Tuesday, April 25, 2017

{ Do what you can't }

Perseverance, Perspective, Endurance!

These words came to mind as I watched this sweet little video.

What words can you think of?

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!

Monday, April 24, 2017

{ Leftover Easter }

How'd you like my post title?
Did it get your attention?

I'm just now getting around to putting away my little "Easter bunnies" and as I was placing them together on the table to wrap back up and store away 'till next year a thought came to mind.....

I'm so glad that I don't pack up the true meaning of Easter and only pull it out once a year.  
Jesus died for my sins.....

past, present and future.

Praising His name and thanking Him today!

HOPE y'all have a wonderfully blessed Monday!

Linking to Image-in-ing

Friday, April 21, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #77 }

How's everybody doing?
It's been an extra busy week here, but I still managed to get lots of pics to share today.  As a matter of fact, it's kinda picture overload with a bit of a description for each one.....
so here goes.

Pappy tilled up our little garden plot one day last week but I hadn't purchased any plants for it yet. I'm so glad I hadn't because a neighbor who just happens to be Pappy's cousin came over and asked if we'd like some plants for our garden.  Here's a small portion of what he gave us.  The rest we shared with Jess and her hubby.

The red hot pokers are just beginning to bloom.
I love these plants because they were given to me by my father-in-law.

This Japanese Iris isn't showing up nearly as deep a purple as it actually is.   It also came from my father-in-law.  He loved having flowers in his yard.

Wild violets growing along the side of our road. 
Y'all know I  anything purple!

Totally random and not the clearest picture but a spider built her nest on our carport.

The rhododendron are blooming.
These bushes are at least 25 years old and are loaded with buds this year.

My sweet little snowball bush has several blooms this year. 
We moved it a couple of weeks ago because it wasn't doing well where it was at.

Weeds....um, wildflowers that I picked while walking the road with our littlest grand-kiddos.

Aren't dandelions just beautiful?

One of my Christmas cacti decided to bless me with one bloom for Easter SONday!

I asked Pappy for a clematis a couple of years ago for our anniversary and of course what better color to choose than PURPLE?!?  It's growing up an old rusty trellis at one end of our front sidewalk.  There's a white one planted on the other side but it hasn't bloomed yet.

And, I HAD to include one sky picture.  
I loved the look of that big white fluffy cloud.

I'm looking forward to seeing your pics today.

HOPE everybody has a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

{ Wednesday's Word - Pollen }


  1. a fine powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower or from a male cone. Each grain contains a male gamete that can fertilize the female ovule, to which pollen is transported by the wind, insects, or other animals

That's probably way TMI about pollen.
My definition is that greenish yellow powder that I've sucked into my nostrils and lungs and now cannot breathe when I lay my head on the pillow!    We're seeing some relief in our neck of the woods, though, 'cause we're getting rain.....

sweet relief sent from heaven!

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HOPE everybody is enjoying spring wherever you might live.....
but not through itchy eyes, a sore throat and stopped up nose!

See y'all Friday for our FFF Link-Up!

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

{ Easter SONday Morning Song - Mercy Tree }

today is not about the bunny,
but all about the LAMB!

I sincerely HOPE that your Easter SONday is awesomely blessed!

Friday, April 14, 2017

{ (Good) Friday Foto Friends #76 }

 Happy Good Friday, Y'all!

I've got lots of pics today, so here we go.

There was snow on top of old Smokey last weekend.....

There are Star of Bethlehem plants all over the place where we go to get water.....

Crosses at the little Methodist church in Rocky Valley.....

Spring blossoms in our yard.....

Thanks so much to everybody for stopping by and commenting and linking up each Friday.

HOPE you have an awesomely blessed Easter!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

{ Thursday Thoughts }

I've been struggling with my "looks" and I think that probably comes as each of us age.  I'm definitely no longer a spring chicken and when I see pictures of myself it shocks me at just how tired I look.....
which could have a lot to do with the fact that I don't sleep.  Okay, I know that aging is a fact of life and all those lines and wrinkles and fat rolls come to most all of us and for the most part I can embrace those things, but then there are days.....

Now that this has become all about me and I'm truly being a Debbie Downer.....
 another issue that I'm having to deal with.....
here's a bit of humor to brighten the mood!

HOPE everybody has a Terrific Thursday.

See you tomorrow for Friday Foto Friends!

I've turned off  comments because I'm just venting.....
don't we all need to do that from time to time?)