Everyday Life: Coffee, Kittens & Vistas

by Tammy Strobel on November 3, 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!}

“It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.”-Henry David Thoreau

1 Mama Minou November 3, 2012

The vistas are breathtaking. I love how you have captured the changes in the sky. What an amazing place to live and document. I also love the focus in the eyes of your kitten…was she hunting?

2 Tammy Strobel November 3, 2012

@Mama – Thank you! She was actually looking at a cow. :)

3 Shana November 3, 2012

Hey Tammy,

I bought your book yesterday!! Yay for me. I look forward to reading it. :)

I have been reading your posts for awhile now, but I have forgotten the name of the area where you and Logan recently moved to. The pictures you post are so rich and amazing. It seems like an area that I might be worth taking a looksey at someday in the future. Anyhow, the pics depict some remoteness (which can be nice and not) and so I was also wondering how the transition from P-land (bustling with life) to the ranch is going.

Be well,
S

4 Tammy Strobel November 3, 2012

Thanks Shana! I hope you enjoy the book.

Logan and I love living on the ranch. For more info on the specific location, read this post.

At this time in my life, I’m enjoying the slower pace of country life and the transition has been easier than I expected. Portland is a wonderful city and I miss my friends. But I love living in this area. Right now, I don’t think I could move back to a big city. I’ll have to write a post on this topic soon.

Thanks for reading!

5 Carolyn B November 3, 2012

Again, I am having a hard time choosing a favorite. For the colors, I like the mountain with its gorgeous colors in the sky. For intrigue, I like the farm enveloped in the fog. Both are dramatic in their own right.

6 Vappu November 3, 2012

I love that quote, so true! I’m just reading your book, and loving it. You are so honest, it’s inspirational. It really pulls you in.

7 Paul - The Kind Little Blogger November 3, 2012

That first photo is eerie–in a good way. It whispers to you that winter is nigh.

8 Alicia November 3, 2012

One of my favorite Thoreau quotes!!!

9 Barb Dawson November 3, 2012

I requisitioned your book form the library–LOVED IT! Definitely need a personal copy!
Your photos are breath taking!
I have a question…do you print out your favorites, or do you store your pictures digitally?
THANKS for your personalized, educational, & uplifting e-mails!

10 Tammy Strobel November 3, 2012

Hi Barb – Thanks for reading the book. I appreciate it. :) Most of my photos are organized digitally. However, I’m actually printing more photos because I love sending friends photos along with letters via snail mail. One of my favorite services is PostalPix.

11 Margo November 3, 2012

Hey Tammy!
I am following your journey with awe and wonder. I am from Portland; Eugene originally, and am learning the fine art of needs vs. wants. I am loving giving away my things when someone loves it or covets it. It is pure freedom to give without regret. You are a great mentor for this movement.
One question I have for you living by the mountain. Do you feel a sense of intense spirit there? Every time I drive to visit family in the Bay area, that part of the trip feels magical…how does it feel to wake up in that beautiful space?
Enjoy this part of your adventure, it is fun to read your blog!
Margo

12 Tammy Strobel November 3, 2012

Thanks Margo! I LOVE living near Mt. Shasta. It’s an incredible place and very magical. I feel so fortunate to be in this place.

13 Claire/Just a little less November 4, 2012

Stunning photos and wise words – just what I need to inspire me.
I’m waiting for your book to arrive, a rare treat that I have allowed myself – I can’t wait.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend xo

14 Michele November 4, 2012

Tammy,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. The images you capture and the words you write have been getting me through a rough time in my life. Thank you for your blog and the inspiration it gives me to keep going.
Michele

15 Maria Northcutt November 4, 2012

I really like your pictures. I´m going to sign up for your next online class…..and I also like the northbound coffee!!/Maria, Auburn CA

16 Patti November 4, 2012

Hi Tammy,

I just bought your book and as a birthday treat
I will be staying a few nights away in a small cabin
to enjoy the space and your book.
Thanks for sharing-inspiring.
/Patti

17 Phyllis November 4, 2012

What a VERY true quote from Thoreu, imagine what he would think about people and possessions and obsessions here today!!! Happy early bithday! Phyllis

18 Tammy Strobel November 5, 2012

Thanks Phyllis! xo.

19 Sue Burness November 5, 2012

Tammy, your images are beautiful! May I have permission to share them on Facebook and my blog? Of course I would attribute them to you.

20 Tammy Strobel November 5, 2012

@Sue – Go for it. :)

21 Katie November 8, 2012

Oh Tammy, I LOVE that quote, that is so completely apt for me right now! Your photos are truly stunning too, you’ve inspired me to go out and capture Marrakech through my lens – which is where I am right now, staying with a beautiful friend of mine. I’m off to make the most of every single minute of this trip and my time with her :) XXX

22 Tammy Strobel November 8, 2012

Thanks Katie! You are such a sweetie. Have fun taking photos. Big hugs. :)

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