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Cat with whiskers

One Thing Leads to Another…

People warn you about this kind of stuff all the time.  Look before you leap.  It’s a “slippery slope”.  There will be consequences for your decisions. They are right. One day you are just giving a bit of milk to a starving, scraggly, pitiful little … Read More

Vintage Christmas Figures

Merry Christmas to You and Yours


Thanksgiving Dressing

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving gatherings can be different things for different families.  For some of you it’s lovely table settings and festive centerpieces. For my family its about stuffing. Stuffing incredible numbers of dishes onto the serving table in the kitchen where my father’s mother fed her nine … Read More


A Gift Remembered

Her face is unknown to me.  Maybe her image is captured in some of the photographs I took that chilly morning.  I don’t know. Her face may not be remembered, but her simple act of faith lives on. Two Sundays, six days separating them, I … Read More

Science Hamster with Magnet

Getting to the Point

Kids.  Almost a hundred of them. Pencils.  So many pencils. Friction.   Wearing down those pencils.   Pencils that need to be sharpened. It’s a bigger problem than you might imagine. There are the regular old crank pencil sharpeners.  This Old Crank has been through … Read More


Who’s in Control?

God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depths; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken … Read More

A Rest in the Prickly Pear Patch

Time to Be Still

Scratching out a living, finding our place in the pecking order, preening, nesting, tending our chicks;  like hens in the chicken yard we are usually on the move.   Before a finger presses the shutter to capture an image we are on to the next … Read More

Green-eyed cat among the succulents

Another Pesky Spot

Cats come and go in our neighborhood.  Most don’t impress me too much or last too long.  Spot was an exception.  A yellow cat with no spots whatsoever, he lived on our street for years and years, coming and going as he pleased.  He was … Read More

Bee feasting on nectar in a red hollyhock blossom

Flowers and Sunshine

Flowers in my garden make me happy, happy, happy. What made you happy today?   Blessings,    

4th of July Parade

…with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence…

…we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. And with that they signed their names and began something that continues until this day.   Risking all they knew in the pursuit of something greater, they acknowledged their reliance on Someone … Read More