Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

In order to make up for my very negative 13 last week, I'll offer the flip side of the coin:

Thirteen things I like about where I live:

1. The changing seasons

2. Pasture for my horses

3. The Missouri River

4. Lots of back roads and fields where I can ride my horse in peace and quiet.

5. The alfalfa field, which provides hay for my horses and calf

6. My cabin in the woods

7. Hearing trains go by

8. The history of this area (Santa Fe Trail, Lewis and Clark, Civil War, Harry Truman, etc.)

9. Branson is only a three-hour motorcycle ride away

10. You can get to Colorado from here in one day

11. Wildlife: Although coyotes and foxes will kill any poultry they can get hold of, there’s something magnificent and free about them. I like seeing deer, even though they cause wrecks. Oh, and a flock of turkeys in the pasture. I especially like to see vultures floating above my cabin. (But I don't want to see them too close-up.)

12. “The point”. It’s the highest part of our 40-plus acres, and you can see far across the Missouri River from there.

13. Memories. We moved here when my children were six and eight years old. Although memories reside in the mind more than in a physical place, I do have a certain grudging affection for this old house because it’s where I raised my kids. Recollections of graduations, grandbabies, pets, and holidays are in every dusty corner.

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Anonymous said...

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Beautiful work…congratulations.
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Jim said...

Hi Donna -- Thanks for the visit, my WW is at JIM'S LITTLE PHOTO PLACE,

Stine said...

Great photos - I could live there, too!
Thanks for visiting!

Midlife Mom said...

Donna, those are wonderful photos and wonderful thoughts about where you live. I may list mine sometime I think it's good to take time and think about what we have and how blessed we are.

Daisy said...

That looks like a very beautiful place to live, to me! I was browsing through your blog, and I really like it. I will visit again later!

Angela Giles Klocke said...

Great shots!

>>10. You can get to Colorado from here in one day<<

Waving at you from Colorado :)

Anonymous said...

Ive been trying to comment since early morning.

Blogger is being bad.

you have a wonderful home!

I love how your words flowed along with your photos.

I am a huge fan of Blue, he rocks.


Skittles said...

What a beautiful place you live in!

Bella said...

The pictures are beautiful. I'd love to live in such a place. Thanks for visiting my TT.

Lauren said...

Lovely photos!

Stacie said...

What beautiful land. You must just LOVE living there.

Julia said...

Those are lovely places to sight see. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a Happy T 13!

Stacie said...

Oh it's so beautiful there! I love it! thank you for visiting my TT as well.

Angelika said...

Great pictures!

Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)

Shephard said...

Wow... loved the red rock! Great shot.

Thanks for the visit!

Joy Renee said...

you take wonderful picture. I wish I could crawl into one of them and take a stroll without my white cane. Looks like I could walk for an hour in a straight line without bumping into a thing--safer than our sidewalks with power pole sprouting out of their middles.

thanx for visiting my photo walk to the library and the 13 things I'm NOT going to miss about my weekly walk to the libray now that it is closed indefinitely.

Celeste said...

Great 13!

Robinson K. said...

Thanks for visiting me. For me becoming a vegetarian is a journey like other journeys, there are some bumpy paths along the way.
I love your photos. I thought one day I would relocate to the serenity of the country. I'm still comtemplating. Maybe one day.

Marilyn said...

It looks so warm there. We're getting snow today.

BecK said...

Sounds like a great place to live!

Happy TT!

MissMeliss said...

I love your pictures, especially the tractors. My husband's from South Dakota, and his father recently sold the family farm - we went up to help prep for the sale, and all I wanted to do was take pictures of tractors.

Carmen said...

there's good and bad about every place, I guess. :) But I'd love to have a horse and ride each day!

Tilly Greene said...

What a beautiful place you live...definitely makes up for the other :-) On another note, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your pics from the back of your horse. To see something from between his ears or the kids coming up to pet him, was spectacular. Thank you for sharing.

theFrog said...

Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

CountryDew said...

Thanks for visiting my TT (which was pretty pathetic this week, I admit). You have some really flat land there; it is quite lovely.

Sophisticated Writer said...

WOW! Great place you got here :)

Marcia said...

Now, this list makes me happy. What beautiful property and horses you have. Awesome.

Danielle said...

Thank you so much for sharing your spot in the world. I really enjoyed the picture of the horses legs great perspective.

You reminded me of the awesome beauty of this land.