Friday, June 14, 2013

Seeing beautiful...

We have recently been visiting a lot of parks here in New England.  During our hikes, we have been blessed with some truly beautiful scenery.  Today there is a blog hop called “Seeing Beautiful,” and we think it is a wonderful idea for a blog hop and for a post about the beauty we have discovered the last few months during our journeys.  The idea for the blog hop came from the Seeing Beautiful Blog, our friend Sugar, has joined them and has also been "Seeing Beautiful," and today is her one year anniversary, so stop by and check out their wonderful blogs.

 I want to begin with the first chance we were given to see beautiful in our lives.  We traveled about half across the country to the collie national show.  During our trip from New England to Wisconsin, we traveled through many states.  Because of this trip, we were able to visit parts of our country that we would have never seen during our lifetimes.   And when we reached the show site, we were able to see something both beautiful and historic.  The show was located on banks of the great Mississippi River!

Locally, we have been visiting our state parks.  During our adventures, we have been fortunate to see beauty on both large and small scales.

From waterfalls…

To covered bridges…

We have seen the beautiful panoramic views from a Stone tower on the top of a mountain…

We have discovered the beauty of an antique lighthouse…

As well as the beauty to be found sitting quietly by a lake or ocean…

We have seen beauty in the grace and elegance of yearling foals…

And we have even discovered the beauty that can be found in our very own yard…

But I still think one of the most beautiful things anyone can ever see, is the love that is visible in another’s eyes…

This Spring we have been fortunate enough to have our collies help us discover the beauty all around us, and we can’t wait to see what beautiful things they are going to show us this Summer!


  1. Howdy Mates, your photos are certainly beautiful. We loved them all and especially the covered bridges. Thanks for sharing.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  2. OMDs what beautiful Collies...when mom was a toddler her g-ma had a collie named Lady ...she was absolutely the most gentle loving dog too....and so good with my mom. this brought back beautiful memories.. You live in a lovely place too
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  3. It has been indeed a beautiful start to spring and hopefully you get to have lots more adventures

  4. What lovely settings. And they're made even more beautiful with collies posing so peacefully.

    I hope you have many beautiful moments together this summer.

  5. Oh my goodness, so much beautiful seen! Joe you all have a great weekend!

  6. The last picture is awesome as are all of the pictures! The places you visited were beautiful but even more beautiful with your precious collies in them! Have a great weekend!

  7. Truly beautiful - both the dogs and the scenery!

  8. Such Beautiful photos! You have had some lovely trips together. Wishing you all a great weekend!

  9. You guys have some incredibly beautiful backdrops to compliment your loveliness! I hope you're able to enjoy a lot more of it!

  10. Amazing photos and wonderful post. "Seeing Beautiful" describes them perfectly.

  11. What a wonderful post. All of the photos are beautiful but the one of your dog on the beach rocks looking down the shore is like a painting. I love what you wrote about all of the beauty and "the love that is visible in another's eyes"...

  12. Hi Y'all!

    Oh what lucky collies you are to have your humans share all that beauty with you...although, I think the humans would never see the beauty if it wasn't for us showing it to them.

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  13. OH my friends, this is a wonderful post filled with beauty and feelings of love. I amso glad our internet is giving us a good day so we can visit.

  14. Momz & I have loved following along on all your hikes and sharing the beauty in your photographs...Please keep sharing with us

  15. It's Beautiful. So glad the dogs are with you to witness such beauty. Golden Thanks for sharing and joining our hop. Happy Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  16. Now that's what you call beautiful..Happy Daddie'z day xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  17. Gorgeous scenery and gorgeous collies!! Happy Seeing Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by our blog! Xo Chloe and LadyBug

  18. wow, your pictures AND your dogs are beautiful! i would love to visit your part of the country someday.
    wags, bailey {bailey unleashed}

  19. That was beautiful!! It brought tears to my eyes. :-)

  20. I want to make sure you checked your email - Gizmo and I sent you something last night - -

  21. Wow, my mom person & I are in awe of those photos. Stunningly beautiful dogs & scenery!

    Nubbin wiggles,