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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June


taking a moment to find joy in the little things

{pretty}
June might very well be the most beautiful and colorful month here in the Pacific Northwest. If you are ever in the Rose City in June, be sure to visit the rose garden. We did just that thing earlier this week and it was heavenly. I wish I could somehow import the smell into the post, but you'll have to imagine. I've included a few pics of flowers other than roses...from earlier in the day.










We also spent some time in central Oregon this past week and had wonderful weather. We hiked to Benham  Falls and enjoyed the beauty of the high desert.






{happy}
So many happy moments this week...

Grandparents visiting from the other side of the country



our neighbor's got a new puppy!




frozen yogurt and a good book...(the newest Wingfeather book)



ice cream



a new fan to play with



wine tasting



practicing violin 


{funny}
Whenever we are in Sunriver, my girls love to visit the horses. Usually there are several out in some field or another. So we walked over to a field with three horses and they (the horses) came over to say hi. This one, though, decided to fully scratch himself using this post...by the time I thought to take a photo, he was scratching his backside. When he was all done, he took a step forward, lifted his tail and passed quite a bit of gas before walking away. Not quite the friendly greeting we were expecting!

{real}
My youngest is studying mammals in her biology book and last week learned about lions. She has to classify them as herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. I never imagined that a trip to the zoo would give her a visual of what it means to be a carnivore in the wild. But lions have to eat, too, I guess. Thankfully, there were signs warning us that a carcass feeding was taking place before we approached the viewing area. 




29 comments:

  1. All of these are great! My favs are the first photo and your daughter in the cape of many colors. :)

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  2. Those flowers are simply gorgeous! Such vibrant colors! I like the one of your daughter practicing violin too...I can just picture our daughter doing something like that (when no one is watching!) :)

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    1. She really was practicing like that....I moved her outside for the photo, but inside that's how she was dressed. I have many photos of her dressed up while playing the violin!

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  3. Lovely shots! So glad you had fun and I love the cape pic, too!

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    1. Thanks - I'm so glad we had such nice weather. Often June is still rainy.

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  4. Enjoyed seeing all the photos you're sharing. Especially like the first flower, but they're all so colorful. Very nice.

    Peabea, visiting from Floral Love

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    1. I know...I love that peony shot! It was a lonely peony that I saw at the zoo and had to stop and capture it's beauty.

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  5. hahaha oh man, gross! I've seen lion feedings but not just a whole animal hanging out all dead and being eaten...ewew. I think I prefer the slabs of meat just being tossed.
    That froyo and book reading warms my heart, I love it!

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    1. Can you imagine being the person who has to deliver a carcass to a lion cage? Not a job I'd want... even if the lions were put away it would still freak me out.

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  6. Oregon must be a wonderful place!
    It reminds me a bit of my time when I was in the states.
    Your photographs are really impressing: The landscape pics are so lovely
    and the feeding photos from the lions....uahhhh!
    Best, Brigitte

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    1. Oregon is absolutely beautiful, and the beauty is quite varied - from the coast to the mountains to the rainforesty gorge to the high desert...

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  7. What great photos! Love all of them. The lion, crazy! But I guess they need to keep their animal instinct somehow! Your family is too cute!

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  8. I've seen the lion feeding at the Oregon Zoo - such a sight!
    Love your pics, make me miss PDX!

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    1. do you have plans to return here anytime soon?

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  9. Heisann!

    Looks like an exciting week!

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  10. Such amazing skies! Love the deep blue and the puffy white clouds!

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    1. Yes... the clouds were quite spectacular. I found myself staring up at the sky several times.

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  11. Stunning captures of the flowers and scenery, Jill! and I enjoyed the look into your life - so many blessings!

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  12. What a great series of scenery!

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  13. Hi Jill, I'm here on blogging mode :)

    Love your flower pictures! And would love to visit Oregon just to see those water falls. Those last pictures are something else, but you're right, lions have to eat too.

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Beautiful scenery and lovely roses.

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  15. ACK! I love these.... some day I have got to get to Oregon. I think you should print the picture of your daughter in the cape and put it on their wall in their bedroom. It would look fabulous!!

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