Thursday, May 31, 2018


“What came into existence was Life,
    and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
    the darkness couldn’t put it out.”

John 1

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Peaceful, Easy Feelin'

Earlier this spring, we discovered this beautiful place. It is a large park with two large ponds. We just parked and drank it all in.

 A bluebird was going back and forth tirelessly to feed her babies. She looked skinny from all her trips to find insects. 

We thought we had parked far enough away that we wouldn't bother her. But uh-oh! Busted!

“…God’s Sunrise will break in upon us, Shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, Then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace.”

Luke 1

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Big Potato

What ARE all these people taking pictures of?

It is the giant Idaho Potato! Here I am posing with it. It is just plain BIG! It travels the country to promote the Idaho Potato industry.

Of course it is not real. But if it was, it would have taken over 10,000 years to grow,  would take 2 years and 9 months to bake, and would make over 30,000 servings of mashed potatoes.

Did you say exercise...or extra fries?

“The steward agreed to do it and fed them vegetables and water for ten days. At the end of the ten days they looked better and more robust than all the others who had been eating from the royal menu. So the steward continued to exempt them from the royal menu of food and drink and served them only vegetables.”

Daniel 1

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day 2018

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”

  ~William Penn

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row…”

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Update On Me

After going to the E.R., I was admitted to the hospital for a week. I just got home today!  I  had three teams of doctors consisting of digestive, infectious disease, and surgeons. They gave me large doses of I.V. drugs, and I am now on meds at home. I am still weak and nauseous, and will need further recovery. Thank you so much for your caring comments and prayers! I am still not well enough to post or visit,but hopefully I will be in just a few days.  I love you guys!

Thursday, May 17, 2018


It is Thursday morning, and I am headed back to the E.R. with another attack of diverticulitis. Don't know if they will do surgery, or admit me, or send me home with meds. I will let you know when I get home. Love you guys!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bumper Buddha

What's this?

A long time ago, I posted this guy. He is made from vehicle bumpers, and is called The Bumper Buddha. For many years, he sat in front of a church. But the church is being renovated, and he had to go. So a local art park took him and put him on their roof, where he now watches over everything.

Here he is at his old home.

When a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. ~ Prince Philip

When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

It's a Mad Mad World

This post is dedicated to my good blog friend The Madsnapper. Because there are a lot of places around here that would be perfect for her. First, we have The Mad House.

It is actually the recreation center for a bunch of apartments.

Recently, I discovered Madville. So it seems the whole city is quite mad.

“It is better to be a little mad than commonplace.”

 ~Victor Cherbuliez, Samuel Brohl and Partner

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's Day 2018

Me and our son Mike. He brought me flowers and a Starbucks card!

Anne Marie is now almost as tall as I am!!

Jazz & Dara were too fast to catch, so here is a recent picture of them from a short while ago.

"A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." ~Author Unknown

"Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly." ~Ambrose Bierce

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sun Day - The Hole

It all started when I saw this hole in the clouds. And it just got better after that.

“Don't miss the donut by looking through the hole.” ~Author Unknown

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mother & Father Earth

Once a year, the local museum shows artwork from the most talented kids in school. This bird is mixed media made by a 9th grader. It is called "Mother Earth".

Then we have this. I am guessing maybe "Father Earth?" Front...


And back...

 “Sometimes Mother Nature has the answers when you do not even know the questions.”
 ~Keith Wynn

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Exbury

Well, what have we here? Something peeking out from the edge of my photo.

This is the Exbury Azalea,  this color is called Gibraltar. Exburys are not well known, and not very popular.  In fact, I had never seen any in my whole life until last week! I saw two in one week. Maybe people are finally catching on. 

 “Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.”
— Wassily Kandinsky

“Reds, yellows and oranges conjure up sunlight and fire.”

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 ...