Monday, June 22, 2015

Sometimes You Just Have to Live

We just returned
from an absolutely beautiful weekend.
Over the past few weeks,
we have attended graduations, dance recitals,
had out of state company, worked overtime, and 
still somehow tended elderly, yard/garden and the house.
This weekend, we took Friday off and headed out
in our 'new toy.'
I will share more about her soon.
But what I wanted to share today
is that lately I've noticed that so many people
seem to be concerned with getting it all on camera (or phone.)
It makes me wonder if they are actually enjoying the moment
or just recording the moment others are enjoying.
It kinda gets me turned sideways inside.
I want to live life, not just watch it or record it.
My camera has been pretty idle lately.
It was so beautiful in this area of Hells Canyon
that I did decide to snap a couple shots.
The above picture is the meadow where we were camped.
It was just us and another couple.
The dogs ran like race horses and tumbled like bear cubs.
We watched the dogs, listened to the river and the breeze
in the trees as well as the chipmunks and birds.
There was a bald eagle that was flying around.
The guys didn't catch much in the way of fish.
I don't think they really minded.
Mr. LB said, "I forgot how beautiful it was there."
This was my first time to that part of the river.
Alas, like all good dreams, it had to end.
We came back rested and at peace.
If only we could live in such peace.
I know it's not for everyone; some folks love entertainment
and busy city streets.
Hubby and I both love wilderness and solitude.
It's one of the things we love about each other.

 Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. like you I love the peace and solitude, just as well as I do not have friends locally anyway. I live in a city, big mistake, give me hills and a river bank please. I do take lots of photos and yes if you do not look properly at what is around you you miss so much

  2. It's very pretty! I'd choose out there over any city!

  3. Getting away to camp just makes me so appreciate the beauty all around us that we don't always pay attention to on a daily basis. I just did 11 days on the road in Yellowstone, Craters of the Moon and on the Snake.

    Hells Canyon is gorgeous, glad you got away for a trip. Can't wait to see your new home for the woods.

  4. Lovely photos and I agree with you that we have forgotten how to appreciate the beauty of nature. It's not only the camera but the constant checking of social media and the tendency to sit indoors with our technology we miss much of what we could be enjoying.

  5. Beautiful beautiful country... so wild and yet peaceful.... thank you for sharing the lovely pictures. :)

  6. Oh my goodness!!! Thank you so much for sharing pics from Hells Canyon! My husband and I grew up in Baker City...and now we're all the way out in Arkansas and are sure missing our beautiful Eastern Oregon mountains and rivers! Sounds like a beautiful day you had!

  7. Gosh, it's beautiful there. I felt peaceful just looking at the pictures.

    I agree about being in the moment. I don't think there's many of us out there that do that anymore, sadly.


  8. You are so right!!! It's such a hard toss up between living life and blogging about it! Being in the moment is so important, and we often get caught up in trying to "capture the memories" that we forget to make them!!!
    Great pics, too!!
    Thanks for adding this to From The Farm...it's easily another favorite!