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Thursday, September 11, 2008

These are some photos I have taken over the last few months. I have been experimenting with photo shop and ran these through tonight.
The first shot is my brother Buddy's dog Rosie. Buddy loved Rosie..He passed away 8 years ago. My sister-in-law said Rosie looked for Buddy for years.


{please click on photos for a better view}

The second photo is my Mom's clematis..It is so beautiful when it blooms it takes my breath away..It is a wild rambling vine that has taken over the corner of her fence. Wrapping itself around it like a lover wraps herself around the one she loves.
Third photo: Blackbird at park getting ready to take a bath..He was a grouchy little bird. He looked at me so mean..He changed his tune when I gave him my fries.

4th photo: Birdhouse that lives on the clay pots. It has actually taken on a life all its own ..Housing spiders instead of birds. Just harmless ones that spin webs in early morning light...




5 th photo: These are the stone steps that I got all by myself from a junk yard when I was 29. I use to have a 1972 Buick Le Sabre with a 455, it had a trunk that would house a small village. I put about 10 of those stones in at a time. You should have seen me crossing the railroad tracks in that car when I had the stones in the trunk.. it was hilarious. I could have ruined the shocks on my car with that big of a load. The next time I went there I only loaded 5 at a time. I made a sidewalk with these while John was at work. He was so impressed when he came home and found a walk there leading to the back yard..




6th picture: Birds chatting on a wire.. I watched these birds one day while I was at Mom's house. They just sat there and chatted for about 15 minutes. It was really neat. I was amazed at their interaction..



I send you all warm thoughts this evening and hope you have a great weekend..
~Nita~
Today's song, Click, Click, Click, Click by Bishop Allen
Love this song....i hope you have a chance to listen to it.
1st video, 1st clip




Spirit of Peace...

This is a photo collage I put together last week. I used a rusty frame that my Mom gave me, and put the other elements between it. I layed it against some stones i have near the gate. I then ran it through photo shop to enhance it. I titled it, "Spirit of Peace"
If you have peace you can handle what comes along in life..To me that is important.

{please click on photo to enlarge it}


I have put together some words of comfort for you today as well.

Psalm 56:3
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Psalm 69:16
Hear me, O Lord, for your loving kindness is good;
Turn to me according to the multitude of Your tender mercies.

Psalm 73: 25-26
Whom have I in Heaven but You?
And there is none I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 82: 3-4
Defend the poor and the fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and needy;
Free them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 119:63
I am a companion of all who fear you,
And of those who keep Your precepts.

Psalm 119:114
You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.

Psalm 121: 1-4
I will lift my eyes to the hills-
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not
slumber,
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

I send hope out to all who need it today, and encouragement as well. Just know God hears us..

~Nita~

Today's song, Same Girl by Jack Johnson
1st video, 1st clip
It is just a nice mellow song i love..

And please say a prayer today for my friend Sally at http://www.whispering-hope.blogspot.com. she has lost 3 of her family members in the past 9 days. If you have a moment please stop and say a kind word..

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I took these photos this weekend. It felt good to be outside.

The thistle down the road hasn't bloomed in five years, and I have waited every Summer to see if it will.

Some of it was just getting ready to bloom and they sprayed it with weed killer. I was so bummed out.

But I got lucky and and got a few shots of some purple thistle blooming on the side of a country road.

I know yellow birds flock to thistle, but all I saw was bees yesterday.
Sometimes my heart aches for the beauty of the country. It makes me want to move there so bad. Have a little farm and raise sheep and have a pet cow named Marta.







I got a few shots of skeletal Queen Anne's Lace.

They have turned from pure white to creamy white and warm brown.









Did you know that there are abandoned roads? Just like abandoned houses they have stories to tell.

Of how girls from long ago walked barefoot down them, with the dust puffing through their bare toes with each step they took.

Boys with cane poles walking to the creek to go fishing..

Sorrows and happiness...Walked on them like lines on old faces.












The moon was out early last night. I caught it between the power lines with a half smile on its face.






The yellow roses in my backyard took one more glorious turn in blooming. They like to make a spectacle of themselves. Huge yellow blooms against the evening sky..








I found this feather in a little puddle in front of my house. It felt like a gift..





And a brown Oak leaf on my stone sidewalk in the side yard.
I leave you with this quote:
Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
~Nita~
Tonight's song is Back Where I Come From , by Kenny Chesney
It will be on the video bar to the right of this post..
I hope you have time to listen to it.
{ And the Window post had to be saved so you could read this one. I had written them both on the same day.}


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“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
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a time
when you believe
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That will be the beginning."
Louis L'Amour
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"Wisdom is knowing what to do next;
virtue is doing it."
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The Philosophy of Despair
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
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Friendship is a sheltering tree.
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~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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