Eyes Wide Open | Reflections on the farm

Eyes wide open | Morning adventure on the farm {Farm Tour #1}

September 5, 2012 by | 6 Comments

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”~ Ashley Smith

Photography has helped me grow in so many ways.  One way , is that it has resulted in me looking at things and at life with my eyes wide open.   It makes me feel more, think more and see more than I ever have.
This morning I took a 45 minute walking adventure around our property and captured images of scenes and objects that caught my eye.   There are quite a few, so sit back and enjoy a look at my surroundings here at the farm-through my eyes.

I have found many primitive objects in the woods and around the farm from many years ago, I haven’t even rescued 1/1,000 of them, but am doing my best to upcycle most of my findings in and around my home & gardens.

This photo above, is for my sweet 4 year old daughter Camryn, my moon girl.  Ever since she could point-she has always found the moon and points up at it and yells, “The moon! The moon! Look!” and today as I was taking photos, she did just that and requested I take a photo of it, so my sweet moon girl, this one is for you.

Sometimes in life we need to remember to look all around us.  So often we get lost in looking only straight ahead, but when we expand where we look-we also expand what we see….

…and then sometimes we need to also look down and watch where we are walking so we don’t get tangled up in thorns! ;)

Fall is in the air.  This is truly my favorite time of year..the colors,the smells, the sounds, the breezes that whisper ‘fall is here’ in my ears, and the feeling of the slight brush of the tall grass across my legs & feet, leave me almost breathless…

Gods beauty is present everywhere you look,…just open your eyes and you will see it…

When I look at the farm, I am full of feelings. Feelings and wonder.  I wonder whose hands built this barn, who walked in and out of the doorways, climbed the silo and worked hard building the fences.. I wonder and as I do, my heart feels content and full of happiness knowing that I am treasuring this land and this farm and honoring the hard work that had gone on here in years past, by sharing it with others, like yourself…

Look closely, you see the spider?!

Do you see this door knob and wonder whose hand used to pull it to enter into the barn, like I do?!

I hope you enjoyed coming along on my latest adventure with me and a little tour of the farm I am living on.  Remember to open your eyes and SEE more in your life,…train your eyes to see more of your surroundings and soon you will really see that there is beauty all around you!

Thanks for reading,


{If you are interested in purchasing any of the images you see in this blog post, as wall art for your home, please contact me at for purchase info! Thank you! }

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