Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Mystery Store

 A few days ago, we walked into a local store and saw this overhead.



Wow, I was BLOWN away (pun intended). It felt like I was in a fairy tale. The cashier told me it took three shift changes of employees to get it all done. Now, can you tell me what store this is? We will go shopping there in my next post.



Monday, January 30, 2023

The Trumpet

 Every year, this Trumpeting Swan visits the same small pond for a few weeks. He has no mate with him and is all alone.



He came again a few weeks ago. He has a number on him, I don't know how it has stayed on over the years.


It was so cold that you could see him breathing steam out of his beak, see it? He looks so delicate, but must be very strong!



“As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.

Exodus 19 

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”

Revelation 11


Saturday, January 28, 2023

Sunday Sunset

 A couple days ago,we happened to be driving home at sunset. The sun was setting behnd the mountains. These photos look black & white, but they are not, it was just getting dark and had that effect.









Friday, January 27, 2023

The Answer

 Remember when I told you in my last post that I would not be giving you the answer to the mystery object, because I did not know myself? Well, that has changed! And the reason is The Marvelous Mad Snapper. She found out what it is! She can find out what anything is on the computer! So, drumroll...it is a Lighted Patio Pillar. Sold at Costco for $79.99. A few of you guessed it; how clever!




Time is the fire in which we burn.

~Delmore Schwartz


Thursday, January 26, 2023

Mystery Object

Today we drove past an apartment that I have posted before because they usually have all kinds of decorations out front. But today all they had was this, plus some old Christmas things.


But look at this tower thing. What IS it? I have no answer for you next time, because I don't know myself. I have never seen anything like it. Do you have a clue?

“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

1 Corinthians



Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Winter House

 We passed by this house that was decorated with so many perfect winter things. Sleds and skates, even their mailbox.




“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”

~John Burroughs


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Alpacas

 You may remember my little shelf of Alpacas for Christmas.


I took it down in January and made this for the winter.









Monday, January 23, 2023

The Spinners

 No, I am not talking about the singing group from the fifties. I am posting about the wind spinners. So many are out now! I had thought they were mostly used in the spring and summer. But they now seem to be used all year round!









Even non-spinning spinners!


He parted the heavens and came down;
    dark clouds were under his feet. 

He mounted the cherubim and flew;
    he soared[a] on the wings of the wind.


He made darkness his canopy around him—
    the dark[b] rain clouds of the sky.

2nd Samuel


Saturday, January 21, 2023

Sunday Sunset - Think Pink

 




Pink — it was love at first sight...
Pink — it's like red but not quite...


~ Richie Supa, Glen Ballard, & Steven Tyler


Friday, January 20, 2023

The Path

 In my previous posts, the large herons were two hundred dollars each. The ducks were just under sixty five dollars each.

 I came upon these mushrooms growing like a winding path.




“Advice is like mushrooms. The wrong kind can prove fatal.”

Charles E. McKenzie


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Show Me The Money

 Remember these life-size metal herons from my last post?


I was back at The Garden Center today, and they had put out more.


These cute ducks were surrounding them now, also life-size.




I now know the prices! The Herons and Ducks are each sold separately. How about taking a guess? I'll tell you in my next post. It seems to me that men do not like these money guessing games as much as women, have you found that to be?


When money talks it often merely remarks "Good-by." 

~Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Blue Monday

 Here is something else they had at the Garden Center. A pair of life-size Blue Herons. They were so beautiful and impressive! I wish I had looked at the price. Next time I go there, I will check out the price tag if they have not been sold, then you can guess!








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 ...