Long Winter

Proof-52I love looking back at the pictures we’ve taken.  Some remind me of things to look forward to and some remind me of the hard times we’ve overcome in the past.

When I look at the above picture, it makes me feel two things.  Because of the long winter we’ve had, I look at this and feel like I haven’t seen leaves and grass in FOREVER!  But I also feel excited.  I know that looking at Kevin and Jessica in this picture lets me know that Spring and Summer is just around the corner.  A time of warmth, life and of course, love.  Love being the fact that this great couple’s wedding is fast approaching and that is definetely something to look forward to.

Summer has always been so much more inspiring to me.  There is always something to capture.  There is always beauty.  People seem happier and more alive.  But I think it’s winters, like the one we just had, to make people (including myself) appreciate the summer weather so much more.  Without the bitter cold and tons of snow, we wouldn’t be grateful for warmth and life.  It would just be another thing we take for granted.

icy-4So I have learned (it took a long time) to appreciate winter.  I haven’t always been a fan of Winter, but now I try to find the beauty in it.  Even in the toughest of days, right around Christmas when we had no power, the ice storm produced such beautiful images.  The picture above was taken the day after the ice storm hit.  Right outside of our front door, the tree I see every day of my life, all of a sudden looked more beautiful than I’ve ever seen it before.  Jamie came out to take the picture at the right time, the sun was perfectly setting, and the tree was sparkling like it was made of crystal.

On my way down the road, I came across another tree I see every day.  The sun was also in a perfect spot, right behind the crystal tree.  Winter months tend to make people live each day with their heads down and bearing the cold, just wanting to get to their destination… where it’s warm.  But I guarantee you, if you walk with your head up, taking in as much as you can, you will see beauty in so many things.

With Spring coming, I look forward to new inspirations, new life and of course warmth.

-Lydia Treacy

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Tractor pulling

This has to be the best Jack and Jill event I have seen to date.  It was a custom-made red neck tractor pull and worked just like a full-sized sled.  It had a clever pulley system to slowly lower the weight safely back down.  I believe it was loaded up to around 500lbs by the end of the night.  Keep in mind this was all being pulled by a modified tricycle.  If you liked this photo come give our Facebook page a like.

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