“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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...with a certain song in my heart



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FROM THE "MOUNTAINS"....




TO THE PRAIRIES....




TO THE OCEANS...




WHITE WITH FOAM...



... GOD BLESS AMERICA...my home sweet home.

[photos in order] The 'mountains' are sand dunes, the prairies are the flatlands near the Nueces River, the oceans...the beach and the gulf of mexico [dunes and ocean photos have sandpipers also] and the foam...just under my feet as I stroll the shore!!

52 comments :

  1. Anni dear
    How beautiful you describe your beloved beach and the sea- with a song in your heart-
    I so wish we together could sail from Calais to " The white Cliffs of Dover" on a sunny morning- You would love the sight of it, as I do every time - its so breath taking and I know you would immidiately make a song about it--"S"
    thank you for making my day begin with a similar song in my heart!!!
    "Du er den bedste" of them all :)
    Sending love your way
    Mutti

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  2. Great post and I love the photos and captions. BTW your new header shot is cute.

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  3. those dunes are probably mountains to those sandpipers! Love that shot of the 'ocean'.

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  4. I like your mountains and prairies! Nice shots to go with the song!

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  5. What a lovely place to be... it would make my heart sing too!

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  6. Lovely and scenic photos :)

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  7. That was beautiful, Anni. A great idea indeed.

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  8. Anni...
    i really love enjoying your photos :)

    Thanks for dropping by...

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  9. SO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS ;)
    and have a nice day!

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  10. Really like your photos and the way you did the post

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  11. I great to read from positive people.

    Reminds me of a song I sang as a kid in Borneo.

    Spring time has come come.

    Then we didn't know what Prairies were. We sang as valleys.

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  12. Great photos! I am especially drawn to the ocean, I live very close to it here. I love a walk along the ocean.
    Thanks for visiting my blog as well!! Keep coming back!

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  13. beautiful!! Happy Wednesday!

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  14. Just Beautiful Anni...God Bless America!

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  15. Great post as usual.

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  16. Anni Rocks!
    Love the photos and the theme behind them.

    Have a great Wednesday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/08/chelsea-and-i-both-need-a-smile/

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  17. Oh Anni!! this is just perfect!!
    you did such wonderful justice to the song,,
    I find myself often singing it.. especially when seeing the mountains.. they are so majestic..and of course being the southern beach girl..
    anything to do with the shore gets me in the gut every time!!
    thanks so much for dropping by.. and for inviting me to share your world!
    warm sandy hugs....
    Loui♥

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  18. If that is your view from your home - you are one darn lucky and blessed woman! Gorgeous! sandie

    PS You post came up great this time for me.

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  19. Love it...Great layout. Love visiting all of them. Last year we went to the Mountain, the prairies,The ocean and saw some foam. this year we will see Mountains, Oceans and lots of white foam! Niagara here we come...
    My WW link for you

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  20. First, I love the name of your blog. Second, your images are lovely. I am visiting from Outdoor Wednesday. olive@oliveout

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  21. Great pics and I'm jealous! Would love to live near the water, we have snow most of the time. I just found your blog; it's great and you have a cool sense of humor! I beat you though, have been married to the same man for 43 years, 2 sons and finally a grandbaby on the way. I will enjoy following you and seeing what you're up to!

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  22. beautiful shots! Have a great day!

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  23. Nice to see you! ;-)

    http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/08/wordless.html

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  24. Great post I love the shots!!

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  25. Loved the photos. You are so creative with your thoughts and photos.
    Have a great Wednesday.

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  26. Oh, Anni...this is your best post yet, I think. I just LOVE it and wish I had been smart enuf to think of it. WONDERFUL.!!
    It sure makes my little humble sprinkler photos look pitiful...:((

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  27. Great shots, Anni!

    Happy WW

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  28. And what a fun blog template, it's so cuuute!

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  29. Oh wow these are great shots!! And you look gorgeous Anni with your blue top. Happy Wednesday and thanks for dropping by.
    WateryWednesday

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  30. Beautifully rendered series and now I'm going to be singing God Bless America all day! Happy WW!

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  31. Hey Hootin' Anni'! Great shots. Now I can say I have an idea of what it looks like in your neck of the woods. It's gorgeous!
    Thanks for stopping earlier at my blog. :-)

    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

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  32. Love this blog. Love "God Bless America". Love your photos.

    PG

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  33. Wonderfully done my friend. It is picture perfect and what a land to live in :) Have a great day :)

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  34. I love the way you shared so many different stages for today. You tied the great words and pictures to gather very well. Nice job.

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  35. Love it! Of course now that song will be running thru my head the rest of the day...

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  36. Beautiful thoughts - "God bless America, my home sweet home!"

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  37. South Tx is fun-- I love Galveston and need to visit Padre. Great Post! Thanks for visiting mine!

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  38. Fantastic post. You've covered all the beauty of this country. Great pictures.

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  39. Beautiful, love you.

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  40. Hi Anni!
    Just dropping by to say Howdy! Hugs ~ Emily

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  41. Anni, your rendition is super. Thanks for sharing your creative moments.

    Sorry, could not post your comment because of the link, but am grateful for it nonetheless.

    Take care & God bless.

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  42. Great shots! The photos are perfect to go with the song! Of course the ocean shot is my favorite.I am hopelessly attracted by the wonders of the ocean.

    Have a great week! Annette

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  43. Great photos of the beautiful place. Thank you for sharing..

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  44. Wonderful post!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  45. Very beautiful photos , it would be hard to decide which of those areas a person might put down roots. Have a good day. Rose

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  46. All of your shots are lovely! ^_^

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  47. Pretty cool lady!

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  48. Perfect timing for this post! Thank you. Cherry Kay

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