Archive | June 2016

The Flame….

DSC_3192The flame.  I don’t know what else to say.  As I was posting yesterday’s post it donned on me…I haven’t talked about that thing. That huge thing that happened.  It seems to happen so often anymore. That heart wrenching thing.

This flame was for decoration, gracing part of one of the tables at my friend’s wedding. She made these little bottles herself (or with friends, but it was a DYI project is what I meant).  She’s a bit more craftier than I am.  With that said, it should be a representation of love and happiness. It is in many ways. Flames represent so much.

Today, I want it to represent life and rebirth.  This world is not without tragedy and sadly….we’ve not seen the last, but we cannot stop.  We cannot shrivel up in fear.  We must use that moment to mourn and grow. To be reborn and to grow stronger. To find our way to cope with the way the world is becoming and support those that need it and defeat the evil that we can.  I know that is horses riding in the sky, but the world doesn’t stop and we can’t let the workings stop us.

Here is to all those that have lost their lives. The singer. The 49. And all the rest. Those that are suffering. Those that just are.  May flames burn for your memories and reincarnate faith and healing in those that need it most. Fly high and find the light.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.  DSC_3190Montana Rose Photography

***For those that saw these pictures yesterday, my apologies. I don’t know what I did and I thought that I had removed them.***

The Heart….

DSC_3239I’ve always kind of been a sucker for “signs” and I think this was a huge one.

My friend that got married hasn’t has the best of luck with love. Like a lot, me included, a list of heartbreaks and/or disappointments. The never meant to be’s. Yet, she has found the one.  From my understanding, he was already there. Someone she had known since high school. And  like most, she knows that had she not gone through what she went through…they wouldn’t have been the people that they needed to be to be together.

Their love was so apparent.  They way they looked at each other and the warmth and happiness that just radiated from them.  Even I cannot deny that love was in the air.  The way that a wedding day should be.

As I was walking away from the room she was getting ready, I happened to look down at the path.  I am not sure why, something I just have a bad habit of doing. The path was lined with wood as there was a little garden type area against the building.  Upon the wood decor…there it sat.  A tiny little heart.  Just one. Just randomly placed.

It made me smile. It was as if even nature knew. I know all that is a bit on the cheesy side, but I don’t do it often.  It just kind of renewed my faith and hope that one day, I’d be in same place as she.  I mean, if I believe what nature sees.

I hope you all have a beautiful day and tomorrow.
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The Bouquet…

DSC_3141This is just a taste of the pictures that I took at my friend’s wedding.  They are nothing special, but she and the groom appear happy with them…and I guess that is really all that matters.  Being the little perfectionist that I am, I always think that I could do better or should have done better.  Not all turned out as well as I would have liked, but I did get some pretty nice ones. So, job done.  DSC_3143There wedding was really so much fun and so relaxing.  It really helped me be able to just relax and do the utmost possible job, because my nerves were not wrecked. Of course it is not about me. It is about them and I would have done the best possible job anyway, but it was easier just being able to be laid back me.  Being able to just zone and snap.

I was free to my own vices and so I played around with her bouquet for a bit.  These were some of my favorite shots from that. I hope you like them too.
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Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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Small Town Saturday Night…

DSC_3803.jpgThat is a song, but I will not break out singing.  It is by Hal Ketchum, though, if you are interested.

This may not look like much of a town, but that is pretty much all there is.  A couple of blocks of houses surrounded by farms. No gas station. No grocery store. No post office.  No businesses what so ever actually, except for the local ones that may work out of their homes.  My kind of town, really.  Bonfires and friends on a Saturday night.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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I’ll Fly Away….

DSC_3017Come Friday at some time after 8am.  T-50 some hours.  I cannot wait. It is long over due at and extremely needed.  Of course, I’m not also not flying. I’ll be driving to South Dakota. I’m looking forward to the road trip and it is not near as far as driving to Wyoming.  Though, let me not lie…I’ll most likely make that drive again or further.  There are a few other places on my bucket list and I love a good road trip.

As for this little guy, he never did fly away.  Thank goodness, because I got some great shots.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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What’s Behind the Curtain?

DSC_2954Or don’t pay attention to what’s behind the curtain.  You know, whichever.  Unfortunately, I really do not know what is behind the curtain.  I never got to see.

I’m picturing vintage furniture that has been long dusted over.  Sitting upon the place that it sat when the house was occupied.  Peeling wallpaper and fading paint.  Pictures with a decade of dust covering the images that once lit up a room.  A kitchen table with place mats carrying the same amount of dust and center arrangement to match.  Pots still on the stove, papers on the counter, and years of rust and lime on the long forgotten sink.  This is just what I picture.

The house has apparently sat empty for over a decade.  I would like to think that the tenants took most of their belongings when they left. Obviously, they left behind some, but to be honest I do not know. It would depend on the reason for the abandonment.  The information was not offered and I did not ask.  All I know is it sits on a lot, hidden by trees and weeds.  Nothing to really see, but a shed to the left and the window peeking from beyond the trees.  A house left alone to its weathered time.  Probably because most of the town knows the owners or at least the son.

It was a beautiful house none the less. Even with all its years.  I could see living here, but I suspect it will sit empty for many more decades to come.

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Red and Purple….

DSC_2860.jpgPink and green….Actually, I think it is…red and yellow, pink and green; purple, orange, and blue.  Something of that nature. The colors of a rainbow.  And another childhood song.  I’m not looking that one up, though (and I highly doubt there is a horror movie by the same name).   Who knows, though?!  Anything is possible.

Today will be quick and short…and there you have it.  Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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Ring Around the Rosie

DSC_2837Pocket full of posey. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.  Something like that. I’m 98% sure I’m forgetting a part of that.  A childhood rhyme that was popular when I was a kid.

Looked it up and apparently that is all there is to it.  Seems like I remember being more…well, anything. Of course back then we stood in a circle, holding hands, and went around in circles and then…well, fell down.  The things that amuse children.  And the things that amuse adults, because apparently that little nursery rhyme originated in the late 1800s, but that it is possible there was already some version in the late 1700s.  Not to mention that there is a horror movie by the same name. Yes, at some point I will probably be looking that up.

For now, I’m just going to leave these here.  More flowers from my friends garden.  Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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Forgotten

DSC_2937Lost and forgotten in small town Indiana. Much like the cemetery, I will not disclose the location of this gem.  At least I think that it is a gem.

We know by now that I have a thing for old abandoned houses, but it is not often that I actually get to sneak inside of one.  I guess this is what happens when one starts renovations and then just abandons it.  This is how it has sat for many of years, apparently.   One of many, but the only one that someone can actually get into.

Amazingly enough this house hasn’t been victim to the druggies or teenagers.  Guess that is what else happens when it is small town USA and there are actually very few teenagers around and the druggies are known by everybody.  That’s probably not why it has been left alone, but for now…only time is taking its toll.

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