Thursday, August 10, 2017

Beauty in the Storm

 Hello friends~

I'm not going to say how long it's been since I last posted.
I'm starting to sound like a broken record.
All I can say is that I miss you all
and I am trying.

And it seems that I'm not the only one absent.

As you can see by most of my photos, I am a country girl.
So at least that explains WHERE I am and what I'm DOING
 much of the time. 

You'll often find me
wandering about in the beautiful outdoors working
or taking in as much beauty as I possibly can.

Is there anyone else out there that feels the draw of that
magical and wondrous place
outside your four walls?

The other day my daughter and I saw a T-I-N-Y
fawn hopping through the field with it's mother!
So sweet.
Makes hanging around outside so very worth it.

If someone told me that I was part gypsy,
I would nod my head and say,
"I knew it all along!"

And then there are the storms...
 This photo made me think of the song
 Gentle on My Mind,
 sung by the amazingly talented guitarist and singer,
Mr. Glen Campbell.
He will be greatly missed.

"You're moving on the backroads by the rivers of my memory and 
for hours you're just gentle on my mind."

Such sad days when we lose one more of the great artists.
I had just learned that song in the last week and I'm so happy that I did.
It will be a honor to sing it and I will always think of him when I do.
 It's always nice to have a friend nearby during stormy times.
 The beauty of it all just calls my name.
It feeds my soul and brings me peace in times 
when chaos is looming and threatening.
While it's pouring rain,
 the lightning electrifies the air and the thunder 
is rolling through the mountains,
it's a good time to jot down what's been happening 
and send some letters off to friends and family
  in  far away places.

Do you like writing others and making handmade cards?
After the rain stops, it's fun to wander around outside.
There are usually some little surprises just waiting to be spotted!
Here, a Cicada has just some out of it's shell.
Kind of ugly...
But sort of miraculous.
How DO they do that?!

I have a time lapse video of the one above coming out. 
I had to watch it for twenty minutes. 
I got impatient toward the end and almost missed it!
Are those raindrops on my wings?
During my wanderings, I often find little treasures to create with.
What have you been doing?
I know everyone has such interesting lives and this time of year
is full to overflowing with work and play and 
special outings with family and friends!

I'd love to hear about some of your adventures!
I do hope that you are well and that 
life is treating you kind.

As always...
Thank you so very much for coming by and visiting my
little online world. 

Blessings and happy summer days to you!
Tamara xoxo


Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Tamara, so happy to see you posting. It's always so enjoyable to visit with you. Like you, I haven't been posting much either and I'm just trying AGAIN to get back to it lol. The photos of the horses are beautiful and the Cicada - ewwwww! What else can I say. Very interesting though, I love nature and all its wonders. I love your stone creations. Have a wonderful weekend when it arrives.

Junkchiccottage said...

Good to say Hi to you today Tamara. Glad to see your post. Your beautiful flower made from stones is gorgeous. Nature at it's best with the Horses and that beautiful sky and the Cicada too! Happy Weekend

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Jeff LeFevre said...

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