Everyday Life: The Ranch, Winners & The Sprocket

by Tammy Strobel on October 8, 2012

{Photography helps me see the world differently and enables me to be less sad about my dad’s death. Since I’ve been taking so many photos, I decided to begin a new series on the blog called  “Everyday Life.” Enjoy!}

Last week, I hosted another book giveaway and I was amazed by your comments. Over 500 readers told me about tiny pleasures that bring them happiness! If you need a little inspiration to start Monday morning, read through the comment thread here.

Early this morning, I used random.org to choose the winners. Georgia ClarkLinda, and Deborah Auen won a copy of my new book, You Can Buy Happiness (and it’s Cheap). Ladies, I’ll send you an email shortly to get your mailing address.

Yesterday, Logan and I were on The Sprocket Podcast. It was a lot of fun chatting with Brock. We talked about the book, life on the ranch, and what it’s been like biking in a rural area. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here.

In other news, I’ve been writing and taking lots of pictures. Enjoy today’s photo round-up and have a great week!

1 Victoria October 8, 2012

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! You live in a beautiful area and I love your pretty kitties.

2 Tammy Strobel October 8, 2012

Thanks Victoria. We feel very grateful to live in this spot. The kittens love it too. :)

3 susanna October 8, 2012

gorgeous photos, love the warm light which is present in many of your photos. very stylish, very talented!

4 Tammy Strobel October 8, 2012

Thanks Susanna! :)

5 Megan Swicegood October 8, 2012

I’m loving all the ranch photos! It’s getting me really jazzed to move out to the country in a few years. So pretty.

6 Christina October 8, 2012

So pretty. I was up in your area two weekends ago visiting Crater Lake and it was nice to see so much snow still on Mount Shasta in September.

7 Victoria Smith October 8, 2012

Tammy,

Do you ride horses with Logan? I love the pic of him with Earl here :)

Vic

8 Tammy Strobel October 8, 2012

@Vic – No. I don’t ride. :)

9 Paul - The Kind Little Blogger October 8, 2012

Kitties. Beautiful rural vistas. Fresh vegetables. Photos of all my favourite things.

10 Lindy October 8, 2012

Wow. You live in a beautiful place. Great photos.

11 Sandra Pawula October 8, 2012

These are amazing photos, Tammy! I enjoy the beauty and inspiration. Thank you!

12 Ekta October 9, 2012

Namaste Tammy,

Lovely pictures !!!
What camera do you use?
I am planning for a photo journal.
Can you suggest one?
Thanks.

God bless you !

Ekta.

13 Tammy Strobel October 9, 2012

Hi Ekta – You can read more about my cameras here: http://rowdykittens.com/2012/03/camera/

Wishing you all the best!

Tammy

14 Katie October 9, 2012

Hey Tammy, these photographs are really brilliant – you capture the light really beautiful, I hope you will be sharing some of these tips in your upcoming photography class :) Did you take all these shots on your 50mm lens? I recently bought one, and it literally changed my life! The autumn colours are spreading across the mountain in the French Alps where I live, making it seem ablaze with yellows, oranges, reds and golds, I’m looking forward to capturing them.

Hope you are loving life on the Ranch, it looks very peaceful and beautiful and simple and happy – HURRAH!

Katie. X

15 Tammy Strobel October 9, 2012

Thanks Katie! I’m excited about my photography class too. I’m planning on running it in mid-January. I’m so excited! :)

I took about half of the shots with my 50mm lens and the other half were taken with my iPhone.

Hugs,
Tammy

16 Mopsa October 9, 2012

The landscape around the ranch is so beautiful! It must be incredibly peaceful to live in such a place :)

17 Brandi October 9, 2012

Hi Tammy

Love the pics and how u captured the rays of the sun plus ur pets are too cute. My great grandma/god mother recently passed in June..I haven’t really ben the same since but I don’t think anyone is truly untouched when a close relative passes on but i found myself a drift not settled at all…I just want to recommend energy psychology it really helped me get balanced it works on the unconscious level mind body n spirit.. It’s roots are in chiropratic..something compelled me to tell ya about it.. Best wishes on your beautiful journey of life.. -Brandi

18 Tammy Strobel October 11, 2012

Thanks for the sweet comment and I’m so sorry about your grandma. Hang in there. It will get better.

19 Ben October 11, 2012

Hi Tammy,

I just finished your book a week ago, and it was a great read. Thanks for your ongoing inspiration to work towards becoming debt free. We have a ways to go, but your book helps us on our journey. Thank You and great blog too:)

20 Tammy Strobel October 11, 2012

Thanks Ben! I’m happy that you enjoyed the book. Wishing you all the best!

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