I’m disappointed with my azaleas’ performance this year. They haven’t made the big “ta-dah!” that they’ve shown in the past. Some haven’t fully bloomed yet, and some have already faded. Well, I’ll share what I’ve got with you because, in the wake of this virus thing, we need some beauty to remind us that all … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Azaleas etc.
Social media is primarily skewed by our own choices. We pick who we follow. We can block or mute those who follow us, who seem to put out objectional content. I'm glad that's an option. I do follow some people whose opinions and worldviews are different from mine. I've got several reasons for doing that, … Continue reading Choose Your Fuel
Last fall, I did a blog about a wildflower walk and posted photos of some autumn-blooming native plants in my area. Since spring is popping out all over, it's time to do a new wildflower post. Of course, you can call them weeds, but not today. In March, we turn our attention to Irish lore … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Spring Wildflowers
Last night, I wrote an eloquent blog post. Then, I put it aside, to edit this morning. A nagging little sense of unease kept telling me that was not what I was supposed to post today. But I kept trying to ignore it. This morning, I’m doing what I felt I was supposed to do … Continue reading Have A Little Talk With Jesus
We all love the idea of potential. Whether it's the dream of a starry eyed girl looking at her future husband, or when we are buying a "fixer upper" house, the hope of what will be is a motivator. I see early spring buds in the garden like that. It's that "almost" stage before the … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Best Buds
My dentist found a cracked tooth the other day. That's a first for me, and I'd say that's pretty good for a person my age. As I wait for him to install the permanent crown, I'm very aware of the temporary's alien presence in my mouth. I've never had a crown either. The process is … Continue reading In Stages
"Behind every dark cloud there's a silver lining." The idea behind this famous phrase may have originated with seventeenth century writer John Milton. The optimistic Victorians popularized it in the nineteenth century. If we were doing a small group together, I might ask you, "What are some things in your life that obscure your vision … Continue reading Glimpse of a Silver Lining