Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Around The Bend

I love scenes like this...
you can just imagine whatever you want 
to be just around the bend.

Life is full of unexpected surprises, isn't it? 
But I'm thankful God holds my hand all the way!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Of Marigolds & Butterflies

 These orange spots of color which make me happy...
Most of the yard looks sad, but beauty is there if I look for it. 
And I found 5 more caterpillars on the butterfly weed! 
Pictures of them tomorrow :-) 


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Some Things Stay The Same

It must have brought just as much joy 
way back when this beautiful picture was painted
as it does to me now when I enjoy the lovely things God has created. 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Surprise Inside!

Why did God put a star in the center of the apple?

Maybe...just because He can! 


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Secure, Simple, Sweet Days

Remember when everyone took for granted that parents love their children?
Remember when it was the norm to trust others, especially the neighbor next door?
Remember when the atmosphere was clear and clean enough to see the stars at night?
Remember when families spent time with each other, worked together, prayed together?
Remember when children used their imagination and could truly enjoy little things?
Remember when "murder" was an awful far-away mention, not an everyday thing?
Remember when policemen were respected and our children were in awe of them?
Remember when manners and consideration of others was taught by example? 
Remember when patriotism swelled in every heart because we were grateful?
Remember when you could feel safe, contented, and hopeful for tomorrow?

The world has changed. But this world is not my home; I'm just passing through.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Better To See

We can finally see her eyes again, 
and she can see better too! 

Just groomed :-) 


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Finding the Blessings

As I walked around our yard yesterday, I noticed so many things that need tended to...
Dead, spent plants to be uprooted and thrown away, bushes to be trimmed and 
tended to, I need to plant my Fall garden if I'm going to have one, 
and weeds need to be pulled...

There weren't many pretty blooms yesterday, but I did find this one! 

Heavy on my mind this week has been the impending destruction of Hurricane Irma. 
I have a son and daughter-in-law evacuating Florida, and that's one reason the topic is 
ever present in my thoughts. Another reason is the recent Hurricane Harvey in Texas 
which impacted so many all around us. Many people lost their homes, cars, 
and belongings. But I guess, like the flower here, in the midst of all that turmoil 
and tragedy is the blessing that most escaped with their lives and their families. 
Even in the worst times, there is always something to be thankful for if we look for it.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Chair Before & After!

We found a set of old chairs...all of them broken except one. 
Painted, distressed, re-covered the cushion...
Love it!!! 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Coco-Goober Pie

1 unbaked 9" pie shell 
1 c. flaked coconut 
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 c. salted peanuts
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Spread the coconut in the pie shell, layer chocolate chips on top, then the peanuts. 
Lastly, pour the sweetened condensed milk over all. Bake @ 350 till crust is done.