Photo of the Week! on the Homestead- Spring Flowers of Tulips and Dandelions

Hi, y’all!! How has your week been? Mine has included an inch of rain, plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures.

This photo was taken almost two months ago on the south side of our house. This is usually the time that our spring bulbs bloom, since this is the side of our house that has all the warmth. Now all the flowers are gone, and we just have hostas. The hostas may or may not last, because it depends on how sunny and hot our days are. We also lost some shade from an oak tree when it was damaged in the derecho.

Splash of Color

Have a great week on your “homestead.” Enjoy the outdoors, and take some fun photos!

These photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro.

Photo of the Week! on the Homestead- Pruners That Were Left Outside

Hi, y’all!! How has your week been? Mine has been good. It is good, because when I was out in our backyard, I found our missing pruners!!! They weren’t even very rusty.

Last fall I had been looking for them and couldn’t. I had to go to the store and purchase a new pair to trim our bushes. I put the new pair in a basket next to my keys and purse, so it would be safe during the winter. Since I found the other one, I now have two pairs in my special basket. I’m excited that I will always know where my pruners are. Now I can go and get rid of the little trees that like to grow like weeds.

The Slightly Rusty Pruners

Have a great week on your “homestead.” Enjoy the outdoors, and take some fun photos!

These photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro.

Photo of the Week! on the Homestead- Animal Skull or Fungi on a Tree Trunk?

Hi, y’all!! How is your week? Mine has been good. I know that I like simplicity, but look at the complexity of this tree. The top of the tree looks like it has the skull of an animal where the bark has come off and the large fungi are growing. The rest of the tree has some layers of bark and more fungi. It seems to me that it represents that our lives always have layers and can look like one thing (the top of the tree), but in reality can be something totally different. What do you think?

Animal Skull or Fungi on a Tree Trunk? (Rani’s Simple Living)

Have a great week on your “homestead.” Enjoy the outdoors, and take some fun photos!

These photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro.

Photo of the Week! on the Homestead- Controlled Burns

Hi, y’all!! Are you have a good week so far?

I know that it’s hard to see it in these photos (I think I need to stop using my phone as a camera.), but the dark areas in the photos are from a controlled burn. These burns are done to get rid of dead growth and encourage new growth. Many people may disagree and say that they are bad. I have seen the benefits in many areas, because if there is a wildfire (which are often caused by humans) there is less to burn. What are your opinions on controlled burns?

Have a great week on your “homestead.” Enjoy the outdoors, and take some fun photos!

These photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro.

Photo of the Week! on the Homestead- Our Time in Nature

Y’all, hi!! I hope your week is going well.

We often like to go hiking at our county parks. This sign and the tree below it caught my eye. The tree, because it looked like a good climbing tree. The sign, because I thought it was just as effective as asking someone to carry out their trash. We certainly can’t damage our natural areas. We and our future generations need them to survive. Will you make sure that happens?

So True! (Rani’s Simple Living)
What a Climbing Tree This Could Be! (Rani’s Simple Living)

Have a great week on your “homestead.” Enjoy the outdoors, and take some fun photos!

These photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro.

Photo of the Week! on the Homestead-Shadow Simplicity

Hi y’all!! I hope your week is going well. It is here. I took these two photos back in March and wanted to share them with you. To me, these two photos represent simplicity, because there is just my shadow and the grass. Simplicity is important to me. It’s so much easier to enjoy life when we keep it simple. In our homes we can make it simple by eliminating everything that is extra. Do we need all those serving spoons? Do we have space for them? Or would it be easier to just wash the ones we like more often? The choice is yours. I choose simplicity.

Trying to Capture My Blowing Hair (Rani’s Simple Living)
I Was Able To Capture My Blowing Hair (Rani’s Simple Living)

Have a great week on your “homestead.” Enjoy the outdoors, and take some fun photos!

These photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro.

Photo of the Week! on the Homestead- Face in the Bluffs

Y’all, hi!! I hope your week is going well. I was looking through my photos recently and wanted to share this fall photo from a few years ago taken at a state park. I particularly like this one, because the holes in the bluff looked like a face. I thought it would be fun if one could see how far they go into the hills.

Have a great week on your “homestead. Enjoy the outdoors, and take some fun photos!

Photo of the Week! on the Homestead- Derecho Damaged Trees

Hi, y’all! I hope your week has been going well. In August of 2021 our area had a derecho (inland hurricane) that toppled trees and tore buildings a part. This photo shows a little bit of the damage of our neighborhood trees. Some trees had very little damage, and some had to be taken down. It certainly looks different around here, but I know that over time there will be new and hopefully more diverse trees.

Derecho Damaged Trees at Sunset

Have a great week on your “homestead. Enjoy the outdoors, and take some fun photos!

Photo of the Week! on the Homestead- Clouds in a Wyoming Sunset

Hi y’all! I hope you’re doing well this week. Once again I have a photo of two of my favorite things to share with you this week, Wyoming and clouds! This sunset had lots of nice clouds, but I missed out on any pretty colors. Do you like clouds or sunsets?

Please check out other posts for more photos of clouds and sunsets.

Have a great time on your “homestead” this week! And have fun composing your awesome photos!

Photo of the Week! on the Homestead- Wyoming in Black and White Photography

Hi y’all! How’s your week on the homestead?

This is another photo from our time in Wyoming! This photo was also taken at sunset. I chose to take it in black and white, so the contrast between light and dark would be greater. I think the rocks in the upper right hand corner look have an artistic look. What do you think?

Black and White Sunset

Have a great week, and enjoy the outdoors!