Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 ~ A New Year


William, Audrey, Violet


Wednesday, December 29, 2010


tears again today
thoughts of yet another place
you will never see
i tell myself that where you are now
you can see all the places we had
planned to visit together
it doesn't help
it doesn't feel the same
without you next to me
complaining of the cold
complaining of the heat
laughing behind my back
ever teasing
god, i miss you

"pjg" by audrey

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ducks in the Pond

Mallard Hen

After church on Christmas Day, I stopped at the pond we have in the center of town. It had snowed and there weren't any people around, so I thought I would take some photos. I was very surprised to see so many different kinds of ducks. Usually, when I stop there, I only see Mallard Ducks, Peking Ducks, and Gulls. There were some unusual and very pretty ducks there yesterday. I looked them up and there were a couple I couldn't identify. Isn't the Male Wood Duck a beauty? Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge and see them up close.


Male Wood Duck
Female Wood Duck

Crested Peking Duck and Black Duck


Crested Mallard


Peking Duck

Muscovy Duck

Ring-Billed Gull

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas 2010

Casey ~ December 1973

Friends and Loved Ones,

May the LOVE, PEACE, and JOY of this Season be with you the whole year through.


Love, Audrey ♥

Thursday, December 23, 2010

'Tis the Season

Our 2010 Christmas Tree.

Our Nativity Scene in front of the fireplace.

Santa just hangin' around

A nice reminder.

These beautiful reindeer and sleigh are in front of a house a few streets away. It is beautiful lit up at night.

A closer look.

Some deer in our neighborhood.

My frozen cactus.

And my frozen pumpkin!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fail not to call to mind,
in the course of the twenty-fifth
day of this month, that the
Divinist Heart that ever walked
the earth was born on that day;
and then smile and enjoy yourselves
for the rest of it; for mirth is also
of Heaven's making.
~ Leigh Hunt

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas waves a magic

wand over this world,

and behold,

everything is softer

and more beautiful.

~ Norman Vincent Peale

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Like snowflakes, Christmas

memories gather and dance

~ each beautiful, unique

and too soon gone.

~Deborah Whipp

It is Christmas

in the heart

that puts Christmas

in the air.

~ W. T. Ellis

Friday, December 17, 2010

There are
before Christmas???