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Friday, April 5, 2013

A few shots for me





I have been busy. Crazy never stop for a moment busy. Not complaining, just putting it out there. I have been taking photos for many people, and decided today that I would post shots that I did just for me.

We have moved my hubs father into a memory care unit. It's heartbreaking, and it was overdue. Nobody likes the chore of moving, and then to see how sad someone is with the move makes it that much harder. Hoping he adjusts soon, and that the staff gets to where they know him.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.



Our Oregon Capital building in all it's glory.








I was so taken by this farm house that is barely standing. Where did the people go? I know someone once lived here and cared for the land. The wonderful trees nearby tell me that it once was a wonderful place.




Linking  up with the following wonderful women:







Friday Photo Journal
the long road
Nurture Photography Challenge - Spring 2013 Edition

24 comments:

Susi said...

That farm house shot is so interesting and beautiful. Really makes you wonder... I love the shot of the blossoms.

Tamar SB said...

So pretty!! I've only ever seen Salem in the dead of winter.

And yes, we must meet up one of these days! I will be there in August for at least 2.5 weeks!

Sarah Halstead said...

These are beautiful!

bettyl said...

Lovely shots, the tree in bloom is quite stunning. I love to shoot old buildings and wonder about the stories they can tell.

tiarastantrums said...

oh that farm house is intriguing! I hope you were able to capture loads of photos of it

Molly said...

Wow these are all stunning but the top image with the daffodils in the foreground is amazing.

Mollyxxx

Robyn said...

Beautiful pictures, MG! Great view of the captial with its spring blooms. I like to photograph and daydream about abandoned homesteads too. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Looooove the last shot and dying to find an old farmhouse or barn here in our new area. I really miss those old rural beauties since leaving small town Missouri. :(

Thanks so much for joining us in the spring edition of the Nurture Photography Challenge. Can't wait to see what you come up with for next week's prompt: Turquoise/Splash. Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Oh my word! Is that old farmhouse a little ways outside of McMinnville? If so, I've driven right past there...and I'm from Arizona!! What a coincidence...too funny!

edenhills said...

Beautiful shots! It's so sad to see the house falling. I do hope your father-in-law adjusts well to the move.

Tricia Hays said...

so pretty, the flowers, but esp that old house! WoW! Don't you just wanna sit around a camp fire & listen to the history of that old place! =0

Kim Cunningham said...

These are fabulous! I really like the one with the old home structure. What an amazing location! The cherry blossoms are stunning!

So sorry to hear of your having to relocate your dad. I'm sure that is really hard, even if necessary. Wishing a smooth transition for all.

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful!!!

Rebecca said...

I hope your husband's father settles in well and adjusts after his move.

These photos are lovely, that farmhouse is so interesting!

Thanks for taking part in the Nurture Photography Challenge!

Buckeroomama said...

I love the shot of the flowers (SO pretty!) and the one of the barn. What an interesting place! If only those walls could talk... :)

~ Noelle said...

oh how i love all the photos....
and the barn? i could spend a day there.. thanks for sharing your area with us...

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Anna-Leigh said...

Old buildings are fascinating, I have to agree. Someone had to love it at some time. Love the blossoms too. Good luck with your FIL, I hope he finds a comfy spot soon ;-)

Tish said...

your photos are so beautiful! loving all the colors and especially the flowers and blossoms. That old farmhouse is so cool too!

Pride In Photos said...

aaahh...the farmhouse just made me sad...I want to know what happen to the family too?

Nina said...

The spring flowers in the trees are beautiful against the blue skies ... And the Building looks very majestetic - would love to visit it one day! I'm popping by from the Spring Nurture Photography Challenge, Nina

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

WOW- it sure is pretty there this time of year!

Laurie said...

It is glorious to take photos just for you. We get so caught up in taking them for others. They are all beautiful. What a lovely gift to yourself. The old house is aMaZiNg!

Kathy McB said...

UGH...I know all too well what you are going thru with your father-in-law. As you are probably well aware, it is a long and diffiult journey you are on with him. If you EVER want to talk, vent, or get input into any situations that arise with him...please feel free to contact me. The only positive that I can see from this experience I went thru is that maybe I might be able to help someone else on their journey. God bless. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Christine Bewley said...

I love that farm house shot! I might be biased though because I love old houses. Even though it's leaning, there is something to be said for the craftsmanship that went into building those old homes.

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