Thursday, October 19, 2017

Flying Away

Each evening at sunset, hundreds of birds do a dance in the sky. Swirling around and back, they are going to roost for the night. It is startling and beautiful to see. I snapped these on two different nights, as you can see.

Some bright morning when this life is over, I’ll fly away
To a land on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away
When the shadows of this life have gone, I’ll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I’ll fly, I’ll fly away
1929 by Albert E. Brumley

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


My followers are so sharp! You were right. This is a dead cornfield. But interwoven between the dead stalks are beautiful morning glories. The dead supporting the living. I was enchanted. So here are the best of my pictures.

“…in the morning you will see the Glory of God.”
Exodus 16

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tell Me What You See

Here’s a brand new post today
A little game for us to play
Tell me what you think you see
See if everyone agrees
My next post will let you know
The whole story, so let’s go!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Funeral Furniture

Since this is considered to be a scary month, I thought it the right time for this post. There is a woodworker who lives in our area, and he makes coffins. But with a twist. You can buy your own coffin, and use it for furniture until you die. Say, a nice bookcase or curio cabinet. Then when you pass on, your family is spared the sad task of choosing one for you.  A news paper had a huge article, with pictures of the coffin/furniture. So that is where my pictures come from. Thoughts?

Did you know there is a difference between a coffin and a casket? A coffin is a box that is tapered, and wider at the shoulder, it has about six sides. A casket is a four sided box.

Then he went over and touched the coffin. The pallbearers stopped. He said, “Young man, I tell you: Get up.” The dead son sat up and began talking. Jesus presented him to his mother.

Luke 7

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Dawning Of The Age Of Aquarius

Anne Marie had her first school dance! She is in the sixth grade now, and it was a Halloween costume dance. SO, she and her friends dug out their mom's old outfits from the 60's, and second generation hippies were born! Groovy, man!

The Hippies did have some good ideals, especially about peace and love. They just took the love part a bit too literally and publicly!

Were you ever a hippie? Did you ever want to be a hippie?

 “Think in harmony. Be agreeable. Do all that, and the God of love and peace will be with you for sure.” 
2 Corinthians
*Photos courtesy of Anne Marie's mom, Melissa

Friday, October 13, 2017

Two Fiery Nights

Not really fire, just fiery sunsets!

“The four creatures looked like a blazing fire, or like fiery torches. Tongues of fire shot back and forth between the creatures, and out of the fire, bolts of lightning.”
Ezekiel 1

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall In The Valley

Signs of fall in our valley. Some are from now, and some from previous falls.

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ~Jim Bishop

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Here's The Scoop.

Come along with us as we took the girls to Sweet Frog yesterday! Let's come in the door. 

You can fill your own bowl.

This is only HALF of the toppings they had. You can put them on yourself.

One of the girls got blue bubblegum ice-cream!

Frogs everywhere!

The cups are cute.

The tables are cute.

And the girls are cute!

Playing peek-a-boo with the chair backs.

And last but not least, their awesome lights! I am now turning our lights off and going to bed. Sleep tight!

“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.” ~Don Kardong

“I don't cry over spilt milk, but a fallen scoop of ice cream is enough to ruin my whole day.” ~Terri Guillemets

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Days

The farm that had the Harvest Festival had built a tiny 1950's downtown! Here are some pictures I took while we walked through with the girls.

Remember the old Esso gas stations?

I think this is a little barber shop; it was totally empty. Many of these stores did not have the insides ready yet.

A pinball Arcade, hurray! You cannot find pinball machines anymore! I wanted to teach Anne Marie how to play. Alas, there was only one Pac Man machine, and nothing was working yet.

And even a tiny Town Hall.

“Look over there—that town is close enough to get to. It’s a small town, hardly anything to it.” 

Genesis 19