Monday, April 18, 2011


All I can say is Thank Goodness Spring is here!!!!

Ahh, Spring!


Lovely Wildflowers

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dealing With It

There are times in life when you just have to deal with a situation.  Sometimes things happen that we don't like, want or understand, but you have to grit your teeth and continue on.  Go through the motions of the day and put one foot in front of the other.
Days when the thing to do isn't easy.  When you know the right thing to do is also the hardest.  When the easy thing would be to simply go back to bed, pull the covers over your head and sleep until the "thing" goes away.

Unfortunately the "thing" isn't going away anytime soon.  The "thing" must be dealt with.
Vivid Sunset this evening
Sometimes, seeing a humorous spot in the midst of tumult is the turning point.  To keep things from being completely dark, to bring laughter to the lips and a tiny spark to the eye.  To know that though laughing is completely inappropriate it is necessary in the moment.

So that is what we are doing, dealing with it.  Knowing that we can lean on God for strength, wisdom and guidance.  That is all that will get us through.

Lovely Wildflowers

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I saw a hummingbird this afternoon.   I'm quite sure it has been a couple of years since I last saw one.  Anyway, I was coming home from work, tired and hungry and as I unloaded my things from the car, I caught a swift movement from the corner of my eye.  It was the little hummingbird.

This little bird wasn't very colorful so I imagine it was the female.  She hovered at the edge of the drive and seemed to give me a quick once over.  There are marigolds at the front of the house and they are just now coming into full bloom.  She swooped down and checked them out, along with some of the other plants near by, but decided there wasn't anything of interest and flew away.

I can't really say why, but that changed my entire attitude for the evening.  I entered the house smiling and my spirits were lifted by that simple experience.  It was a lovely surprise.

I don't have any pictures of the little bird but thought some pictures of flowers were fitting.







Lovely Wildflowers

Friday, July 9, 2010

In the Good Ole Summertime

When it's summer and the temperature is in the nineties, I love to be near the water.  Just putting your toes into the cool water of a stream or lake makes all the difference.  While we were in Tennessee last month, I took some pictures of the creek that runs at the back of my BIL and SIL's property.

With the temperature in the mid-nineties today, these pictures allow me to pretend that I'm by the creek with a cold glass of ice tea.  A soft breeze blowing and the lovely fragrance of flowers in the air.  I can also pretend that there aren't any bugs around.  I have to pretend because there were chiggers and bugs aplenty for our visit, but this is my fantasy so I can have it however I want.

So sit down, grab a glass of tea, prop up your feet and listen to the water as it flows by.






Lovely Wildflowers

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Restful Images

Some pictures of flowers and plants I found while we were in Tennessee a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy.