Thursday, February 23, 2012

4Gs (Gray, Gloomy, Gusty & Girls)

I was wondering if I’d get my walk in at all today after we had another shift in the weather.  The sun has been fighting with the cold fronts passing through for a couple days now.  The one thing that is really awesome is the way the lighting is right now…I’m not an expert mind you but I like how it looks.  No matter what…I will always love this view!  I mentioned the colors of the day but now to see why girls were a part of the blog title today.  A friend of ours had twins and we got to visit them today!  The twins were born naturally and have done well all in all.  This is the larger of the two…she was sleeping quite soundly!  She hardly fit in her cute little outfit!  Gabby wanted to know when they could play!  Just look at the wonderful little hats that one of the nurses at the hospital makes!  Here they are together!  They say two heads are better than one!  Mike got to hold one of them…Gabby thinks it’s a pretty serious matter!  It was time to head home again and let the family enjoy their new addition…and the scenery outside was calling to me again.  The wind was really frigid but the clouds in the fronts passing by were really fun to see.  These cumulonimbus clouds are another reminder of spring’s approach.  Reaching the halfway point of my walk I really liked the break in the clouds with this sign in the foreground…seems like it’s saying:  we’re heading towards a breakthrough!  The fronts were rolling in and out over the plains all the way as I returned home.  The sun continued its brave battle with the gloom.  It seemed that it exhausted its heat with this fight but still shown so very brightly that it encouraged me.  Here is the my final and best view of the prairie before reaching home…it is always a glorious sight!  I pray that this blog finds you blessed, thanks for visiting!

22 comments:

  1. Twins! How wonderful! They are beautiful. What a nice visit! I also enjoyed the pics from your walk.

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    1. Yes, the twins are quite spectacular! They may make their debut in church this Sunday which should be really special! Thanks for joining me on my walk virtually!

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  2. The winds of nature blow, from whence the go, from where they arrived, only but one known destination. Not mine to know their travels but to say thanks,

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    1. You've a poetic soul John, you're always welcome here!

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  3. Beautiful babes and so cute to see Gabby and Mike hold them. Gabby did look serious ;-)
    The hats are way cute!
    Pretty awesome sky photos you captured. I remind myself your view is miles an miles so there was more than one storm system there. I enjoyed them. Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

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    1. They really are sweet little things. Gabby is funny, she was so excited to go and enjoyed the whole thing...Lord knows why she got so serious! Thanks for stopping by Toodie!

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  4. I like you love the clouds of all different kinds. I love watching them march through the sky, and others racing by as if on a mission. Others just staying put and hovering over head. It is always nice to see the sun peeking through, and sometimes bursting forth.
    Your photographs are so Beautiful Joe.

    What a delight to see newborn twins. They are so sweet and adorable. Mom and Dad must be walking on clouds about now. So nice to see.

    It was nice to read your blog and view your beautiful photographs, Joe. Love the photos of Gabby and Mike with the twins. I wonder what they were thinking as they held these precious little ones?

    Well you take care and keep walking and clicking, and sharing. Have a Blessed weekend. We are suppose to get a big snow storm tonight and tomorrow. We haven't had much snow and have see grass all winter. I work all day tomorrow if I don't get snowed in. Maybe I will get some real winter pictures yet! :) Steve will be busy shoveling snow tomorrow. I know he is not looking forward to it. Well I had better go get some shuteye. Goodnight and God Bless.
    Dianne :)

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    1. It's been a strange year. I still smile at myself getting so quickly and easily spoiled. It's been a very mild winter for us. Last year was just awful. I pray you all are protected wherever you need to go with the storm there. I understand Steve completely!

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  5. Nice pics Joe, and very cute twins. Looks like your kids had fun holding them.

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    1. It was a nice day my friend. We enjoyed every moment of it.

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  6. Wonderful pics as usual! Love the twins' shots with your kids. They sure don't stay that small for long. Enjoy the weather, even though it is changing constantly!

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    1. It's truly not hard to appreciate this state if you've been raised here. The changeable weather is all part of the package!

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  7. those babies... so sweet and ur kids holding them..ohh
    Twins are always special and maybe so different in their future life.
    cute fotoos..
    Enjoy the weekend Joe

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    1. Hey my friend, thanks for visiting.

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  8. How cute are those babies and your children too. The pictures you have shared are awesome. Have a great weekend.

    Blessings to you and yours

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    1. Thank you very much Nita, I am very glad to share photos and know you like to do that too. I think it's nice to have some pictures of what's going on in our lives to share don't you think? You have a blessed weekend as well!

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  9. I'm always blessed and even more so when I come here and see you, my brother. :-)

    Loved seeing the new twins...Gabby and Mike. And the scenery you post always speaks to me as it is just what I love to take pictures of myself.

    By the way, I haven't had a heel spur but I have had inflammation of the ball of my foot from over use. At least I know some pain. :-)))

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    1. You're always welcome here too! I enjoyed the twins too, there's something amazing about that don't you think? The scenery isn't really new to me at this point but I love it just the same. Sharing it is a joy especially when it blesses someone else! I know you've had your share of pain. This thing with my heel seems to be much better but my mom now is really suffering with the same thing. I have no idea why that has been such a struggle for us...it's a real burden since we both love to walk.

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  10. Joe I cant even tell you what a peaceful feeling I get when I come to your blog . I love the Prairie photos and feel right at home. but the twins. What a way to make me smile and laugh on a snowed in , snow bound day. They are beautiful and how blessed are you and your family to know and be able to watch them grow. Gabby looks so big and yet I dont think she is.
    I have been blessed. Loved each photo Joe. Thanks for taking me with you on your walk and Gods wonderful work with the twins.
    Blessings my friend.

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    1. Glad to see you stopped by Lisa. It's far more gloomy today then the day I took those pictures. I am going to head out for a walk now. Time is a funny thing. I know the kids are growing fast but seeing these tiny twins shows the stark contrast in the stages of life that makes this all the more obvious. We need to treasure the moments we have...I'm learning that more and more every single day.

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  11. This comment will be anonymous because I am unable to sign into my blog or to get dashboard or any friends blogs. I have tried accessing this through internet explorer, firefox and google chrome, but not able to sign in on any of them. If you read this and can throw any light on this, please comment I think I can still access those. Thanks - Nita

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    1. I'm truly not sure what the issue is Nita. It may have to do with some of the changes that Google has been initiating here lately however I'm not at all sure. I have had some issues on occasion and they seem to rectify themselves without me doing much of anything. If I get a brain storm about this I'll surely let you know:(

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