Saturday, November 21, 2009

Taking time to enjoy the simple things...


The holidays are upon us and I have been going like a whirlwind trying to complete new pieces in the studio, preparing for Thanksgiving and thinking about Christmas gifts along the way.

I woke up this morning to see this beautiful herd of elk across the way from us and it made me stop for a moment and take a deep breath. We get so busy with our daily lives that sometimes we forget to stop and enjoy the beauty that is all around us. Taking a moment to watch this herd as their little calfs play and jump around their mothers is a sight to behold. The arriving snow and chilly mornings make them playful and alert. Beautiful, majestic animals that help to remind me of the simpler things in life and the joy of the season....

12 comments:

Dessa Rae said...

Marcie, I thought the pictures were paintings at first. Those are such wonderful peaceful photos. Where do you live...I want to move there!!!

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hi Dessa!
Thank you! ;-)
I live in the mountains outside of Boise. We have been here for about 26 years. We have enjoyed living in the mountains and seeing the wildlife over the years. Our closest store is 25 miles away.
It was a great place to raise our 2 boys.
Thanks for stopping by!!! ;-)

Joanna Thomas said...

Bless you Marcie for sharing this beautiful site with us! It just puts me in total awe~
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
xoxo

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hi Joanna!
Thank you!
May you also have a
Happy Thanksgiving!!! ;-)

LDWatkins said...

Oh, Marcie! That is one beautiful sight. How I would love to see such! I'm not sure about living in the cold during the winter, but sights like that would almost make it worthwhile. Awesome place you live in! Happy Thanksgiving!

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thank you Lynda!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too! ;-)

Sue said...

Marcie, these pictures are phenomenal. Like Dessa I also thought at first they were paintings. What a marvellous place you live in........talk about
fabulous views!

Thank you for your your kind welcome back comments on my blog. Yes, it is good to be back on my computer - I felt so out of touch!

Hugs!

The Dutchess said...

Hello ,so nice to meet you...your blog is lovely..and this was your view today...dearest ,you are blessed..I wish I was there..!
Greets from Holland..(a land where there are no elks) :)

Patricia Cabrera said...

Hi Marcie~ You are right... this is such good remind of how life is so good!*grin*
I love animals of all kinds but the wild ones seems to take my breathe way when they are running free.
(((thank you))) for taking yoru time to take pictures and do the post ... so beautiful....smile!

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Dutchess, thank you so much. I would love to see the Netherlands some day too. Your blog is just delightful! Thank you for stopping by! ;-)

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thank you Patricia! Glad you stopped by! ;-)

Bonnie said...

What beautiful pictures!!Just stopping by to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.
Bonnie