Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Blues

Out and about today, our mountains were so pretty! Come and be blue with me.

“Then they climbed the mountain—Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel—and saw the God of Israel. He was standing on a pavement of something like sapphires—pure, clear sky-blue.” 
Exodus 24

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

There is something new in my kitchen!

I put up a backsplash! This is something I have wanted to do for over ten years!

They are NOT real tiles! Can you tell? They are stick-on decals! Some are made to look old and worn, like real tiles would be. It only took me a few minutes to put them up, and the entire project only cost a bit over $20.00! I LOVE it!

“God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship—a different kind of “sacrifice”—that take place in kitchen and workplace and on the streets.”
Hebrews 13

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Through The Wires Wednesday

The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever.

Monday, March 25, 2019


It is hard to go anywhere around here without passing fields of cows. But this is the first time I have seen a real bullfight. If this looks like a sweet friendship, it is NOT. They were in a real fight, kicking up the dust and trying to injure each other. I don't know who won or what the injuries were, but they soon walked to the barn. Very slowly...

This pretty scene is just across the field from them.

“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”

Sunday, March 24, 2019

A Moment Of Happiness

A little friend came to sit beside me today. Only for a very short while, but it was so special.

I pulled out my camera, but...busted!

“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, March 23, 2019

Silly Sunday

For your viewing enjoyment. An owl wearing a crown of stars and sitting on a horn. Yes, we actually saw this in a museum.

And for your continued enjoyment, an added bonus. A sad cat holding a clock. Also seen in a museum. 

“Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.”
 ~ Robert Brault

Friday, March 22, 2019


Last night, we went to see Dara in her school play. The kids reenacted some of Aesop's fables.

Here is Dara on stage.

Here are some of the other kids in their cute costumes.

And I got to sit beside our other granddaughter, Jazz! 

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
~Stacia Tauscher

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Worm Hunting

While I was waiting for the Worm Moon to rise, this robin just a few feet away from me was hunting for worms, too. He would tilt his head to listen, then pull one up.

Did you know that the robins in America are NOT really robins? They are a type of thrush. The REAL robins are in Europe, and are a species of Chat. Here is a picture of one from the web. See the difference? They are much smaller and don't have as much red..

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
  ~J.G. Holland

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Super Moon!

Today was the first day of spring, plus a Super Moon! And I was waiting with my camera! On my next post I will tell you it's name, and show you a living reminder of that name.

“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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Flower House, Part ll

I forgot to mention that those flowers are not just out at Easter time, they are there all year! There are a few real ones, but most are fake. The lady who lived there was named Myrtle Cason. She bought the house in 2001, and has had all the flowers out front simply because she loved them. It was her way of spreading happiness. It became quite a tourist attraction. She moved into assisted living about a year ago, and died a few months ago at 89. She is survived by two sons, two sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.  I don't know what will become of the house or flowers, but I will be keeping an eye on it. She certainly believed in an abundance of things she loved.  Here she is, as she was shown in the newspaper.

Here are some of the other items she mixed in with her flowers.

"How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you."
Psalm 31

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 ...