Country Living

I am a country girl at heart. I always have been. While I may not have grown up 100% of the time in the country, I did live a lot of my life in small towns where forests lined the highways, and mountains seemed to encompass the skyline.

While I wish I could say I lived on a 100 acres out in the middle of nowhere right now, I can’t. However, we do have a little patch of land that our house sits on, and it is certainly big enough for a garden, some chickens, and some fruit trees.

My Rocky Mountains remain in a circle all around me, and on beautiful, clear days we can see the snow-covered peaks from Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Truly, we live in one of the most beautiful states I’ve ever been in.  After 30 years in NW Montana, I still never tire of the beauty of God’s creation.

Photo by Tim Rains, National Park Service


While the large piece of property will have to wait for some time in the future, I am happy to open my sliding glass doors and catch photos like these at any given moment.

A squirrel making a snack out of a pine cone.

A young buck, still in velvet.

A hummingbird in flight.

A turtle making his way … very … slowly … on his journey.

A gorgeous sunset, after thunderstorms have moved through.

When I consider all of the things I can see, photograph, and enjoy without even leaving my yard, it always reminds me how lucky I am to live here, and how I need to get my camera and explore this beautiful state more often.  ♥

Love from Montana,






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  • Reply
    August 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Awesome shots!

    • Reply
      August 14, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks, love! ♥

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    Patricia Counsell
    August 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    nice pictures.

    • Reply
      August 14, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks, Pat!

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    Wanda Tumlin
    August 14, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Love it! Photos and Prose.

    • Reply
      August 15, 2015 at 1:13 am

      Thanks, Mama!
      I’ve missed blogging, and taking photos; shooting the fire the other day made me realize how much!

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    August 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

    So beautiful. I always enjoy you’re photo’s.

    • Reply
      August 15, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks, Dianna! I really do need to get out and shoot more. Now that we have a second car, it should be easier to do.

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