A Winter Interlude

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo challenge word for this week is “snow!”

Here is a photo of our backyard in Prescott Valley, Arizona. We are about 5,000 ft. elevation here. This was a quick storm that blew in that April of 2011.  The featured photo is from our house in Montana. That was just a little snow storm we had.

The temperatures are still blazing hot here in Florida. Colorado is sounding better and better! The house is up for sale and the sign is out!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I cooled you off a bit. Winter is not all that far away now…



Foggy Morning Blues

Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge for last week’s (I know I am late) weather word was “fog.”

That is easy to do here in Florida. It was 82 degrees F. this morning at 5:30 AM. I headed outside to take some shots of the fog that was floating about. The air was so thick it was hard to breathe!

The infamous horse hole! The fog looks like mystical beings floating about.

I was shocked to see the fog show up in the photos so clearly!

The field behind our house was obscured by the thickness of the fog.

Thanks for stopping by. Can you feel the heat and humidity in the air?


One Word Photo Challenge – HUMID

The humidity is rough in Florida!

If there is one thing you have in Pensacola, Florida – its humidity. Located on the Gulf of Mexico in northwestern Florida (near Alabama) this location has summers filled with HIGH humidity. We have not had much rain. Quick violent bursts of thunderstorms and then there is nothing. Fairy swamp is empty. My poor fairies are struggling for moisture. However, moisture comes in many forms…

This photo shows humidity in the form of the fog that curls and spirals in the field behind our house.

High humidity in Fairy Swamp leaves moisture dripping from the leaves. The heat is intense and you feel like you are wearing a second skin.

Is it humid where you live?

Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed our visit! See you again.


One Word Photo Challenge – DRY!

Check out Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge Rules here. Come on, Join in the weather’s fine!

High and Dry! Swallow nests found along the banks of the Missouri River in Great Falls, Montana.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today! I sure enjoy seeing all of you!


One Word Photo Challenge – “Cold”

“Sugar,” A cold day in Arizona taken in 2012

“Ron – along the shores of the Missouri River in January 2010, Great Falls, MT

Images of “cold” for Jennifer Nichole Wells weather photography challenge.

Click the link on my blog to see other fun photos!

Thanks for popping in today. It was great seeing you all!


One Word Photo Challenge – “HOT”

Check out Jennifer Nichol Wells’ blog to see what this challenge is all about! THEN – Join in!

How about a little ‘surf and turf’ on the old barbecue grill to conjure up images of “hot?” Can’t you just hear the sizzle and smell the fragrant smoke? The heat radiates toward you in waves…

Is your mouth watering yet?

It was hot and humid this morning when Ron and I mowed the grass. Those are images I will not be sharing with you. Sorry, but the drenched in sweat look is not my best look!

Thanks for stopping by to see me today. I can’t wait to see you all again!



One Word Photo Challenge – “Rain”

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge has reset for a new year! This year her challenge will feature weather related events. Check out her blog here to learn more.

Jennifer says, “The challenges will still just be 1 word long, for you to interpret in any way you please. If you want to share pictures of actual weather events do that! But you don’t have to. Share a photo of how rain makes you feel or what you do during a snow storm. Share an image of your sunny day supplies or your emergency weather kit. Anything goes it just has to make sense to you!”


Silver and Jennifer got rained out!

Fairy Swamp is filled with the life-blood of the slough – moisture that fell from last week’s rains. I love how moody this photo is. A light rain began to fall as I stood there drinking in the natural beauty of the area. The smells were intoxicating.

Bushes I have never seen bloom before are full of clusters of heavy white flowers. The entire area is awash in the magnificence of spring!

Rain drops glisten on an unopened magnolia blossom.

Thanks for stopping by for a taste of my Pensacola, Florida spring! I can’t wait to see you all again.

One Word Photo Challenge–Marsala

Marsala?  What color could that possibly be?  Marsala has been voted the Color of the Year for 2015!  Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo challenge picked a great color.  Find out about her challenge here.

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Marsala is also a wine, which goes with the deep reddish-brown coloring found in the photo above.


This is as close as I can get to marsala!  This is a Crepe Myrtle tree in the color that I called dusky pink!  This hopefully will be the color of the tree that I had planted in my front yard last summer.  My tree is quite young yet, so we will see if it blooms this year.

Thanks to Jennifer for hosting this fun photo event, and for all of you who popped in to see what I am up too.  I will see you again!

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One Word Photo Challenge–“Ultramarine”


Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge color is ultramarine blue!  Click the badge to learn about the challenge.


This was a tough color for me this week.  The blue is hard to find in nature.  These are not my pictures.  I am sharing them because of the striking color of the Delphinium in my friend’s backyard in Montana this summer.  She kindly shared the pictures with me.



Here is a close up of the flowers.  I think they are quite breathtaking.  I have never seen colors this intense.  I will have to look at planting some of these beauties next year.

Thank you for your wonderful visit.  I always love seeing you!

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One Word Photo Challenge– “Olive”

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Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge color for this week is olive.  This is an easy color to produce here in Northwest Florida right now because just about all the remaining evergreen type trees and bushes are this color.  Enjoy!

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Fairy Swamp has olive colored bushes.

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The tall Florida Pines are an olive color.

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The Yaupon Holly that grows wild in the fields and around our tree line is a wonderful olive color.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to today.  I enjoyed our visit,

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