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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Barn and Sunset


I took this tonight. I am scouting around for barns and farmhouses to take pictures of, and I found 2 good places tonight not far from where I live.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now to see the sun set where would you be?

Farmhouse and Sunset


I went for a drive tonight to see the sunset. About 2 miles down the road from me is this neat farmhouse. Isn't the sun setting over it perfectly? I am experimenting with my new camera. It is a Kodak Easy Share Digital. I love it! When I get more experienced I'll upgrade.
I want to share this thought from my book, Positive Thinking Everyday, by Norman Vincent Peale
Keep thinking, keep interested, keep praying, keep dreaming. Be mentally sensitive at all times so that the magic word that motivates you may one day speak to your deep inner self.

Doll Award

I was nominated for, Your a Doll Award, by Patti at the Treasure Barn, http://treasurebarnblog.blogspot.com/ Patti, is a wonderful woman. She always leaves a great comment, and makes me feel loved. She has such a sweet site you should check it out.





I would like to nominate some lovely people who inspire me daily. Here is my list:





Nina @ Ornamental , http://ornamental.typepad.com/ Nina is such a wonderful writer, and fabulous artist. Her words touch my heart in the deep recesses, where few people actually reach. I love her because she is a deep thinker as well. She is what I like to call a ponderer.





Tricia @ A Little Birdie Told Me , http://a-little-birdie.blogspot.com/ Tricia has such a sweet spirit. The love she has for her daughter just shines through. She is a homeschooling Mom, and that takes a lot of devotion, and hard work. She is also a gifted artist.





Jill@ Follow your bliss, http://www.jassman.typepad.com/ Jill is a teacher, and has more power to influence kids than most people. She also has a heart of gold, and is always looking for ways to inspire others to do their best. I had one teacher who took me under her beautiful wing when I was a smarty pants 4th grader with a chip on my shoulder a mile high. This woman saw beyond the hurt and pain in my life, and helped mold me. She used love as her weapon, and there is no more effective weapon than that.





Kate @ The French Nest, http://the-french-nest.blogspot.com/ I am new to Kate, but she seems to love life and has a wonderful creative side to her. And the things she does for her friends! I wish I lived near this sweet woman so I could enjoy her coconut cupcakes!





Evie @ Bread and Circuses, http://breadandcircuses.typepad.com/ Evie touches my heart by her sweet vulnerability. She is to hard on herself. She is a wonderful artist who dabbles in a little of everything.





eb @ Be....Dream....Play, http://www.elizabethbunsen.typepad.com/ eb is so full of life she takes my breath away. She squeezes every ounce of joy from every moment of everyday. She lives life to the fullest in the most beautiful ways. I can tell she loves her family so much by the things she writes. She is awesome.





Amy@ Abundant Curiosities, http://abundantcuriosities.blogspot.com/ Amy is one of the kindest people I have met . She is always there to give an encouraging comment. She is interesting and fun, and she is so creative. She has a great game on her site called fantasy game. It is hilarious. You should try it.



I would also like to thank the women who have recently nominated me for the Nice Matters award, Vickie @ Whispers of Inspiration, http://whispersofinspiration.blogspot.com/ Vickie is such a sweetheart. The love that I see her express for her family touches my heart. She is also a great encourager who seems to leave a comment when you need it most.



And Kate @ The French Nest, http://the-french-nest.blogspot.com/


I would also like to mention my friend Sheri @ Blended Colors, http://blendedcolors.blogspot.com/

I don't want to wear my welcome out nominating her for something again, but I do want to tell you what an awesome person Sheri is. This woman is so creative she amazes me. She will try anything in Art. She has these little frou frou dresses that are so adorable. She is a budding artist all the way around. And the very best thing about her is her love for people. She extends herself to others in the most loving of ways. Always making a wonderful comment, when you need to hear from someone. So Sheri my hat is off to you today. I just want you to know you are appreciated. xoxo Nita


I would like to wish everyone a great day, and be careful of the this horrible heat. xoxo Nita

Monday, August 13, 2007

American Indian Monday


Fishing by Torchlight
painting by 19th century artist Paul Kane
I love this painting. To me it is so beautiful.
Click on image to learn more about this painting.

American Indian Monday



The Intricate Designs of Navajo Weaving from the book, America's Fascinating Indian Heritage.
I thought it would be neat to show American Indian Art.
I love to look at a beautiful piece of weaving and the intricate designs . The Navajo are some of the best weavers in the world.
Click on picture to read article, and to see the weavings.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Praise


My daughter Elizabeth made this last night for the Salt and Light challenge. Ever since she was a little girl she has loved the Lord. She comforts my heart in so many ways. I am glad God allowed me to be her Mom.

I have been filling the birdbath up about four times a day in this extreme heat for the birds and the squirrels. The water that splashes over , the mud dabbers come and drink, and then they take the mud for their nests.
The old Fir tree in the front yard gets soaked twice a day. After I water its branches the Monarches land and drink deeply for minutes at a time. I have seen a blue Dragonfly land and drink off the Fir tree as well.
The birds bathe, and then go eat the seed I have put out. I feel grateful to witness these little acts of life. Though small to some they are so meaningful to me. *Nita*
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And for the Jewish people who live there. May God give them the strength they need to defeat their enemies.
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
—G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936); writer, critic
"There will come
a time
when you believe
everything is finished.
That will be the beginning."
Louis L'Amour
(1908-1988)

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next;
virtue is doing it."
David Star
(1851-1931)
exert from
The Philosophy of Despair
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
George Eliot
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
~Wishes are free~
So why not make one?
Psalm 138:7

Though I am surrounded by troubles, my God will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. He will clench His fist against my angry enemies! His Power will save me. The Lord will work out His plans for my life- for His faithful love endures forever.

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