Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rust Never Sleeps

No, rust never sleeps, it keeps getting reused. At a local museum, we saw this display of old toy trucks that had been turned into lamps.

What do you think this one is? Phil said if you turn it sideways, it looks like a rabbit.

And here we are looking in this mirror. The frame is more toy trucks, license plates, and locks.

“If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.”

1 Corinthians 13

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Thankful Easter

We were driving down a highway last week, when I caught a glimpse of what looked like two big Easter eggs on a porch! WHAT? We turned around and took a better look.

Yikes, it was two painted pumpkins, a boy and a girl. The boy seems to have a mustache. I cannot figure out what their hair is made from.

You can see on the bottom, where the paint stopped. I still think they look like Easter eggs.

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. Different shades of life make the painting more beautiful.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Can Crows Scare Other Crows?

There are lots of scarecrows around here now. And there are even a few...well, just have a look.

Yup! Crow scarecrows! I do believe they might even attract other birds!

“Elijah obeyed God’s orders. He went and camped in the Kerith canyon on the other side of the Jordan. And sure enough, ravens brought him his meals, both breakfast and supper, and he drank from the brook.”
1 Kings 17

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Living Fossil

These are Ginko Biloba trees. Sound familiar? The leaf extract is what people buy to improve their memory.

The Ginko tree is a living fossil, unchanged for more than 270 million years. This makes it the oldest tree on earth; a living ink to the dinosaurs.

How can you identify one? Because it's leaves are shaped like butterflies!

“A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction.” ~Carol Shields