Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, September 27, 2014


The other morning, we had a glorious sunrise!
I kept clicking the photos as the sun rose higher in the sky.

 And off to the west, there was this subtle hint of a rainbow.  So subtle that my colorblind husband could not even detect it!

Friends who lived further north had a grand view of the rainbow - clear across the sky -  I saw their photos on their blogs or facebook.  But it was just a hint here.
                   For the beauty of the earth, 
 for the glory of the skies, 
 for the love which from our birth 
 over and around us lies; 
 Lord of all, to thee we raise 
 this our hymn of grateful praise.

And here is our neighbor dog again, wondering about this silly lady with her camera.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hummingbirds and clouds

We have a few hummingbirds that visit regularly.  What I have never seen before is one that just enjoys sitting on top of the feeder.  He sits there a long time!  Many times a day!

I love how you can see his little beak parted in song.
The purple martins have left so Al took down the house.
This photo was teken on a foggy morning.

Foggy mornings are beautiful!

I LOVE the way God paints the sky every day!! ....


...and I enjoy the reflection into my home
(I hope the Son reflects on the home of my heart too!)

Our neighbor's dog, Fye, thinks I'm wierd, taking pictures all the time.

God speaks to us in bird and song,
In winds that drift the clouds along,
Above the din and toil of wrong,
A melody of love.
               - Joseph Johnson, 1888

Monday, September 22, 2014

Almost 60!

Al is 59 today!
He's getting

(shhh.  don't tell.  I'm 59 too!)

On Sunday after church and after our naps, we totally surprised him with a little family party!  He had no idea!  He was caught off guard - I usually have a hard time keeping secrets from him so was glad we pulled it off!  

 We like to have pies for our birthdays and Allen loves Tollhouse pie and I also got a butterscotch pecan pie too, another favorite.  (I had hidden them in the fridge in the basement.) We sang happy birthday to him and then Claire suddenly popped in to blow out the candles!
 Claire loves birthdays!

 We keep telling Sophia that if she continues to cross her eyes, they will stay that way ... but she doesn't believe us!

 Yes, he is my strong, bold and fearless husband!

 2 Snickers bars!  Can you guess that he loves them?

I love Brut!  It is the cologne he used to wear when we first began to date!  I was having a hard time finding it though and then Walgreens carried this ginormous bottle!!  I had to get it!  He's set for life!

We gave him a gas powered weed eater.  He has been lugging around lengthy extension cords with our electric weed eater and I knew he would love to have this baby!

Enjoy your last year in your 50's dear!