Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Though this person is descending through sun rays, look how close he is to the wires! Did he land on them? We didn't stick around to see.

This time it is both wires and poles.

Finally, no wires! But a strong wind blew this flyer and his fan dangerously sideways. 

You know what they say about skydivers, right? There are old skydivers and bold skydivers, but there are no old, bold skydivers.
 ~Jeff Wuorio

Monday, February 25, 2019

You've Got Mail - The Strange

There are a lot of unique mailboxes around here that I will be showing you from time to time. Here are the strange ones that make you go "what the..."
Something fishy going on here.

RHINO crossing??

A mobile mailbox?

The STING of junk mail perhaps...

I TIRE of all these weird mailboxes, and will go to bed now. May all your mail have good news.

“Strange days have found us

Strange days have tracked us down

The Doors

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Red SunDay

Watch the sunset with me. I hope it makes you as happy as it did me.

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”
 ~Crowfoot, 1890 

Thursday, February 21, 2019


I have rarely seen a dress this beautiful. It is made of crumpled paper, and the bodice is covered with watches and broaches. We found it in a museum. Enjoy.

“A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure.” ~Lee Segall

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Today I am extra thankful. Thankful for warmth. I prayed that we would not lose our power, that we would be warm and have food. And that is exactly what happened. God is good. So here are a few pictures that I think look like flames. Can you feel the warmth?

“For here’s what God told me: “I’m not going to say anything, but simply look on from where I live, Quiet as warmth that comes from the sun, silent as dew during harvest.” 
Isaiah 18

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
 ~Edith Sitwell

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A Bad Visitor

Tomorrow we are to have the return of our bad visitor. Tonight it is to snow between 3 and 6 inches of snow. Then tomorrow afternoon, we are to get EIGHT hours of an ice storm. Schools are already closed, power outages are likely. Not very long ago, we had an ice storm. You may remember these pictures from it. We lost our power and nearly froze, and lost hundreds of dollars of food. SO, if you do no hear from me for awhile, you know we have no power. Perhaps we will get the police to take us to a shelter...But God is in control, and with him all things are possible.

It’s God’s breath that forms the ice, it’s God’s breath that turns lakes and rivers solid. And yes, it’s God who fills clouds with rainwater and hurls lightning from them every which way. He puts them through their paces—first this way, then that— commands them to do what he says all over the world. Whether for discipline or grace or extravagant love, he makes sure they make their mark.
Job 37

Monday, February 18, 2019

Better Late Than Never

I forgot to post my Valentine crafts! These are ones I made with the girls in the past. You can pretty much tell how to make them just by looking at them. They are all made from different kinds of paper. I put this heart wreath on the front door.

The bird wings are accordion folded tissue paper pushed through a slit.

This one is woven, very simple.

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God
Proverbs 3

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Out Of The Blue

Several years ago, we went to an exhibit of the famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. It was amazing. He makes huge glass sculptures that hang from the ceiling, and calls them Chandeliers. Here are the pictures as we approached his blue one.

Blue is a cold and retiring colour, and its effect upon the mind is of a quiet, soothing nature. It is symbolical of divinity, intelligence, sincerity, and tenderness.
 ~W.J. & G.A. Audsley

Friday, February 15, 2019

Uptown Richmond

Uptown Richmond Virginia is a very colorful and artistic place. Each building seems to be a reflection of it's owner. Let's walk down the block. Would you like to live here?

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. ~Author Unknown


 On the outskirts of town, we happened to pass this building. It used to be a gas station. But what a difference now! What was going on? One...