The girls obligingly posed to give it some perspective...
Sunday, November 30, 2008
The girls obligingly posed to give it some perspective...
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
The Bald Eagle, our National symbol..........long may they fly.
If you like, you can read some interesting facts about The American Bald Eagle while go I warm up a piece of leftover pie for breakfast....or dressing...or pie..or....
For the laugh of the day, go over to Bec's and see what her son got for his birthday. Tiz a bit of a shocker...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday. It's the day my family gathers to sit down around the old walnut table that belonged to my Great Grandparents. It's the day we all get to have our favorite foods and we all have our favorites, so there is always much more food than we need or in reality, should have.
It is the day that the good silver is laid beside the best china in a sparkling array not to be seen any other time of year..... my Granddaughters practicing their table setting..
"No, Roo that big soup spoon goes on the very outside," councils Piglet kindly as they make their way around the big old oval table that is fully extended, and truthfully, way too big for one side of the living room.
It is always cramped. We sit as close together as our chairs will allow, holding hands while someone says grace. It is a moment of true thankfulness..for our close knit family, for good friends at home and in cyberspace...for our warm homes..for our comfortable lives.. for the blessing of being born in this bounteous country....we are truly grateful...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Last summer, E. took this picture of a beautiful Black Swallowtail Butterfly on his Buddleia. This is a nicely scented variety of "Butterfly Bush" that smells almost like lilacs.
If you click the picture, you can see some very nice detail on this fellow.
A quick shot as he fluttered away shows his back markings..
Monday, November 24, 2008
What's with blogger anyway? At this last minute, I decided to participate in Lisa (Laughing Orca Ranch)'s challenge to post an alphabetical letter a day. Now what about A? Well Apple of course, so I hopped aboard the Google Express and found pictures of all my favorite apples. Now, I can't upload the pictures.
Okay, nothing daunted, well maybe a little daunted..I shall persevere (does anyone else remember an actor, a long, tall guy maybe named Clyde Culpepper reciting a poem, Persevere in silly, over modulated tones on the old Dick Van Dyke show? Well, never mind.....
I gathered pictures of real apples the kind of apple that, when you plant a seed, will actually grow into a tree of the same variety. I'm not talking about the hybrid apples they tout as superior these days.
People used to plant several varieties of apples to serve different purposes. There were small, oh-so-tart Jonathan perfect for pies and big red Rome Beauties for baking, their centers bubbling with raisins and nuts and cinnamon.
There were McIntosh that obligingly served either purpose very well.
There were red delicious, crisp and juicy for crunching in front of the cozy autumnal fire before facing a trek to the cold upstairs bedrooms. Smaller, flavorful Yellow Delicious served the same purpose.
Apples were carefully picked and wrapped in paper, to be stored beside baskets of root vegetables in the cellar. Hopefully they would last through the winter, each to be enjoyed for it's own purpose.
I'm thinking apple pie would go very well right now..
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I thought I'd remember the names of the Mary Farmer paintings, but only remember the one below, The Stigmata Tree.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
There, he was more than happy to slither into the underbrush. At least I assume he was happy. It's hard to tell with a snake..
Friday, November 14, 2008
I had a post in mind for today, but upon opening Picasa found all my files scrambled. They're fine in My Pictures, but there are so many of them and I got busy there organizing and reorganizing and now time has flown.....
I got a kick out of these pictures..ever felt like the weight of the world was on you?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
We are the dead: Short days ago,
Take up our quarrel with the foe
by Lt. Coronel John McCrae
Saturday, November 8, 2008
One summer evening, I saw this ascending full moon flirting with us mortals. Playing hide and seek, it rose inexorably toward its zenith, offering an occasional tantalizing glimpse of glowing perfection through patches of roiling storm clouds as they sailed in, borne by a brisk easterly breeze.
They're nice when clicked....
I planned to post this morning, then life intervened.
Now I had a minute..tried to upload a couple of pictures, and Picasa wouldn't behave!
For anyone wondering how I'm taking the election results, I have this to say...
God Bless America, and God Bless and guide President Obama. He's taking over an enormous job, and he'll need all the support and loyalty we can give him.
I'll try to get my pictures up later..
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Jan at Vinegar and Honey has a beautiful post today.... I cried, you probably will too...
Sgt Joe Cook, an Iraq war Veteran speaks directly to the man who may become his Commander in Chief.
What does the possible leader of the Free World have to say to those who would lay down their lives to make freedom ring?
Darn, this lantern is getting heavy! Tomorrow I can put it down for awhile...
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Is this what Martin Luther King had in mind?
Is this what many of the people lining up at the polls two days before the election are expecting?
Just what is being racist? Is it this little girl?
Here's Bill Clinton obviously put on the spot regarding Obama's association with Reverend Wright. Is there a difference between Wright and the KKK leader David Duke?
As police gear up for race riots should Obama lose the election, I can't help wondering what Dr. King would say to them.
I wonder what he would say to Barack if he found out the "beloved Auntie Zeitiuni" described in his book was living in public housing and that her nephew, apparently had lost track of her and didn't know of her circumstances as a fugitive illegal alien. He did return the $260 or so she'd donated to his campaign. Well......he had to as her status made it an illegal donation...