Golden Hour is Beautiful – June 30th

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I love golden hour! It’s beautiful and the colors that you get in your images are awesome. Snapped this one on a late Friday walk. Beautiful!

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Clouds and Light – June 27th

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Because clouds and rays of light are beautiful! This is beautiful. I remember standing in the parking lot at the park and just being stunned by how beautiful this was. I enjoy clouds and bright blue skies. I can remember that when I was younger I would just stand there and snap shots of them like crazy. Thankful to live in a place where there isn’t to many tall buildings that block the sky.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Ruffles – June 25th

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I love the soft ruffles that daylily’s have. Beautiful ruffled edges with petals that sparkle in the sun. It’s a beautiful time of the year.

In July I will be in Chicago for vacation, I’m getting really excited. The opportunity to be in that city and drink in the culture and sounds and sights. How exciting and how I need to break from busy life. But in the mean time I shall enjoy my lovely garden community and blue skies.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

My Happy Place – June 19th

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Sitting in this place will be my happy place this summer. The pollen has finally dropped off and I don’t need to be stuck inside due to allergies. So now this place, and my favorite bike path will be my happy places. To enjoy nature and get a little sun on my skin, although not in massive amounts, I am a ginger after all!

I hope all of you find your happy place this summer or winter, depending on hemisphere you are in.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Lily Season at the Garden – June 17th

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It’s my favorite season, Lily season. The gardens are starting to get filled with them. A beautiful array of colors and fragrance. I love it!

One of the coolest things about living in Missouri is our vast array of wildflowers and plants and the sides of our roads are full of wildflowers of every size, shape and color. But my favorite are these gorgeous orange day lily’s that are everywhere! And I mean everywhere. It’s like driving through a garden of lily’s, Queen Anne’s lace, and Black-eyed Susan’s. Pictures just don’t do it justice. Oh, did I mention the pink Wild Roses. It’s joyous, and definitely one of my 100happydays things!

Have a blessed day!
Heather

A Rural Missouri Walk – June 16th

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Yesterday to celebrate Father’s Day I went home to rural Missouri. My Grandpa is an has been the only real Father in my life and I am so blessed for it. He is this sweet little old man who has always told me that I am special and have value. Something that not everyone hears in their life. Although I hope that is the case, I hop there are people in your life who are filling you up with words of encouragement. But back to my Grandpa, he has had his health issues recently so he can’t drive anymore and has to have someone live with him (my wonderful Mom) to make sure he is taken care of. I asked him what he wanted to do and he said take a walk and go fishing, so we made that happen. Didn’t catch anything but got to enjoy some lovely time together and talk and laugh and take some cute photos. I snapped the photo of the horses while out walking, they came running up to us, apparently when my Grandpa goes out and walks he takes carrots with him and they know it!

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And one final photo, three generations of my family.

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Have a blessed day!
Heather

Early Riser – June 12th

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I was up early this morning, which is not normal for me. As I was snuggled up in bed not wanting to get out I noticed a pink hue filling my room. So I looked out the back window and this was the sunrise. It was stunning to see after several days in a row of gray rainy days. And even though this didn’t last, and it is cloud covered again. This made me happy. My first entry on Instagram for #100happydays.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Quiet Time – June 10th

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Sometimes the best thing I can do after a long stressful day is to sit in front of the easel and paint. One of the things I love about creating is it quiets the soul and mind. Whether painting or photography or crafting it just frees my soul from the noise.

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Here are a couple of things I have been working on. You know what they say, practice makes perfect!

Have a blessed evening!
Heather