Saturday, September 27, 2014

Favorite Photos ...

Once again, I am participating in the Lifestyle Sistas weekly "Our Top Five” link-up series. This week, the topic of the link-up is “5 Favorite Pictures I've Taken.”  

Like most people - there is no way I could choose my top five favorite photos!  I narrowed it down a bit by selecting ones I like best just from all the photos published on this blog thus far. Even that was daunting. 

I am trying to adopt the philosophy towards life that I mentioned yesterday - so I decided to dive in, and not worry too much as to whether or not my choices are actually my all-time favorites. I just selected five photos that I really love. And here's why ...

1.  This photo is of my husband, kids, and me several years ago - during a very fun vacation in Arizona that involved a lot of horseback riding. This photo reminds me of wonderful memories - and a lot of love. It was published on the “About Me” page of my blog.
Arizona Spring Break Trip 
(I'm not strictly following the linkup rules with this one, as I didn't take this photo myself, but asked someone to use my camera ...it is a favorite, however, so I am including it here!)

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2.   These bull elk sometimes hang out on our property, and I took this photo from my front door.  Elk visitors and sunny blue skies are a few of the reasons why (despite snow and frigid temperatures) I love living in Montana, and blog about it as much as I do!  Don't you just love the snowy muzzle of the guy on the right? 
Three Bull Elk
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3.  Spring skiing, when the weather is warm enough for only a light jacket, is when I like to ski - especially if there is still quite a bit of good snow left of the mountain!  This photo reminds me of a wonderful afternoon last Easter, skiing with my husband and enjoying the beauty of the mountains.  (Plus, it is just fun that I could take a panoramic photo of this gorgeous view and the run we were about to do, with my phone!)
Spring Skiing Under the Big Sky


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4.  I was really happy with how this dessert recipe turned out - and with the quality of the picture I was able to take of it for this blog.  Even the moon cooperated - it was huge, full and in just the right place for this photo!  This photo now reminds me of a warm Montana evening - and a delicious dessert!
Fresh Berry Parfait
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#5.  Watching fireworks set off by near-by communities and our neighbors during the evening of July 4, I attempted to take some photos.  They turned out better than I ever expected - especially this one.  I really wanted a photo of the fireworks exploding behind our flag. Waiting patiently on our lawn, I was rewarded when my neighbors finally set one off that burst just in the right spot.
“Our Flag Was Still There”

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This past Thursday, I posted a photo and said it was one of my favorites. Since I published it so recently, and I have already mentioned five others, I won't include it here!


Be sure to visit the Lifestyle Sistas Linkup by clicking on the link at the top of this post, and see all the favorite photos posted there. Then, consider adding a link of your own!

Which of these photos do you like the best?


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20 comments :

  1. Those are some stunning photos! Thanks for linking up!!!

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    1. Thanks for hosting Deena! I love the topics you have planned for this linkup, and I'm glad it led me to your blog!

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  2. So, I think that my favourite photo is the one on the mountain sky...When I look at it I feel like I can sense the crisp air and cozy fire that comes with it ;)
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The cozy fire is important to me too! I liked the photos you linked as well! Happy weekend!

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  3. Your photos show you truly "live life to the fullest"!! Well done!

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    1. We do try to "make the most of every moment”!

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  4. The Elk...... but then the Parfait looks good enough to eat!

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    1. Thanks Carol - we sort of consider the elk our "wild pets" and love it when they stop by for a visit!

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  5. So glad you linked up with us again! Your pictures are beautiful. I had to show the elk picture to my hubby! Spring skiing is my favorite too - and I love the photo of your family on the horses. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Your hubby is welcome to come hunt in Montana any time, - but we sort of consider this particular herd of elk is off limits ... we think of them more as pets than wild game :) A hunter did once shoot one from this herd very close to our property - it was on BLM land and aimed away from any houses, so was considered a legal shot ... but it upset a lot of people!

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  6. Thanks so much for linking up!!! Happy to have you!
    I don't know if I can pick one... They all look so professional! I'm jealous of your amazing picture taking!

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    1. Thank you for co-hosting this fun link-up! I really have to credit my camera more than my skill for the quality of my photos though!

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    2. no way, you've clearly got some skills!

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    3. Such a lovely compliment - thank you Shaunacey!

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  7. What fun. And I can see why all of these photos jostle for favourite status. Stunners one and all.

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    1. Thanks EC - high praise from someone who always posts such awesome photos!

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  8. Beautiful pictures! I've only traveled through once staying in Havre and Kalispell. Seeing Glacier Park was amazing! I've wanted to co e back. Loved the flag with fireworks and you and your family on horseback, yhey are my favorites! Great job!

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    1. I'm glad you have gotten to see a little of Montana Rena - I think Glacier is one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

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  9. Those are great photos! They all tell such a story!

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    1. Thanks Chanelle. I just took a peak at your new blog, and loved what I found there.

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