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A pause at the end of the week…


Rural photo: Abandoned Vintage Truck -


On the way to one of my favorite parks I would drive past this farm with barely a notice of the ancient delivery truck.   As the branches bared their souls and the snow piled up it became noticeable.  Each time I passed by, I would slow down and wonder about the past life of that lonely truck.  One day I parked on the side of the road and trudged through deep snow to get close enough to shoot a few frames of shadow and twig and rust and snow.   Will we grow old and sit abandoned like this assembly of steel?  Or will we somehow manage to keep our bodies in tune and running, delivering blessings and making beautiful stories?


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Catch up on all that’s Extraordinary…

this week at An Extraordinary Day:


Weekly Re-cap of Post  -


Here are this week’s posts…

  1. {Joy Day!} Faith…certain of what we do not see
  2. Decorating a Vintage Window for Spring with Birds, Music, and Pennant Banners

It was a quiet week…I attempted a few projects, but haven’t found success yet.
However, each day of the weekend will be filled with Extraordinary goodness.
Always…thank you so very much for reading and leaving your thoughts as well.


Just for fun…

What is it that makes your heart happy
and says Spring like nothing else?


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  1. Lovely to see your winter photo!

  2. Glenda Kremer says:

    the very first flowers does it for me! Hope!
    Glenda Kremer

  3. Lovely serene wintry photography for WTS ~ on my blog you will see my Spring joy in a simple photo ^_^
    Carol and ArtmuseDog recently posted..Art, Poetry and Photography WeekendMy Profile

  4. really beautiful images!!!

  5. Lovely wintry scene…interesting how we can pass something again and again and then suddenly ‘see’ it… Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #71!
    Madge @ The View From Right Here recently posted..Buoys – Weekly Top Shot #71My Profile

    • Thanks Madge. I wished that the photo had been a little bit better, but I loved the textures and images so much that I decided to go with it anyway.

  6. Hi Diane,
    I enjoy the beautiful snowlandscape, and your encouraging blog! I found my way here through the Weekly Top Shot, Nina (your new follower)
    Nina recently posted..Walking on the breathing, blue iceMy Profile

  7. The winter scenes are appreciated more and more as the snow bares it’s natural beauty. The sunlight seems to highlight that truck♫ Happy Week-end♥ My Top Shot effort:
    Laurie Kazmierczak recently posted..Tic Tac Toe SkyscapesMy Profile

    • I’m loving how the winter scenes magnify shadows and light and just make my heart happy.
      Thanks for stopping by Laurie. :) May your weekend by Extraordinary!

  8. Hi Diane, Your blog is full of such inspiring posts. I love all your creative craft projects too. I’m a new subscriber to your blog. Hope you’ll stop by for a visit and consider following another Diane! Have a lovely weekend!

  9. LOVE this photo … compelling, a bit mysterious, and wonderfully peace-filled, Diane!
    Linda Stoll recently posted..3 Scoops of HopeMy Profile

  10. Wow! – Beautiful and thought provoking – I hope to keep my body in tune and running, delivering blessings and making beautiful stories. Have a blessed weekend.

  11. Sweet words! I also really enjoyed the image you shared from Joy Day!
    Marty recently posted..Who Will Go?My Profile

  12. Oh–such a familiar sight…..those ‘parking lots’ on the back 40 are sometimes a hoot, yaknow? Amazing what wonderful treasures are left for rusting–‘in case we need a part some day’ is what they tell themselves around here. Oh, but how many times do I pass by without a second glance.
    Thanks for the nudge.

    And thanks for the confession of the ‘notsosuccessfulresults’ projects. *laughing* I was beginning to think it was just ME! Oh my…..the things that have looked GREAT in my head……and were ‘epic fails’ in reality. Eeshhhh! 😉

    • I’m thinking that once that leg is all mended and strong, you are going to be on a photo journey all over you neck of the woods. Oh the fun you’ll have!
      Oh no…it’s not you…I have plenty of “almosts!”
      Hope your new week is extraordinary!

  13. First time visiting here and I like it, and the picture and story is amazing.
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  14. A beautiful winter scene for sure. Somehow the blanket of white makes everything seem so much more intriguing…what’s hiding under there?
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  15. Beautiful photo shot ~ very serene and beautiful ~ thanx ^_^
    Carol and ArtmuseDog recently posted..Photography,Poetry and Art WednesdayMy Profile

  16. Lovely. Sure hope I’m not left to sit like the truck!
    Selma, Ala., Daily Photo recently posted..Park ModelMy Profile

  17. Thank you for joining in ‘Rurality Blog Hop #4’ Hope to see you next Wednesday for #5…
    Madge @ The View From Right Here recently posted..Getting Milkshakes – Rurality Blog Hop #4My Profile

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