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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"O" is for Ordinary

 

I love ordinary! People! Places! These are a few of the ordinary things I enjoy! I love knowing people with a history! My mother was pretty ordinary if you meet her on the street! But she was an amazing lady! An outstanding cook! A very strong willed and kind hearted person! She cared for her phamily and had a true love for the Lord! I miss talking with her on ordinary days! She always knew exactly what to say!

I like simple places! They may seem ordinary and mundane but I know their secrets!
 On the road to Gunnison, Colorado. It is a small community with an out of the box feel! Beautiful and filled with people moving at a slower pace.
My mother (in the middle) with her siblings. I often look at this photo and wonder what they were thinking. Their father was a miner and ultimately died in a mining accident with my mothers oldest brother (Tony on your left). They had so little and yet they had everything that was important, faith and  phamily.
A blue moon. Perhaps not so ordinary but coming to you on August 31, 2012. I think we often take the moon for granted yet there it is shining each and every night. Lighting the sky for some and surrounding others in darkness.

Some time trees annoy me! Their roots can get into your plumbing! Their leaves litter the lawn in the fall and birds use them for free housing! Yet trees are so marvelous and all of them have a special quality! They have beautiful blossoms in the spring and some have pine cones we use for holiday decorating! Some produce fruit and others just stand stately and majestic  reaching for the heavens.
Not very ordinary. Just stunning and incredibly peaceful.
Multnomah Falls, Oregon. Breathtaking and beautiful!

Now head over to Ms. Jenny's and enjoy the other outrageous, outstanding and one of a kind posts from all the participates!








22 comments:

Marilou Bain said...

Great post Anne, love the pic's, especially the old family photo of your Mom and her siblings! Hugs Marilou

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee this post!!!

Amy Harrison said...

Love this post :D Everything is ordinary but at the same time nothing really is XD
Amy x
http://dontfeedthebirdsplease.blogspot.co.uk/

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the Sacred in the Ordinary ~ great photos ~ lovely tribute to your Mom ~ I miss mine too ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Paige said...

Beautiful.

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures from the past and gorgeous views! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

anitamombanita said...

Beautiful. I suppose ordinary, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I, too, love the "ordinary" things that surround us every day! :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Extraordinary ordinary things!

love it!

VBR said...

Oh! This is an Outstanding O post.
Of all the ordinary things in your Ode to Ordinary, I opt for. . . OH! Who am I kidding - I opt for them all, each and everyone One!

Mumsy said...

I love ordinary things and people. That blue moon is fantastic..

Karen S. said...

OOOOOOOOOOrdinary in such a looooovely sense!

Lmkazmierczak said...

You hit the highlights to spotlight the ordinary♫

Denise said...

Such a good post.

Jenny said...

Your Mom seems extra-Ordinary, Miss Anne.

What a loving and beautiful woman.

And the falls are spectacular!

Thanks for being your sweet, ornery self again this week.

A+

PS. Did Nick get my card?

Mevely317 said...

Looking back, some of my own "ordinary" moments seem sacred! This is a great call to Pay Attention, Anne.

Sure miss those majestic pine trees and the pine cones.



Sandy said...

What a nice post.. I also love Ordinary people and things. But places, that is different for me. I like out of the ordinary.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog.. put a smile on my face.
Have a great weekend.
Sandy

pinkkandy said...

I love the ordinary too
Have a great week-end filled with joy and peace...
God Bless you....
Oh.. and dont forget to check out the Blue Moon
A blue moon is full moon that occurs as the second full moon in a given month. Blue moons are not typically blue in color — that happens only, well, once in a blue moon, but there is the possibility for a hint of blue in any full moon

Kandy

Judie said...

Anne, such beautiful photos! Brava!!!

J.Rye said...

So pretty! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

I hope that you can also visit my PINK. You may also link up to my Color Connection if you'd like. Thanks!

Cheryl D. said...

A lot of the "ordinary" is actually quite extraordinary!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful post. What a wonderful world we live in. October is my favorite month. Reminds me I need to get out some fall decorations. BTW welcome back to Spiritual Sundays. You were missed.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Intense Guy said...

Your mom was far from ordinary. She brought up a young girl that turned into a remarkable woman...yes, you.