made 85. They are all addressed and will go out in the mail before the weeks end.
Cards are a nice way to let someone know you are thinking of them this Holiday

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Today we put up our Christmas Tree.

Rob will be putting our lighted trees and deers outside later today.

My next goal for the weekend will be finishing putting my Christmas Cards together. They are all stamped & cut out, I just need to finish assembling them.

Next will be to get them signed, addressed and in the mail.
I enjoy creating homemade cards. I hope people enjoy receiving them as much as I love making them.

Friday, December 5, 2008

A Peacefull Trip

After spending time with my family on Thanksgiving Day, Rob & I headed up to Sumpter Oregon for a peaceful weekend. We had taken a drive up that direction in the fall and discovered some nice cozy cabins located in Sumpter. The Scoop and Steamer Cabin was a nice way to spend a relaxing weekend. I was hoping for snow but with no avail but we took a drive along the river, we also took a walk on the old train tracks which they still use for the Sumpter Train. We have visited Sumpter several times during the spring & summer for their big flee market they hold every Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends. It was nice to visit Sumpter without all the crowds of people.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Snowquami Pass

Something New

I am trying something new.
My friend Michelle has a great blog for which I visit regularly. She sent me instuctions about a year ago. I have saved that email this long intending to use it to help me set up my own blog. So lo and behold I am finally getting around to it.
I think I will have fun blogging. I am hoping I will grow from this experience as it will be a great tool to help me learn how to put thoughts in writing, share my love of photography, my love of stamping with others. Big Smiles to you. B.