LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fridays are Golden

I thought you might enjoy seeing Ellie and Lucy when they were younger. This is a studio shot of them when Lucy was four months old and Ellie was two.

Their basic personalities shine through this photograph. Ellie is looking at me as if to say, "Is this all right, Mom? Am I doing it right? Oh, I hope I'm doing it right. I've never done this and I'm a little nervous." Lucy, on the other hand, is looking at the photographer as if to say, "Am I in the center? Is this my best side? Don't forget I'm the most important. This is what the people came to see."



Photograph by: Photographs by Michael

We had a repairman in the house yesterday. He kept going outside for materials and coming back inside. For a while the girls followed him from the door to the stairs; then waited for him to come back down. Finally bored of watching and following him, the girls found better spots.

Ellie chose the floor near the hallway.




Lucy decided she might as well be more comfortable, so she chose one of the beds.

We had several inches of rain last week. Normally we would have hiked to one of the waterfalls to see the increased flow. However, we missed a week or so of driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway so we decided to drive up there. We weren't disappointed. Spring is definitely emerging at the higher elevations. What a treat! I'll share more pictures next week, but this will whet your appetitite.


This weekend is Mother's Day. I believe it is a day to celebrate women, mothers or not. If you have a mother, grandmother, aunt, or special woman who helped shape your life, tell her so. Let her know how much she means to you.
Have a wonderful weekend. Play, laugh, and love those around you. Tell your friends and loved ones how much you really care for them.

33 comments:

Sam said...

What a beautiful picture of the girls when they were young. I've thought about having a professional photo taken of my girl.

Very funny about the delivery man too. What good girls Ellie and Lucy are.

That picture of the mountains is just gorgeous. I said it once, I'll say it again.. you live in a beautiful place!

Have a great weekend and a happy Mother's Day!

Cedar ... said...

You certainly got into their heads in that studio shot. I'll bet that was EXACTLY what they were thinking! Love the girls!

Dog_geek said...

That studio shot captures them perfectly! Whenever we have a repairman in the house, Z thinks "Aha! Someone has come to play fetch!" And he brings them a toy to throw. And if that one doesn't work, he brings another one and another one. I'll always remember the guy sealing our fireplace, engrossed in his work and unaware, but surrounded by a half-moon of about a dozen dog toys and one very hopeful looking dog.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I love seeing your beautiful girls! The studio shot is perfect! I can't believe they cooperated so well. Lilly hates to have her picture taken and rarely cooperates for the camera.

TSannie said...

Say what you need to say.

What a beautiful highway. Drove it twice and was simply astounded by its beauty both times.

And there's just nothing better than dogs. Nuthin'!

KGMom said...

Aww--puppy photos. Sweet.
Wow--a workman who can go in and out and not get barked at?
Our one overly protective dog barks constantly, until she can get a good sniff of the workman. It's almost embarassing--she gives them such a once over.

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Wat a purty pikture of da gurlz! Gus mayks fayses just like Lucy. :)

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Kerri said...

Lovely shots of the girls!
Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!

Appalachian Lady said...

Nice photos of the dogs and Happy Mother's Day.

Rudee said...

It's been said that all that is gold does not glitter, but in this case it does. Your dogs are beautiful-so are your mountains.

Happy Mother's Day!

GoldenSamantha said...

How cute they were as pups! Your photos of your hike are stupendous! What a beautiful place you live in! Happy Mom's Day and have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs xo
Sammie

The Birdlady said...

Love those girls! Once again,"The mountains are calling and I must go."

Kallen305 said...

The the Golden Girls. So cute as puppies. Have a wonderful Mothers Day.

Cheryl said...

The younger Ellie and Lucy....how beautiful......but they are just as beautiful now. How old are they, just out of interest?

We celebrated Mothers Day in March.....I do hope you have a wonderful day........

Bird Girl said...

You have their personalities down to a science - I can actually see what you are describing in their beautiful faces!
Your scenery - your dogs and you - lovely - Happy MOther's Day, Carolyn!

Tina said...

LOVED the studio picture of your girls..and of course your commentary made me laugh out loud!! You are so right about personalities shining thru right from the beginning!!
funny...

Karen said...

That's a beautiful shot! I need to get up there and soon!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

I keep coming back for all those wonderful mountain view shots. :) love the view, and completly jealous.

Ruth said...

Just catching up on your week of interesting posts. The view across your mountains is so beautiful. I thought the fall pictures could not be improved upon, but I like the spring greens so much. And your girls..they are always so elegant and beautiful too.

Barb said...

The cloud shadows on the hillside of the Blue Ridge Parkway are wonderful.Of course, the girls steal the show as usual! Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy Mother's Day to you...m..

Rae* said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I appreciate your comments. I see we have things in common. Retired RNs and a passion for dogs. I love your blog. Add me as a follower.

dAwN said...

Lol..looks exactly like that is what they are saying.
Have a wonderful Mothers day.

Kelly said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful dogs. I could spot each dog by your narration...very good (and funny).

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks everyone!

Dog Geek - LOL at the circle of toys and hopeful dog.

Helen - The mountains call us all the time, don't they?

Cheryl - Ellie will be six in June and Lucy will be four in July.

Karen - Yes, you do need to get up to the Parkway before it all leafs out.

Rae - We do seem to have a lot in common, don't we? Glad I found your blog.

Nick S said...

Those doggies are sooo gorgeous :-)

grammy said...

Love the sweet doggie pictures. The mountain pictures are gorgious. Our Co rockies are so different... both are so special and unique.

Jane said...

Beautiful pictures! Happy Mother's day to you,

Jane

The Thundering Herd said...

Wooo - Stumbled onto your blog while reading comments on someone else's blog. We are from Maggie Valley and trying to dry out from all of the rain this week! Great picture from the parkway (and of the Goldens of course).

KB said...

Wonderful photos. I love the puppy photo and the mountain photo. Seeing green spring-like mountains is a real treat. And, I always admire the current photos of your beautiful girls!

Our dogs are always convinced that the repairmen have arrived to visit them and shouldn't do anything else except play with them!

merrilymarylee said...

I love pictures of smiling dogs! Your sweeties look like great friends.
Congratulations on at least having your kids, if not close by, at least on the same route, so to speak. We have one in Indianpolis, too (LONG DRIVE!) but the others are in different directions. We've lived in Wisconsin, but are back in NC now--not in the cool mountains though. I hope you like it here!

TheWritersPorch said...

Had to come check out the girls! I can't believe I was so close but didn't get to meet them!
~ Carol ~

1000 Goldens said...

Very beautiful girls :)