Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Not Blue. Not Super.

All this fuss about this month's Super Blue Moon. And of course I was hoping to snap it. But we are socked in with clouds, boo hoo. So no Super Blue Moon. Instead, here is a moon that I snapped awhile ago.

The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Redheads

Birds, that is. Redhead Ducks. I had never seen one before, but there are several here now. So impressive with the big wide bill and brilliant copper heads! Can you tell which is the Redhead?

Another feature is their brilliant yellow eyes! They glow like lamps.

“An optimist is someone who figures that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's the bluebird of happiness.” ~Robert Brault

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Visions Of God

I was totally overwhelmed when I saw this a few months ago.

“On the fifth day of the fourth month, the sky opened up and I saw visions of God.”
Ezekiel 1

Friday, January 26, 2018


It's a great Saturday to have lunch together. How about bagels? 

Let's go to Bodos! They make many different kinds of bagels, and offer fresh bagel sandwiches, salads, and soup. Even their doorknobs are bagels. Do you see me?

Their booth ends are bagels, too.

Each Bodo's is decorated differently. This one has murals.

Or we could eat outside. What kind of bagel will you order, and how will you eat it?

“Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever.” 
John 6

Thursday, January 25, 2018

I MAY Have Found It!

The end of the rainbow, that is. I may have finally found it. It started with wires.

Following along, I felt I was getting closer.

Again with the wires! 

I think this is the end, in front of the mountains and between these two houses. But it seems to move away each time I get closer. Too bad, I could use a pot of gold.

“if you keep your eyes open day and night without even blinking, you’ll still never figure out the meaning of what God is doing on this earth. Search as hard as you like, you’re not going to make sense of it. No matter how smart you are, you won’t get to the bottom of it.”

Ecclesiastes 8

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Mystery Is SOLVED!

Today I returned to the strange little house in my post from yesterday. I can now tell you what it IS! Someone had done a lot more work and painting on it!

One side of it had an entire face!

We went up to the door, but it was padlocked!

Then I noticed a hole on one side. Can you see it between the arms?

Here is a closer picture of the hole.

So of course I peeked in and took a picture. The inside is full of crushed cans ready to recycle!! This place sure makes dumping your cans fun. So now you know!

Time is the only thing we can’t recycle.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The House That Is Alive.

This tiny building has speakers on most of the walls.

And it also has ears.

And now it has eyes!

I wonder what is inside. But since it is watching me, I can hardly go inside uninvited. Can I? I will keep you informed...

“God keeps an eye on his friends; his ears pick up every moan and groan.”
Psalm 34

Sunday, January 21, 2018

On Thin Ice

The Canada goose pond was frozen in large spots last week. Most of the geese were huddled on the ice looking cold.

They flexed their wings to keep warm.

Some were even standing on one leg, to keep the other one warm.

Only the bravest would dunk under to look for food.

“From the breath of God ice is made,

And the expanse of the waters is frozen.”
Job 37

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Pink Trail

I was taking pictures of the moon tonight (can you see the dark part?) when something happened.

A plane flew straight across the moon. And in the twilight, left this pink jet trail right in front of it. An effect I will likely never see again.

“Volunteers wear working boots but leave a trail of angel footsteps.”
 ~Terri Guillemets 

Thursday, January 18, 2018


We had a light snow last night. And when we opened the door, this is what we saw on the porch.

They are bird footprints, can you see? A small delight that you can only see in the snow.

When we came home later, we saw this on the roof.

Squirrel footprints. They like to scamper around the roof, then sit in the gutter and eat whatever has blown there. My day was MADE with just these two sets of footprints.

In General

 Our Dollar General store moved into a new building this year, and it is larger and has a fancy layout. Here are a few of the spring things ...