Friday, December 15, 2023

Foto Friday 11 ~ Oh Deer Me


My son Michael sent some critter photos that he has taken recently around his place. 

Outsmarted by a raccoon!

Sometimes in the chaos of life, we overlook the simple things, the store door held open, the thank you, and have a good day from the checkers, the person who lets us cut in line if we only have one item.  A grandbaby's hug, a text from an old friend...there is always something to be thankful for. 

I wish you all a happy holiday and/or a Merry Christmas. 
Just for the week, may we all be able to leave the stresses of our world outside our doors. 

sharing with Michelle for Thankful Thursday, Yogi for Skywatch Friday, Eileen for Saturday's Critters

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Thankful Thursday ~ Still Waters


I am thankful today for peace and quiet. Mind, body and soul.
Still waters remind me to slow down and breathe. 

If the water can be still and allow reflection, so can I. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. 

sharing with Michelle for Thankful Thursday, and James for Weekend Reflections

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Hands Full of Gold


Stormy day pic from May. It was awesome to see.  
The gold was a brilliant gold..almost bright orange.

We've had a long mostly dry summer since our early heavy spring rains.  My pond is about to be a puddle, but I am hoping that relief is on the way. 

It's down about 6-8 feet.  I think we must have a slow leak :) 
But it is raining this morning, so maybe we are on the way out of this drought. 

Much happier news: 

My granddaughter's wedding went off without a hitch.  
I wanted to share with you my sweet great granddaughters 

Hadleigh Jo 

Olivia Grace-
who would not stand still for photos.  Someone got this shot 
and sent it to me, but you can see she has been running and playing!  

and my granddaughter with her husband Josh

I hope everyone has a great weekend, and thank you for stopping by my blog.

sharing with  Yogi for Skywatch Friday

Friday, October 27, 2023

Flashback Friday ~ October 23, 1918

 Nashville News, Howard County Arkansas

Please obey and save yourself from being embarrassed!

For some reason I cut off the other three orders 

#10 No eating place shall burn food or allow food to be burned- save all scraps for animal consumption or to be reduced for fats.

#11 Part is cut off but I think it is saying don't display food that could deteriorate and not get to be used for human consumption. 

#12 No creme, or double creme de luxe and no cream with over 20% butter to be used. 

Comparing the quarantine we just went through to that of 1918, I'm not really sure the government or we the people handled things better this go round. Just comparing the Spanish Flu Epidemic to the Covid Epidemic, not the war time rules.  (I know that war on top of the epidemic made it especially important to follow the government's guidelines at that time.) 

 What do you think? 

Here's a link to info on victory bread, if you're wondering (like I was) what it is.