Category: Holidays

Memorial Day Observance

Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. – President Franklin D. Roosevelt . # # # I’ve loved this photo for years. It wasn’t very good, but the emotions when I saw those flags was so strong that day and it has…

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Happy All Year

One of my blogging friends used this phrase recently – Happy All Year – and I really liked how it captures the feeling of carrying blessings through the entire year, not just one one day. Doesn’t that just warm your heart to be happy all year?  It does mine. I pray for all of you…

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Merry Christmas 2014!

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness. — Bob Hope Merry Christmas everyone!  Enjoy your family and friends, be of a cheerful heart, and love what you have. [The pictures were taken by my son-in-law and used with…

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A Walk At Night

After a diligent weekend of doing laundry, cooking and paying bills, I skipped out after supper to take a night walk at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  I wasn’t planning on taking pictures – I really wanted just a walk – but I hadn’t taken any daily pictures.  Oops.  So I took my camera and…

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Christmas Long Ago

This year for Christmas, I’ve been fascinated with decorations.  I want to look at them, photograph them, and just enjoy them.  I was browsing the Williams-Sonoma catalog and found a lovely set of Christmas plates and started drooling.  I wanted those plates!  It didn’t make sense.  We don’t have parties or entertain.  We go to…

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Battle of the Turkeys

One of the newest traditions for Thanksgiving is the battle of the turkeys, done for the second time this year. My daughter roasts a turkey in the oven; my son-in-law smokes it in the Big Green Egg.  There’s a fair amount of taunting teasing as to who will have the superior turkey, along with the…

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Happy 4th of July!

Here in the United States, today is the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence from British rule.  A summary of the declaration and what it says can be found here. So here’s a celebration of the flag colors of red, white & blue!

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Book Review: You’re Already Amazing

[Today’s photos are from this week’s photo challenge of “forward”, using pictures from Christmas 2011 at our daughter’s house.  To see more pictures of the puppy at play, click here.] One of the non-fiction books that I recently completed was “You’re Already Amazing” by Holly Gerth.  Written for Christian women, it encourages us to accept and apply to our…

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At The Stroke of Midnight

Today’s daily prompt asks, Where were you last night when 2012 turned into 2013? Is that where you’d wanted to be? What a laugh!  I was where I usually am at midnight on New Year’s Eve – giving my sweetie a kiss as we wish each other a Happy New Year.  And as happens on…

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