The Journey: Up North


A New Home Up North



Our journey began on warm start to February. As the Texas sun rose, we said farewell to the star state we had come to love and know as home. Larger than life lakes and southern ranches played in the reflection of our mirror. We crossed the grasslands of Oklahoma as we had done many times before in our biannual road trips up north.


The grasslands gave way to the Ozark Mountains and just as the temperature began to rapidly fall.  It was like a slot machine watching the colder temperatures pop up every 30 miles or so. Further north east the mountains became hills and the hills became prairie. We followed Mark Twain's path across the dark Mississippi laden with floating islands of ice; into the state where our roots were originally planted. Like a welcome signal, snow began to fall and glide across the black top with the grace of the a swan.

It's good to be home surrounded by family, friends, and kind memories of yesteryear.

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36 comments :

  1. Welcome to your new home! It sounds like you have lots to be thankful for there. It certainly sounds beautiful. Best wishes!

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  2. So dreamy and pretty!!!

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    1. I must say, I am smitten with our new landscape. I'm constantly seeing new things to photograph. If only we could have this beauty without the cold...

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  3. Love this post... visiting for the first time from The Long Road to China's link up... I think I'll stay a while :)

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    1. Awe thank you and you're welcome to stay as long you as like!

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  4. Sometimes, 'new' is scary, but it's the beginning of a new and wonderful adventure! Congrats on your new home.

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  5. What a winter wonderland. Enjoy!

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  6. Congrats on your new home...the snow photos are so beautiful!

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  7. Nice serie of photos!

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  8. Lovely shots and bet you are happy to be back home! Always a good feeling. I am in Texas, and do love the snow... something I miss here.

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  9. It might be colder in temps, but warmer in the arms of family and friends! Those images that greeted you are splendid!

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  10. Pretty shots! It's hard to acclimate to the cold when you're suddenly dropped into it. (Visiting from Weekly Top Shot.)

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    1. Oh yes, we went from the 80s to the 2 below the first night!

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  11. beautiful winter captures. simply stunning and adequately elegant (:

    blessings to you,
    Allie
    http://framedbygod.blogspot.com/

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  12. Life changes...scary and wonderful. Your photos are beautiful! Best wishes on your new adventure!

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  13. Oh wow! Such beautiful photos! Welcome to the snowy land :)

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  14. Beautiful! Enjoy your new home. :)

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  15. Lovely winter shots. We moved the opposite way 1 1/2 years ago from the north to the deep South. This year we are having mid 50s but last year it was 80-90 all year long. I did not like that at all!

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    1. Abrianna, the 80 and 90s can be very tiring. Thanks goodness for your cooler winter this year!

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  16. Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on Weekly Top Shot #72!

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  17. Beautiful Photos. I love the editing!! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Your photos are so pretty Kristy! - even though I'm tired of the snow. I can imagine how beautiful it must be when you don't normally see it often. Stay warm and enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Tish, a fresh look on life always changes everything!

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  19. Beautiful! I just experienced my first real winter this year and I survived! :)

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  20. All this time...somehow I missed that you were living in Texas! Kristy, you write like a poet...lovely.

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  21. Beautiful photos of wintery weather!

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  22. Beautiful photos Kristy...I'll be featuring you in my STS roundup this weekend! Thanks for linking up each week. :)

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