Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hello Sweet Friends

How are you?

I do hope everyone had a
Merry Christmas.

We took the trek down to Portland, OR and had a wonderful time.
It was so nice to share the holiday with ones we love.
Every time I see my Grandson it seems like he has grown
so much.  We had fun watching him get so excited as he opened
his presents. It really is such a fun age.

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I really do have to apologize once again.  I have totally
neglected my blog and all my sweet friends here in blogland.
But you were on my mind,  I do hope to be a little bit better now that the
holidays are behind us.

Here are Five Random Photos that I am sharing with you,
for Nancy's Random Five Friday.
I have so many photos to go through that I don't
ever think I will get caught up.


 We spend most of our time enjoying the great outdoors.
Even though it is cold outside that doesn't stop us.  We layer up and head out.



This is a Beautiful Sunrise.
It was taken weeks ago from the ferry as we were on our way to Seattle.




 Yep we even get out when its raining.
Even though we haven't had as much rain as I thought we would have.



 And look who we caught checking us out as we were on a walk one day.
Poor fella needs a hair cut.  You know he has to be pretty warm with a coat like that.



I just had to show you another photo of these sheep.
I have never seen such a thing.  Do you thing they are neglected?
Or is this how they are supposed to look?  Looks like major Dreadlocks to me!



And there is no shortage of these birds in the
Olympic Peninsula.  These spotted Towhee's Love hanging out at the feeder.


I know there are six photos not five..  So Sorry..




Thanks so much for stopping by.
Till next time.

Hugs~

38 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos - I think those sheep really have dreadlocks, perhaps they sing Bob Marley every evening....Happy New year! Valerie

Lynn said...

happy to hear you've had a great Christmas with family and these are once again fabulous photos; these sheep are amazing, they are both wearing a whole lot of sweaters, their wool must be incredible to knit or work with!

It's me said...

Hahahahaha...lovely pictures !!.....enjoy the weekend.love Ria...x !

Nancy Claeys said...

No need to apologize Linda -- I've been enjoying other things besides blogging as well -- and trying to find my way back to blogging again, somehow.

Love the little towhee and that sheep is really something!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

splendid images. I love those sheep!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I'll be interested to see if anyone can identify the sheep...it is amazing! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I know they have to let it grow before they can shear, but I don't know the length they have to be at... I loveeeeeee the photos! So happy you had a wonderful Christmas!!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

He needs sheared...but maybe that is his 'winter' coat! I'm glad you got to spend time with family for the holiday. Hope your weather stays good and you enjoy your stay. Love that towhee. We think we heard one in the forest last weekend, too. Sweet hugs!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful photo's, Linda, glad you had a nice Christmas! Happy Friday!

Robyn G said...

Looks like the sheep escaped the shearer for a few years.

My favorite picture today is the birdie picture. Lovely set of captures.

Happy New Year to you!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

lovely pics

Maggid said...

Six Excellent Photos - to touch our hearts.

I don't know too much about sheep - BUT, i sure like the photo.

Happy Friday!

TexWisGirl said...

glad you got to spend christmas with your little guy. love your randoms. keep 'em coming whenever you have time!

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a great Sunset ( :

Carol Blackburn said...

So glad you had a wonderful holiday. I know what you mean about your grandson looking bigger the next time you see him. It's happening to me too. When he was here everyday I didn't see it but now I do. They are turning into young men. Oh my, those sheep are fabulous. They ought to have a campaign called "Thank a Sheep" somewhere where they sell woolen items. LOL

Ros Crawford said...

Glad you had a fabulous Christmas ... I thought about you and would have sent a card had I had an address ... Love seeing these photos .. man that sheep does have some wool! It must be really heavy!

Lynne said...

Happy to meet you at Random 5. I wonder about the sheep too . . . liked your dreadlocks comment!

Beth Edwards said...

i can not imagine carrying around all that hair - think of the weight??! wow! ( :

Becca said...

Great images Linda! Glad you had a fun Christmas! Wow, those sheep look amazing! I'm thinking I'd have some really nice wool yarn to crochet a scarf or two! LOL

Gail Dixon said...

Nice shot of the towhee! I've only seen glimpses--they seem very secretive. Glad you had a nice holiday and hope to see you posing more in the coming year!

Davi said...

Linda, Soo glad you got to spend Christmas with your family!! Its amazing how those little critters grow so fast, a blink of a eye and he will be a teenager:) As always your pics are a treat for the eye! All of them are wonderful but the leaf is extra wonderful! Blessings for your New Year my friend :)

Lisa Gordon said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas. There is nothing quite like having little ones around at this time of year.

I just love these photos, and I could really use a "coat" like that. It's cooooold here!

have a wonderful weekend, my friend. xo.

Veronica Roth said...

Lovely photos Linda and it looks like you're my near neighbour. I live in Vancouver BC; except when I don't and them I'm in Oxfordshire UK. I love the towhees.Do you feed them? I do, well, not just them, anything else that wants feeding. One time I had the worst migraine and a towhee was doing that high-pitched tweet they do. You know the one? Ugh, he kept it up for hours. But that was just that one guy. I'm happy you wrote that you had a lovely Christmas; ours was wonderful too. :)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Beautiful photos! Those sheep need a buzz and that little bird is gorgeous....have a good weekend and I know Santa was good to you considering you got to spend it with your favorite people.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those sheep - wow! Looks like they are due for a trim haha. But I do like the dreadlock look :)

Hope you have a nice weekend!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun photo shots Linda, it is always great to see you have a new post, Dolce and I went shopping 2 days ago and I thought about you, I told her that "when my friend Linda lived here in Las Vegas, she and I would meet up regularly for lunch and shopping" I just missed those days!

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Julie said...

What's an extra photograph amongst friends ;) always a delight to see! Look forward to seeing some of Miles at Christmas, I'm sure you took one or two ;) happy new year to you and yours. Julie x

Catherine said...

Christmas really is so much more special when you have little ones.

Oh my stars - that is one crazy looking sheep! Needing a haircut indeed! I've NEVER seen a sheep like that. It does make you wonder if they are supposed to have such a heavy coat. How can it walk?

Hmmm...

Wishing you a beautiful weekend Linda!
xo Catherine

Susan said...

Never apologize for stepping away from your blog. It means you're enjoying life and the world "too much". Blogs wait for you. They don't spoil.

I love that first sheep photo. That's classic. Also that lead shot of the leaf. That light is delicious.

BTW....no you won't ever catch up on the photos. Been there-trust me.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Family and self comes first ~ Glad you had a wonderful holiday ~ Your photos are wonderful ~ particularly like the shaggy sheep ~ Happy New Year coming to you ~ carol, xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful photos. Glad you had a lovely Christmas. Have a great New Year.

Deanna said...

Great post, Linda. Those sheep look like they need a beauty shop bad...beautiful images of your world. Hugs!!

Lynnda said...

Great post and Lovely photos!!!! Hugs...x

Jill Foley said...

Beautiful photos...I'm in the PNW too.

Breathtaking said...

Your photos are fab!I love the bird capture, but feel really sorry for the neglected sheep. They will surely have skin ailments due to (tics) under their wool.

So glad you enjoyed your Christmas Linda, and hope you have a very happy and healthy New Year also.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your random 5 and those sheep are just delightful! Sure looks like dreads to me!

Audrey Pettit said...

Such great photos! I always love to see the world through your lens...although I have to admit, I'm glad to see the rainy days only through my screen. I don't think I would dare to get out in it, if I could help it! ;)