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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Stills ~ New Beginnings

The definination for Spring should be: "New Beginnings"...which happens to be the theme for this week's Sunday Stills photo challenge.

Hat Butte Sunrise
Dawn is the beginning of a new day

New beginnings of life come in spring...like cute lil' calves...Paddy was born on St. Patrick's eve.

Milk Face Paddy
Milk Face Paddy

Tumbleweed arrived three days later...and tumbled into this world as you can see on her previous posts of when we witnessed her birth and how she got her name.

Jersey Calf Eyes
Tumbleweed bats her pretty Jersey calf eyes for the camera...look at those eyelashes!

Robins have arrived, but we haven't found any nests yet. The photo below was through my dirty kitchen window; yes, it snowed last Wednesday. He's sitting in the Lilac which is just getting some leaf buds.

Puffed Up 'n Stayin' Warm
All Puffed Up

The elm trees will be a while before the leaves start budding out, but they always get these brown, round things in early spring (not sure what they are).

Elm tree in spring

And the beginning of our farming year...the alfalfa is finally coming out of dormancy...it won't be long before we're back to irrigating!

Frost on the Alfalfa
Frost on the Alfalfa

Well, this happens to be my 600th post...I have no idea where I came up with that much to say...I'm actually a pretty quiet person ;~)

Thanks for comin' along on this ride...I appreciate your comments and friendship...you all sure have made it enjoyable...we'll see if I make it another 600!


Lee said...

Love your photos! Tumbleweed is gorgeous.

Shirley said...

What a beautiful dawn sky! The calves are so cute, especially Tumbleweeds. Reminds me of the song Tumbleweeds and Rosalie.
Congratulations on 600 posts, I'll be along for he ride on the next 600.
Happy Easter!

cdncowgirl said...

Sure looks like a beautiful spring :) Nice photos!

Dreaming said...

Tumbleweed is the perfect name! So cute!
Congrats on post #600! Wow!

Linda said...

I love the dawn on the ridge. You did well...baby's lot happy and healthy.

The Southern Peach-Girls said...

Wow! Love the Pictures! Very good, and i like the coloring, too. And happy 601 posting, too!

-Bella Hope!

Linda said...

600 posts! Wow! And, at least as long as I have been following, every one enjoyable! Love the photos of the babies...they are so cute! I just have a hard time wrapping my mind around snow this time of year...I am such a southern gal! Hope your day has been a great one! Our house is finally quiet...

aurora said...

Great photos. I agree spring is about new beginnings. Congrats on the 600 milestone!

Ian said...

Congrats on the 600th! I'm sure you'll make another 600, the good Lord willing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! I enjoyed them! It's neat seeing what is going on in other states and what that area looks like!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Nice shots as always. Love the elm tree!

Crystal said...

Èxcellent shots, sure is a pretty sky shot. And I love calf eyelashes, so cute. Congrats on 600 posts that pretty cool!

Cheyenne said...

Always enjoy your posts! Sorry havent been around, sheep nearly all lambed!

Janice said...

Great shots. Congrats on 600 posts, I'll be staying along for the next 600.

Candy C. said...

Beautiful photos of new beginnings! I'm looking forward to riding along for the next 600! :)

Elizabeth Martin said...

Congrats on your 600!! Another post full of great photos!

Anonymous said...

Cute little baby faces.. love those, one day soon the cold and snow will be a memory and we'll be hot wishing for cooler weather, fickle aren't we?!

Ed said...

Great shots, especially the frost pic.:-)

elissa said...

Stunning photos! Thanks for sharing!

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