Monday, January 18, 2016

Wreathed in Mist

This is the cedar tree which stands right outside my living room window.  I had never seen the mists so defined before.  It was beautiful and magical.

Keep looking up, my Friends.  One never knows what one might see next.  Life is a mist--a fleeting moment.  Rather like this lovely wraith of cloud.

The moments we have here on earth are priceless treasures. Since my husband flew away to heaven--this has become even more apparent.  Ah, dear friends--take time to tenderly love your family and friends--to show how much you love those who are precious and dear to your hearts.  You will be glad you did. 

And it only takes a moment to smile into the face of a stranger.  Who knows what one warm smile, or what  one small gesture of kindness might inspire?  It can become like the ripples in a pond--an ever-widening influence for good.  It is something to think about. 

Have a lovely week!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Grooming can be Awkward

Grooming can be awkward--especially when the human decides to take a picture in the middle of one's bath.

He's saying, "Whaaaah?!"  

I just had to share this--what a funny kitty Boots is!

Have a great day!

Friday, January 8, 2016

I Am Always With You

I Am Always With You

I am always with you.
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with too many tears.

But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love and you can only guess
How much you've given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.

So grieve for me awhile, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust...
That it is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on.

And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear 
All my love around you, soft and clear.
And then, when you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home."

~Author Unknown

Monday, January 4, 2016

Puzzle Ice! -I Heart Macro

Yesterday I drove through the Great Columbia Gorge in a snow and ice storm.  The ice followed me all the way home.  This morning I awoke to a quiet world, crackling with ice.

My precious Grandfather would say this storm was a Silver Thaw.  What a pretty name.  When I was a child such storms were magical.  One could pull away an entire ice leaf, perfect in every detail, from the tree.  Of course, ice leaves taste wonderful!  Yes, I tasted one--and the magic of childhood is still there.

The ice is melting now, and as it does it begins to define each droplet where it first froze--making patterns which look like gorgeous puzzles.

This one was so pretty I wanted to share it with you.

Have a lovely week, dear Friends!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

It has been a difficult year for so many of you, myself included.  How grateful I am for God who sees all and Who walks with us every moment of the day.  My prayer for you, beloved Friends, is that the Lord will give each of you sparkles of unexpected joy this coming year. Watch for them!

Happy New Year dear ones--you are close to my heart and in my prayers.