Monday, February 8, 2016

Spring Time In February and Friendship

It was a beautiful, spring like day in our area, and after spending the morning cleaning, organizing, doing laundry, and helping the kids with school work, I headed out the door to enjoy coffee and a good chat with a friend. In the process, we managed to select some skits to do with some of the kids at school who are interested in drama.  On the way home, I met up with another friend, Kyla, to enjoy an afternoon walk in the gorgeous sunshine near our home. It was so beautiful and warm out, and very refreshing to be out enjoying the lovely day with a sweet friend.
 
Over the past few years life has been so full and busy, that I didn't even realize I had stopped nurturing many of my friendships. Recently it's been truly a blessing, to connect with some old friends, as well as a few new friends and enjoy sweet fellowship. Last night we had a great time with some other fun friends and were blessed by their generous hospitality and a great crew to watch the Super Bowl with.
 
Kyla and I both brought our cameras and periodically we paused to capture the beauty surrounding us. She is that friend, who totally shares my love for photography, and we have discovered how much we think alike on this subject. She stops as often as I do to celebrate the beauty of creation through the lens of her camera, and this makes walking with her especially fun! Between great conversation and shooting great targets, it was very refreshing.
 


 
“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

 
 

 
As busy moms, it's so easy to get caught up in our responsibilities, and forget to take time to refresh and refuel.  It's important to nurture friendships and get out of our work environment, and just "be." After an afternoon hanging out with friends, laughing, sharing stories, getting some exercise and fresh air, and enjoying photography, I came home feeling so rested!

 
 

 
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
Helen Keller

 
The old buildings on our favorite walking trail, are amazing with so much beautiful, old architecture, and rich history.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
We live in such a lovely area with gorgeous mountains, hills, and lush greenery. Today's blue sky and sunshine illuminated the stunning beauty of this valley.

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
  

 
 

 
 

 
Kyla....isn't she lovely?

 
This old barn is just so beautiful and interesting.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 



2 comments :

  1. What gorgeous photos! You live in an amazingly beautiful area of the country. I felt peaceful just looking at these pictures. :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Yes, we are certainly blessed with incredible beauty in this area. I have moved away a couple of times, and missed it so much.....I had to come back. <3 You will have to come visit sometime. :)

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