At last! The weather and my motivation for picture taking have joined together and I snapped this barn on the way to the nusery to buy flower faces for the Tiny Ten. Poor old thing. It has definitely seen better days and I don’t think anybody is giving it any love. I loved it enough to give it a chance for Barn Charm!
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I am taking this Sunday again this year to remember this kitty. Not that I don’t think of her every single day several times each day. She is so missed. Our Z Cat, Country Cat, Fuzz Face, Fuzz Butt, Z Catter. And she isn’t the only pet we think about on Pet Remembrance Day. There are more loved kitties, four dogs, horses, two feathery funny cockatiels, a Green Cheek Conure Bud Bird and a few hamsters. So many that made our hearts lighter and taught us lessons about how to love and how to live. To live in the moment and live every moment with happiness. All my pets taught me about kindness. Last year’s Pet Remembrance post was inspired by Isobel at IsobelandCat’s blog. She had recently lost her cat Freddie and I thought her idea of Pet Remembrance Day was the sweetest thing to remember all our pets. Because it isn’t just my pets and CH’s pets we will be thinking about today, but the pets all over the world that have made their human’s life richer, filled with laughter, tears and the pure happiness of companionship. Z Cat you are tucked tightly in a very special place in my heart. I know you are there. I feel and see you every day. You came at a special time in my life and saved me in so many ways. Thank you.
So tonight CH and I will light candles and put them in the window and we will raise a glass of Missouri wine in the happy remembrance of all the pets that found their way into hearts all over the world and made us better people and taught us about love and respect and dignity till the end. And we will celebrate the pets that are living and filling hearts with their sweet companionship.
Aren’t they just too cute? I found them at dou dou. I fall in love with all her darling teeny sculptures. I enjoy her blog too..
They flit all around the house. I never know where I am going to find their cute colorful selves.
Oh yeah. Wordless. Right.
Nancy from A Rural Journal has started a new photo meme and it is all about textures! I have been reading Nancy’s blog for a long time and when she started sharing her textures I made sure to grab them when she offered. I love Nancy’s sense of funny and now she has made me all texture happy with this new meme and offering her textures in a newsletter. Click over to Nancy’s blog, A Rural Journal for her beautiful pictures, texture work and her wonderful sense of humor. She has an interesting serious side too. Thank you Nancy for Tuesday Muse!
The kitty is Izzy. She spent a bit of time with us two summers ago before she went to the home that she was meant to be happy in.
So I find myself inspired today by my blog friends. That is some most excellent inspiration I think we would all agree. Inspired by Dianna at These Days of Mine. Linda at The Road Awaits. Sam and Pam at One Spoiled Cat and Margie at Latebloomerbuds.
I LOVE Mondays. Sundays I love more. Sam(and Pam)inspired me to shout that out. I really love this Monday cause while I also love CH he is gone all day to the BIG CITY with The Mama and sometimes I need a day to myself to let my wild and crazy out to play. So, I am going to buy a pair of Sorel winter boots and thanks to Miss Linda of the Road Awaits I am going to buy a wireless remote for my camera! Dianna got that purchase rolling with her post today about traveling tripods and kissing Motor Man and then Linda added more incentive in Dianna’s comments with the wireless remote that her hubby purchased. Margie inspired the snap of the jetty in Venice, Florida.
CH when you get your wandering to St. Louis and eating good St. Louis food person home you can blame all these gal pals in the links for my happy Monday inspirations. Boots. There are no words to express my love of boots. Wireless remote. And dang a blog post before a month or two sauntered by in a PROcrastinating teasing kind of way. I did manage to pass on the inspiration of a couple of friends to add a horse to the Tiny Ten. Today’s 19 degree high and memories of breaking up iced water buckets and hauling fresh water with my nose hairs frozen together was an inspiration killer.
These were Country Cat’s YELLOW ducks. She couldn’t go by them without giving them a good hard right paw knocking them into the tub and running like she was gonna get it. She always got it too, she got chased and heard “I’m gonna get you”, she was scooped up and got lots of love and a big kiss placed on the side of her Fuzz Face. Then repeat and repeat and repeat.
Joining Sunday Stills for the color YELLOW!
Our butterfly bush in the west flower bed just doesn’t want to let the drought win. It cooked during the furnace of a summer we had and popped some blooms with the rain and beautiful weather we have been having. I think it even got bit by a couple of frosts. That is one of our Oaks in the background dressed in orange. One of our Crepe Myrtles is popping some little blooms too! In November! I snapped this yesterday after lunch using aperture priority. It is SOOC with a small crop to cut out an ugly weed that wandered into the picture. I did size it in Photobucket.
Going to the Big City. Columbia, Missouri. Push the start button. Exhaust is a low rumble momomomomomo. Turn the radeeoooh on and slide back the sunroof. I see a White Castle Cheeseburgah in my future. See ya!
Linking to Linda’s Wordless Wednesday!
Tex I KNOW!!! I need a Wordy Wednesday.
I have no idea where this poor old sad little barn was snapped. It’s sweet though in a dishelveled kinda way. CH was zooming all around and up and down and I thought I might get a little woozy. But I got my picture taking wits about me and hopped out of the car and sat down in a bunch of weeds and clicked. I made the trip all kinds of fun for CH because I whined about poison ivy all the way home. It was just going to be an hour barn hunt but by the time we were detoured by a bunch of bridge building guys and waited forever on repaving it turned out to be a three hour trip. I think this might have been close to Vienna, Missouri. Sadly no cheeseburgers were consumed on this trip. Road trips for barn shots are just the bestest excuse to experience cheeseburgers in Missouri’s small town diners.
Poor old barn.
Edited in BeFunky and Pixlr.
Linking to Barn Charm!
Click please. I couldn’t get the button to link back to the Leaves for Leontien Post.
Sending hugs and prayers!
These little charmers are located at a winery here in Central Missouri near the capital city, Jefferson City. Sadly the winery has closed. I know local wine lovin’ peeps will know this shot is from Native Stone Winery. I have always loved these two barn like structures and I am not sure that any animals were ever kept in either of them. The house on this property that the tasting room and restaurant were located in was ordered from the Sears catalog. Sad, so sad it’s gone. Summit Lake Winery closed last week too. A most beautiful view of Highway 54 and the Capitol Building. But all is not lost, Summit Lake wines are available at Hart Creek Bistro in Hartsburg, Missouri.. It is a fun location and Hartsburg is the place for the annual Pumpkin Festival this month. And of course we can always do our wine sippin’ Under the Oaks dressed in their Fall finest here at the Tiny Ten and have our own little Octoberfest.
Click to see other Charming Barns at Tricia’s Barn Charm!
The challenge this week at Sunday Stills is MUSIC. The description as posted for the challenge-”This will be a fun challenge I think because music can be found in a lot of different people, places and things. Take some shots that reflect the music in your life.” Ok I have to tell you, I am a gal that loves cars and trucks. Love their colors, shapes and sounds. And the soft idling momomomomomo that ramps up to a throaty little growl from this exhaust is music to my ears. I get this vehicle lovin’ thing honest from my Mom and Dad. My Mom loved her little dark green 1966 Mustang and I could hardly wait to grab it after school where she worked and cruise my little town with my gal pals. My Dad loved every car he owned and couldn’t wait to buy the next one. So this one is for you Mom and Dad! I know you are up there watching and smiling.
Please check out the other Music entries for the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge!
Joining Linda at her Wordless Wednesday blog !
Oaks at the Tiny Ten
This is for you Nandini, the color original..
Joining up with Linda at Wordless Wednesday Again.
Enjoy your July 4th EveryBODY!
Geesh! I fell off the wagon. I missed Barn Charm. I am moving out of our house on the Tiny Ten just to be close to this charming barn and silo! You know… so I could just walk out and hug it every ding dang day whenever I felt like it. And throw it a kiss and take a picture and put it on my blog and say “see what I got? I have a charming barn! I have a charming barn with a red roof and red silo”. Nah, I wouldn’t do that. I would just sit out in that field ticks and chiggers be danged and stare at it all day. Quietly. And then I would do a happy dance and maybe just maybe it would rain!
Joining Tricia and the other Barn Charm Chasers!
Bugs and beer. Summer in the country. Under the Oaks.
Joining Linda at Wordless Wednesday Again!
I might be reaching here, but there is some kind of little face in the lower right hand of the sky… I had to use this picture from my archives but I think the rules are to shoot the picture the week of the challenge. I will do it right next time! Thank you Gobetween for your post that led me to this challenge!
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I simply could not take that dark Little Red barn picture one more ding dang minute so I am posting todays wine time enjoyed on this glorious Thursday afternoon courtesy of MissouREE Spring weather behaving at its very absolute best. Enough said.
I like this little red barn. Like it. Lots. So, I don’t know why when I played with editing the darkness and blueness of it pleased me. One of the things I love about texture when people play with their pictures is seeing what makes them happy in an edit. My mood for the day must be reflected in this picture. I did it for Barn Charm last week and then PROcrastinated and found all kinds of reasons not to post. Myself is such a PROcrastinator. What’s up with that? The people that call Little Red here their own, they must be PROcrastinators too. Or maybe they couldn’t decide red or white for this fence. Maybe they like the fence red and white. Was the fence red and now they like white. White now red? What I really love about this picture is that sweet little tree leaning toward the silo. Really. That tree has a life. That tree has a presence. Personality is what that little tree has. I gotta have a tree in a Barn Charm photo! Whoa! You do not want to google PROcrastinator after admitting to PROcrastination and asking “What’s up with that?”. No you do not.
With no further PROcrastination I am joining Tricia and the others at Barn Charm!
I think that blue and white boat looks as though it is skeered of heights!