Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Living Adventure


taking a moment to find joy in the little things

This past week brought many new adventures to our family. We went on an amazing hike Saturday followed by a visit to a sunflower field. Then Sunday after church we set off on a backpacking/camping adventure to Mt. Adams. I'm so thankful for these opportunities to make memories with my family.

{pretty}
my girls spotted a pair of moths mating in our backyard - aren't they beautiful?


The view from our Saturday hike...



(does anyone know what these flowers are called? They feel dried and are so interesting.)




some pictures from the sunflower field....I'll be sharing more of these in my next post




looking up at Mt. Adams



sunset from Mt. Adams




our campsite




{happy}

My sunflowers are starting to bloom! As always, they are facing my neighbor's yard, but I think he likes it that way!




This is really not a good picture of me, but this is me at "lunch counter" on Mt. Adams...approximately 9000 feet. We didn't climb any higher than this because we didn't have the gear or permits we needed.


it was a little bit windy up there!



It's always fun seeing snow in August.



me and my girls and my sunflowers


{funny}

today's pickings....a teeny carrot and a gigantic green bean


I really don't know what this is about. I looked out the window and they were dressed in camouflage. When I asked them, they said they were playing something and needed to be hidden. I'm not even sure why my girls have camouflage....



A couple of my sunflowers fell down while I was out of town earlier this month. They don't seem to care one bit...they are growing straight up and one is even beginning to bloom!


{real}
Apparently it's mating season because the day after we spotted the mating moths, we spotted these mating slugs.



Whether it's mating or eating, it's pretty cool to see nature and creatures doing their thing. This little frog was enjoying a poor, unsuspecting crane fly for dinner. An hour later, I went back to take another photo of him perched on this zinnia and there was a tiny little bug that was also on the flower. In an instant this frog had dessert.




24 comments:

  1. Great shots, I love that last one!

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  2. Fantastic landscape photography ~ beauty of nature and happy family photos ~ delightful post ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. The things you find and capture are seriously amazing! You leave me saying WOW just about every post!

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    1. I saw WOW every time I capture them. I am forever grateful for the beauty that surrounds us!

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  4. Elizabeth uses the right words to describe your posts . . . amazing and WOW. From the first one with the mating moths to the last one with frog . . . love them all. I really loved the two of the sunset. Such beauty you have captured. Blessings. xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Beth. It was a week full of wonderful gifts.

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  5. ew to the slugs. But the rest is awesome! I love that the sunflowers are peaking over into the next yard. Grass is always greener...and the sun is always shining over there! ha, definitely a little windy - hair all over the which way!

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    1. The slugs here are gigantic, too. They are kinda cool if you can get past the EW factor.

      My neighbor is a widower and doesn't have a whole lot of sunshine in his life so at least he can enjoy my sunflowers!

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  6. Getting lost in a sunflower field is on my {unwritten} bucket list! They are my favorites... And these photos bring me such joy!! Thanks!

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    1. The week before they had a VanGogh festival - that would have been fun! I loved walking through the rows and seeing all the different varieties, but there were a lot of bees! (This was in Hood River, by the way)

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  7. The water is so clear!! I love how you can see the mountain slope right down in. Amazing!

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    1. I never get tired of looking at the landscape here...I remember the first time we drove down the gorge - I think my mouth was hanging open the entire time.

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  8. I have never hiked Adams, buut now I want to! I am jealous that my nephews grow up with these hikes in their backyard - so glad you get out and enjoy!!

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    1. It's not too bad for the first 3 or so miles....then you get to the steep part where you need crampons to walk on the glacier. I had never been there before this weekend, either. My husband has summitted once before and is hoping to summit again yet this summer.

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  9. Such lovely shots! The moths and the frog are cool, the slugs--not so much. :) Sorry I can't help with the flower name.

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    1. I love the moths, too. That discovery was a genuine gift!!

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  10. I'm seriously envious of your photography skills. Loved all the creature shots. The tiny carrot...too cute!

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  11. These are stunning! You seem to be surrounded by beauty every day! Love the capture of the frog!

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  12. Wow...these are all stunning shots! It is such a beautiful story.

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  13. That's an amazing photo of the moths mating! So many gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Your adventures make jealous on a daily basis, but in a good way :-D... posting this to the Pinterest board.

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