A Haven for Vee

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

An Outing

 It's backward but true:

What we need is not better 

strategy or greater drive.

What we need is a truer view of our own

weakness and a coming to the end of ourselves.

God calls the end of our try-in-our-own-strength

the beginning of His stand-back-and-watch-Me.

~Ruth Chou Simons


Just sharing a few photos today with precious little commentary. I live alone. Most days my brain feels like mush. Nothing going on up there except one gnat buzzing in a slow, circular fashion. Perhaps it's trying to come in for a landing, too. 

My friend Steph took me and my sister on a historical drive past all the notable homes in her life a few weeks ago. It had been planned for months and happened right on time. The pictures that follow are of her grandparents' farm overlooking the White Mountains. It was an overcast day, but that did not dampen our adventure. We thought the day would end after lunch. It didn't. We carried right on. The day ended after ice cream. You know that it is my belief that all good days end with ice cream.

The White Mountains of New Hampshire

The Sunken Garden

The Pond 

Kim walking to the pond

These days the farm has new owners. They are very kind to Steph as they allow her to visit the pond and swim, which she does a few times a week. She swims three laps. It is such an idyllic place. I am glad that I was able to visit.

One more thing, since I last posted, I've had another computer crash. My daughter is taking me and my less than a year and a half old iPad to the hospital this week. I am currently working on a skitzy laptop that skips and lurches all over like a frisky goat. It's beyond frustrating. Oh well. So that explains why I haven't been communicating much. My sincere apologies. I won't blame you for not commenting. ツ



Sunday, July 4, 2021

Independence Day 2021

A blessed Independence Day to you...

One flag, one land,
One heart, one hand,
One nation forevermore...

~Oliver Wendell Holmes