Warm Summer Nights Are Truly Heaven’s Delight…

Warm summer nights are truly heaven’s delight…

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Basking in the soft glow of harvest colors reflected on the land, we remember the memories of old…tough years that taught us to dig deep…and the good years full of family times and grace. We remember…and we give thanks for our heritage and the traditions passed on to us that we hold close to our heart.

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 Wheat fields immersed in golden amber light, surround us with vivid hues of auburn red delight…that makes this cowgirl farm girl stop and stare…as I marvel at the beauty of the coming crop…that began with one small kernel of faith.

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Magical times of twilight and early morning light…always brings summer delight to your heart and a smile to your face. And in the reverence of a quiet country night…wait? What was that???

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With the earth-shaking…”Jagged”, rolled up the driveway with the beat of a heavy-duty cam and a healthy ba-boom-ba-boom sound.  “Jagged” is our 1928 Dodge Coupe that WB is building by hand, as he has to build the modifications and literally make the parts due to the limited availability of parts for a 1928 Coupe. Can you believe that he put a V-12 Jag motor in it with nitrous??? Stay tuned as there will be more on that in a later post. And this is a good picture of why I am called “Hot Rod Cowgirl?” Horses in the background and a Hot Rod in the foreground:)

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Tuck Girl is in agreement, taking it all in…looking relaxed and happy…wondering where she left her ear plugs?

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As the night air shifts, a cool canyon breeze whispers softly that soon, life in the canyon will pick up the tempo from a slow country waltz, to a do-si-do down home harvest swing!

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Slowly the day ends, with the last ray of magical light setting softly behind the hill, while overhead the sky is a blaze with glory…and another golden day rolls into a warm summer night…truly heaven’s delight.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. godspoetbychoice
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 15:30:55

    I always wish when I see your pictures that I could step into them with my horse Mister and My husband and his horse Nike and ride your range. To us it would be a little slice of heaven

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 19, 2013 @ 23:14:24

      Hi there:) I have been gone so I am late answering….but yes,I would like that too as it is nice to ride with friends:) And I would share gladly with you as truly I do feel very blessed to live here in a place that is wide open for riding one’s horse for miles and miles:)

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  2. neilirving
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 02:16:38

    What a lovely lifestyle and part of the world you live in, love the hot rod, always had a thing for Jag running gear in hot rods but I am British lol, found this Hot Rod on YouTube a couple of years ago hope it gives some inspiration http://neilirving73.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/1930-model-a-coupe-with-a-bmw-v12-just-love-this/ no Jag running gear but the BMW v12 will do nicely

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 17, 2013 @ 06:26:03

      Hi thank you for stopping by my blog and for your encouraging comments:) When my hubby first told me he was going to take the Hemi out of the Dodge and put in a V-12 Jag…..I thought “What????” He chopped the top and did pull the Hemi and install the Jag….everyone told him it could not be done as it would be impossible to convert the European Carb to an American Carb…and he said “no I think I can” and he did…now it has an Edelbrock Carb…and then he literally had to make the manifold and exhaust system…it is good he has been doing this for so long and knows how to fabricate metal etc. He also put in something like 500 plus louvers…and slowly “Jagged” is taking shape. I agree that the BMW v12 would work well too:) I will share that with him for sure:) Wishing you a wonderful day and I am going to go check out your blog too:)

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  3. peacelovegreatcountrymusic
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 19:46:12

    Such pretty pictures!

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  4. Teepee12
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 14:18:34

    I love big old (really old) cars with powerful young motors. Give the local constabulary a run for their money. Or just surprise everyone from a standing start.

    It finally stopped raining here … a chance to finally enjoy some nice weather, though still rather on the hot side. But really, we wait for Autumn. That’s our good season. Short, but wonderful.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 17, 2013 @ 04:56:35

      I know me too as it is fun to see other’s faces when you start up the ah-hmmm loud engine! WB has always had fun cars around to drive and play with…I plan to do a post on Jagged soon…there is a video of it on You Tube if you go to Holton Secret Lab’s channel…I think I did the video in 2009-2010..right when WB was beginning to build the car into Jagged:)

      Falls here are beautiful too and often we will have an Indian Summer which is nice….warm days and cool nights…yeah we are to climb to 104-105 by Friday….ugh!

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  5. chasingtheperfectmoment
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:43:05

    Beautiful pictures and sentiments!

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  6. onespoiledcat
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:05:19

    Beautiful photos……this time of the year out there, I’d say it’s more appropriate to say “golden days” instead of the traditional photographer’s “golden hour” just before sundown or sunrise to capture those golden moments. It’s just beautiful – here it’s just HOT! 😀

    Pam and Sam

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 17, 2013 @ 04:50:33

      Yes it truly is golden this time of year here…love the light in the early morning and later day…and the colors are incredible in the evenings…makes for fun photos…I get to shooting and before I know it, 200 pictures later:) We are to be up to 104 again by Friday and I am not looking forward to that! Harvest is just beginning so with the dry heat and low humidity, we have been under fire weather watch…wheat fires can be very scary.Wishing you a super duper wonderful Wednesday:) Rub and loves for Sam and hugs for you too:)

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  7. bulldog
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:32:11

    I love the photos… what magnificent colours… and I would love to hear more of the Hot Rod…

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jul 17, 2013 @ 04:46:48

      Thank you so much:) I love this time of year right before harvest. I do plan to do a post on Jagged in the next couple of weeks. I did a photo shoot of Jagged a few days ago, shot almost 175 pictures:)

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