Thursday, August 25, 2016

Barn in Dalton, Ohio

Thank you God for...

This wonderful sky right now!!!!
I always feel blessed that I looked up at the sky at just the right moment.

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Every year I train my Sweet Autumn Clematis to follow the fence.  I never got around to that this summer ~ it has been too hot to do much more than necessary out there.  So, it is climbing across the other plants, spreading its beautiful arms that are filled with sweet tiny white blooms.


Now that I've been home for a few days, I am trying to catch up on many things including sharing photos from my 50th HS class reunion.
The b/w photo is Kathy Hanlon Rarey and I in 1953 (63 years ago) playing dress-up at the age of 5.  We lived only a couple of houses down the street from each other and spent many years playing together.  The color photo is at the reunion.  I hadn't seen Kathy since high school, although we've been in contact through email for a short time.  I truly enjoyed seeing her after all these years.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Jake this morning, coming out from under the sheets.  WOW ~ this little creature brings me such JOY!!

A New Home for This Little Deer

One of my Ohio purchases from a cute little shop in Smithville (a village in Wayne County).  Could not resist this small cute deer.  He was meant to live next to one of my flower gardens.

Monday, August 15, 2016

CCHS 50th Class Reunion

We had our 50th Class Reunion on Saturday night at Tozzi's on 12th.  We started the evening by having a Mass which was celebrated by our classmate, Fr. King, who had become a priest after high school.  We then had our class photo taken, dinner, and then the fun began.
We had the BEST time!!  Hadn't seen many of these classmates since high school.  Many hugs, memories, and much laughter.  SO happy that I decided to attend.  It was a memorable night.
I'm in front row ~ 6th from left.


 On Saturday morning, about 30 of us from the Class of '66 enjoyed a 2-hour tour of Canton Central Catholic High School.  It was such fun seeing classmates and the school again.  We toured the gym, several classrooms, the library, cafeteria, chapel, and some of the grounds.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Heading North

Finally on my way to Ohio for a visit and my CCHS Class Reunion!!  Mr. Magic is staying home with Jake.  Dear little dog knew something was up - he would not leave my side all day yesterday and last night.  Gave me constant lovin'.  I hope he understands that I'll be back.  
Off to the North now!!!

Monday, August 8, 2016


On my way home from Doctor appointment this afternoon ~ she was standing out in the rain and had no problem with my picture taking as I talked sweetly to her.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sweet Little Ones

 The little ones now come daily to the lot across the street from my house.  They seem to trust me and let me get pretty close.  I find it difficult to stop taking photos as they are SO adorable and I don't know how long they will continue to come or how soon those sweet spots will leave.  I LOVE watching them.


 It has been a very overcast, gloomy, rainy week.  It rained all day Wednesday and Thursday, so I went down to the river to watch the water.  The ducks, geese, and even some little ones, were hungry and surrounded my car.  Unfortunately, I had nothing to give them.
It was fun to watch them waddling to and fro in the pouring rain.
There is a glimmer of hope for clear skies today.  Hopefully, no more rain for now.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary
Terry and I married 20 years ago today in the park in Alliance, Ohio.  
Happy Anniversary, Sweetie!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sending wishes that you are doing something that you love today.  Have a GREAT day and may the next year be a really good one for you!
Happy Day!! 

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Surprise in the mailbox yesterday!  That Ibby Taylor Greer ~ she has a big heart of gold ~ she keeps on giving and giving. Thank you dear friend.  I did not have this and I'm SO glad you sent it. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Mail from Iowa

This beautiful painting by Maggie Barbour just arrived today.  I am SO happy Maggie was inspired to paint this Blessed Mother painting.  I love it!

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Jake chillin' on the porch after the storm yesterday!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Happy Birthday to a "one-of-a-kind" guy!  I have not seen you often this year, but I have not forgotten your kindness over the years.  I hope your day was great and I hope that the next year brings you everything that you've been waiting for!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John Reburn!!!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hot July Evening Sky

I took this on my way home tonight from Vendor Night.  I couldn't help but stop and snap snap snap!!! In spite of the horrid heat, it was a beautiful evening with a stunning sky.
It is 10:00 p.m. and it is 91 degrees out.  Amazing!
How can you be 9?  It seems like you were just born not that long ago.  I hope you have a super happy day and my wish is that the next year will bring you so much joy that smiles will never leave your face.  Your Great-Aunt misses seeing that face! ♥

Thursday, July 21, 2016


The woes of the world are heavy.  If only we could do as the wood drake does.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July Bluebirds

 The dear Bluebirds had a rough time this summer as the Mockingbirds took over the front yard and kept chasing the bluebirds away.  I watched in horror as the dear Bluebirds darted in and out of the birdhouse when they could.
I am happy that the Mockingbirds moved elsewhere and the Bluebirds were able to have their family in peace.
 One baby bluebird.
 Two baby bluebirds.
Three baby bluebirds.
They sure make a lot of noise with their constant chirping, so I think there might be more than three. 
 Momma brings worms often.

It makes me SO happy to see this.  I look forward to it every year.  

Monday, July 18, 2016

Full Moon

Full Buck Moon over Virginia this evening.

July Full Moon

Although the Full Moon (Buck Moon) is forecast for Tuesday, it sure looks pretty full tonight and it is clear and beautiful.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


 After spending 3 days on the couch with gout this week, I was happy to be on my feet for a while Saturday.  Bought this cute little doxie boot scraper at an estate sale and then enjoyed a short afternoon rain shower that ended with a beautiful rainbow.  The night ended with a gorgeous sky.