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Rounding up Cattle in Montana

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I hope you had a good weekend.  I wonder what the week will bring?

Here are a few photos I took over the weekend.  The photos with people I took on our drive Saturday to Slippery Ann Elk viewing area to listen to the Elk Bugle.   We had a great time watching the elk so close up and listening to the bugling it did not disappoint.  I will put up a few photos in the near future of that trip.   Anyway the cowboy and cowgirl photos I took from our moving car as we were flying down the highway on the trip there.  Navar driving, pointing and saying  “Look they are rounding up cattle.”   Rolling down the window and pointing the camera out the window ( carefully holding the camera more inside  the window than outside the window).  Not wanting to lose the camera to the road.  I’ve been wanting to tell you about a fun creative project for a while, hopefully I can explain it Ok.  You may have already tried this way of taking pictures before, but if not I will do my best to explain it.   Also if you have not tried  this before using a small camera is best.   I call it drive by photography.   As I rolled the window down I could hear the sharp short whistle from the working cowgirls and cowboys as we were driving by it was very exciting.  I  immediately felt like I was on the range.  Usually when I try taking photos from a moving car it’s more of a blur.  I think of it as a fun creative project instead of an official photo shoot.  If you’ve never tried this before I can tell you it’s really fun and it can also be very rewarding.  I know it sounds simple so the benefits could be easily overlooked.   I think in one way that it has changed my photography by making me more relaxed and more open to the idea of seeing other possibilities when I’m taking a photo.  Instead of just seeing what I think  might be a good photograph.  As you are flying down the highway of course sitting in the passenger seat not the drivers side now that really would be distracted driving.  Seeing interesting old or new  buildings or different shapes and colors and just snapping photos and having fun. The big part is just having fun, chances are you will be deleting most of these images.  Seeing things burr by and clicking as fast you can almost like watching  moving paintings going by.  It’s not ment to capture sharp photos, but to loosen up the ways of seeing.  As I click I may take a photo in a very different way then I would normally and some times when I look back at these images there are surprises, buildings or telephone poles that I would not normally think to put in a picture but some how it works.  It’s a fun creative project when you are bored going from point A to point B.  The two photos without people I took yesterday while waiting for Navar as he was talking on his cel phone.  This time I got out of the car and took more time with the photos.  It was nice to watch the light change as the clouds rolled by changing the colors of the field from tan to the bright yellow.

To spaclel or not to spackel that is the question.

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Today on The Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda, they are spending the whole hour with no make up! Ann Curry, Meredith Vieira, and Natalie Morales also took the challenge. Some of the quests were also asked to come and do their segment without makeup. Kathy Lee looks a lot different, but once you get used to it she does look natural. I’m so use to seeing Kathy Lee with Makeup. I actually think it’s a good idea to see some of the people in the entertainment business without makeup. Hoda looks about the same. Are you a make up person or a no make up person? Would you leave the house without makeup, if you usually wear makeup? Guys only answer if, well you know who you are, if you like to get dolled up from time to time. It must be Thursday I’m ready for the week-end my humor is in full flare.

Glacier Park Web Cam.

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Check out Glacier Park Web cam WOW it’s so beautiful. Hope the clouds don’t come in, then you’ll say What the heck? Check out the first picture cam. Boy,that’s what they say about the weather in Montana “Wait five minutes and it will change.” Looks like the clouds are coming in but hey wait five minutes, lol maybe it will change or maybe not.OK I just checked it out my luck post a web cam and a storm rolls in sorry about that. I guess that’s life sometimes storms just roll in.

Taking a brake from pain and worry.

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Clouds in my coffee.

Clouds in my coffee.

Finding hope in a fortune cookie. Sinus pain, still chronic, painful, going on almost 1 year. Ive had 2 doctors resign  in that time or go out of business . Sinus doctor gone, and the small doctors office lady doctor gone,  strange, the 2 herbalist left.sigh.My fortune cookie the other day said “Time heals all wounds.Keep your chin up.” I’ll take it ,Hope from  a fortune cookie. Ive learned that with a chronic  pain problem the big thing that you do have  is Hope. No matter what, there’s Hope.  Doctors can give up on you, or go out of business, but you have to keep going, keep trying to figure “It” out. Or wait it out  I guess. I’m not very  good at ,hurry up and wait. I’m ready for the pain to be completely gone to have it be no longer an issue. OK, sorry to go on and on about that. Oh yeah, the title to my post taking a brake from pain and worry.  Yesterday was inspired by , the 3 day conversation about Fun .I realized fun can be sandwiched in, pain ,worry, job hunting ,economic worry, the list is long. How nice  fun can be squeezed in, I can be concerned about all of that, but that I can actually sandwich in some really fun stuff. We, my husband and I took a ride around the lake. I had a bad case of cabin fever. The temperature outside was 44′ for the first time this year it felt like a hint of Spring in the air it was so exciting. In my analysis of the word fun,  A day taking pictures or being creative and skiing may end up with the thought  “That was so much Fun!”  So in honor of this we drove around the lake ,on the way to do a little grocery shopping. Sandwiching in the not so fun tasks, with the super fun. Taking pictures all the way. Both of us with cameras, so much fun! And when we got home put the grocery’s away. grabbed our cross country skis and went out to the large field by our house and went skiing in the almost full moon light. Again super fun. the snow was a little crunchy and a little bit icy but still super fun. So I think it was helpful to realize fun can be sandwiched in, it’s been doctors, dentist, job service, job testing , and mammogram which I picked up a letter at the mail box yesterday , on the way home with a normal,  result ,very good news on that! So nice to have a little brake of fun in the midst of pain and worry. Here’s a couple of pictures of our trip nice sunset on the way home. Nice to share my fun day with you. By the   way at the end of the day my husband said to me “Today was so much fun Thanks. “Turns out my fun  day was fun for him too.

Lake Sunset.

Lake Sunset.

Surprise Art

Surprise Art

When we pulled over to watch the sunset I found this as is ,laying on a rock next to a small ceramic praying hands. What a surprise, I have no idea who put this there or why. But I appreciated the discovery, I did not touch it ,and took the picture and left it of course as is.

Cattails and snow cap mountains.

Cattails and snow cap mountains.