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It’s not forever

Till we’ll go from this:

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to this:

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to this:

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to this:

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and back around to this:

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“Once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more life she had time for.” – Unknown

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Frankie has perfected the art of slowing down.

Frankie has mastered the art of slowing down.


Have a great day, friends!

*all Emjayandthem photos

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Categories: Animals, Attitude, Faith, Growth, Quotes, Relationships, Seasons, Thoughts, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

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22 thoughts on “It’s not forever

  1. Beautiful property.

    • Thank you, Butch. The funny thing is, we bought this in winter. Other than those big trees in the distance, nothing else in the photos was there, we did all of it (with help from contractors). I love the yard, it’s my favorite “room” in the house … next to the Kitchen, of course πŸ™‚ MJ

  2. What a beautiful post, MJ! Love seeing your yard in all the seasons, and that’s one of my very favorite songs. Ever.

    • thank you; I was looking through pictures last night and all of the seasonal shots of my yard inspired the post – and me!

      and I love that song, too πŸ™‚ MJ

  3. So neat to see the change of seasons. Certainly wouldn’t mind some warm, grilling weather right about now!

    • I agree; it’s a good reminder that it all comes back around again. Won’t be long we’ll be griping about the heat (at least I will). If we get a nice enough day I will break out the grill πŸ™‚ MJ

  4. What a lovely back yard in all seasons! and the dog…well, what can one say? He is really a handsome lad.

    • Thank you; it’s become a respite. Hubbs talks of selling this place, it would break my heart to leave it.

      I’ll tell Frankie your kind words; he has many fans! MJ

  5. Very pretty back yard MJ. You know me, I’d never want to rush winter!
    ~d.

    • Thank you; sometimes I have to see the photos to really see that .. other times I see work/chores/weeding. I do love being out there, especially on a Summer’s morn.
      MJ

  6. You’ve got a beautiful yard!

    • Thank you; I was looking through pictures last night and noticed all of my shots of the season .. it made me realize that the dark days of winter do not last forever. Soon Baseball will be back – whee!!
      πŸ™‚ MJ

  7. Lovely! Turn, turn, turn….

    • Thanks, and thanks for visiting, too πŸ™‚ Heard “Hotel California” yesterday and thought of you, Penny and the Mission bells πŸ™‚ MJ

  8. I love the quote, and Frankie, too! I like how the snow highlights all the textures around your yard–the wall of pavers, steps, trellis, etc. You’ve got me longing for summer again.

  9. What is that gorgeous “pink” tree? Beautiful yard, MJ…every season of the year.

    • Thank you – it is a “burning bush” and it was here when we bought the house — to our surprise and delight, when it started to turn in the fall, we were thrilled! It’s my favorite fall tree πŸ™‚ MJ

  10. Ah, the change of seasons! Love your photos. As I think (still or again!) about the “next” after Alaska, four seasons are a big requirement. I love each time of year, and I’m always ready to move on to the next season in the cycle when it’s time. Colorado has a beautiful four season climate, and of late, I’ve been thinking more about returning to our old stomping grounds. Thanks for sharing your beautiful yard! ~ Sheila

    • Absolutely love the 4 seasons and longed for them when we lived in Houston. The weird thing? I didn’t realize I missed them until I did. One day I just did. There was a hunger, a longing for the scents and colors of fall, of sunshine gleaming on newly fallen snow, of variety. The temperature there was mild much of the year and inferno-like the rest. So glad we’ve returned to the land of four seasons; I could live anywhere as long as there is seasons and sunshine!! πŸ™‚ Please come visit me in my yard; we could sip coffee or Margaritas and solve all the world’s problems under the whisper of those tall trees’ limbs. πŸ˜‰ MJ

      • Thank you for the invitation! I would love to take you up on it sometime, and maybe I will. And you have an invitation to visit me, although my yard is not so impressive. But my view (currently, anyway!) is pretty sweet!
        I understand your comment about suddenly needing/missing seasons. Trees were that way for me. When we lived in the tundra of the Arctic with no trees, it was surprising to me how much I missed the presence of trees in my life. Another case of not knowing what you’ve had till it’s gone! Kindred spirits! And by the way, I would choose Michigan over Texas any day. I think it is a beautiful state and enjoyed our years there. ~ Sheila

      • πŸ˜‰ Kindred is right! MJ

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