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.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Down and out for a while  ~ Gout in the ankle.  Painful!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Flower Transformation

 March 16
July 12

Good Morning!

Photo by Audrey
Salem, Vrginia, Afternoon of July 8, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sending wishes for the BEST kind of day.  Maybe one of these years we'll be back in Ohio on your Birthday and be able to celebrate with you.  Fondly remembering those past Birthday dinners at The Desert Inn ~ always such fun!  

Saturday, July 9, 2016

On my way home from church this evening.  I think the deer are beginning to trust me.

Friday, July 8, 2016


 Today was my lucky day!!  I've seen the two little fawns a couple of times but they've always dodged into the woods.  They were right across the street from the house early this morning grazing along the edge of the woods.  I got as close as I could and the sweeties posed for me.  Happy!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Hydrangea is my favorite flower.  My bushes are filled with lovely blooms this year.  Happy!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


After a dreadful Spring that just about killed my wisteria, it is thick and green and STILL blooming!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bought a good friend who is going through radiation treatments a dozen roses.  They were so gorgeous, I bought myself a dozen!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

You are ...

You are made of the same stuff as the Angels and the Stars.  Trust in this ~ you are truly special and divine.  You are spirit.  You are light.  You are love.
~ Healing Light