Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Harpy

We watched a nature show on PBS about the Harpy Eagle, which lives in Central & South America. It is the biggest and strongest eagle. So of course I had to take pictures of the T.V., because it impressed me so much.





Look at it's size beside this man!!


“For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.
Isaiah 40

Monday, June 29, 2020

Beauty In The Grocery Store

Believe it or not, I found these sunflowers in the grocery store. So stunning that I wonder if they are somehow dyed, despite the thin stripes they have. But I know there are an awful lot of different colors of sunflowers. What do you think?








An acre of land between the shore and the hills...
A garden I need never go beyond,
Broken but neat, whose sunflowers every one
Are fit to be the sign of the Rising Sun...

~Edward Thomas

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Birds & Sunset Sunday

In order.





“Oh, how sweet the light of day, And how wonderful to live in the sunshine! Even if you live a long time, don’t take a single day for granted. Take delight in each light-filled hour…”
Ecclesiastes 11

Friday, June 26, 2020

Forgotten Beauty

I am getting so forgetful. I used to know this flower's name, but I have forgotten. I find it so intricate and lovely! Do you know what it is?




Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.

 ~Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Shaped

This is the latest puzzle we just finished. This kind are called "shaped" puzzles. I think it was more fun that the standard kind! So what is the shape, a panther, maybe a tiger? I don't know.



"When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity."
 ~George Bernard Shaw


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Mad One's Art

Awhile ago, I posted this picture of our cat Cher sitting up in a chair like a person. At the bottom of the post, I had this quote about sitting. My long time good blog friend Sandra, The Mad Snapper, turned it into art. She edited the picture and put the quote on it. She can turn anything into art. She sends light into the blogging world for sure.


To send light into the darkness of men's hearts — such is the duty of the artist.
 ~Schumann

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Roses

Just some pretty roses from a garden a few blocks away. I like how they looked in the sunshine.



Maybe thorns have roses.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Grape Blossoms

We happened upon a large vineyard.  And as we started to pass by, it looked like the grape plants were covered in white blossoms! How could I have not known about this?



As we got closer, I saw that it was just a trick of the eye. The white "blossoms" were actually the backs of the leaves, which were being blown up by the wind.


Growing up, my family used to say that when you could see the backs of the leaves on trees, a storm was coming. And so it did!!






Friday, June 19, 2020

More Doors

More doors today. Why? Because I love them, and I CAN. I came across them on line, and they were too good to pass up. Which is your favorite?

This one is an owl!




“Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you. Conquerors will sit alongside me at the head table, just as I, having conquered, took the place of honor at the side of my Father.”
Revelation 3

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Meeting

The vultures were circling over the field the other day.


They decided to hold a meeting on the hay bales.



These guys were watching, and they looked scared to death. But then they always look scared to death.



“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings.”

  ~Dave Barry



Afton Mountain Rockslide

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