The Quotable


May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt III



And the Adventure continues.  Why not come along for the journey?

As a kid I loved 
Scavenger hunts with my friends
It's the kid in me!

So the kid in me
Scavengers with all my friends
Oh, what fun it is!



#1Bouquet of flowers


#8 "plugged in to social media" at Panera Bread

#10 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN


#10 (cont.) University of Evansville
Evansville, IN


#12 public restroom


#13 Merry-go-round
Eastland Mall
Evansville, IN


#16 Panoramic view,
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 


#17 Knights of Columbus preparing picnic
Terre Haute, IN 


#19 Ticket Boot
Eastland Mall


#21 It's ME!
SCAVENGER HUNT LIST

 1. A bouquet of flowers
 2. An ornate door knocker
3. A person walking a dog (or other animal)
 4. People playing a board game or card game
5. Architectural columns
 6. A metal bridge
7. A turtle
 8. Someone "plugged in" to social media
 9. A tent
10. A college or university
11. A cellular tower or television satellite dish
12. A public restroom, bathroom, or toilet
13. A merry-go-round or carousel
14. A traffic signal
15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it
16. A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air
17. At least two people wearing matching outfits or uniforms
18. An overloaded truck, car, bicycle or other vehicle
19. A ticket booth
20. A natural body of water
21. A photograph of you with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt".

Note: you may not use a substitute for this item. If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for any one item on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: People eating outside
Alternative B: Someone holding an umbrella
Alternative C:  Rocking Chair

And so I join CHIEF SCAVENGER RINDA @ GALLO ORGANICO


~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

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I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!

Little by Little

Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 







Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Single Rose Bud

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A single red rose
Waiting to boldly blossom
Happy to be loved
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A rose bud of any color causes me to smile.  It has exquisite folds, delicate layers, and hues all their own.  I anticipate the blossom, but can wait because the bud is so very singular.  It's one of of a kind.  Even the bud residing next to it will not be the same.  

And so it is with humanity.  It is a bud.  It will blossom.  It is diversity.  It is a beautiful creation.  We should all spend time enjoying it instead of demeaning, debasing, or humiliating it because some are different.  We should allow each and every person bloom without pruning it before it has a chance to bloom.  Allow God to prune the flowers in the garden, for he is the Head Gardener.  

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 







Sunday, July 19, 2015

What a Weekend!


Forty-seven years ago today Ron and I married.  
It's been quite a ride.  It's good to spend your life 
with your best friend.


 We were at The Woods  (Saint Mary-of-the Woods) yesterday to deliver books for the annual used book sale  by the Sisters of Providence. It is also the campus for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.  Proud to say I'm an Alumnus.  It's always good to "go home to The Woods."



Finally, on Saturday, I was able to capture (on film) and photo of a bee pollinating the hibiscus.  Can you tell I'm totally captivated by the hibiscus...just cannot get enough of it.

Hoping all had as grand a weekend as I have.  God bless you all and...

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy
Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Once in a Blue Moon



Well, we've flown by Pluto, now, you know, the Dwarf Planet.  It's amazing that for 10 years there are those who waited patiently for this event to happen.  And the amazing thing is that the scientists weren't sure it would be successful.  TEN YEARS!!  I can only imagine the excitement, anxiety, or just sheer terror they must have experienced until the first photos arrived.

I, on the other hand, can never get a good photo of the moon...Well, "once in a blue" one.
~~~~~
When I imagine
Traveling in outer space
My head is spinning

Leaving Mother Earth
It's impossible to me
I have deep roots here
~~~~~
So, in my admiration to those who strive to gain knowledge of the unknown I say, "Thank you!"  Adventures like these only validate the beauty and complexity of God's creation!
~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God

Cathy

I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 







Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hibiscus Beauty



Earlier in the spring I was sure this hibiscus bush was dead.  We had such a hard winter and my knowledge of the  hibiscus being nil is was sure there was no hope for it.  Well, as you can see I was wrong.  There was nothing but dead branches and so I cut them to the ground.  Soon, to my surprise and delight, green leaves started to sprout.  Oh, my goodness, I am grateful for the resilience of the hibiscus.  Beautiful, though it is, it is strong and sturdy. 

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What a beautiful star I have found in the center of this blossom.  Nature's beauty is indispensable in the light of hope.

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy



Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday

I will also be joining Laura at I Heart Macro to day too.  Why not stop by and enjoy!



Shine the Divine


Thursday, July 09, 2015

Skylar, American Kestsral




Birds of a feather
Will often flock together
Reliance on each

Injured and fallen
There's no one to care for him
And then there's the rescue

I just want to say thank you to The Talon Trust and all other trusts that rescue and rehabilitate injured and endangered  birds and other animals.  All are God's creation and beautiful in his sight.


~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy




I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 







Sunday, July 05, 2015

Eagle Scout Project


Neil, fellow scouts, parents, grandparents and friends have been helping Neil with his Eagle Scout Project.  And just what is this project.  It has entailed the construction of plywood molds to make concrete planters for Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, Indiana.  Yes, planters, and the had to make five small ones and two large ones to place on the campus.  It took two weekends to pour, set, and remove the molds.  The trailer only holds 3 small planters.  It requires a full sized tractor and flatbed truck to move the two large one.  So there are still 4 planters to be transported.  These planters are intended to hold evergreen plants and beautify the campus.  

Right now the project is on hold because Neil and his dad are camping with his troop at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.  They return Friday.  They are hoping this will all be in place by July 18, 2015 before classes begin again August 6, 2015 at Memorial and he begins his sophomore year.

Eagle Scout projects over the years have shown me that there is no easy project and each project benefits not only the scout but the environment to which they offer their service.  Hats off to all scouts who achieve Eagle Scout status.  And to all those who support them with their time, talent and treasure I say, "Thank you very much!"

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy
Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday

I will also be joining Laura at I Heart Macro to day too.  Why not stop by and enjoy!



Shine the Divine


Thursday, July 02, 2015

Happy 4th of July



Freedom isn't free
 It comes through perseverance
And with sacrifice



For proudly she stands
With assurance from above
That long she will wave

~~~~~~
Wishing all a Happy 4th of July
and
A wonderful weekend

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy

I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 







Wednesday, July 01, 2015

2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt II



And the Adventure continues.  Why not come along for the journey?


#6 Bridge north of Kansas City, MO


#9 Festival of the Little Hills, St. Charles, MO


And the West Side Nut Club Festival, Evansville, IN
I know these pictures both have tents in them but they 
are both great fun to visit.  St. Charles because of the
wonderful crafts, art and food and Evansville just for 
the food.

#20 Carter Lake, Colorado


SCAVENGER HUNT LIST

 1. A bouquet of flowers
 2. An ornate door knocker
3. A person walking a dog (or other animal)
 4. People playing a board game or card game
5. Architectural columns
 6. A metal bridge
7. A turtle
 8. Someone "plugged in" to social media
 9. A tent
10. A college or university
11. A cellular tower or television satellite dish
12. A public restroom, bathroom, or toilet
13. A merry-go-round or carousel
14. A traffic signal
15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it
16. A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air
17. At least two people wearing matching outfits or uniforms
18. An overloaded truck, car, bicycle or other vehicle
19. A ticket booth
20. A natural body of water
21. A photograph of you with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt".

Note: you may not use a substitute for this item. If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for any one item on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: People eating outside
Alternative B: Someone holding an umbrella
Alternative C:  Rocking Chair

And so I join CHIEF SCAVENGER RINDA @ GALLO ORGANICO


~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt I



So I start this adventure with anticipation of fun and enthusiasm.  Why not come along for the journey?



#4 Mom and Phil playing dominos.  She was very good.


#5 Barrington Halll
Roswell, GA



#7 Our friendly turtle.  We found him when we were mowing the lawn.


SCAVENGER HUNT LIST

 1. A bouquet of flowers
 2. An ornate door knocker
3. A person walking a dog (or other animal)
 4. People playing a board game or card game
5. Architectural columns
 6. A metal bridge
7. A turtle
 8. Someone "plugged in" to social media
 9. A tent
10. A college or university
11. A cellular tower or television satellite dish
12. A public restroom, bathroom, or toilet
13. A merry-go-round or carousel
14. A traffic signal
15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it
16. A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air
17. At least two people wearing matching outfits or uniforms
18. An overloaded truck, car, bicycle or other vehicle
19. A ticket booth
20. A natural body of water
21. A photograph of you with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt".

Note: you may not use a substitute for this item. If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for any one item on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: People eating outside
Alternative B: Someone holding an umbrella
Alternative C:  Rocking Chair

And so I join CHIEF SCAVENGER RINDA @ GALLO ORGANICO

I'll have my picture later, but today just join in and have fun!!!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy