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Winter garden spot

Monday, January 19, 2009      1 comments

Here is a typical picture of what our winters are like here. Usually cloudy, foggy, wet and cold. Not the freezing type people up north have but the kind that seeps into the j... Read more

Digital Scrapbook of Baby Molly

Sunday, January 18, 2009      4 comments

I had bought a digital scrapbook program last autumn and had planned to use it to make DVD's for the kids for Christmas with photos of their kids. Well I have Windows Vista so... Read more

Bluet

Saturday, January 17, 2009      2 comments

The Bluet by James Schuyler And is it stamina that unseasonably freaks forth a bluet, a Quaker lady, by the lake? So small, a drop of sky that splashed... Read more

Mahjong

Friday, January 16, 2009      2 comments

My computer comes with Mahjong solitare game and I've learned to play it. I enjoy it better than solitare now and feel it challenges my brain much more as well. We need ... Read more

Miracle of Birth

Thursday, January 15, 2009      5 comments

We had an exciting morning. We got a call at 7:30 that they had broken Carmen's water and were getting ready to do the epidural. Then around 9 we got another call that she was... Read more

Strange weeds

Wednesday, January 14, 2009      2 comments

We have alt of these tiny flowers all over our yard. They are really like a weed and seem to be around the place all year long. I know it is a type of weed and since I've misp... Read more

Seasons

Tuesday, January 13, 2009      1 comments

I thought I would share some of my photos I'm call... Read more

The wonders of Moss

Monday, January 12, 2009      1 comments

I am loving my walks now. I enjoy looking at nature and looking at things with a child's eye to learning. Today I found moss. The picture is of holly berries that have fallen int... Read more

Wolf Moon

Sunday, January 11, 2009      1 comments

"Full Wolf Moon - January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January's full Moon. Sometimes ... Read more

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Saturday, January 10, 2009      1 comments

Have you ever watched a dog sleep. Or do anything for that matters...they do it with their entire being. They put everything they have into doing what they are doing at the presen... Read more

Beauty in the Simple

Friday, January 09, 2009      3 comments

I took a long walk today and carried my camera. It was misty and a little on the cold side but was wonderful looking at the simple designs that God has made in nature. There is b... Read more

Removing wrong things

Thursday, January 08, 2009      3 comments

I took a long walk around our place today and discovered this growth on one of our trees in front of our house. Th... Read more

Our old Homeplace

Wednesday, January 07, 2009      2 comments

Our place is our "Old Homeplace". Relatively speaking it is 23 years old. And we have cultivated the 6 acres from a scrub patch full of briars and wild overgrown trees. It has tak... Read more

Blooming Ice

Tuesday, January 06, 2009      0 comments

We had a small ice storm yesterday. It mainly was up higher in the trees and was melting by night fall and then refroze. We weren't in too much danger and it has all melted by to... Read more

SIMPLIFY

Monday, January 05, 2009      3 comments

I have found that I need to SIMPLIFY my life and here is what I've learned: 1. Each day is a new day. It is a day to start completely over. I can't do anything to change the past and the future isn't here yet, so I need to take time early i... Read more


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