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Celebrating Life Includes Snow

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Have a wonderful day! Make great Choices!

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DRAFTLOVER 4/28/2011 11:27AM

    NOT IN APRIL IT DOESN"T!!! lol We dont have snow in April (usually) Thank goodness. We got enough snow this year to last us for...........Im gonna say 10 years! ok slight exaggeration. Have a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L day :)

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GREYPARK 4/22/2011 9:26PM

    Very pretty.
I love the mountains!!
You live in in a winter wonderland, nothing wrong with that. emoticon

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FUTUREHOPE49 4/21/2011 6:42PM

    Beautiful photos Katie!

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DADDYTREVOR 4/21/2011 5:49PM

    Beautiful images from a beautiful soul...

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TAMIAMLEXICON 4/21/2011 8:45AM

    life here includes sweating profusely on monday and needing a sweater on thursday. complaining doesn't change that, so kudos for looking on the bright side of the snowfall.

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JOYATLAST 4/19/2011 6:31PM

    I so did not expect that but it gave me several minutes of pause and reflection.


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MRE1956 4/19/2011 3:59PM

    Uh, I'd like to respectfully disagree - coming from the Northeast, I've seen more than enough of "Snowmageddon" this season to last me the rest of my natural life! I'm sorry, but for many of us there has come a point at which the stuff just isn't pretty anymore.....just sayin'.....


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JULIAOAK 4/19/2011 3:04PM

    beautiful pics. we are getting some really nice sunny weather at the moment. emoticon

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MCKATIE2 4/19/2011 2:56PM

    Thank you!!! emoticon

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KARRYB73 4/19/2011 9:57AM

    I was just complaining that my yard also looks like that this morning. I would really like to celebrate life WITHOUT snow right now :)
You are such a positive person!
Enjoy the gym!

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Where the Road Disappears

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Where the road disappears,
the wind sings.....
so soft and sly
of long kept secrets...
of travelers gone by.
the wise old trees
bend and bow
the loud cries
of the low
circling hawks,
the latest on dits
from the yet moody sky.
Where... in a shift of the Clouds,
and the passing of the Season,
the Shape Changer
where time loses reason ...
and existence
into living...

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NEVERORNOW 3/30/2011 6:28PM


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TAMIAMLEXICON 3/30/2011 2:57PM

    i was also going to inquire about "dits." i really like the poem, but please clarify. xx
nevermind i followed the trail of your reponse to melil. i get it now. :)

Comment edited on: 3/30/2011 2:59:41 PM

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JULIAOAK 3/30/2011 1:53PM

    wonderful! emoticon

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MELLIL 3/30/2011 10:46AM

    That is truly lovely! Just one question. (and believe me, I feel dumb) What are dits?

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Porcupine break.....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Yesterday I was on a tight schedule. First shift 8 AM - 3PM. Next shift was 4 PM Friday to noon (today) Saturday. I received a phone call.. my filly Little Jazz ( All that Jazz ) had met up with a nose full of quills. I was about an hour away. I left my first shift wee early ; calling in late for my next. Fortunately I was able to make a 4 hour window. I swung by the house and picked up my sidekick Keela and a few things to add to my med bag. L'Jazz is a coming 2 year old . Luckily, Jazz only had one nostril full of quills. I gave her a shot to ease the pain and inflammation before the removal of the quills.

L'Jazz and her mum Alijax

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FUTUREHOPE49 4/21/2011 6:33PM

    Oh my God! That must have been so painful! Poor thing! Lovely photos Katie! Beautiful horses!

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    I bet she was glad to have those out! ...ow. Seriously... OW.

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DRAFTLOVER 4/4/2011 5:25AM

    Poor filly. A hard lesson learned. Do you just grab firmly and pull out?? Ouch!

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DADDYTREVOR 3/27/2011 8:40PM

    Poor baby. I hope she's a quick healer.

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GREYPARK 3/27/2011 8:18PM

    Poor baby. emoticon

Were the qills up in her nose too? Bless her baby heart. emoticon

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MELLIL 3/27/2011 7:39PM

    Oooooh... poor baby! That's a HARD lesson to learn! emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 3/27/2011 6:57PM

    Ouch. Hope heals quickly.

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BECKYI39 3/27/2011 12:07PM

    Hope she feels better soon. Those quills can be nasty business.

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BETTERME55 3/27/2011 11:45AM

    OUCH! Hope the horse feels better. I'm guessing porcupines are off her let's be friends list!

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JULIAOAK 3/27/2011 9:32AM

    that looks painful - it is good she has you to 'take care of her'! emoticon

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TAMIAMLEXICON 3/27/2011 7:06AM

    such a good mama to make your horse a priority on such a busy day.

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INFLATED 3/27/2011 3:04AM

    That looks sooo painful. I wonder if she could eat with them there since horses use their lips to pull grass with. It probably hurt every time she tried.

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Get serious? I don't think so!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Move it or Lose it!


Keep running. I'll tell you when to stop!

No Not yet!

I'm not taking a nap - I'm contemplating my next move!

If I play dead will you leave me alone?

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FUTUREHOPE49 4/21/2011 6:38PM

    What amazing photos! I have missed such a lot in the last month! Must try and make more time!

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INFLATED 3/27/2011 3:21AM

    Do you raise wolves or are they wild? What state do you live in? The scenery is fantastic and the animal pictures are wonderful, they all look like they are enjoying life.

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PEPPERMINT125 3/19/2011 12:25AM

    The pictures are awesome and the narrative is very humorous! emoticon

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DADDYTREVOR 3/16/2011 8:39PM

    What a bunch of show offs! Thanks.

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GREYPARK 3/16/2011 5:18PM

    emoticon Thanks. emoticon

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ERC247 3/15/2011 10:47PM

    These pictures made me smile!

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MTULLY 3/15/2011 8:20PM

    Thanks so much for the day brightener! Absolutely adorable!

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MELLIL 3/15/2011 4:22PM

    Absolutely adorable! emoticon

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    Great pictures .. the second one of the wolf (?) is a little scary!

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BETTERME55 3/15/2011 8:50AM

    Are those wolves? Love the pictures

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RWALTON730 3/15/2011 8:03AM

    I love the pictures. Smart kitty!

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JULIAOAK 3/15/2011 5:44AM

    brilliant! emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/15/2011 3:49AM

    Lol..Love the animals. The one pic of your horse looks like Buddy running!

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Goodbye my friend ; we had joy we had fun..

Friday, March 11, 2011

Oddly enough, I find myself loving winter more and more.. despite the slick roads and the indifferent and cruel winds. I love the pureness of the fresh snow, the cool, crisp air...I love the sense of space and solitude. Winter is slowly being pushed out by Spring like weather. The temperature hit over 60* yesterday; melting the snow. I have tulips coming up in my windowsill - proclaiming the birth of a new Season.
A time for renewal is at hand. During this in between time of neither there nor here.. a metamorphic evolution is in progress.

A lot of us begin what was traditionally called Spring cleaning. I am myself, going through boxes and other odd assortments of collections. This is a healthy, cleansing process.

Make way for the new season. De clutter your mind of old thoughts.. of all your old negativity.. the I can'ts ... and the Never evers... it can and it will!

Spring clean from within with fresh fruits and veggies... refresh yourself with thankfulness, and the sharing of your appreciation. Celebrate your joys.. the changes great and small.

Remember where you were, but celebrate where and who you are now..
a wonderful, beautiful gift in my life.

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FUTUREHOPE49 4/21/2011 6:36PM

    Lovely blog! Ode to Winter and Spring as well! I have been spring cleaning when the weather has been bad and thats not a lot lately. Its hotter here this week than Spain or Italy! The garden needs some rain badly! glad you are getting spring flowers now!

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/15/2011 3:53AM

    Beautiful pictures. I love Spring. Hearing the birds singing more often. Lizards are out so Alice can chase them hehe...I started getting out my t-shirts, and putting the long sleeves away. Yes, time to spring clean!

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PEPPERMINT125 3/13/2011 3:37PM

    I liked your blog, but I am really ready for springtime to arrive full tilt! emoticon emoticon

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DRAFTLOVER 3/13/2011 5:38AM

    Spring clean......Me. I like it!

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JULIAOAK 3/12/2011 9:19AM

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    Beautiful!!!!! Love this! You are so inspiring! And GORGEOUS pictures as always!

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/11/2011 11:59PM

    I like!!


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MELLIL 3/11/2011 7:02PM

    You DO find beauty in EVERYTHING! I LOVE that! I'm a lot like that too. I still don't LOVE winter mind you... but I DO appreciate it's beauty! And you! emoticon

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AFRESHSTART2 3/11/2011 6:46PM

    As usual a emoticon blog! I like your perspective on life. Yes, indeed, Spring is a time for new growth ... fresh outlook on life and revitalized goals. I love your ideas for spring cleaning!!!

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TAMIAMLEXICON 3/11/2011 6:34PM

    every year i notice and appreciate the moments that speak of purity more and more. the sharp knife of wind, the bright white of snow, a bright blue sky. thanks for the nice pictures.

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GREYPARK 3/11/2011 5:57PM

    Your words are beautiful, the way you view the world is fantastic. You are a wonderful, beautiful gift in my life as well. emoticon

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