Thursday, June 14, 2012

Partially Cloudy

It’s been a real battle with the weather lately.  We suffer days of gloom that seem to stretch on and on then the heat comes back and somehow we never seem to catch up for the normal rainfall, I don’t get it.  The cows are out to pasture…they don’t seem to care one way or another .  Mostly the storms bring horrendous wind…that’s what seems the most outstanding about them to me.  I really love pine, it’s something I’ve always deeply associated with all I love about Montana and here it’s standing bravely against the approaching storm.  I am used to looking at violent storms and these really aren’t that violent for the most part.  I appreciate the battle the blue sky has been waging because today it really appears to have won the battle…unlike yesterday where it was fighting for dear life.  I have been having time with Gabby lately entertaining her.  Our time seems to be spent blowing bubbles and picking flowers.  Today we hope to go for a walk and visit the park which she really loves…especially if her brother comes along.  Lately I’ve been drawn to the view around the deck…likely because of being around there with Gabby so much.  I do love to photograph things from the backyard…partly because the view goes on foreverand it always gives me a sense of peace.  No matter whether it’s stormy or clear, I love to see what’s going on back there.  Our deck has a wooden railing that I wanted to take some picture through and today was the day…notice how clear the weather is today.  Yesterday the wind was so strong that I was glad for our synthetic fence…not sure a wooden one would have faired so well.  Sometimes I feel the urge to take a different sort of picture so I thought I’d take a shot at my tin that came with my Skull Candy headphones (which ironically enough wouldn’t work well to hold my headphones).  Evening brought a nice sunset…bright but not all that spectacular.  Today we had a visit from another large bumble bee…different than the younger one before.  I suppose it’s trying to take a break from the wind.  I knew it would be tough to take many pictures in the wind but I went for it anyway.  These little flowers found a way to thrive in a most unlikely spot, while in the field that seems a bit dry now I found a bloom I’m not all that familiar with…pretty don’t you thinkalso these delicate purple ones stuck out to me as well.  I love the flowers we grow but honestly wild flowers are the true stars to me.  I actually like some of the imperfections in the naturally grown flowers.  Today I have more pictures than words…but I don’t mind.  Our view is simple but like the field that stretch out from our backyard, I love it.  This is it for another week…soak up the view and have a great day!

14 comments:

  1. I love the pics Joe, especially the one of the jumping jacks. gorgeous little flower. Looks like the Montana sky goes on forever in the last pic.

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    1. There are times when the view is a huge comfort to me. Sometimes nothing else will bring me a sense of calm.

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  2. Wow, what a variety of pictures. I especially love the flowers, pansies being one of my favourites. We all seem to be having hmm unusual weather patterns. Tornadoes are not that common in this country normally, but are forecast as a possibly in next few days. Have seen some sun yesterday and today and that certainly lifts the spirits. Thank you for all your visits, encouragement and prayers - God Bless

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    1. I did have a variety this time but none of these shots are far from home believe it or not. I know you've had strange weather this year too. I will do my best to stand with you my friend as I believe you would for me. Thank you for stopping by and may you know a quick victory in the things your facing now.

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  3. InIreland we saw also such small flowers Showing their colours in the middle of stones.Nature at his best. The perfect imperfection.
    Oh the wind Joe here in Belgium and The Netherlands the weather is crazy. Always 4 or 5 beaufort and temp. going up and next day rain and down again. We wear winter and summer clothes in one week. Boots and sun glasses.Raincoates and bikini. Yep summer in Belgium
    TC Joe and enjoy the skies

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    1. The up and down routine is at it's finest right now for us as well. Today was blazing hot which surprised me after a cool evening last night...go figure! The weather looks very unsettled today...after the tornado two years ago on this day I'm watching it carefully.

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  4. The weather is as strange as ever despite "their" saying (weather gurus) that La Nina was gone. Uh huh. Love how it's always blamed on one of the two names..La Nina or La Nino. Seems we are always supposedly in the grip of one or the other.

    Just turned 7 am. I'd better get dressed and soon to go work out. See you in a bit.

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  5. We had such a great Father's day but somehow I managed to get no pictures with my camera and only a few of the sunset which I posted on FB. Strange how that happens...argh! My Mom gets back from Kansas City this morning and I must take my car into the garage today...sigh.

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  6. Hi Joe, Hope you are having a Beautiful Day. It is hot and muggy and we are having thunderstorms at the moment. Nothing too severe, at least not at the moment.
    Love your variety of photos Joe, from the clouds, flowers, and the view from around your deck and yard. Love how you framed them. I think they are great, and pretty cool. Nice eye!!! I really do enjoy seeing what you see through your lens. No two pictures are ever the same. Your photos are always interesting Joe. :)
    I haven't been able to get out with my camera as much as I would like but try to make the best of it when I do get out.
    Take care Joe and have a wonderful rest of the week, and thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments.
    Dianne :)

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    1. Dianne I can easily echo your words for your photos. You breathe some amazing life into the pictures you take with your words. I see a genuine appreciation for the things God has created and I just love that! Same with us on the storms. They are kind of boring really, they don't really give much rain or anything...just cool it down and give quite a bit of wind as they pass on by.

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    1. Just tellin' it like it is my friend ;)

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  8. Love the photos as usual. Thanks for visiting. My internet is slower than before, but, better than nothing.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear from you again my friend, sorry that the Internet is slow but indeed something is better than nothing!

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