Dare he Dream?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

This friendly tightly woven fishing town depended heavily on the income from his hair net factory but he wanted a change of pace. 107 without spaces/130 with....

Grandma has a micro-fiction challenge called succinctly yours where she offers a photo as inspiration for a short, short story of 140 characters or words. She also offers as a bonus a bonus word, which this week is "woven". Join the micro-fiction challenge and see how low you can go.

Last weekend we had an enormous amount of people (around 150,000) without electric service so we stayed at work to take outage calls. Missed you guys!! :-) !!

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Have a bright weekend!

Thursday, July 25, 2013



Orange tuberose

Sky shot from my car window

Sky shot from my dashboard

BTW I was parked at an intersection. :-)
This post linked to skywatch Fridaymandarin orange Monday and orange you glad it's Friday.  I hope you have an absolutely terrific weekend. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!
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Sunday Shadows

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Leaving church last Sunday it was quite sunny so the shadows were out to play.
The depth of the scenery is so much more alluring on a sunny day
So I and my camera had some fun snap snap snapping away....

This post linked to shadow shot Sunday. Won't you come out and play?
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Salute to Summer

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


A leisurely day
Mom and child on a park bench
Whiling time away…


Long sizzling hot days
And unrelenting sunrays
People join in play


Summer bears  sweet fruit
We’re only too pleased to share
Growing wildly everywhere.

This post linked to carpe diem. We are saluting summer. Take care, stay healthy and God bless.


Walking in the Rain

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Regardless of the rain she elected to walk home from work. 48 without spaces and 59 with.

Grandma has a micro-fiction challenge where she offers the photo prompt and a bonus word. The object of the challenge is to keep your word or character count below 140 using her photo and even better including the bonus word; which this week is "elect". Join us at succinctly yours and see how low you can go. 

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Joy Follows Like a Shadow

Saturday, July 13, 2013

This post linked to shadow shot Sunday. Please enjoy your Sunday, take care and God bless!!

My shadow quote: 
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
 Buddha quotes (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)
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Asiatic Lilies

Asiatic lily

Lilies are both easy to grow and require little to no care. In fact they are so easy to grow that you may find many of them growing beautifully along the roadside and highways. These Asiatic lilies are different from the Tiger lily in that the Tiger lily has black markings similar to the tiger they were named after.

It is recommended to give your lily flowers a little lime once a year to keep the soil from becoming acidic. Lilies usually don't have any insect or disease problems unless it is a very wet year. If that is the case you may want to treat with a fungicide. Lilies grow from bulbs and should be planted about six inches deep in the soil. Over several years, the bulbs will work their way toward the surface so it is a good practice, every three years, to dig up the bulbs in either late fall (after they have gone dormant) or early spring and replant them. By this time they may have multiplied giving you a nice display of lilies in your garden. 

This post linked to orange you glad it's Friday! Have a great week end, stay healthy and God bless!!

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Chris’ Rice Pudding

Thursday, July 11, 2013

rice pudding
Chris, my baby boy had a birthday a few weeks ago and he requested rice pudding rather than cake. This is his favorite dessert.
Preheat oven to 350 F

Ingredients needed:
4 cups of water
2 cups rice
1/4 tbsp. oleo or butter
1 tsp. sea salt
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 egg
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup raisins

Place the first 6 ingredients in pan with lid. Follow package instructions on cooking rice. Set timer for 15 to 20 minutes depending on package instructions. When the timer goes off immediately remove rice from heat.

Blend in raisins or your favorite dried fruit(s). Blend 1 egg, 1 cup half and half and 1/2 cup sugar in separate bowl. Pour into rice and bake for about 1/2 hour. Egg needs to cook thoroughly and raisins will plump and become more flavorful.
Enjoy hot or cold.

This post linked to Foodie Friday.  Thank you for your visit. Take care. Stay healthy and God bless!


Leads with her left…

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Then tries her right…


We’re not sure which she is going to be (right or left-handed) as she does not favor one hand over the other and in fact often uses both simultaneously. She doesn’t like to eat unless she has something in both hands and will break off a piece of food to do just that.

Funny, just last month we were rushing to take writing implements away from her so they would not go into her mouth and now she is actually writing with them! Our babies grow up too fast!! She just turned one mid May and it seems like she was just born. Where has the time gone?


Here is the rose before Abriele discovered it….


This post linked to shadow shot Sunday. My shadow quote for the week is:  “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows falls behind you.” ~ Maori proverb

Your visit is much appreciated. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!


Philadelphia Fleabane

Philadelphia Fleabane

Prairie Fleabane


Erigeron philadelphicus L. 

This flower was once sold to me as feverfew and fortunately I identified it before brewing it as tea . Fleabane originally got it's name for it's ability to repel fleas. 

We come across many herbs daily, but should not use any unless we can clearly identify them. Making flowering herbs even more difficult to identify is the fact that there are so many various species. The erigeron alone has 194 different species, with this one being referred to as the names listed above and also as daisy fleabane and common fleabane. For more information regarding this easy to grow flower click here.

Linked to NF Blo-Ma, Mosaic Monday, and Today's Flowers. Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!

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