Monday, July 27, 2015

Joy and Peace

Philippians Chapter 4

Rejoice in the Lord always!  I say it again.  Rejoice!  Everyone should see how unselfish you are.  The Lord is near.  Dismiss all anxiety from your minds.  Present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petitions full of gratitude.  Then God's own peace, which is beyond all understanding, will stand guard over your hearts and minds, in Christ Jesus.


JOHN REBURN
Jake and I send you all kinds of HAPPY today! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It was a perfect lovely evening.  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Samuel !!
How can you be 8 years old???  You were just a cute little squirt not that long ago. Now you are a bigger squirt, catching up with your brother!!
Have the BEST day, Samuel.  Wishing I could be at your Grandma's in Ohio to celebrate with all of you.  Enjoy and have fun. xo

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Audrey
Fall, 1970 ~ Engagement Photo for newspaper.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rosaries

My Santos Angel laden with rosaries that I've collected over the years.

Friday, July 17, 2015

I LOVE FRIDAYS !!!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Downtown Roanoke

This outstanding photograph is the work of Creative Dog Media.  I love this image of Downtown Roanoke and the surrounding area.  This is where I've lived for the last 9 years.

Throwback Thursday

Carol and Audrey
December 16, 1979 ~ Just a mere 36 years ago. This is me with good friend CarolLee ~ lovingly known as "Careostar" (The name Casey gave her when he was a  toddler).
We became good friends back in the 70s when Carol and Don lived in Ohio.  Moves to Michigan and Texas have not deterred our friendship.  Visits are few and far between, but the memories and love is still there.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Remi !!
Sending wishes for your best year yet!!  May you be blessed with another 50!!
Stopped to visit his stone-cold buddies!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Storms

Oh boy, here it comes!!!  Why always at night???  I hope we get lucky again tonight with not much, although the wind is picking up right now.

Jake

 Jake waiting patiently for Daddy to get that treat!
 Coming around the corner of the house from a walk with Daddy.
Hello there!!

Ominous Sky

I drove home toward this frightening dark mass of clouds this evening when I left Vendor Night at Buy The Season.  I was SO nervous not knowing what was going to take place.  Thankfully, nothing ~ a mere few drops of rain, no wind, no lightning, nothing.  Feeling grateful.  
Unfortunately, I believe some other areas got hit pretty hard.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Rest in Peace  
OMAR SHARIF  
4-10-1932  ~  7-10-2015
You will forever be Dr. Zhivago to me.

Violet

This angel painting, "Violet", by Karen Milstein, arrived in today's mail and is now hanging in my home.  Sweet, soft, gentle, and lovely.

Spelling Errors


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Cousins, Violet and Audrey, June 11, 1951.  I was 3-1/2.
It seems I spent most of my childhood on this front porch. Violet with her purse and me with my broom.  Hmmm.  The broom handle looks short - just my size.  Cleaning the porch, maybe?  And, once again, no shoes!  To this day, I would rather go barefoot.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Walk


This afternoon we had several rain showers ~ no thunder or lightning ~ just soft beautiful rain.  I did something I've wanted to do for some time.  I went out and walked in it!  I got totally soaked and even walked through the puddles in my bare feet.  It felt SO good.  These days it seems there is always lightning with the rain and you can't walk in it.  Not so today.  I came in, took a shower, and decided it was time to share some of the photos I've taken in my yard this summer. 
All of these photos are from various flower beds in my yard.  A touch of the beach is a must for me. 
 The background piece is a headboard from an old metal single bed.  I "planted" it a good number of years ago, so it has weathered nicely.  It has been great for my climbing vinca.

I planted three different colors of honeysuckle together so they would intertwine on the trellis.  There is white, too, but not showing in this photo.
Notice St. Joseph holding the Christchild.










 This little copper hummingbird is very special.  It was a gift from my deceased sister-in-law, Joan. It has been hanging in the yard for many years and I can't help but think of her every time I see this little guy.


 This crawling greenery is a type of clematis.  It gets covered with sweet tiny flowers later in the summer.  Every summer it creeps a little further along the fence.
 This beautiful glass bird was a Christmas gift from my sister and brother-in-law.  It was hard waiting till Spring to put it in the flower bed.  I feared the glass would break in the cold weather.  He looks very happy watching over the hydrangea, and the honeysuckle is reaching out to him.

 I LOVE this old cement bench.  It is one of my favorite pieces.


Notice another old metal headboard behind the flowers.