Home for the Summer

☆ July 11, 2011

mountain meadow

not bad for a cellphone pic, eh?


58 Responses to “Home for the Summer”

  1. Laurels
    July 11th, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    That’s a picture from a cellphone?! Holy yowza!

    It’s probably the photographer’s magic touch ;)

  2. Maggie
    July 11th, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Wow, I’m jealous.

    July 11th, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    AWESOME! will you be getting your mail by carrier pigeon? love it, this is what memories will be made from!

  4. Amy
    July 11th, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    Oh, it’ll do. It’ll do.

  5. lynda
    July 11th, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    just goes to show it’s never the camera, always the photographer.

  6. Betsy in RI
    July 11th, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    Well that doesn’t suck at all! ;-)

  7. Barbara R
    July 11th, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    I hear glorious Copeland in my head. I suspect he will provide most of the soundtrack as I follow your summer adventure on the mountain. xo/b

  8. Tina Roberts
    July 11th, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    Shreve, I was bragging about you this past week! I am so jealous that you have the freedom you have! Your summer home is simply beautiful! Paul and I are coming to S. Dakota in 3 weeks! I will get to experience a small part of your life!! Tina

  9. Jenny C
    July 11th, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    So, are you all moved in… er… out? Ya’ gotta’ do a LOT o’ breathin’ to take in all that fresh air!

  10. shreve
    July 11th, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    tina – you MUST stop in at the Horseshoe Bar in Interior SD if you’re going to the Badlands – and tell Greg (the owner) HI from me!

  11. Kimberly
    July 11th, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    WOW! That’s awesome for a cell phone picture.
    Even when I did have a cell phone, it never took pictures that were that good. ^^

  12. Evan
    July 11th, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    yowza! gorgeous!

  13. Dana
    July 11th, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    Wow! Seeing that makes me hope I come back as part of your farmily. Wish my cell phone took that good of pictures, mine are always fuzzy and look horrid.

  14. Karen
    July 11th, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    Good Goddess, that is beautiful!

  15. Keitha
    July 11th, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

    Lovely! Peaceful!

  16. carmel
    July 11th, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    is it the iPhone?

  17. Sara
    July 11th, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    It looks like the old windows background (=

  18. shreve
    July 11th, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

    C ~ oh hell no! it’s some $35 basic phone….

  19. Joyce
    July 11th, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Great shot. Great view. Lucky girl.

  20. Crazy Princess
    July 11th, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    A cell phone picture? Holy cow, that is amazing! I need whatever phone you have. :)

  21. TomT
    July 12th, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    Wow. I hope you take lots more pics. I bet it’s quiet too.

  22. penny
    July 12th, 2011 @ 7:36 am

    true, but it would certainly be hard to make that scene look less than perfect on any image-making device!

  23. Marg
    July 12th, 2011 @ 7:38 am

    Hmmmm, well mayyybeeee you could keep it intact after your return but ONLY for mobile pictures. I think I need some therapy for my feelings about cell phones OR maybe everyone else does.

    Re your farmily tree, that’s quite a group you have going. I didn’t realize that Daisy had Jersey in her, that’s my favorite breed because of their huge gentle brown eyes.

  24. CeeJay
    July 12th, 2011 @ 7:40 am


  25. Theresa Szpila
    July 12th, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    Aaahhh, Bliss!!!!!

  26. Ursula
    July 12th, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    You mean you don’t take all your photos on your cell phone? What other device is there?


    Enjoy the summer!

  27. Beverly Murphy
    July 12th, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    just beautiful. what a wonderful place to wake up too :) Tina: not sure what part of S.D you are headed but near the Wyoming/South Dakota border by Sundance, Wyoming there is a place call ‘CEment Ridge’. it is a historic Fire Tower. The roads are Forest Roads but clearly marked-The road up to tower is just dirt but dry and passable this time of year. Once up there, you have a 360 view of Wyoming and S.D
    shreve, thank you for sharing your adventures with us

  28. SEMcC
    July 12th, 2011 @ 8:59 am


  29. Jo Davis
    July 12th, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    lovely shot and a lovely place….have a terrific and safe time!!!! :)

  30. catherine
    July 12th, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    I am impressed, great quality picture.

  31. Dawn
    July 12th, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Blue skies and amber sunshine…as far as I can see…It’s just me and sweet baby…and that’s just fine with me. Song, yes. Picture perfect.

  32. Colleen G
    July 12th, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    So gorgeous and peaceful. I’m going to stare at it all day and pretend I’m there instead of sitting here at my crappy desk at my crappy job… LOL Sorry. I was feeling crabby until I looked at the pic :D

  33. bonnie
    July 12th, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    yes, it’s beyond gorgeous!
    but what i can’t help but wonder, is how you find everyone in all that open space at the end of the season.

  34. mlaiuppa
    July 12th, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    If you hadn’t have said it was a cellphone I never would have known.

    Funny, when you said up to the mountains, I expected trees.

  35. pam
    July 12th, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    one word…..JEALOUS!!! :-)

    btw.. those are cows in the background?

  36. Amanda
    July 12th, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    Sara: Ha, I was just going to say that!
    “Wait a minute, you’re living in Windows for the summer? When did the Singularity happen?” ^_^

    Looks fab, Shreve!

  37. Deanna
    July 12th, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    You are approaching the Full Moon too, Shreve. I just cannot imagine!

  38. Marlene
    July 12th, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    wow..Its heaven…or what we imagine it would be huh? that are looks just like our hills herein Cambria Ca. it always takes my breathe away to look at that…I never get tired of it!
    your a lucky lucky girl! marlene

  39. kay
    July 12th, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    If the picture is this glorious, I can only imagine the reality to be beyond words.
    Good lord, I am envious…
    Will be eagerly waiting to hear of your experiences and your observations and interpretations of life up there!

  40. Carmen
    July 12th, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    I also thought of the Windows background when I saw this. Great picture for a cell phone, thanks for sharing with us.

  41. Kathy
    July 12th, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    Dang good.

  42. Carol
    July 12th, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Shreve, I thought only us Canadians say ‘eh’. We are known for that, brought me a chuckle. Gorgeous picture.

  43. Tina
    July 12th, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    Gee, I don’t know how you will survive all that beauty. LOL I loved your response to the ‘is it and Iphone’ question. :) Have fun. I am melting in Mississippi heatwave ’11.

  44. Carissa
    July 12th, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    Wow. Breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

  45. Steph in Oregon
    July 12th, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    What beautiful country!

    I know you are well grounded–how about the new summer abode?

    Take care.

  46. leah
    July 12th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

    Good for you! Go Shreve! Always inspirational! :)

  47. Stacey
    July 12th, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    This is gorgeous! Nice use of the camera on the phone!

  48. Deborah
    July 13th, 2011 @ 5:18 am

    You area a modern day Thoreau. Will you ever be able to come back down to civilization? Enjoy!

  49. Heidi
    July 13th, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    I love it! I just got back from a 2 week trip. I drove from Arizona to Rapid City SD, then to Williston ND, then to Harvey ND, then to Spokane Washington, and then back home to Arizona! I drove a little way into Wyoming on the way and I thought about you and Charlie and the whole farmily. Enjoy your summer! :) I can’t wait to see more pictures and hear more about it.

  50. hello haha narf
    July 13th, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    you are making me long for vacation.

  51. Torchy
    July 13th, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    OK, but who’s going to mow all that?

  52. JC
    July 13th, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    I’d love to be standing in your shoes. Peace it is. I have to thank you for keeping your websites up in your new surroundings. Charlie and the farmily bring joy to my day!

  53. Carol
    July 13th, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    Been thinking of you with all those severe storm warnings out and about… Get any rain/hail? Lightning cracking your eardrums up there? ;-)

  54. shreve
    July 14th, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    Carol ~ ???
    Nothing major on this end of the mtn…

  55. Pat D.
    July 14th, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    I have wondered the same thing, glad you’re safe. Here in the metro Denver area, we have had severe thunderstorms almost every night this week, and last night’s included a little hail. The monsoons came early this year, they say!

  56. Kathy
    July 15th, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    OT but Fiona really reminds me of the Angus heifer my father gave me for Christmas when I was ten. I was then obsessed with Flicka so thus she was named and by the time I was done with her she was a pocket pet LOL…really miss her.

  57. DodgerGirl
    July 15th, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    Awesome! I drove cross-country with a friend in early May and was very surprised at the high quality pictures my cellphone took, as well.

  58. Amy M
    July 18th, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Wow this is beautiful!

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