Friends, I hope you find some sweetness in your day!
Friends, I hope you find some sweetness in your day!
Winter in Illinois can challenge a person to look a little harder for nature’s beauty. Luckily, I got to see and photograph this sunset.
A walk in the timber, overlooking the Kaskaskia River, rarely disappoints, too.
Plus, the energy exerted climbing these hills is good therapy!
I love Sycamore trees, too. I wish the old trees in this timber could tell me their stories.
Then, I had that feeling … of someone watching … Look closely; do you see the gnarled, old man – giving this tree quite a human appearance?
I believe his silence speaks volumes of wisdom. I read a quote on Pinterest once that stayed with me:
Wisdom is silent – insecurities are loud.
Except for this guy:
His loudness is not insecurity. His is Happy-ness! Ever alert and watchful. Smarter than he may appear.
For this Friday, friends, I hope you find peace and winter’s beauty.
Pawfully, playfully, cute, right?
I hope you have a playful Friday, friends!
We dodged the worst of the ice storm.Glazed, but not dazed.Drippy, but not broken.Temps were directed to warm up!Flower gardens still provided beauty.Winter storm knocked – and we dodged by the hair on our chinny, chin, chin.
Hoping you see sunshine soon, my friends!
Weather fascinates me. It can make or break you. It is predictably unpredictable. It is moodier than a teenage girl.
Working for an electric cooperative makes me even more interested in the weather.
The five-day forecast shows a chance for ice. Look at this… a high of 58 today. In January! Then, that three-letter word:
I am posting this in an effort to scare it away. If you prepare for the worst, maybe it won’t happen.
Ice makes for some beautiful and interesting pictures, though. So, I dug through my archives and found these from an ice storm in 2011.
Now that we have visited those, I think it is sufficient that we don’t experience any this weekend.
Stay tuned, my friends!
I need to learn to JUST MAKE THE COFFEE and not eat cookies and candy with every cup! Friends, I wish you well as you prepare for the Christmas season.
This is my post I had to put on Facebook this evening:
Marla – feeling disappointed.This guy is the Grinch and Ebeneezer Scrooge both!! He refused to load in the trailer to participate in the Live Nativity. I am embarrASSed. Poor Mary…..no room in the Inn and she can’t even get a ride….
I pulled up to the front door, preparing to unload groceries I got after work, and was greeted, like normal, by Happy’s bray. I said, “Oh $#it.”
Well, he’s just a homebody, I guess. A stubborn one.
I made a cup of coffee and had a good chuckle as I pictured Pig-Farmer and the other man (both over 6 feet tall and 200+ pounds) trying to push, pull and pry Happy from his pen!
Friends, I wish you a HAPPY weekend, FAITH to know that Christmas will arrive despite any challenges, and SERENITY to accept the things you cannot change!
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