Matching Clouds Of Weirdness….

Alerted me to grab my camera and click click click!

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Ominous clouds of doom…hmmm?

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Very unusual clouds for us here in Eastern Oregon.

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I noted the right cloud was getting larger at the top…while the left one was sort of morphing into something else?

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I zoomed in on the right cloud, it was huge…we did not have a storm here but something unusual was going on in the heavens above! This odd cloud formation, reminded me of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind!

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Its 90 degrees here right now…crazy hot for this time of year!

HRCG and Ellie are over and out for now…but we’ll be back:)

Happy Weekend!!!

My Oh My…My Sweet Ellie Belle…

My oh my…my Sweet Ellie Belle!

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My oh my…my sweet puppy girl…you are ever so sweet:)

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So adorable the first night that we brought you home…I loved your eyes and that cute puppy face!

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Awww…I loves you so much Elie Belle!

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You are the joy of my days…and nights you are my

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Ferocious and protective girl…my good good girl:)

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You love the camera…often posing for me:)

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Doing the Roly Poly…Ellie style!

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With a bit of Boogie, I mean, Doogie style of Twist and Shout!

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My puppy girl who loved snacking on horse nuggets…

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Giving me the most mournful eyes…how can I say no?

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Laying your head on my leg when I am eating, looking at me with those sweet eyes…how can I resist?

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My Oh My…My Sweet Ellie Girl…I Loves You!

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My Oh My…My Sweet, Sweet Ellie Girl:)

Remembering Our Loved Ones….

As the golden river of life gently flows on…

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Family history is a living breathing life that is passed on one generation to another…often filled with colorful memories and traditions of family heritage.

America The Beautiful!

Memorial Weekend is a time of gratitude for those who fought to protect our freedom and to protect our American life.

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It’s a time of reflection…a time to honor those who went before us, who made our life better with hard work and sacrifice.

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The last few years I began sorting boxes and memories of almost a hundred years stored in our home…each box took me back, like a historical time machine.

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When I was 34, Mom gave me a big box of letters written by her parents when they were courting in the late 1890’s. Writing was the only way they had to stay in touch and that is what they did. Their letters and love notes are full of young love, sweet tender words that speak to your heart…priceless. I hope to put them into a book someday, as they tell of a time in America we could not imagine…and they share a sweet story of love.

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Our house was built by my Norwegian Grandfather for his mother, my Great Grandmother Anne Marie, who was still living in Norway. The house is what I call a typical craftsman farm house built in 1920 and a mansion then,  as it has about 3800′.

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I have always loved living here…the old house to me is a peaceful sanctuary…it speaks deeply to my heart of family honor and love. I have been asked many times what is it like to live in the house you grew up in?

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For one thing, after WB and I were married and living here, I knew exactly where to put things:) I can predict the weather and tell you what the sky means…I know the neighbors by their exhaust…and I cherish every memory that I carry from growing up here with my parents…and moving here with my husband WB…and we are yet making “our” memories:)

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When we pulled the carpet up off the old wood floors, there was worn stenciling on the floors…the foot paths were very evident and I could see and feel where my ancestors walked!

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 I spent a few weeks on my hind end scooting along the floors, pulling the carpet nails out before we refinished it, with a box of kleenex and lots of tears. It was profound to know that your family, walked right there!

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This is home to me…a small place on this vast earth where I walk in the footprints of those who went before me…this is home.

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I give thanks to God for my family and especially my Great Grandmother, my Grandparents and my parents…my family and my heritage.

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May you be blessed with good memories and good stuff this Memorial Day!

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HRCG is over and out with Ellie and WB!

The Hot Rod Part Of Hot Rod Cowgirl!

The Hot Rod Part Of Hot Rod Cowgirl Is Still Rocking On!!!!!!

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I know I know…as usual I have been running like a crazy country girl here…

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Don’t give up on me, as yeah I’m here…me and Ellie have been reading all your blogs:)

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I have had a huge writers cramp this last year since we lost our sweet Minnie…it has been tough guys…she was our sweet kitty girl and she loved this time of year! My heart misses her so much…and my writers stuckness comes and goes with many tears…

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Do you remember last summer I posted about shooting three different videos out here at the ranch?

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 Each video showcases one of our customer vehicles, that my hubby “Wild Bill” restored and built.

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The videos took blood, sweat and tears with a few cuss words…and now they are live on YouTube!

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Each one is pretty cool…and yes the red 1955 T-Bird is mine!

Click on the link below…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&list=PLgWC_O0X97CJKQjdi9eoZ0lYUhnRZqkb3&v=jujdBm5Z0AI#t=0

Turn up the sound…enjoy!

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The first video is of this incredible 1933 Ford Roadster…

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The second video is this sweet black 1930 Ford Tudor….

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And lastly, the video of the 1935 Dodge Pick Up, with the before video and the after video. I love this truck, it is incredible!

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So now ya know…when you do not see me consistently…

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It is due to life at the “Secret Lab”….

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HRCG and Ellie over and out for now but never for long…

Country Girl Views Of Spring Time Renewal

Country girl views of spring time renewal, often begins…

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With the view out your windows of intense blue skies and vivid green fields.

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And Ellie Belle on point as she can hear voles or field mice in the pasture…

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Rain showers move in quickly as on cue to sprinkle the crops and the land…

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As Melody runs for cover!

I love seeing all that looked dead a few months ago, come back alive with a new season of hope…the farmers are out in the fields again and I am out and about doing spring time clean up…it feels good to breathe deeply the smell of Spring, while working up a sweat with the warmth of the sun on my back.

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And as the day draws to a close…

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With beautiful skies and colors all around…

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The man in the moon above says…Goodnight and Sleep Tight!

Heaven’s Glory

Heaven’s glory arrives with spring!

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Spring has sprung…and my nightly crickets are back singing me to sleep each night:) Yee-Haw!!!

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10696178_876697915674027_3122830997121228718_nHRCG is over and out for now….but hang on I will be back!

Ellie And I Had….

An excellent adventure! Our first Spring walkabout!

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It was heavenly to feel the warm sun on our backs as we hiked up the hill!

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Winter seemed long this year with the lack of snow and our usual winter weather…instead we had blah days of gray overhead with occasional fog.

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Thank goodness, Spring has arrived with clear blue skies as far as I can see…not a cloud in sight!

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And Ellie found something and she is digging it!

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I do love my clouds as long as they are like this…they are fun to capture on film!

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And Ellie is yet digging….she is such a character!

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Melody is shedding out her winter coat…she is so pretty this time of year as her dark red bay hair sheds out to reveal the white roan hair underneath…she is my horse of ever changing colors! She is called a Red Bay Roan, her legs remain black as does her mane and tail and her head…but her body roans out in summer and she is striking when you see her! I think she is beautiful…and yes she is my horse of course:)

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And as the day began to draw to a close….

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The incredible skies we have here during “magic time” stop me in my tracks….I’m a grabbing my camera!

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And Ellie Belle is happy and ready for a nap…and it sounds like a good idea!

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HRCG is over and out for now but hang on….I will be back!

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