Golden Days Of Summer….

Golden days of summer is dedicated to those dealing with freezing temps and bitter cold…along with snow and ice…and nasty winds producing impassable drifts…in other words Old Man Winter.

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I gathered a few favorite photos from last summer and fall…I hope they will warm you up with some encouragement that soon…those warm days of summer will return!

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Our patio is our hang out place during summer months…

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Love my old bathtub:)

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Love our crazy clouds too!

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And dog day afternoons:)

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Spring and Summer are coming soon to you!

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I miss you kitty girl…my sweet Min-Mouse…forever you are in my heart…and someday we will be together again my sweet kitty angel girl.

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My flowers last summer went viral…and were amazing!

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 And Ms. Ellie Belle…she is with me all the time. She is 100% Australian Shepherd and I am her herd…

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She seeks to protect me so she always walks in front of me checking things out…and she goes into defensive kill when she senses danger of any kind. We love this girl lots…she has a beautiful heart like Minnie…I think Minnie sent her to be with us.

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Here’s hoping the spring and summer of 2015 will be warm and beautiful with incredible skies and weather!

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Wishing You A Happy Snappy Spring

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And A Wonderful Warm Summer!

August Introspection…

August introspection is slowly settling into my heart once again as summer is winding down…soon it will be going going gone…summer this year disappeared too fast!

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It reminds me how quickly the years fly by…how life passes on faster than we want…which means we either grab on or hang on.

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I will grab on and ride on!

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August is my birthday month…a time of gratitude and a time of thanksgiving for the life that God has given me.

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Each birthday brings me to a place of self examining…how can I improve myself…what do I need to change? We will never know it all and we will never be perfect people…I am not perfect at all, I am more of a klutz with a good heart! I love to learn new things to improve myself…and I love to write and to capture lifetime photos:)

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August weather can be unpredictable…you never know what is brewing…such as today’s forecast for severe thunderstorms and lightning and…

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I will be watching and grabbing images of the storm to share with you all:)

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Usually August will bring summer’s last hurrah…a week of 100 degree days with very warm nights.

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And you’ll find me clicking away as much as I can, trying to grab the remaining summer we have left. Late August brings many enchanted evenings outside…

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Perfect for photos that bring much delight! And as I look up to the heavens, I stare in wonder at the magical colors displayed above me.

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I love living here…never a dull moment…always something that brings life to your heart:)

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I wanted to share this interesting photo with you as I have never seen anything like these clouds…you may need to click on the image to bring it up so you can see the ethereal but enchanting clouds…they look a bit transparent and yet they look like lace in the sky or voile…beautifully odd but very interesting!

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And as I swing through life…I trust Him who holds the ropes to my life…I look up and laugh for He has me in His hands:)

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Minnie Mouse (above), Ellie Belle and I wish you all a great week!

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Life is good…Life is beautiful!

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A year ago today our Ellie girl came to live with us…

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She is so cute, so smart and a great protector!

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And HRCG…Minnie Mouse…and Ellie Belle are over and out for now…but not for long:)

Calling Sky Pilot…Weather Alert…Weather Alert!

Calling Sky Pilot…Weather Alert…Weather Alert…Calling Sky Pilot…Come In Please?

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This post is about weather and clouds as we have had very unusual weather here the last few years and some of it has been extreme. This is for my cloud loving subscribers…enjoy and enjoy…as these are only the tip of the iceberg!

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The photo above of the clouds was going over the house and my head…I stepped off the patio to shoot it. Kind of a WOWSERS to look up and see this or any of the storms!

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This storm showed up around 1:00pm on an afternoon in June with several individual storms….some were dropping…some were rotating and most were quite ominous!

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And then there is this…amazing to see thunder heads and clouds of this size with all the varied colors…odd beauty on camera!

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I have to include my twist and shout clouds too!

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And the rumple bumple clouds…

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Hello…Tokyo Oklahoma?

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Uh…welllll…this formation was interesting?

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And God came in with His paint brush and fluffed…then stroked the clouds a bit

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With Kingdom light and a lot of might!

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And with that said God Night…remember He always has the night shift:)

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Yee-Ha! Today is the 3rd Anniversary for HRCG!

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Thank you to my subscribers and followers….from the ever present writer and newbie photographer who sends you much thankfulness and appreciation for your support!

Word Of God Speak

Word Of God Speak” By Mercy Me

(If you have this song, be sure to play it with the photos)

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I’m finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it’s okay
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The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say
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Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
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Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
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To be still and know
That You’re in this place
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Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
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Word of God speak
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I’m finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
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All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice
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Word of God speak
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Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
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Your majesty
To be still and know
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That You’re in this place
Please let me stay and rest
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In Your holiness
Word of God speak
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I’m finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it’s okay
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I hope you have enjoyed this post…I was capturing new photos today and listening to music…and Word Of God Speak by Mercy Me began playing…whoa…I love their music and this particular song has played in my life often…and the music fit the photos of where I live:)
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May you have a peaceful and restful Sunday evening and a Stellar new week a head:)

The Incredible Ever Changing View Of Life…

The incredible ever changing view of life outside my window is truly amazing…as each season brings unique gifts of the season to us, giving us the gift of seasonal colors in the skies of glory above us and all around us with the beautiful colors displayed on the landscape…and as I gaze at God’s incredible world, I know but I know that God is here:)

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 I have been a bit distracted from writing with the holidays and life, but I’m back…I didn’t leave the blogosphere planet…I’m here hanging out while taking it all in as I watch the diverse weather while enjoying the life outside my window:)

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Pretty huh? I love this amazing world we live in…

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How it can change in a minute…from foggy days to God’s glory in the sky above…

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With jaw dropping sunsets full of majesty and brilliant colors…with clouds that morph into vivid displays for my camera.

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Surprise surprise surprise…the very next morning…we had snow!

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Of course…my horse Melody chooses to stand out in the snow and wind…never mind her stall is ready and waiting for her:) I think she wanted me to capture her picture in the blizzard of 2013!

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This was New Years Day during magic time…at the end of daylight for that day. It was interesting as we had fog around us on New Years but we managed to stay in the sunshine and blue skies above without fog…and at the end of day it threatened to come in on us as you can see behind the hill but God shone a golden light from heaven on the top of the hill and made a heavenly golden crimson color…and the fog never came in that night:)

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Hey look who dropped by to see what I was doing? It’s my shadow, Miss Ellie who is growing up…and she is ever so sweet:) She wanted to say Grrrowly-Roofy-Hi! And soon I will do a post on Ellie as she has grown lots but is still a puppy:)

Hang on we are switching gears into a new dimension…here we go! Remember you can click the pictures and they will double in size.

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As the headlights on the lone car rounded the corner, they drove into a canyon…above them the skies looked ominous and it was then that they realized they had traveled into the wrong canyon…they were traveling into another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but also of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of the imagination…they had crossed into the….Twilight Zone…

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This is Hot Rod Cowgirl signing off from the Secret Lab Zone…hmmmm:)

Wishing You All, A Happy New Week and A Great Night!

Crimson Skies Of Amber Bring Golden Days Of Fall!

Crimson skies of amber bring golden days of fall,

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As God paints the celestial heavens above me with glorious light and vivid colors.

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I love watching the magic in the skies just before dawn and just before sunset.

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The heavens are full of glorious colors and ever changing magical light…

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Clouds shimmering with layers of gold as they drift by over my head…

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I grab my camera, hoping to capture what I am seeing, to share with you!

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I am drawn into God’s creation outdoors but also in the animals I am blessed to love and care for…

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My camera clicks away taking hundreds of pictures in order to capture that one incredible shot!

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I can not put my camera down any better than I can put my pen down.

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Seasons comes and seasons go but God’s beautiful world remains a constant, every day and every night, in my life here.

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It is ever changing with different scenery…

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Full of incredible moments that take your breath away, as you pause to take it all in!

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May you have a blessed Fall as you enjoy the seasons of life and God’s amazing creation!

What Gives Writers And Artists Their Fire?

What gives writers and artists their fire? I take it for granted that we all think about words and photos the way I do but we don’t. I have known all of my life, that God blessed me with the desire and passion to become a writer of words and life. I am drawn to writing words that create visual pictures…words that become alive and draw you into the story or maybe the memories of your life. Writing is my heart, as the words explain the me that I am and the whys of my life…words of feelings…words of emotions…words of heritage and memories…and the words of a country cowgirl…words upon words upon words. Writers write to share what they feel and see in the moments of tender memories filled with times of faith…times of hope…times of life. I think they are born with a desire to tell the story as the seed has been planted in their hearts to write the words.

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Writers are different as we see and feel the actual word…we see emotions and feel life differently. Quietly our soul takes in all the words we hear and the pictures of life we see…the writer in us takes both the seeing and feeling emotions, weaving them into a story to share. Our words are poured out onto the golden pages of a book full of stories and memories, both real and fiction. If we are really good we can make you guess what is real and what is fiction. I think my writing and the ability to feel the words and to see the story in a quick snapshot blink of life is partly because I grew up by myself, with just my parents and our ranching life in the mountains and here at home.

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I never knew any different way of living, I thought everyone moved to the mountains to summer on a cattle ranch…now that I know differently, I feel very blessed that I had the opportunity. I carry the memories of almost 40 years, working first with my parents on the ranch and then with Wild Bill. My world has been full of horses, cows, kitty cats and dogs, and various critters…the sky and clouds…the elements of weather…hard days and good days…life was all of that and in my mind it was a novel of golden days…the days of my life. The one soap opera I watched for a couple of years, was of all things called “Days Of Our Lives”…go figure, I was doing what I knew as I actually do see the days of my life.

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I began to shoot pictures of my life and the life moments around me during the last two years…I bought a quality camera and once it was in my hands I hung on to it and slept with it if I had to! It was the missing piece to my life of words…it was the part that fit with the creative visions and the words I had inside my head and in my heart. If done correctly, one picture can tell the story from beginning to end…one photo can do that if you are good and that is what I strive for. I want to be that good with my camera…so I take 1000’s of photos every week…keeping some and trashing the others…I love learning:) When I read the story and saw the photos of Vivian Maier a few years ago, I was in awe and in photography heaven…she was incredible and had such an eye for the right moment and the perfect timing to capture the life of her subjects and the life of America. I would love to see her work in person! Here is the link to the web site of her images…enjoy.  http://www.vivianmaier.com/  She was truly a very gifted artist of life.

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It is the same with words…you have to write and I write a zillion words each week both on paper and in my head in order to develop what is already there inside me, writing your thoughts and words, keeps you fresh and wide awake! I write stories and heart filled memories of life, mine and also of other lives that I have seen and been part of. It is crazy how I can feel another persons heart and their thoughts…their emotions and feel what they are not saying as easily as what they are saying. No it is not some woo woo thing or a new age technique. I am blessed that God made me with the passion and ability to write, feeling the words of the story I see in a blink second of another persons life or the scenes of life that travel through my world. I love it and will never grow tired of words and images.

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Switching gears, I want to thank you for wondering where I have been and if all is well. I am here and we are doing fine. I hope to post my first of many award nominations that I have been given to share soon:) Somehow my “life went into hyper-warp speed and lately I have felt like I am Lieutenant Uhura on the U.S.S. Enterprise on Captain Kirk’s bridge traveling at warp speed to do battle with the Klingons in some new galaxy!” I think I need to write more and get outside with my camera…my imagination is getting a bit weird! No I’m not a Trekkie but I did like Star Trek in the 60’s.

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As I sign off for now I will leave you with a couple of verses from “Alabama” with their song called “I’m In A Hurry,” as it fits:)

“I’m in a hurry to get things done…Oh, I rush and rush until life’s no fun…All I really got to do is live and die…But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why”
“Don’t know why I have to drive so fast…My car has nothing to prove…It’s not new, but it’ll do 0 to 60 in 5.2″
“I’m in a hurry to get things done…Oh, I rush and rush until life’s no fun…All I really got to do is live and die…But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why”

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Right Tucker? “Rrrruff-righto Mom.”

I wish you the best of days or nights where ever you may be. “May God Bless You With A Totally Terrific Thursday or Fantastic Funny Friday!”

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