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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sunday Stills....Happiness is

To me happiness is mostly about my family, but they are hard to get together in a bunch for a photo.
So happiness is also:

Frogs, (last one of the season I promise). They die if they try to winter over in the garden pond, so when it starts getting cold we take them out and move them to other wet and watery places...however two of them are being very stubborn. This one was taken to the creek over by the cow barn a couple weeks ago, yesterday he was back. He is so determined. I mean just look at that chin! And there is another one that keeps ducking under whenever I walk near the pond....they just don't know what is good for them I guess.

And hearts on cows. I love hearts on cows, and it turns out both of Liz's aged cows, Mandy, the Holstein, and Heather the Jersey, have hearts on their shoulders.

(I also am made very, very happy by my SWD Valiant heifer, Bastille, but I could not get a decent photo of her no matter how I tried.)

And here....I am happy here. There is no "bloom where you're planted" about it. I love my home. I love the valley. The fields, especially when there are heifers grazing across them. I love the nights and the days and the sky and the land...happiness is being lucky enough to live some place that fits so well.

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Steffie said...

You nailed it. If you can find your happiness in your home and your family and all that surrounds you then you are a lucky person.

mappy said...

Fred Great!!!

colleen said...

You found happiness in the best of places. Great job.

lisa said...

Very nicely done.

Dani said...

I swear one day I'm coming to visit the farm! Just gorgeous!

~ Sara ~ said...

Well done... happiness is where you are if it's well done and with family you love. Even if they are not in the shots physically, you can see them in the farm. No family, no farm, no happiness... well you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

Do you suppose an Aussie sees those as hearts? ;-)

Holly said...

contentment with where you are and who you are with...priceless!

Ed said...

Well done, love the froggy pic! :-)

R.Powers said...

Frogs are stubborn? Who knew?
Nicely done.

Shirley said...

What a blessing to just be happy where you are, and such a lovely place to be happy in!

Anonymous said...

That's a really cool frog. Hope you can get him to his winter digs. :)

Paintsmh said...

I love my cows. They are definitely happiness...When they behave at least!

flowerweaver said...

Nice that you are kind to the wild creatures, as we are also. Home is where the heart, and happiness, is! Nice job!

June said...

Oh absolutely....to live in a place where everywhere you look is A View! It's a blessing.

Tammy Vasa said...

Good ideas! Nice shots.

Anonymous said...

You have a great view that's for sure. I like it when people have "bloomed" as you have.

threecollie said...

Steffie, thanks, you are sure right about that

Matt, thanks guy, love you

colleen, thanks

Lisa, thanks, I really liked yours!

Dani, thanks, it is often pretty here...I am always grabbing the camera. lol

Sara, well said, thanks

AKA, hmmmmmm

Holly, took a while to get there but....thanks for visiting

Ed, can't resist the frogs, thanks. wish they were smart enough to move along in winter

Fc, finally got a look at the second one that has been leaping into the water whenever I go over to the pond...yep, it is one of the other ones we took away for their own good. Darn it. Thanks

Shirley, it is, thanks

Dibear, thanks, me too. as I said to FC, the other one is also one of the ones we have moved. Silly things

Paints, I know you do kiddo. Lets hope we can hang on to them for a while longer

FW, thanks, they give us so much enjoyment over the summer...I would let them winter in the pond, but even with a heater it is just too cold and they always die...and it is so hard to get them to stay out!

June, thanks, it is home and there is no place like it.

Tammy, thanks

Linda, it is easy to bloom here...it is a wonderful place, if a bit ragged around the edges this year. Thanks

CTG Ponies said...

What a great post!! I love the hearts on the cows.

moos said...

The photos are all great. I especially like the frog. I miss frogs. I've only seen a few in all the years I've lived here.

threecollie said...

CTG Ponies, thanks! I find it neat that these two are her old ladies of the show ring and both have the hearts in almost the same spot, except on opposite shoulders. The jerseys all look a lot alike to me, but I can always pick Heather out from her descendants by the heart.

Moo, thanks! I would miss them a lot I think. Wish I could get these two to move along though.

DayPhoto said...

What a beautiful world we live in. I love seeing your world. And I love your frogs. We don't have frogs so meeting yours is fun.