Buds & Blooms

Life is a lot like these roses. It starts out small, in a tightly wrapped bud, then slowly opens up into a beautiful blossoming treasure.


This Used to Be My Playground

When I was a child growing up on the farm, I used to play in the pasture behind our house. Under this tree, and the ones neighboring it, I spent long hours dragging fallen tree branches to make walls for rooms, items from the junk yard to use as furniture, and the canopy of the trees as a roof to ‘build’ a play house for me and my friends. We’d bring our dolls and play for hours.

The trees in the pasture has seen better days, but the memories remain.

B&W Challenge: Day 1

I was tagged in a Black & White Photo Challenge yesterday on Facebook.   The rules are pretty simple:

 Post a photo from your life each day for seven days. No people, no explanations, and tag someone new each day.

Since this isn’t Facebook, I’m not going to tag anyone, but I thought it’d be fun to share my photos here.   Feel free to take it up on your own blogs because it’s fun.  🙂