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Terry
rural Indiana
Loving living the country life!
Interests: photography, beekeeping, tennis, traveling, Indiana Hoosier basketball, my wonderful husband of 36 years, 4 terrific children and their spouses, my 8 adorable grandbabies
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Our first morning in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, we got up at the crack of dawn to see the early morning light on the Teton Mountains. It was absolutely FRIGID!!! But we were crazy photographers, willing to endure the elements for "the shot." Our 2 NatHab vans drove to this overlook... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Waking up to 4" of fresh snow this morning in Indiana (yes, on April 21!) took me back to the last time I saw significant snow on the ground, on the last few days of our Yellowstone/Grand Tetons trip back in late February. We were hanging out with Sasquatch, driving... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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We had a triple birthday celebration over the weekend. Abram recently turned 7, Lucy 5, and Daniel will soon be 3 years old. Because... (1) their birthdays are just a total of 6 weeks apart (2) they live 2 hours away from all of the rest of the family (3)... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Our little Lucy-girl is 5. Lucy woke up early Wednesday morning, cheering her way down the hall..."It's my birthday!" While they are planning a combined birthday party for all 3 siblings this weekend (their birthdays are all 6 weeks apart), Grandma Peggy and Gramaw Terry decided to go down to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Yesterday was Karter's very first track meet. Karter is a 7th-grader at Shenandoah Middle School. Covid canceled school track season last year, so this is his first time doing track for the Raiders. He ran the 400m as well as the 4x400m relay. Just like his daddy Kristoffer did 20... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Nothing says "springtime" quite like cute chicks. (Yes, the baby birds are cute too...) Our 5 1/2-year-old granddaughter Juni loves it when Papaw gets his baby chicks each spring. Her brother Krew prefers to watch them from afar, but gets braver each year. Adorable little one-day-old fuzzballs when they arrive... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Introducing the 2021 Shenandoah High School Girls' Tennis team. These girls have become a part of my life since I volunteered to help my daughter Emily coach them this spring. Last year's season was a bust due to the pandemic, so this season is especially precious to our 3 seniors... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Before Easter, I made a quickie trip to Florida to touch base with my youngest sister Maria. Yes, we are doing this selfie in our pjs. Don't judge. Nothing more fun than just lazing around together... Kim was on a business trip, so I traveled alone, flying into the nice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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My heart is still full from a glorious Easter Sunday! Eleven of my most precious blessings are in this one photo...all 11 of my grandbabies came to celebrate with us! Sunday began with an amazing worship service at Sulphur Springs Christian Churchto celebrate our Risen Lord! After a very long,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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It was a bit chilly the morning we left Yellowstone to head south for a couple of days in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We had stayed a couple of nights in these charming little cabins in the town of West Yellowstone, Montana. Gotta love a place that provides supplies to make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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While the mammals are Yellowstone's wildlife stars, there sure are some beautiful birds hanging around too. Hard to beat the majestic sight of a bald eagle! Or the gorgeous gracefulness of a swan. The Yellowstone area has lots of trumpeter swans this time of year. Some are permanent residents but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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While our primary reason to go to Yellowstone National Park was for photographing wildlife, you can't visit Yellowstone without checking out what made it famous to begin with. Yellowstone has around 10,000 various geothermal features within its boundaries: geysers, mudpots, fumaroles (steam vents), and hot springs. 10,000!!! Wrap your mind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Some of my favorite images from our days in frigid Yellowstone were of a group of bison who were trying to warm up in the geothermal pools. They were actually standing on one of the boardwalks when we arrived, but slowly moved off so we could sidle alongside them with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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What red-blooded American girl can resist a cute boy with a fast car? Especially when that "girl" is a grandma and that cute boy is her handsome grandson?! Saturday was the annual Pinewood Derby for 7-year-old Krew's Trail Life troop. Trail Life is a Christian scouting organization. Each member who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Last Saturday Kim and I were blessed to attend the wedding celebration of a very special couple, both children of good friends of mine. I've known them both since the days they were born. Jacob is the youngest son of my dear friend Brenda and Hannah is the daughter of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Most of the roads and trails in Yellowstone National Park are closed in the winter. So after a couple of days in the northern sections of the park, we traded in our NatHab vans for snowcoaches, which are specially-designed to navigate the snow-drifted roads in the interior of the park.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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This is what Kim found when he went out to take care of the chickens about 6 am. this morning. Some wild critter got into our chickenhouse overnight and killed 63 6-week-old chickens as well as 4 of our old hens. Crazy how I was just posting yesterday about the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Just beyond the eastern border of Yellowstone is the home of Dan Hartman, a true icon of the area. photo from donjordanoutdoors.com I did not take this photo...I borrowed it from the website donjordanoutdoors.com. I wish I had asked Dan to take his photo myself, but I didn't think of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Lamar Valley, in the northern section of Yellowstone National Park, could not be more beautiful! We saw LOTS of bison... ...swinging their big heads back and forth to bulldoze paths through the deep snow to get at the grass hidden below. This is one of those happy accidental shots that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Did you know a fox is a canid, in the dog family? nps.com image Yellowstone National Park has 3 canid species...the red fox, coyote, and wolf. It's considered a great day if you see all 3 "dogs" in the same day...a "Three Dog Day!" Our first day in Yellowstone was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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As our plane landed in Bozeman, Montana, it was very obvious that we were definitely not in Indiana any more... ...having traded my beloved Hoosier cornfields blanketed by a few inches of snow for towering Rocky Mountain peaks and a couple of feet of pure fluffy white stuff covering everything.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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A few days ago, Kim and I returned home from a week-long photography trip to Yellowstone. It was very cold and very snowy... I think it snowed at least a little bit every day we were there. Which made for some great and unique photo ops! The scenery was breath-taking!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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I've learned to never say "Never," but I don't envision Kim and myself ever becoming snowbirds. I actually like winter, Kim doesn't mind it, and we both would miss our grandkids way too much to stay gone for 3 whole months. So instead of being snowbirds ourselves, we enjoy the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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google image Camera? √ Plane tickets? √ Lenses/tripod/memory cards? √ Parkas/boots/hats/gloves? √ Long underwear? √ Binoculars? √ Sense of excitement and adventure??? √ Yep...I think we're ready to go to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for a week!!! Catch you when we get home...and hope to have oodles of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Like a good chunk of the US, we woke up to this on Monday morning. Winter storm Uri (how crazy that winter storms now have names?!) dumped about 8" of new snow on top of the 4" layer that was already on the ground. It's the biggest snowstorm we've had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Not-Quite-Country Girl