Tuesday, November 24, 2015


These beauties have lived for many months
in my neighbor's yard along with ducks and geese and goats.
Last Friday as I drove by, I noticed how sweet they looked
as a couple and thought about taking a picture.
I was in a hurry and argued with myself (Holy Spirit)
about waiting until my return trip - when I would have more time.
But the thought lingered and although I had driven
quite a distance, I decided to retrace my steps
and take the photo. (which I did)
Upon returning home after completing my errands,
the birds were gone and haven't been seen since.

My point,
of course,
is that none of us actually know the future,
the next hour or minute.
To have no regrets over lost or disregarded opportunities
we must pay attention to the nudgings
of the Holy Spirit,
be obedient to the still small voice
and be so grateful and thankful
for all our Heavenly Father has available to us today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Something New

Although autumn is in the air,
there is the sense of something new
being carried aloft on the cool damp breezes.
All is not the same.
There is an unmistakable stirring.

Old things are passing away
All things are becoming new

II Corinthians 5:17

Friday, August 21, 2015

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KE - South Carolina

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Friday, July 17, 2015


After a two year period of gestation, the baby has finally arrived and she's looking very fine!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Phil and I at Brookgreen Gardens

While walking around the beautiful gardens on a gorgeous October day,
we found a large mirror hanging on a shed
and took our photo!

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Just a piece of wood washed up on the beach
of Lake Hartwell, SC.

A single googlie eye discovered under the picnic table
gave life and sight to this orphaned piece of wood,
while elongated pine needles became legs.

Autumn's first golden leaves garnished his head
while a swatch of pine needles festooned his tail.

An unexpected shadow opened his mouth
and made him smile!

Switched out again and looking perky.

Can you tell I used to love playing
with my Betsy McCall paper dolls?

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Master Gardener Phil has grown some
mighty fine and tasty sweet potatoes this year!
Despite their size
(some as large as small basket balls)
they taste sweet and juicy.
Just perfect.