I was given for my birthday, anniversary, and Christmas a small pond liner, with pump, fountain, 1/2 inch hosing, and... a TURTLE SPITTER. This is its formal, official landscaping term name- "turtle spitter", It spits water from the pump back into the pond. It more or less happily recycles the water. This turtle has a … Continue reading The Turtle Spitter
I was cleaning windows Saturday, and to make room I had to pick up my nativity platform (yes it was still outside). After picking it up and turning it over I discovered a butterfly cocoon. I bent down and saw that it was already open. Shoot! I was hoping to take it in the house … Continue reading Beauty Broken
For my grandson's birthday, we got him a little Fisher-Price dump truck. It has 2 pretend boulders, a driver, and an interactive dump lever. Along with all that comes battery-powered noise. The dump truck makes a backing-up sound, idling sound, horn honk, the driver figure says something, and then a song "When You Have A … Continue reading Do Your Best
I am sometimes in awe of what God hears of all my asking and ramblings. I was saying one day it sure would be nice to hold an oriole. They have such a pretty song and are so beautiful. I had just gotten in the house with Trey and Tucker. Trey was busy motoring around … Continue reading One In the Hand
Google photos sent me a notification yesterday. It wanted to show me what happened on this day or this week last year. It was interesting to see all that has happened over the last 8 years. Of interest, was a lilac tree that I had taken a picture of last year. It was in beautiful … Continue reading Blossoms
I often find that my kitchen easily transforms into a sanctuary. It's a place of worship, confessions, and thanksgiving. I feed my family and friends, but I also feed their souls. Soapy hands reach to cleanse dirty dishes, scrub pots and wipe a little face. Pausing for a moment but sometimes minutes. Slowing to rhythms … Continue reading Kitchen Sanctuary
There they all are again! UG! I do not like grackles. They chase away all the nice birds, all the pretty birds. I stomped around my kitchen fretting about the attendees at my bird feeder. God quietly reminded me that grackles need to be fed also. Not all the birds he created are "pretty" as … Continue reading Grackles!
With the addition of Trey in our home, we have had to readjust from empty nesters to nesters. He is now mobile in his walker and makes the rounds on the Babytona circuit- from the kitchen, into the hallway, up the hallway around into the foyer, through the foyer into the dinning room, and from … Continue reading Garden of Good and Evil