Green/Active ~ Nurture Photography Challenge

A couple of the adventures we had while on vacation…

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Teigen crawling on a log suspended over a creek…

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Garrett and Hayden seeing if they can jump the creek…P1050722 P1050723 P1050724 P1050725 P1050726

The crew turning cart-wheels…

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Still enjoying the greenness of the year, though fall and other colors are starting to show.

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Nurture Photography Challenge - Autumn 2013 Edition

Snowberry

Common Snowberry
Symphoricarpos albus 

The little white fruits of the Snowberry bush is mildly toxic, especially to children and pets.  Sorry no taste-testing these guys!

Perfectly white.

The day was nearly over when I was taking these pictures and made the berries almost seem luminescent.

Their hollow stems used to be used as whistles, but the stems are mildly toxic as well.

Little clumps of berries…

Decorations for bare branches…

 These were growing  under some Cottonwoods and the leaf litter was quite pretty too…

Frosty leaves on the ground.

The cold, crisp mountain air combined with the sweet smell of autumn leaves is one of my favorites.   I think I could stand there for several hours and just inhale deeply…

Homestead Barn Hop #87

The Chicken Chick

Macro Monday

You Capture

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Mosaic Monday

A Hunting We Will Go…

Don’t worry.  The only thing “shot” in this post are the pictures.  😉

At age 19, Sawyer is all about hunting.  Very serious about hunting!   He has been hunting with my father 3-4 times per week since hunting season started.   With the weather perfect weather the perfect weather coming up on Friday and all the sheep sorting and farm chores caught up (mostly), we decided to go hunting.  This was my first outing for the year, so I was more than excited to head up to the ranch for a little peace and quite and just soaking in all the natural beauty around us.

My father-in-law’s ranch…

Normally, Sawyer, my husband and I are up here at least every weekend, cutting wood/hunting.  This year though  my father purchased a logging truck full of logs and had it delivered to our place, so going and getting wood has been knocked down a notch on the priority list and we haven’t been hunting this year, yet.  That and my husbands new job has had him gone quite a bit too.

Tall grass along the creek…

Logs crossing the creek…

Oregon Grape in its fall color…

The tracks…

We did see lots of does and one little spike a gazillion yards away.     So we were unsuccessful in our hunt but had a wonderful day together.  Our first son/mother hunt.  Lots of laughs and talking ~ maybe that’s why we didn’t see much!   😉

The sun setting on a perfect day!

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Nurture Photography Autumn 2012 Photo Challenge