Friday, May 21, 2010


God shares the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. ~Martin Luther

Love is like the clouds that are always reshaping themselves... a paraphrase of an Elizabeth Goudge quote from The Scent of Water.

Yes, I am in the thick of it and about to come out on the other side. Ahhhh, sweet respite. Hope that you are all having a wonderful day and looking forward to a refreshing weekend!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Me and the Vultures

It's getting to be entirely too pretty in here and I am not all about pretty. :D

On Monday morning, during our morning devotions, I sneaked a peek during prayer and saw the most vile vulture sitting on that very branch looking right at me. I let out an ackkkkkk that would've stopped a freight train (not to mention providing John a jolt) and sprinted for the door to shoo the thing away. It has no business being there! Did I think of grabbing my camera to capture the moment? No, I did not. That would've been an entirely too sensible a thing to have done and I am not sensible when being stared at by a vulture. After all, I was only semi-comatose and nowhere close to death yet.

He did leave his mark behind... The two tell-tale streaks. The only good thing about vultures is that they do not do their business while flying. Can you imagine? *shudder* They do their business to warm their cold-blooded little big, ugly feet while they perch. Perch being a pretty dainty way to describe it. These things crash land in the trees eventually destroying the crowns.

It is here that John has taken up the challenge. He installed this concrete wall to shore up the entire back lawn and does not take kindly to it being sullied in this manner.

As is our habit, we went from devotions to breakfast. I to the pouring of orange juice and the dispensing of vitamins and John to his paper. He laughed so when he got to the comics page that I couldn't imagine what possibly was so funny. (Wish that I could describe John's laugh because I love it so. It's deep and rumbly and ends with a little sigh.) Seems that John thinks that C*harles S*chulz wrote it just for me.

So, with all due apologies to the memory of the amazing Mr. S*chulz, we're renaming this one.

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We're enjoying a lovely, old-fashioned Nor'easter today along with a lot of too? I told John awhile ago that I had dibs on the next rainy day as we would be washing windows. He has just informed me that it's going to be kinda tough for me to get out there on a ladder in all this rain. ;> And, no, he won't have to either. Gheesh. I'm not that tough. (Thanks for the head's up yesterday, Vickie!)
Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Yellow Roses

I love how my yellow roses have faded to the color of the roses on my tea cups. (I've had so much chamomille tea in the past twenty-four hours that I've practically become a slug. It might have something to do with getting involved with Blogger in Draft and not knowing what I am doing anymore. I am terribly out of my comfort zone for sure!)

Would you let me know if you've tried it and if you like it and how long did it take to get used to it?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Flowers and Frost

Over the past week, we've had frost three consecutive nights. These photos were taken to show the damage in my little garden, but I was surprised how attractive "damage" can be. The wild strawberry plant was touched as was the little red azalea. You will note that I am very good at using a photo multiple times. I'm in my matchy-matchy phase. :D

To see many more wonderful mosaics, visit Mary at Little Red House!

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