October’s Party!!

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“October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came— The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.” ~George Cooper

“The Garden Of The World Has No Limits Except What Is In Your Mind”

This may look like a clump of weeds to some, but, to others, this is one of Wyoming’s most beautiful and finest wildflowers. In the Spring, our country sides are filled with it turning hills and prairies into purple and blue…and sometimes even white. Here’s to the precious and magnificent “Wyoming Lupine”.

“The Ache For Home Lives In All Of Us. It’s Our Safe Place Where We Can Go As We Are” ~Maya Angelou

I did a photo shoot recently for Wagon West Realty at this sweet location. I couldn’t get enough of this front door and how the owners decorated and landscaped all around it. Also, the lighting from the sunset couldn’t have been more spectacular. Once again, I was reminded of our creator and just how beautiful he can help paint everything with his light.

“When Winter Calls The Heart”

On January 1st, 2021,  my hubby and I traveled to Pinedale, Wyoming. We thought it would be a cool way to celebrate the new year and work on a new Wyoming Winter Lake portfolio idea that I had. My first photo opportunity was this beautiful and serene section of Pine Creek (pictured above). Little did we know that a few hours later after spending a little time in this area that my husband would have a heart attack and life and our plans would change in a literal heartbeat. He was flown to Casper, Wyoming where an awesome team of Cardiologists saved his life by putting in 9 stents on two different days. Since that time, my hubby has had his ups and downs on his recovery, but, not once has he ever gave up. I call him a “walking miracle”. All I know is  every single day is a blessing we cherish and we thank God, his Angels, the doctors, and  our family and friends for being there every step of the way of this journey. With that said, I dedicate this photo, “When Winter Calls The Heart”, to my hubby, Brian S. Collar, for never giving up and once again, showing me and the world to always stay strong, fight, and never let anyone and anything convince you differently. 

~Dedicated to Brian S. Collar~

 

“To Plant A Tree Is To Believe In Tomorrow”

We planted this Radiant Crab Apple tree in 1988. It’s amazing how much it’s been through. For every year and season, it tells a story. From everything that’s effected it from harsh Wyoming winters and spring storms (and even a tornado) to it’s Spring and Summer peace and radiance, it just keeps on growing and living….a true message to “keep on keeping on” no matter the gifts and the struggle.

“Keep Shining Your Light”

My sister: “This is a view from what we called “The Front Porch” (Tetons National Park). It’s a long ride into camp and you have to have stamina and a good horse. It’s not for quitters or complainers”.

My sister took this photo in the summer of 2015. It’s a photo of where we spread my Dad’s ashes (after he died) being it was his favorite place in all the world. It’s speaking to me in more ways than one right now ….especially for what’s happening in the world currently with the Coronavirus or whenever anyone or anything tries to put out our light. Keep going, Everyone! And stay strong!!! Thank you Dad and my sister for the light and the reminder today!!