Daily Post Challenge – Security
My shepherd Bailey is truly my security system when my husband is not home.
She such a sweetheart who sticks close by my side. She is always on alert and her bark is a great deterrent for anyone passing our home.
She is my four legged best friend…. A true, loyal pup to our family.
Photo Challenge- Repurposed
This week’s challenge brought me to a current project I am working on for our backyard this summer. I am reusing old deck board my husband set aside for me when he took on redoing our back deck and turning it into a fun sign. We chose some of our favorite vacation destinations and places that we lived and am painting each on a board with how far they are from our home. I am enjoying using the repurposed wood, which brings a worn quality to the signage that I like.
The Daily Post Photo Challenge Graceful
I find that nothing compares with God’s creative work in nature when it comes to ambience. A place to reflect or enjoying conversation with friends gives you a moment to pause in awe!
Daily Post weekly challenge Ambience
T H E C H R I S T M A S T R E E
It’s the one thing that has been a part of every Christmas since I can remember. Even if we are traveling for the holidays, the smell of pine and the beautiful lights brings the Christmas season into our home.
I love the family trip to pick out the tree, choosing the perfect one in our eyes each year. Although, putting the tree in the stand at home is always frustrating!
Other than that moment, our family tree is a treasure. It’s a place for family photos, watching our kids open gifts and a peaceful place to reflect… to be grateful.
Daily Post Weekly Challenge Local
I chose to post local outdoor spots that I like to revisit for walks, kayaking and of course photography.
“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot” AristotleA coastal vista is the place where I feel most at peace and inspired.
“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland
The Daily Post Challenge H2O
Daily Post Challenge – Landscape
These landscape shots were taken on a houseboat trip through Lake Powell. Our great friends, the Schroeders’ invited us along on this vacation they used to take every other year! It was one of our favorite trips with boat and jet ski fun, beautiful nature everywhere, and great times camping out with close friends.
There’s rhythm and motion all around us — this week, let’s capture some of it in a photo.
This is a photo of my daughter caught mid-leap while dancing an irish reel.
This dance is very graceful yet shows her strength and power.
Share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story.
Craicin’ Good Fun by Kimberly O’Neill
Stepping into a pub on our nightly adventures,
wall to wall conversations and World Cup on the screen.
A young gent tells his tales of music, song and dance,
craic’ everywhere to be seen.
Guinness and hard cider flow in harmony with the music,
feet tapping, loud laughing from locals and their stories.
A brilliant reel on the fiddle plays in this busy corner pub…
You can feel it in the walls, the history of a town and its’ glories.
A craic: the combination of gossip, information, artistic performance and,
of course, booze that go to make a good night out.