Sunday, July 21, 2019

Is It October Yet?

Is Halloween coming up? Have I missed something?

Because this weekend, our grocery store  had aisles of of Halloween candy, including marshmallow ghost and pumpkin peeps. Really, here it is. I could have sworn that I saw leftover fireworks just a few aisles away...

Maybe I should start my Christmas shopping,and get in shape for Black Friday.

Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.
~Humbert Wolfe

Saturday, July 20, 2019

At The Gazebo

Last week, we went up on the hill and watched the sun set behind the gazebo. Come with me!

A gazebo is a lovely way

To spend a balmy weekend day.

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Cedars

Have you ever seen a Cedar tree? They had a significant role in ancient culture. The Lebanon cedar is frequently mentioned in the Bible, and was used to build King Solomon's Temple and to seal David's house. The ancient Egyptians used it in embalming practices. Here are a few that I have seen in our state.

Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees and carpenters and stonemasons; and they built a house for David.
2 Samuel 5

So the great court all around had three rows of cut stone and a row of cedar beams even as the inner court of the house of the Lord, and the porch of the house.
1 Kings 7

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Smiles

We saw something new in the neighborhood today. This is like a small cement building. Maybe a shed? And it has been painted.

But there is more here than appears. At first it looks just like a lot of smiley faces. But look closer. There are lots of tiny, delicate designs! I don't know how they did it, maybe stamps or templates? It is always good to give things a closer look, for sure.

I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.
~Author unknown

It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown.
~Author unknown