Thursday, December 18, 2008

Photostory Friday: seasons

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek




I grew up in podunk Oklahoma. There are four seasons there: almost summer, summer, barely summer, and a wee little bit of winter. After thirty years of living there, I married a soldier. Oh the far away lands we would go I though. First stop: Alaska....and Fairbanks, Alaska at that!


We had four seasons as well: almost winter, winter, barely winter, and a wee little bit of summer. After three wonderful years there, we were going to move again. Oh yeah....a chance for some seasons. Where was Uncle Sam going to send us? Can you believe it, we went back to Oklahoma. Granted, I love Oklahoma. My mom lives ten minutes from where we did there. Will was born there. She was able to see him very often. But I really longed for seasons.


From Oklahoma, we moved to the east Bay of California to a picture perfect town. While the weather there is absolutely gorgeous, I still didn't have seasons. After a very short stint there, we were on the move again.


Kansas here we come.....oh, the joy of four seasons. I loved it. I loved wearing a light sweater in the evenings while at the chiminea with the neighbors! But KS was only a school for a year. We were on the move again. So many places were mentioned of where we could go....where oh where would Uncle Sam send us.


You are kidding me? Texas....It was so against my Boomer Sooner upbringing to even think good things about Texas. While I never felt like Texas was my home, I loved the house that became our home there. I made some of the best friends ever there....so sad to say Texas does hold a special place in my heart. But just a wee little space!


When Husband returned from the deployment (which was a year ago on the 19th!!!), it was time to move again. Husband, please Husband, can we please go somewhere with seasons. I love me
some seasons. Kentucky here we come.

I got seasons. We arrived in the summer. I witnessed some gorgeous colors this past fall. Now winter is in full swing....WITH snow!

I had to take a pic of these lights .....they line the patio area. The little caps of snow are so pretty!


More snow on my little evergreen trees out front! I am loving the seasons so far.

Happy Friday, y'all!

16 comments:

scrappysue said...

so glad you got your seasons! awesome pics too

Janet said...

I cannot WAIT to see you post some snowman pictures!!!

Michelle said...

Living in So. Cal. I've never experienced seasons. I hear they are nice. :)

Beautiful pictures and I love the look of your blog. Did you create the template?

MomOf3 said...

This Texas girl misses the snow and seasons from her youth! Beautiful pictures of the evergreens! :)

Chris said...

How do you people function without the seasons. Congratulations on Kentucky.
Have you ever seen Spring?

Indrani said...

Glad you got your desired seasons. No chance of me getting them here, better content myself seeing your shots. :) Lovely pics!

Kimber said...

Congrats on finally getting your seasons. I personally would love to move to Arizona. I don't care about seasons anymore. I want warm warm and more warm.

Monogram Queen said...

I am glad you are enjoying seasons. I love seasons too but living in SC don't get much of them either. Not enough winter anyway!

Jenners said...

Visiting from Photo Story Friday...

Great photos...and I'm glad you are getting all four of the seasons!

gina said...

Great pics- love the lights!! And the fence they are hung on. :)

I love your story- while I often complain about wanting to move South and be warm year around, I fear I am a New Englander at heart and would never be able to last more than a year or two without four seasons. I get so excitied and restless as one nears to a close and another begins- it's a part of whom I am.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I agree, season are always welcomed and bring about their own unique beauty! I'm glad you are loving it T!

megz_mum said...

I would love some seasons too - we have the summer/not quite summer/springish/summer scenario

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

So glad that you got your seasons and that you enjoyed your snow. Here we have strange seasons too like 5 months of cold wintery weather a few weeks of spring if we're lucky summer usually is a month and a half and then a few weeks of fall.

Susie said...

Congrats Tommie on your beloved seasons! Spring is right around the corner; you are going to LOVE it the best. LOVE IT. I gurantee it. It's my second fave to fall.

Merry Christmas!

IamDerby said...

Living in california (Sacramento) and before that down near Monterey... I really have never known true seasons. In Monterey it was 68 year round... slightly colder and wetter in the winter, slightly warmer and drier in the summer. In Sacramento I think I saw fall leaves for the first time in my life. Here we have two seasons. Hotter than hell (May thru September) cool and icky with a bit of wet (Oct thru April). I dont know what i would do if I moved somewhere with snow.

Moi said...

haha!! I am so glad for you and i think we are kindred spirits....i have been longing for four seasons for so long and this year when we moved to Illinois, I got them all and I can't be more thankful :)