A little remodel

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“Reflections of a Dreary Day” even the geese were quiet and pensive.


It’s been a while since I participated with Outdoor Wednesday’s with Susan at Southern DayDreamer.

I have been working a lot, but I have to admit that the dreary weather has not given me any encouragement to go out in the cold!

 (I’m telling you its been COLD — darn it!)

I am anxious for this quote I found to come true :

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

Soooo… I am thinking about a little remodel on my BLOG— you know, just change some colors… layout. I am hoping to have it up and running by weekend… or maybe first part of next week. So, be patient with me if I am a little slow in responding.



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REMEMBER:  Friday~~Finding Beauty

Join us while we celebrate everything (and anything) Beautiful

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When we change the way we look at things the THINGS we look at change.

Wayne Dyer

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥


April 7, 2010 at 12:22 am | Outdoor Wednesday | 25 comments

Love week

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Big clouds RS


Valentines week is one of such fun!

Romance yes… but I am thinking of  TRUE LOVES

I sincerely LOVE beautiful clouds in the sky…

Horse beard

… And horses! Look at his ol guy… Awesome old beard don’t you think? Oh and his eye lashes- Yum!

Take a moment to visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer where out door party abounds.

Love Quote of the Day–

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

Helen Keller

Have the best week — find something Beautiful around you and join us on Friday for Finding Beauty!

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TTFN~~ Claudia  ♥ ♥

February 9, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Outdoor Wednesday | 14 comments

Oh Deer

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Siloah RS Knowing I wanted to participate with Susan at Southern Daydreamer with Outdoor Wednesday, I hopped in the ol PT Cruiser and went cruising.

Isn’t this old rusted out Silo amazing? I really couldn’t find a road to get  close up– but this gives you an idea.

This particular day is a perfect example of the Dipity RoadI wander.  My intention was to head up the canyon to scout out something but instead (Serendipity) — I had a happy finding! I think the abandoned Silo looks like a very cool quilt. I could imagine all the hard work that went into this, now gorgeous, worn and tired– but still a beautiful building. 

In FACT I found TWO happy findings!!

Rounding a winding road I looked into a young tree nursery…  a bit beyond was a group of 4 BUCKS bouncing and playing. I stopped abruptly and backed up.

 (I know… one of these days I am going to be smacked into by another person not watching the road!)  The blog “gods” are watching out for me I guess.

I slowly came down the gravel road… *sigh* and of course they stopped their antics. In fact, two bounced off before I could focus my camera.

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They watched me very intently. I stayed pretty quiet so they seemed to not mind my interruption and watched me back.

Do you see the kids swing set? Well, before I so rudely interupted their play — they had that “horse” swing just dancing.

Play horse RS

This is where I wish I owned a video camera– would’ve made YOU-Tube for sure 🙂

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This young guy look like he has been a rascal in the past and someone clean his clock.

Look– he has had one of  antlers knocked off.

Can’t you just hear his mother– “Ohhh yes…it’s all fun — UNTIL someone gets hurt!”

Going RS

They got board of me and started to leave…

Others Framed RS

As I was turning around I noticed the two that had bounded off initially– they hadn’t gone far–

Others 2 RS

Ok–  they were not the bravest of the four– but they had their buddies backs!

I thanked them all for a lovely day– a Serendipitous find!

I hope you all find something Serendipitous along your Road today…it’s there if you take the time to look.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

February 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Outdoor Wednesday | 17 comments

Snow Cottage

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Sweet house RS

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again.

 And what do we teach our children?

 We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France.

When will we also teach them what they are?

We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are?

 You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you.

Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.

 You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.

You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.

 And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?

You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”

~~Pablo Picasso~~

Just a thought to give you mid week as we join together with Susan from A Southern Daydreamer.

And REMEMBER!!!  See you on Friday~~Finding Beauty

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TTFN~~  Claudia ♥ ♥

January 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Outdoor Wednesday | 16 comments

I love Snow

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Snow from the north RS

Can you tell the storm came in from the North?

These are the kind of storms that some states would take “Snow Days”

But not here in Utah– we love it (okokok we still can’t drive in it) be most everyone owns a shovel and certainly a pair of gloves.

Salt Lake City, as many of you may know from the Winter Olympics that were held here, mainly resides in a valley. East and West sides BIGGG ol Mountains. When the wind doesn’t blow and a snow storm stays for a bit our Valley fills with a fog like situation– Weather people call it  our INVERSION. People cuss it because not only is it foggy and dreary but also mixed with all the emissions from cars and chimneys.

Snowy days  RS

It still, for me, provides with some great shots if I can get out and find such wonders.

foggie trees  RS

Still I listen to everyone complaining about the dreaded INVERSION —

Enough everyone!!!  🙂


Blue sky and cloud RS Framed

Because invariably the winds blow — the snow storm end– and the FANTASTIC blue sky peak out once again!

Please stop by and visit Susan at Southern Daydreamer — see what other Outdoor Wonders are shared.

Have a wonderful Wednesday– See you Friday–Finding Beauty!

Bench advert on page. 100TTFN~~  Claudia ♥ ♥  

January 20, 2010 at 1:41 am | Outdoor Wednesday | 22 comments


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