Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thoughts On This And That

I read the cutest post on A Haven for Vee and a similar one she inspired on Scene Through My Eyes.
I have my own "jumbled thoughts" so thought I'd share some of them. Maybe she can get a regular thing going.
As I read about the pansy pressing on  Scene Through My Eyes I thought about my grandma whose name was Pansy. I really miss her and think about her often these days although she's been in heaven for many years. I remember her in capris always.

Which made me think of seeing someone wearing them when they first came back in style and thinking how they looked great on my grandma but I'll never wear them. Never say never, right?
I worked at the college when I had that thought which made me think of the time an electrician came into my office and said he was told I was the one with all the "information". So he asks "why is the sky blue?" Now, I had just watched educational television the night before when they covered that very subject. When I gave him the answer he agreed I did know it all. ha Which led me to think about the time I was wondering why the town of Retrop was named Retrop. The next day there was a story about the town and how they wanted it to be named Porter but that name was already taken so they just spelled it backwards. Which made me think of spelling bees in grade school and how much I loved them. Whenever I finally got a word wrong I was convinced that they were really the ones who were wrong and just didn't know it. That made me remember my dad telling me once how he had only been wrong once in his life. And that was one time when he "thought" he was wrong. lol Wow these thoughts can go on forever. I think I better quit while I'm ahead. Oh, and those pictures of my sweet grandchildren in the middle of the post? That was just a random thought. I think it worked. :D 
Have a great night.
p.s. I'm sharing over at Anything Goes Blog Hop.


Sunday, May 26, 2013


Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.

"Some Gave All"

I knew a man called him Sam the Cane few folks even knew his name
But a hero yes was he
He left a boy came back a man still many just don't understand
About the reasons we are free
I can't forget the look in his eyes or the tears he cried
As he said these words to me

All gave some some gave all
Some stood through for the red white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me think of all your liberties
And recall some gave all

Now Sandy Cane is no longer here but his words are oh so clear
As they echo throughout our land
For all his friends who gave us all who stood the ground and took the fall
To help their fellow man
Love your country live with pride and don't forget those who died
America can't you see

And if you ever think of me think of all your liberties
And recall yes recall some gave all some gave all
Billy Ray Cyrus

This post is in honor of Sgt. Don McMahan, who served with my son in Iraq. He gave all.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Short video worth watching. The hug seen round the world.
tweet by Sean Copeland

Moore, Oklahoma

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blessed Rain

Last night we received rain. Woohoo We sure need every drop. I took some photos of the storm in progress. There were a couple of the most wonderful surprises as it unfolded.

First couple show the rains all around us and wondering will we get some of it. So many times it is soooo close.

As I moved looking North...

And then East, I noticed the most beautiful lighting. Where the sun behind is shining/contrasting so beautifully with the dark clouds in front.

This is by far my most favorite kind of light.

(My) Pictures do not do it justice! Trust me, it was gorgeous!

Our freshly tilled garden is showing promise. Already enjoying the most delicious white radishes and green onions.

As I am still oohing and aahing, I notice a rainbow forming.

Even better! A double rainbow! Pardon the horrible focus. For some reason I changed to manual. eck!!

Although my manual focus fiasco almost totally ruined it, it's a FULL DOUBLE RAINBOW. I couldn't capture it all on camera but my eyes could see it all. And it was awesome!!!!!

Our pot of gold.

And then...HALLELUJAH The rain started.

And then hail. It was sounding much bigger on the back porch roof than it really was, which was making me a little nervous...

So I moved to the front porch and waited to document that we actually had enough to make puddles.

Our yellow spots in the lawn are due to wild rye which somehow made it's way to our yard this year. I "harvested" with the riding mower. ;)
I will always praise and thank God for every drop of rain.

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." [Matthew 5:45].

I am also praising Him for my mother today. She had emergency surgery early Sat morning after being taken to the ER by ambulance. Turns out she had a pin hole in her bowel that was giving her fits. Dr. was able to fix it and we expect her home in a few days. :D

Have a blessed Sunday.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Do You Ever Feel Like Everyone Is Bigger, Better, Smarter?

I can't say it any better than she did. So, if you feel this way you definitely will want to read this. /when-you-feel-like-everyone-is-bigger-better-smarter-or-how-to-be-a-star-  It's short so take the time and know that by finding this, God is showing His love for you.

Hope you all had a great Mothers Day. I did, and was blessed to spend time with my wonderful family, including my own mom.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".

-MaryAnne Radmacher
The Lone Cypress

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Meet The Girls

I'm also sharing with for Tuesday Muse .


                                                                 Mary Ann

They are all sweethearts and wonderful milkers!
I've already made some delicious cheese. Still experimenting with seasoning. I tried some Italian spices first. It was good but I think it can be improved on.
 Tonight I'll try cottage cheese. Yum Yum

Friday, May 3, 2013

Good News For Today

Well, the good great news is, only a few plants froze. Thank you Lord! you ever have one of those days? Well, mine usually last for a few. And for no good reason.
So I'll just leave you with this little morsel of Gods love.
And keep it in my heart as well.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It'll Be 100 Before We Know It

I wish I could dig up every little veggie that has popped out of the ground and bring them inside for just one night. Tomorrow night. When we will be having yet another freeze!
Old man winter is getting on my last nerve! He left THIS 3 years ago. Now THAT was cold!!!


I'd bring in every tomato, squash, radish, pepper (jalapeno, bell, banana), beet, okra and onion. I'm sure I'm even forgetting some.
I will be able to cover my hydrangea.
My rose doesn't seem to mind. And since it has done so well on the south side I'll be getting more. I found my first rose today. I'll be cutting it tomorrow.
My wisteria has already had all the leaves? blown off, then froze and now probably froze again. But each time it has new shoots in a day or 2. I believe I read they can grow 10 ft in a year. I can see they are definitely hardy. I've also read that they can be invasive. Between the wisteria and the trumpet vines, I say let the invasion begin.
I'm not giving up! Let the north wind blow. We will overcome!

And when we do, this is on the to-do list. (big  smile)
This is my wonderful pond that I miss so much from our last home. My son helped me build this.
We are working on enclosing a space that will be protected from our mighty winds, where I can have another pond.