Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Have you heard about the matte nail polishes? They are not shiny, but instead have a lovely flat look like velvet. I tried some awhile back in a pretty green.

I loved it, but could not get it off! And after I finally did, it left my nails stained green for a long time. Maybe it needs a special kind of remover? Do you use nail polish, and what are your favorite colors? Do you like experimenting with it?

“Men will never know the agony of childbirth, menstrual cramps, or removing glitter nail polish.”
~Author unknown

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

It's 4 0'Clock Somewhere

These are our Four 0'Clock bushes in the back and side of the house. They are named this because they don't usually bloom till late afternoon, and are open all night. They were here when we moved here over 30 years ago, and they re-seed themselves every year. They are also called Lady-Of-The-Night.

This picture was taken at night, to show you they are still blooming!

“Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new... but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?”

“Every pulsation in earthly life is but the ticking of eternity's clock.”
 ~James Lendall Basford -  Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Fisher

Looks like we found a headless bird!

Not really. What we did find is a fisher bird. An Osprey that we saw a few days ago.

Ospreys eat fish. They fly above the water, then swoop down and grab the fish with their big claws. It is great fun to watch, especially when they catch a big fish.

"They were fishing, throwing their nets into the lake. It was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions, but simply dropped their nets and followed."

Matthew 4

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Playing For Us

There are a lot of people around here who hold up signs and ask for money. On most highways you can see at least one. But this weekend was different. For the last two days, a man had set up a stand in front of Target, and was playing a horn for money. He played well, and was talented. Beside him was his wife/girlfriend. I hope he can find work.

“There are always going to be poor and needy people among you. So I command you: Always be generous, open purse and hands, give to your neighbors in trouble, your poor and hurting neighbors.
Deuteronomy 15

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Hole

Inside a black hole, time stops altogether. Whether or not this theory will ever be proved, I’m moved to believe this would be the perfect place to love someone.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Life's A Beach

Every year when our granddaughters go to the beach, their parents take pictures of them. Here are my favorite pictures from this year.

“I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer... come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches.”
 ~Oriana Green

Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Habitat For Humanity just opened a new ReStore here. These stores accept donations, and sell home improvement items to the public at low prices. Today I noticed that they had painted a mural on their wall. It is so cute!

There is a little church.

Kids on swings.

A house with it's own graffiti wall! So kind of like a mural within a mural.

And joyful rainbow colored homes. It made my day!

My people will live in a peaceful neighborhood— in safe houses, in quiet gardens.
Isaiah 32

Monday, July 22, 2019

Chair Art

A local house always uses chairs in their front yard to decorate. Gardening with chairs is so pretty.

A few other things in their yard...

It isn’t so much what’s on the table that matters, as what’s on the chairs.
W.S. Gilbert

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Is It October Yet?

Is Halloween coming up? Have I missed something?

Because this weekend, our grocery store  had aisles of of Halloween candy, including marshmallow ghost and pumpkin peeps. Really, here it is. I could have sworn that I saw leftover fireworks just a few aisles away...

Maybe I should start my Christmas shopping,and get in shape for Black Friday.

Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.
~Humbert Wolfe

Sunday Sunset

  “They ran to the museums for paintings. I ran to the roof for sunsets.”  – Darnell Lamont Walker