Ellie In The Sky With Diamonds?

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Ellie in the sky with diamonds…or was it Lucy…hmmm???

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Ellie how did you do that?

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Do what Mom?

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That?

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Oh that…well its cuz…

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I’m so adorable that even the clouds love me…

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And I loves yous too my sweet Ellie Belle:)

Jeeping Evening

WB and I met 40 years ago on Valentines Day when we were 10:)

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WB and HRCG wish you a Happy Valentines Day weekend!

HRCG is over and out…stay tuned………

Skies Of Glory…God Of Light!

Skies of glory was incredible to capture…I hope you enjoy the photos!

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It all began Friday morning about 7:30 when the sky colors and odd clouds caught my eye…

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I looked out while grabbing my camera!

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No time for shoes…thankfully it was already 58 degrees!

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The colors and clouds kept changing…it was calm here but there was turbulence above in the clouds…

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The majestic light of Heaven was shining through the clouds with iridescent amber colors…

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And the word “Glory” was on my mind…”Shekinah Glory.”

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As the sun slowly climbed out of his bed…

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He peeked out at my camera and beamed his bright golden rays of light, for a beautiful day!

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May you have a “Glorious” Weekend Wherever You May Be!

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“I miss you much my sweet kitty angel girl!”

5-14-1995 to 11-24-2014

Psalms: 19:1

Just Plain Weird!

Just plain weird…it’s that time of year that makes you crazy as our timing is off!

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Darkness at 4:00 in the afternoon…nah, that’s just plain weird!

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By now we would have had a hint of winter…but this year is just WEIRD!

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And Tucker would agree…it was 70 degrees here today…weird huh?

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I mowed the yard today…in a t-shirt with no coat! I have to say it, weird…weird…weird!

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A frosty November morning with a beautiful sunrise and then the temps rose to 65 degrees by noon…just plain weird!

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My flowers are happy and yet blooming…

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And growing into November…that’s just plain weird!

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My dog grazing with my horse…what?

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HRCG and her just plain weird bunch here is off for the moment…

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But lucky you…we’ll be back!

Golden Carmel Colors Of Fall…

Golden Carmel Colors Of Fall…Fall Softly On The Land…

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As the early dawn light slowly creeps through my window,

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Waking me with a soft amber glow…

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God is painting the day for me:) Incredibly beautiful!

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The surreal light lasts throughout my day…as do the colors of fall.

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With the days being shorter…time passes blink fast!

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Night moves begins…full of swoopy clouds with golden colors fading into blues, pinks, oranges…and a beautiful sunset!

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And as the world turns…

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The sun yawns and goes to bed…

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And as we follow the sun…we too yawn and decide Mr. Sun has a good idea:)

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With that said…HRCG along with Wild Bill, Ellie and Tucker in the background are over and out!

Have a blessed weekend wherever you are!

Hot Time Summer In The City…

Hot time summer in the city…back of my neck, getting dirty and gritty…

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Hot time summer in the country…back of my neck, getting dirty, gritty and sweaty!

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Come on, Come on, dance all night, despite the heat it will be alright…right?

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Last spring, our county was declared a drought disaster due to the dry winters with little snow pack in the mountains…the lack of fall and spring rains…and the hot temperatures we have had. In other words we have been in a drought situation for the last three years…this year the lack of moisture has become critical.

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Several Oregon rivers have been closed to fishing by the Fish and Game, due to the heat and high water temps…the Columbia River waters are a record breaking 71 degrees…causing salmon and large 5′ to 8′ sturgeon to die…threatening our native fish.

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We hit a 100 to 110 degrees most of June and July with almost daily fire weather watches due to low humidity, high temps with dry winds and heavy dry fuel that would ignite quickly between the wheat fields and the dry weeds…its a world I have not seen here in my lifetime. We have had dry times and crop failures before but this summer is different…worldwide I might add.

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My cousin and I were driving wheat truck one summer…waiting on combines by sight and sound (back in the days before CB radios or cell phones) we were half asleep, reading our books, when all of a sudden we heard our uncle yell and jump off the combine! Smoke was billowing out from under it…my uncle got the fire out under the machine but the fire took off quickly and in a split second we were learning to fight fire. Luckily we got it out before we lost our field!

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Tonight as I write it is 74 degrees on my outside thermometer…our humidity is currently 18% with wind speeds of 18 mph with 31 mph gusts…at 10:00pm.

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Melody’s pasture looks green as we water it with the big irrigation guns to keep her cooler, plus she has a great shade tree in her paddock area that helps too.

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And no she does not get to go out on the lush green stuff as she would bloat and get too fat…as you see she is NOT impressed!

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100 degree weather is normal each summer but this year it feels much hotter due to the dry soil lacking any moisture down deep…instead it feels like hot hot desert heat!

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For reasons unknown to me, our county road department decided it was time to resurface our roads two weeks ago…with a chip seal effect leaving loose rock…the above picture looks like a gravel road but that is our paved road in front of the house covered in gravel….

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Several farmers were heavy into wheat harvest in Juniper Canyon, with semi wheat trucks hauling wheat directly from the harvested fields to the grain terminal on the Columbia River, about 80 miles round trip.

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We had 10 to 20 double trailer semis per hour driving by our house…throwing loose gravel with major dust for that gravel road effect:)

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And we had a photo shoot schedule here for “Oregon 1859.” Not sure when our article will come out but here is the link… https://www.1859oregonmagazine.com/

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Last Friday morning, I was scrambling trying to figure out how we could do the shoot with the dust and gravel…emails were zipping and zapping back and forth with the photographer and the editor! Saturday evening we decided to go for it and give it a try Sunday evening:)

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God smiled giving us a quiet no traffic day…no semis trucks and only one car during the shoot…it was awesome!

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Mom used to always say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”…so we made lemonade, the shoot went off perfectly…we had silly fun and made new friends with a bq dinner in the middle of it!

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Wherever you may be in your life…dusty roads or hot hot temps or lush jungles with beautiful waterfalls or rocky craggy peaks that are steep and tough to climb. Always keep a going with smiles and laugh out loud moments that tickle your funny bone, while making lemonade…the memories will carry you through the ups and downs we all experience at times in life.

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HRCG, Wild Bill, Ellie and of course Melody wish you all a cool night or a moderate day where ever you may be…

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!!!

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!

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