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She Flew

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The sun began to set.

And then she flew.

Tiny dancer!

A Walk along the Woods on a Winter Day

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Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.



The dove — a symbol of peace — her first tree ornament in 2014. Because her Spanish name means “dove.” She is so loved, so peace-filled. A little child shall lead them …

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The Chicken Whisperer

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Chickens make wonderful pets.

Chickens help teach responsibility with daily feeding and watering chores.

Chickens provide bonus surprises — eggs! Healthy eating!

Here’s my favorite chicken whisperer with her sweet “Cocoa.” I wouldn’t be surprised if she doesn’t have doll clothes on Cocoa sometime soon. Maybe she’ll even push her in a doll stroller. Cocoa would love that!

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A Favorite Place

2014 July Upper Penn 068The Thumbnail rock formation in Michigan’s Thumb area–Lake Huron–a great place to spend a day on the bike trail, picnicking and watching freighters go by!


Waves of Spring Color

Waves of Spring Color

Azaleas and Wave Petunias — Spring is my favorite season, hands down!


The Lonely Swing

The Lonely Swing

When I see the lonely swing, I long for Spring.

Lighting the Night Chinese Style

The Chinese Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden was spectacular.

We got there in the daylight, and then stayed as the sun set. The dark night sky provided the perfect backdrop for the beautiful lighted sculptures made from wire and silk.

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MCP May Challenge #2 — Sunflare


The World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO


Tiptoe through the Tulips

Tulips at the Missouri Botanical Gardens–one of my favorite places to walk!

I’ve entered my photo in the “Love That Shot Show and Tell Your Flowers” photo challenge.  Tiptoe through the tulips to Love That Shot’s site and see all the beauties that are entered there!

I wish I could have entered more than one photo–I equally love my Columbine bloom in a previous post.

Thanks for stopping by!


Jake — HS Freshman

Jake is a natural in front of the camera, as is his sister, Grace (see previous post).

These two teens reaffirmed my faith and hope in their generation. They were polite and caring, with great hope and aspirations for the future.

I wish Jake all the best as he begins high school and sets his goal on being a medical doctor — maybe a neurosurgeon — someday!

Memorial Day 2011

May we NEVER forget the sacrifices of many men and women for our world,

for our country,

for you and me.

We have freedoms because of their service, commitment, and ultimate sacrifices.

Photos were taken throughout Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri, May 29, 2011. (Click on collage to see photos larger.)

Boy Scouts placed a flag at every grave site. Friends and families visit in solemness. Deer quietly roam through the acres of peacefulness. Special observances are held on Memorial Day here for the thousands of the thankful who are living because of these brave soldiers.

Thank you.

We know that two words are not enough. But that’s what we offer. Today and every day.