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March 31, 2012

Reviewing March 2011

I believe that while my memory is adequate, it is far from amazing.  For me, there is a trick to Remembering things.  It all begins with Reviewing.

Reviewing an experience is different that Remembering.  In fact, Reviewing is an important process that actually precedes RememberingReviewing is something that must be done while the experience is still fresh in your mind and in your heart.  

Some people Review their experiences by keeping a journal.  They Record events in detail almost as soon as they transpire. 

My journal keeping  involves my camera.  I gather and save images that will Remind me of experiences, special places and memorial events. 

I enjoy going back in my photo files Reviewing, Remember and Recalling.  Today was just such a day, a day for Remembering.  Where was I a year ago, what was I doing?  Who was I with, where did we go?

The weather here in Idaho was just starting to break for spring.  There wasn't any leaves, buds or flowers out as the snow, in places was still piled.  Last winter was a very good snow year.

Unlike this year, calving season was just getting started.  The horses were in search for anything green to feed on. As for snow-maching, I was just finishing up my last ride for the season.  This season snow-machining really sucked.

I found some of my favorite photos from last March, some that I had forgotten all about.
It's good to look back to remember where you've been.
There were so so many peacocks last year. This year, no so many as the coyotes thinned them out.  They thinned out the turkeys and geese as well.  I am hoping for a good spring hatch to replace those that are missing.

YES I am proud to say that I live on a working cattle ranch.  I can't think of any better way or place to spend my days.  I do however get a little tired of the spring mud that creeps into the back porch....

It so hard to get the girls to pose for a photo when there's feeders full of green alpha hay to get eaten.

“In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”
Dr. Seuss

Horse and mules, that's what we use to ride, heard and work with.  They get the winter off but come round-up time these guys put in a full days work plus some. It's been sometime since I've road a horse, I am more of the 4-wheeler rider now.

So like I wrote earlier it's good Remember, good to look back.  Reality check-up!  Am I better today than I was last year?  I hope so.

 “You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

*Side Note- all the above photos where taken March 30th, 2011.

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Country Girl said...

Gorgeous animals here. I've never seen a peacock that color.

lina@happy family said...

Really enjoying your shots. All of them :)

Anonymous said...

A lovely series of shots.

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots... ouch about the coyotes. I guess they do have to eat too, we just don't like it when they eat what we want to keep. Love those steer shots, love the bald face. And your horses, is that last one a roan? I joined your site and added you as a friend on G+... I'm glad you found me so I could come find you!

Robyn said...

Neat post idea, Barb. I agree, we do need to remember where we have been and the things we have learned, so we know where we are going.

Thank You for the reminder!