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babso2you:

You know that I love shooting photos of animals feet and each year I do a post with a pretty feet contest…I came across Bob Mielke’s post called “Got to Love Those Tongues” and was truly impressed by these photos! Great photos Bob and I hope that you will not mind the re-blog!

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Joining Cee in her quest for tongue photos and animals.

Tongues

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Today I decided to challenge myself. My challenge is to feature photos that feature common aromas. My challenge to you, my dear reader, is to add a link to this post, of a photo that you have that brings back that memory of a certain aroma! Ready? Here we go!

Can you smell the bacon?

Cooked bacon!

Cooked bacon!

Or, how about this steaming hot bowl of chili?

Steaming hot chili!

Steaming hot chili!

Mmmm…Mushrooms sauteed in butter with garlic!

Serve these puppies up!

Serve these puppies up!

There is nothing like a good pizza!

Pizza right out of the oven!

Pizza right out of the oven!

Right out of the garden and sliced! Can you smell this one?

Can't you just smell this lemon?

Can’t you just smell this lemon?

One more…

The strawberries, washed, cut and ready

The strawberries, washed, cut and ready

Could you smell any of these? Please let me know! And, if you are in for the challenge, include a link to one of your posts that has a photo that invites us in with the aroma!

Have a great Monday and thanks for dropping in!

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Terraces - Photo by Bjorn Rudberg

Terraces – Photo by Bjorn Rudberg

We bought the land oh so many years ago for its beauty! We had to terrace and level the ground so that we could build.

It was the rock walls that took us the longest to do. All the rock came from the property. Each one was picked for its perfection then it was added to the wall. One by one each rock was carefully put into place. When we were done we had built seven terraces!

Today the land still holds it beauty, and most of the rock is where we placed it. Our next project: Removing weeds!
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Many thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for this inspiring challenge! To take part please visit her site by clicking on her name!

Thank you for taking the time to visit and read today! Now go out and have a great Friday!

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Today marks a milestone for Life in the Foothills! This post is #1000! When I started this blog back in June of 2011, who knew that I would still be writing and sharing with you in 2014? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a painting celebrating 1000 posts!

1000 Posts!

1000 Posts!

Thank you 1000 times for reading this blog! Thank you 1000 times for all of your comments! Thank you 1000 times for inspiring me to continue on! Thank you 1000 times for all the great friendships I have made by writing this!

Thank you for visiting today and stay tuned for 1001! Have a fabulous Tuesday and see you tomorrow!

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I wanted to share my stats with everyone from 2013! I am truly blown away by the numbers! My humble thanks for signing up to follow me, or for just stopping by! And, thank you to WordPress for my report!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

I appreciate you visiting today! Let’s see what I can come up with for 2014! Any requests? :) Hugs to all and my thanks again! ^..^

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Today we open a new book entitled, “2014.” Each day this year will be a new chapter. Let us fill these chapters with pages that contain love, vibrancy in the way we live each day, and kindness and respect for others. May magic fill your life in 2014 a way that is awe inspiring, wondrous and joyful!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Live in the moment, and cherish all those moments! Here’s to you, and I wish you a blessed New Year filled with happy and memorable moments! My best to you all — Barb Beacham ^..^

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The Tower of Light - Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

The Tower of Light – Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

Her eyes were shining in the night as if they were diamonds. Being a Tower of Light was not an easy task, but she was up for the challenge!

Buildings, from the world in which she came from, were not sentient beings, but they were here! With great care she and her team figured out the lighting which made her eyes shine with the most brilliant light! She was and is a true beauty!

Little did she know that they would settle her into the center of Paris and name her “The Eiffel Tower,” where she is the center of attention!
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for another flash fiction challenge! The idea is to write a story with a beginning, a middle and end in 100 words or less…

Want to give it a try? Click here to see the rules and what to do!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today! May you have a fabulous Friday!

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Christmas 2013 - Photo by Alastair Forbes

Christmas 2013 – Photo by Alastair Forbes

It was an innocuous looking ornament. Plain. Gold. Shiny. No one would give it a second look. But Jilly did. She leaned forward to look at it closer. With a whoosh she was pulled in to Christmas past.

Startled, she looked around her and found herself in her parent’s home. A voice over her shoulder said, “Welcome back my darling.”

She turned quickly and saw her mother standing there. Her Mother’s hands reached out embracing her daughter. Jilly breathed in deeply taking in the fragrance she remembered that her mother always wore. Tears welled in her eyes.

“Mom!” she said choking back a sob. “I have missed you so much!”

“Silly girl! How could you miss me when I have always been here,” replied her Mom now holding her out at arm’s length.

Jilly thought, “You have been gone for almost 10 years.”

Her Mother reached out and rested her hand over her daughter’s heart. “I am always here,” she said.

Jilly drew in a deep breath of surprise and found herself back in 2013 looking at a golden ornament on the tree. She knew that despite her Mother being gone that she did live on in her own heart!
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Thank you once again Alastair Forbes of Sunday Photo Fiction for this flash fiction challenge! The rules of this challenge: Write a short story of 100 – 200 words that has a beginning, middle and end that goes with the photo provided! If you would like to try your hand at this, click here!

Have a lovely Sunday, and thank you for taking the time to visit with me today!

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Stained Glass - Photo by Jean L. Hays

Stained Glass – Photo by Jean L. Hays

She really wanted a piece of stained glass. One to hang in a window. After a selective search she found the one. It had her favorite critter: A dolphin.

Bringing it home, she tried it in the living room window. Then in her bedroom window. Then the dining room window. All of these windows did not let enough light in to show off her new piece.

It only worked off the door in the back. The problem was the door needed to be open to let in enough light. In summer it would be fine; winter would be a problem!
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Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for another flash fiction challenge! The idea is to write a story with a beginning, a middle and end in 100 words or less…

Want to give it a try? Click here to see the rules and what to do!

Have a great Friday! The weekend is almost upon us! Happy holidays and thanks for visiting!

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The Gorilla - Photo by Alastair Forbes

The Gorilla – Photo by Alastair Forbes

Standing in front of Stephanie’s enclosure, I was brought back to the day that landed her here. It was only a few years ago, and who would have thought back then that this would be where she would end up.

I first saw Stephanie at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. She was part of one of the acts along the perimeter of the casino floor that were there for the children of the gamblers. I was drawn to the act when I witnessed about 30 people running out of the side show.

Heading in to see what was up I found myself staring at a stage with a black curtain pulled across it. A man explained that we were going to witness a miracle. Drawing the curtain back, there was Stephanie chained in a cage. She was a beautiful woman. Stephanie was going to change from a woman to a gorilla right before our eyes.

I was mesmerized as I stood there and watched her change, and then come bursting from the cage. She had done this many times before, only this time it stuck. This is why she is now living at the Port Lympne Wildlife Park!
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Thank you once again Alastair Forbes of Sunday Photo Fiction for this flash fiction challenge! The rules of this challenge: Write a short story of 100 – 200 words that has a beginning, middle and end that goes with the photo provided! If you would like to try your hand at this, click here!

Have a lovely Sunday, and thank you for taking the time to visit with me today!

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