Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield – February 1st

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Today’s New Thing was to go to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. It has a 5 mile trail around the battlefield with tons of stops to hear about what happened there.

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They have a visitors center with a museum where you can read all about the battle that took place here.

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My favorite part was to just go and walk around in the woods and here the birds and see all the historical markers. If you are ever in the area and want to visit you can find information here.

It was a very moody day here, foggy and rainy. But overall a very enjoyable experience and one I think I will have to repeat because it was just so quiet out there. I am really looking forward to the next new thing. I have been planning out my month and coming up with ideas. I’m excited to try some new things, even things that are out of my comfort zone. It will be worth it in the end, a growing experience. I think sometimes I get in this comfortable rut and never really experience life. I want to actually experience life and not just let it fly by in a blur.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Fleeting Moments – January 7th

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I just love this photo, I captured it on Sunday when my city was a ghost town. Everyone was huddled up in their warm houses, but I was standing on a bridge having extremely cold air blow my hair in my face. It was so beautiful when the sun broke through the clouds for a few fleeting moments and made all the snow glitter, even the flakes in the air. Dancing pieces of glitter. Glorious, I tell, just glorious. I could have stood there for hours.

Have a blessed evening!
Heather

Baby It’s Cold Outside – January 6th

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Baby, it’s cold outside! So cold and so windy. You know I would have thought I would have missed out on this when I moved from Chicago, but nope. I am now so thankful for the garage I have because I didn’t have to shovel my car out. I seriously wish I lived in the Southern Hemisphere right now, at least it’s warm there. I have a really good friend who lives in South Africa and we were exchanging photos of our Christmas’ and they were having a braai or BBQ and I was so jealous! Oh well, maybe someday I will get to live somewhere warmer, without snow. Then again maybe not…

Stay safe and warm out there!

Have a blessed day!
Heather ❄❄❄

The Weather Calls For Warm Boots – January 4th

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Our weather of late has called for warm boots, but at least they are pretty. I have several pairs, all very useful when my goal for the next year is to grow my photography skills. So today was spent exploring in the woods near my house. The sounds of rushing water, wind through bare trees and the call of a eagle. So many colorful birds to, blue birds, cardinals and wood peckers. Fluttering about, calling to their mates. What a beautiful thing. Tomorrow more exploring, in the snow. This too is a beautiful thing…

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning

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What a Beautiful Beginning!

This weeks Weekly Photo Challenge is Beginning! And we had a beautiful beginning this morning.
You can find the Weekly Photo Challenge here.

The windows were letting in a beautiful golden glow this morning. Loved it! I love that feeling of a golden glow coming in my windows in the morning, helps me to wake up. And I think it is even more golden because we have snow on the group here.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Chicago, Again – December 20th

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Snapped this shot of beautiful Chicago last weekend. Such a beautiful city! Hope to return soon. I just love walking around this city. I wish I could bottle it and bring some of it back to Missouri with me. But alas, I can’t…

Just in case you are wondering that lovely tall building in the middle of the picture is the Hancock Building. Also has a awesome restaurant in it called the Signature Room, really, really good food. And it has beautiful views of the city at night. The lights of the city actually twinkle, kind of like you are above the stars.

We are prepping for a weekend of rain and freezing rain and thunderstorms down here. Should be very interesting. It’s been so warm here, that 11 inches of snow have vanished in a few days, but that’s what you get when it goes from being really, really cold to the 60’s in a few days. Oh well, you know what they say: if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour it will change. And here comes the rain…

I hope wherever you are the Christmas shopping is done and gifts are wrapped and its a beautiful blue skies day!

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Chicago – December 19th

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I snapped this photo in the River North area of Chicago. So beautiful to be up there for a couple of days. Not the I don’t like where I live but I am a city girl at heart and especially love Chicago. It will always have a special place in my heart. It is beautiful no matter the season and I hope to return very soon. You can’t walk anywhere around Chicago and not get to experience culture or art. I love this city. And every time I visit I long to be back walking its streets and experiencing all it has to offer.

I mean seriously, just look at this city, it’s beautiful!

Have a blessed day!
Heather