Thursday, July 31, 2008

~ Photo featured......

Today, one of my photos is being featured at the "Looking Into " photo site! If you get chance, I'd appreciate it if you could stop over and take a look!
Thanks...and have a great day.

" There will be times when you will be in the field without a camera. And, you will see the most glorious sunset or the most beautiful scene that you have ever witnessed. Don't be bitter because you can't record it. Sit down, drink it in, and enjoy it for what it is! " ~DeGriff

Monday, July 28, 2008

Golden years...

Old Mothers
They draw me to them: women who have grown…
Wise with wisdom that right living brings.
Old mothers that have suffered and have known…
A triumph over many conquered things,

Who have grown gentle, trusting day by day,
Who have grown patient, serving through the years;
Who have prayed much, have learned how to pray,
And weeping - learned how futile were their tears.

They wear such certainty within their eyes:
A sureness that no question can shake;
All is so clear to them - they are so wise,
The way was made so plain that they should take.

If one should come to them...his faith grown dim,
Their faith would light the fires anew in him.

Happy 90th birthday, Mom !
~ We love you ~

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

On the funny side...


When the power mower was broken and wouldn't run, a lady kept hinting to her husband that he should get it fixed. But, somehow the message never sank in. Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When her husband arrived home one day, he found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. He watched silently for a short time and then went into the house.

He was gone only a few moments. When he came out again. He handed her a toothbrush. "When you finish cutting the grass," he said, "you might as well sweep the sidewalks."

The doctors say he will probably walk again, but he will always have a limp.
Hope you find some humor in your day!!!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Ready for every holiday...365 days a year!

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Monday, July 14, 2008

~ Bloomin' Tuesday ~

I need your help........

This week I have two plants that are blooming in my flowerbed.....
and I have no idea what they are!
This first one was behind a tall plant and I didn't discover it until it bloomed. I probably would have thought it was a weed and pulled it out by now. (maybe it's a bloomin' weed?)
This second plant has scalloped leaves and smells like lemon when touched.
If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!
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Monday, July 7, 2008

~ Bloomin' Tuesday ~

Here's what's bloomin' this week:
This is the Mimosa tree, with huge fern-like leaves that sway in the breeze...
This year it's just covered with blooms (pictured above)..aren't they unique!

This flower is called "spotted bellflower" I bought this perennial last year, and I love the two inch lavender bells.
I have a large container of Zinnias on the patio. They are no work at all and continually bloom all summer...
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Friday, July 4, 2008

~ Independence Day ~

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower~

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.
~ James Baldwin ~
Celebrate your independence!