February 23, 2013

16 more reasons I love Bear Lake~ An a little "leftover" love


 All you have to do is drive around the Valley for an hour with your camera hanging out the window.  It's a photographer's (not that's what I am calling myself or anything) dream.  Like I have said in other posts about Bear Lake, there are not many places left like it anymore.  Time has been preserved here.  It's like going to another world......a very beautiful one.  
















 And of course, there are those who want to live amongst it all during the summer.  Someday I would love to have a summer home here.  Just like this one.  It sits right on top of a hill.  The picture first picture on this post, the one overlooking the valley, is the view from this house.

So, what's your favorite photograph?  I love the tiny abandoned house in the snow storm, then the green and red hydrant second.
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Most of you already know that Cindi was my swap partner for the Humble Heart Swap Amy just held.  Well, bless Cindi's soul, even thought she was in the hospital, she had her mother package everything up and mail it to me.  There were a few missed items that came later and I am so happy they did:)  What wonderful stitchery I have now to display for just a week longer.  Thanks again Cindi.




I have been on the lookout for Mary Poppins today.  You know, when the wind blows awful something, she should be riding in on her umbrella.
Wishing you all a very blustery day:) 

19 comments:

Sheila said...

There you are..........I was wondering where you took off to! ;-)
Beautiful, beautiful Bear Lake. Haven't been there for a long time. Thanks for taking me along Steph. Favorite photo would be the hay rake; I wonder who the farmer was? What stories he could tell.
Wonderful swap pretties from Cindi.
Oh my, the wind today is horrible and the snow that came with not so nice either, 5" or more and the drifting on the roadways........yikes!
Bless you~
Sheila

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Steph, wonderful pictures, I can't seem to pick a favorite, like them all.......Wow!!! Great swap goodies from Cindi, love all the stitchery, so beautiful.....Blessings Francine.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Steph! You are becoming quite the photographer! Beautiful pics---my favorite? I think the horseshoes hanging on the fence...although it is hard to choose! Nice goodies from Cindi--glad she was able to recover in time to see that gorgeous new baby!! --Jan

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Beautiful pictures, Steph!
Looks like a wonderful place. So peaceful.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Holly said...

Oh my goodness. You could frame every one of those pictures. They are beautiful! My favorite is the old truck. I also love the little barn one with the fence. What a neat place.

Cindi said...

You SHOULD defiantly call yourself a photographer! Those pictures are beautiful! My favorite is the pick-up, the cabin in the snow and the horseshoes and...oh just one? Are you kidding? LOL Someday I would love to visit!
Be blessed,
Cindi

BumbleBeeLane said...

Steph~ You have me dreaming of being snuggled in their next to a fire place.Beautiful photo's.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Raymond Homestead said...

Beautiful pictures and yes you should be a photographer! It's too hard to pick a favorite. Great treasure from Cindi!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Steph~ gorgeous mother nature shots~
keep warm & make plenty of hot chocolate~giggles~
smiles
Teresa

earlene said...

Steph these are all breathtaking photos! I love the first one!
Have a great day Steph.
Earlene

Angie Berry said...

Uhm yeah... I could handle living in that house but only if I had a maid, lol! Such a beautiful place Bear Lake is! Looks like LOTS of fun roasting marshmallows, ice fishing, sledding! Can't believe you caught that many fish, wow how fun!

Those are wonderful stitcheries that Cindi sent you, adorable! Hope you have a nice week~

Raggedy Creations said...

I like all of the photos Steph, but maybe #1 is my favorite.

Love your goodies.

Felicia

A Primitive Homestead said...

Your photos are great. Would make a good calendar. Blessings! Lara

bettyj said...

Well I just read both posts and I am packing my clothes for Bear Lake. Never saw so much snow but loved it. I love the first house and every other picture. The family outing looks like it was so much fun. Your goodies from Cindi were wonderful too. It looks like not only is life good through my back door, but through yours too.

HG said...

Your pictures are so beautiful.

TheCrankyCrow said...

I told myself I wasn't going to do this....(comment on posts I'm just catching up on reading....) but I couldn't help myself in this case....What gloriously wonderful photos!!! Oh my HECK!!! I love each and every one of them!! But the favorites that stand out are the second (red fire hydrant), the old truck, the mountain shot (above the rake), the rake...and of course those old neglected buildings....LOVE!! You should make a series of notecards out of these and market them in Bear Lake...I bet they'd be an over-night sensation! You have many, many, gifts my friend....

Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

(Oh - and as long as I'm here - wonderful swap goodies from Cindi...How sweet of her to make sure she got them to you - and what cheery things she chose!!)

Old Red Barn said...

Steph, these pictures are beautiful! I don't know why exactly, but you captured something truely American. My favorite is the truck!

Hugs
Goedele

Christine said...

Hi Steph! How did I miss this great post??? So many fantastic photos I LOVE them!
And Cindi's goodes are so pretty!

Best wishes
Christine

Jen said...

Did you take all of these pictures? They are simply beautiful- what a stunning photo journey I just took through Bear Lake. thanks for sharing!