Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Things that make me smile

I originally posted this in 2007... I feel the need to smile again.
All photographs copyrighted by: Rachelle Black
Today I thought I would share with you some things that make me smile. I hope you enjoy them, and, perhaps something will bring a smile to your face as well!
Pay it forward.


My husband- because after 14 years, he still can make me laugh out loud, and visa-versa



Where we live- could we be any luckier??



Sunsets- because they show us each and every day that God cherishes us enough to paint us a new picture every evening.



Rainbows- need I say more?






Funny faces - tee-hee "O solo mio...." :))



Flowers- to remind me that there is beauty all around, if we take the time to see it.



ALPACAS! Remind me that we are stewards over all creatures great and small


And last but certainly not least- Children.

To remind us that within the heart of a child, is the promise of tomorrow. And to remind us to live in the moment, love without fear, and laugh- loudly and as often as possible.

Till next time

Slainte~ Rachelle


32 comments:

NotAMeanGirl said...

Very nice post! I needed the cheeriness of it. I really like your blog in general. :) I'll definitely be back!!! (You should put some of the kids Irish music on here for us to hear!)

singleton said...

"the heart of a child, is the promise of tomorrow"

You are so beautiful....

peace~love~cheers

Rachelle said...

Dear notameangirl,
thank you very much! I appreciate your visit, and hope to see you again soon :))
I wish I could put their music up, but so far I haven't had any luck figuring out how!
If you ahve any ideas, let me know, okay?
Slainte~
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Dear Singleton,
why, you made me blush.... :))
Thanks!
Peace to you as well dear.
Slainte~
Rachelle

Bardouble29 said...

Absolutely love the photos, they made me smile...thank you for sharing the things that make you happy.

Kamal Mettananda said...

Oh! nice set of photos. Thanks for sharing.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Beautiful photography, Rachelle, and wonderful sentiments.. thanks for reminding me to look for what gives me joy in life - it's so easy to take that for granted.. good on you, bonny lass! x

dawn said...

Rachelle
Monkeys are my favorite and yes it made me smile. I love the field your hubby is standing in. I'm glad yours still makes you laugh because so does mine. I find it to be an important aspect in a relationship

Rachelle said...

Dear Bardouble,
Thank you my dear, and I have been meaning to tell you, I LOVE your picture!! So cute :))
Do you like mine? I think I'm getting a mustache *wink-wink*
Slainte~
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Dear Kamal,
Well, thank you! And I welcome you to my site. I hope you will come back and visit often!
I'm off to visit you now :))
Slainte~
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Hi Shrink!
High praise coming from the best writer/photographer I know!
Thanks for being here my dear :)
squudges,
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Dear Dawn,
Yes, I agree completely. It is really the one thing that has gotten us through some really, really tough times over the years.
I too am glad you have that in your life!

This is "Jack" from Pirates of the Caribbean! Isn't he a cutie?
Slainte~
Rachelle

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

A rainbow came into our house the other day. I put the photo's on my blog. Have a look, if you get a minute... (you'll have to scroll down a bit....)

Meanwhile, I am smiling from round Bear ear to round Bear ear because you have alpacas! I used to live in Ecuador and saw lots of llamas. I love alpacas too.

We're in England now, and not far from a Llama farm. They sell the wool, and also sell the llamas to sheep farmers, as they keep the predators away. The sheep don't mind, just think they're the King Sheep.

WOW I shall add your blog to my 'Happy Blogs List".

:@}

Kamal Mettananda said...

Rachelle I answered your question in comments. Please have a look.

Mousie said...

gorgeous photos dear, you are a pro!!!
have a happy solstice day
love from Mousie

Rachelle said...

Dear Bob,
Well, I am so honored that you stopped by my little bear friend :))
I love your blog, ever so creative of you and your mum!
I shall see you again soon!
Slainte~
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Dear Kamal,
I will stop by and take a look, thanks for responding so quickly!
Slainte~
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Dearest Mousie,
Thanks ever so much :))
A visit from my Mousie always makes my day.
I hope all is well in your magical world, and even in the real one.
Love you!
Rachelle

Chewy said...

I just want to give a big ol' hug to these beautiful, sometimes a little funny looking, Alpacas. - chuckle.

Sandy Carlson said...

Rachelle,
I couldn't get to you through your blog comment, but this worked. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I'm looking forward to reading your story. I love these pics!

dawn said...

Rachelle,
Have a great weekend!!!

Rachelle said...

Dear Chewy,
I totally agree... they are funny looking sometimes!! Oh yeah, and with the huggable part too :))
I'll hug one for you today!
Slainte~
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Dear Sandy,
Thank you! And I hope you enjoy the story :))
Slainte~
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Dear Dawn,
You too my friend! *waving at you*
Slainte~
Rachelle

david mcmahon said...

Hi Rachelle,

Lovely shots. Always a pleasure to visit.

Cheers

David

Rachelle said...

Hi David!
Thanks for dropping by to see lil' old me :))

Woo-hoo! I think this is the most comments I've ever gotten! Thanks guys!
Slainte~
Rachelle

Shrinky said...

Hello bonny lass! Aw, these photo's are simply wonderful - just like you! How are you hon? I hope life is treating you well. Yup, you sure live in a stunning place, isn't it gorgeous? How the heck did you capture that rainbow on the ground? I've never, ever seen anything like that before - wow!

i beati said...

you must be perpetually smiling !! sandy

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Mary said...

Wow, great photos! I had a classmate who was an Alpaca farmer too. Beautiful animals.

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These are all the great places which are too beautiful and attractive, and it gives a person very fascinating view with lush green fields and a rural atmosphere with animals are roaming all around as well.

Leo said...

First time landed here. These creatures are so funny. Their faces belie their dry humour. They could almost me Brittish. (No offense to Brits). Great Blog.