Sunday, December 29, 2013

Before and After

Earlier in December, my sister was going through old family photographs. It reminds me of how fast things change and time  seems to be flying by. I thought I would share a couple so you could see how things have changed.

This picture was taken in what is now my front yard. Do you see that little tree in the background. That is the one that is so big in my front yard now. If you look beyond and out in the pasture, that was the old barn where we used to feed our cows. Oh by the way, that is me, and that was my mare Gigi she had just foaled that day. My Dad wanted to take a picture of me, and I didn't know how Gigi would act with me there. She was just fine and I did love having a baby horse.

Okay here is now:

That tree is so big and our house is here is now. So it has changed the way the pasture looks now.

This was me on my 13th birthday and this is my horse Apache. He was the best horse and I think even today I owe my life to that little horse. He got me through so many rough times in life. He lived until my oldest daughter  was 4 years old.  Now if you look in the back ground and you see that plowed field. Look in the distance to that row of trees. That used to be a dairy.

Here is now:

Where I am on my horse is where the sidewalk is now. That road is a main road now. If you look down the street you can see all of the housing developments.

Here is a better shot of the street. The speed limit on this road is 55 so you can imagine the traffic now.
I will stop now, because blogger is acting up.

I just thought I would share today. Because I love before and after photos.
I hope you have a great New Year.


Kessie said...

Oh wow, I love comparison photos! That tree was just a sapling! Now it's such a massive thing. And the road, well, that's slightly less wonderful. :-p

Pom Pom said...

How fun to ride a horse around so much space! Gorgeous! Apache was lovely and I'm glad he was such a gentle friend.

Earlene said...

Wow a big change. Sad in a way.
Happy New Year

TexWisGirl said...

loved seeing your long-time ties to that place. bittersweet, though.

annie said...

you have been there quite awhile!
enjoying seeing the photos!

Bonnie K said...

Progress? What a bummer. I love the photos of you and the horses. I can relate to Apache; my Apache was Johnny-Be-Goode.

Gail said...

The one thing we can count on is change.

I enjoyed this.

Happy New Year.

Julia said...

How things change with time. They call it progress, lol.

How nice to have those old photos to see the difference.

Happy New Year Kim. Wishing you all the best for the new Year.

Alica said...

Before and after pictures are fun. It was fun too, seeing pictures of you as a young girl, with your horses! :)

PKB said...

You can hold those nostalgic memories in your heart forever. You were so lucky to have had such a wonderful childhood!

~*~The Family~*~ said...

Love the before and after photos, not the road part and the 55 mph though. It is 55 mph by our house and I hate it.

Empty Nester said...

I love before and after photos too. Unless they make me feel old. LOL

Debbie said...

old - new....before - after!! great pictures today!!

Gumbo Lily said...

You're so adorable with your horses. I love seeing that. Time and years really change things. I'm glad you've still got a little piece of heaven out there.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh you had horses I would have loved to have horses instead I had six brothers:) LOVE the photos of the past. You are adorable. The changes over the years have always amazed and saddened me with highways over fields as I too see what used to be. Good post. Hug B

GretchenJoanna said...

This real-life example of the paving over of farmland is really upsetting. I'm glad your own place is still a lot of good dirt!