Sunday, July 24, 2011

Random pix

Lots of random pix I've taken over the last week or so.




Early one morning we had mist in front of the butte so only the tip top showed. This, coupled with a setting full moon, made for a neat pre-dawn shot.

The kids were invited to join some neighbors in the city last week. Here they're waiting to be picked up.

Red, one of our roosters.

On a misty morning, a deer stood on alert right outside our yard fence. She knew the dogs couldn't get to her.

Leaping over first one fence...

...and then another.

Lydia half-howling.

Weeding onions. Before...

...and after.

Our neighbor's kittens are at the seriously adorable stage.

A neighbor's unintentional but artful tableau: Bible, lamp, dishes.


A fabulous bumper sticker.

Matilda in the daisies.

Speaking of daisies...

I bought this plate many many years ago. It hangs over my kitchen sink. In the background, the father milks a cow; in the foreground the mother makes cheese. To me, it denotes many positive things in a single picture (click to enlarge): a farm, cheesemaking, a family working together, and a family that obviously loves each other.

Some of the pieces I'll be bringing with me to Portland.

Blooming tiger lilies.

Matilda grooming Polly.


  1. These are some of the best pics I've seen on any blog in a long time. Thanks.

  2. Absolutely my favorite photo is "Matilda in the Daisies." Sounds like a book title or a movie.

    I can smell all that fresh cut hay all the way out here in cyber-ville. Mmmmm!

    Just me.

  3. Love the pictures...wish I was a country girl :0)

  4. That one of the daisies in the canning jar on your kitchen table would make a wonderful book cover for your next simplicity or country living book. Very pretty.

  5. Patrice,

    Your daughter's bottom is hanging out of her shorts in that tree proto. You might want to consider a different picture.

  6. Anon 4:45, those aren't shorts, that's her swimsuit, which I think you'll agree is a modest one. Nonetheless I appreciate the concern and I've removed the photo.

    - Patrice