Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
FULL MOONS FOR 2010 AND THEIR NAMES:
January 29th ~ Wolf Moon
February 28th ~ Snow Moon (also Storm and Quickening Moon)
March 29th ~ Worm or Sap Moon
April 28th ~ Pink Moon (also Seed, Sprouting and Wind Moon)
May 27th ~ Flower or Hare Moon
June 26th ~ Strawberry Moon (also Rose or Sun Moon)
July 25th ~ Buck, Mead or Thunder Moon
August 24th ~ Sturgeon or Corn Moon
September 23rd ~ Harvest or Barley Moon
October 22nd ~ Hunter's or Blood Moon (appears red/gold in the autumn sky)
November 21st ~ Beaver Moon
December 21st ~ Cold, Oak or Long Night's Moon
The Full Moon and New Moon phases can affect people in varying degrees - from feeling happy and full of energy to being exhausted, depressed and nervous. Many people sleep quite badly during, or coming up to, either of these Moon phases.
This information and the photo - compliments of the internet.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A half moon looks like half a circle. It is sometimes called a quarter moon.
I took this photo on January 8th ~ This moon has completed one quarter of an orbit around the Earth from the full position and one quarter of the moon's surface is visible from Earth.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Just up the road from my house is a field with two horses in it.
From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.
But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind.
His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.
This alone is amazing.
If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.
Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell.
It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.
When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, he stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owner of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges.
He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.
Sometimes we are the blind horse, being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.
Good friends are like that.
You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.
Please listen for my bell and I will listen for yours.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
IF YOU COULD HAVE TAKEN BETTER CARE OF ONE THING IN YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT HAVE BEEN?
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
I saw one bluejay once in a while this past summer, so I was surprised and happy to see so many yesterday. I had a hard time getting a good photo of one as they would only stay still for a few seconds.
It's great to see the birds again ~ a sign of better days to come.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
the world of blogging has many sides
knowledge is gained
humor brings a smile to the face
pain is eased with words in comments
freedom to post anything we choose to share
there is a down side
leaving a black hole
an empty space
there on a blog
his name above a comment
the friend is back
there is no question ~ the words are his
only joy at his return
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tristan is celebrating! He now has over 300 followers and he has posted 200 posts to his Blog!
I would LOVE to win this one! Tristan is being VERY generous and he put this prize together with the artist in mind.
Wouldn't you love to win this? 30 water soluble crayons, 24 Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, a set of 24 stamp pads, a set of 10 fabric paints, and a complete distressing kit. Tristan is also including some papers, glitter and sparkly things of his choosing!
Go to Tristan's Blog, Enchanted Revelry, to enter: http://tristanrobin.blogspot.com
You will love his Blog. It's filled with beauty, interest and fun!!!!