Monthly Archives: January 2015

365 Days of Photos – Day 29

This farm caught my eye this morning. The sun was hitting it just right! So yes indeed, I did a quick detour and took a few pictures before moving on up the highway!

Farm 820

farm 820 - 2

I got very excited when I noticed the horses heading toward the barn for breakfast!

Farm 820 horses

Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me…so these photos were taken with my iPhone 5s

365 Days of Photos – Day 26

We travelled to Ohio Sunday for my Great Aunt’s funeral. We were only there for 24 hours and experienced snow for 20 of those hours!

The snow was quite beautiful and we were quite cold. I didn’t have much time to take pictures and I didn’t have my good camera with me (had to use iPhone 5s) but I couldn’t resist snapping a few quick shots since I rarely get the opportunity to take snow pictures.

snow 1

snow 2

It truly was beautiful…but I can honestly say I am thrilled to be back in Texas where the temperatures were near 70 (F) when our plane touched down.

365 Days of Photos – Day 25

I stopped and took pictures of several abandon houses yesterday. This house looked like it was a very nice house at one time. It now sits empty.

abandon house

abandon house window

Yesterday Helen, from HHC Blog, said after taking a walk with her husband she told him she had to take some pictures for Cee. I laughed because I am often looking for photos to take for Cee’s challenges!! The photos of abandon homes are a direct result of Cee’s challenges. A few months ago one of the challenges was to photograph abandon buildings. Once I started looking for them I haven’t stopped….I now find myself wondering around abandon buildings taking photos of lost dreams.

My Dog Freckles: Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share

This is my boy Freckles. He found me back in 2003.


I had just lost my dog of 12 years to cancer and made the statement I wouldn’t have another dog unless God sent one to live on my porch. About a week after losing Andi I started noticing this dog running around the neighborhood. He seemed scared of everything. He hid in bushes and ran when people approached. Then one day he ran up to me, as though he had chosen me to be his.

I petted him and fed him, but I didn’t let him in my house or give him any reason to think he had found a home. But he stayed and he attached himself to me.

Freckles toys

At the time I was working at a day habilitation center for adults with developmental disabilities. One of my clients asked if I believed when people or animals died they came back as someone else. I asked her why and she told me she thought Andi had come back as Freckles!

I can honestly say I’m not sure what I believe when it comes to an afterlife….but it certainly seemed like Andi (maybe in cooperation with a supreme being!) had a hand (or paw!) in directing Freckles toward me. I don’t think it really matters why Freckles chose me…I’m just glad he did!!

This post was inspired by Linda Arthur Tejera at Living With My Ancestors. After viewing her submission to Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share I learned she has a cat named Freckles. Her Freckles and my Freckles look absolutely nothing alike…but they are both really cute and really special!!