This photo of this beautiful Robin was one of the first photos I took with my first Nikon camera in April of 2013. He/She was weathering the storm out on a Radiant Crab Apple tree that sits in our front yard…..and also taking advantage of eating all the berries from it that were left over from the Fall. It’s precious when you think about how God and the powers that be have a way of always taking care of everyone and every living thing …no matter the storm. #BirdsNeedFedInWiinterToo #NeverForgetToFeedTheBirds
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”.
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.
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!!
Happy First Day Of Spring 2020, Everyone! With a hard winter and hard health challenges facing mankind this year with Coronavirus Covid-19, it’s been challenging at times to believe there is “hope” for better tomorrows and better seasons. However, “nature” and a bigger power tells us differently. In all of their wonder, they shoot out messages to us every day if we only stop, look more closely, and listen. With that said, take comfort in this beautiful passage and never give up…
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” ~Romans 12:12
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day Hubby and I landscaped my parents old house with these rocks. Hubby loaded them on a tractor to place them in piles while I placed each rock in a certain spot. The task didn’t come without complications. It was a hot day and some of the rocks were impossible to carry or they would start rolling away. Wha? Yes, I remember the both of us cussing a lot (which I don’t do!). Let’s just say, we never wanted to see another landscaping rock in our life. Along with our neighbors’ moral support and my brother helping in the end, we were able to get through it. Now here we are three years later and I couldn’t be more thankful for the hard work, lifting, and time put into it. They look more magical than ever on a snowy day in the middle of winter making a “statement” all of their own.