Showing posts with label Mosaic Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mosaic Monday. Show all posts

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Walk By the River


After Mass this morning Ron and I decided to a walk to the river.  Here in Newburgh is a lock and dam where the barges move up and down the river carrying coal, grain and oil.  


This morning we hit the jackpot.  There were barges coming and going.



Farther along on our walk we encountered some very lovely blossoms.  


We met this handsome Gentleman along the way, watching to make sure he safely crossed the road.





No walk is complete on a Sunday morning with out a stop at Ben and Pennys.  And this morning was no different.  Ron had a warm carmel apple cookie and I had maple walnut scone, both topped with a 
small scoop of vanilla ice cream



Then these flower pots reminded me that this is the last weekend in August and the door is now opening onto the an autumn porch. It has been a summer of saddness and joy for us but all in all God has been gracious.

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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


As an aside, I've been invited to  join Monday WRites by Gillena Cox.  Since I'm not prepared for that today I thought others of you might join her in this adventure.


verses

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Mosaic Monday...Hoping for Spring


Enough Said!!!


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Thanks be to God!

Cathy

Please visit Mosaic Monday at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mosaic Monday~~Cats


Cats seem to be the popular this weekend in my blog travels.  So I thought I'd share some photos of my cats, Simba and Nala (aka Sissy).  They are brother and sister and oh what fun they offer me each day! 
Simba is the once that leaps and flies and climbs.  Nala on the other hand is the pensive one.  No matter!  They are real treasures!

 I particularly like this quote by Garrison Keillor:

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.” 

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Thanks be to God!!

Cathy
Then visit Mosaic Monday at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.  You'll enjoy that, too!!!
  

  Today's link to Provident God.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wisdom of the Fathers

Sunrise and sunset
Mother of beauty and grace
Warms the hearts of all

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Great Spirit, Great Spirit, my Grandfather, all over the earth the faces of living things are all alike...Look upon these faces of children without number and with children in their arms, that they may face the winds and walk the good road to the day of quiet
Black Elk (1863-1950)
Oglala Sioux holy man 
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Thanks be to God!!

Cathy

Pleases stop by and visit Karen at Sunlit Sunday and offer your bit of sunshine today.  Then visit Mosaic Monday at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.  You'll enjoy that, too!!!
  

  Today's link to Provident God.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunlight and Desert Shadows

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Thanks be to God!!

Cathy

Pleases stop by and visit Karen at Sunlit Sunday and offer your bit of sunshine today.  Then visit Mosaic Monday at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.  You'll enjoy that, too!!!
  

  Today's link to Provident God.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Still Spring



It's still Spring. . .

Spring

Spring is life
Spring is hope
So is love and
happiness.
Spring renews.
Without spring,
life is forlorn.
Spring is nostalgia
after bitter storm.
Put spring in your heart 

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Bird Nest Anthology, 2013






















This was a journey. I discovered this bird nest last Fall. It was in a tree outside one of the windows where I work.  I so enjoyed watching the changes as they took place.  I could hardly wait until Spring when I just knew Mama would arrive to set up housekeeping.  Much to my chagrin Mother Nature takes care of her own and so I discovered that She decorated and camouflaged the wee nest so that I could not photograph Mama and her brood.  I've seen her nesting, but only in the shadows.  It's been quite an adventure!

It's true Spring is for the Birds!!!!

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Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Visit  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Mosaic Monday


























Santa's Helpers

The fairies and elves on last Christmas-tide
Decided to open their hearts very wide,
And spend extra time, throughout the whole year,
In helping their grandfather—Santa Claus dear.

"Our fingers are nimble. We'll quickly make toys
Enough to supply all the girls and the boys,
And Santa may watch us to see if it's right,
So all will be ready before Christmas night."

Then bravely they all went to work with a will,
And soon all was quiet in workshop and mill;
For old Santa said, "Enough, and well done,
We've toys enough now to make all kinds of fun."

We thank you, old Santa, and your helpers, too,
For all of the many kind things that you do;
And should you need more help in making your toys,
Just call on your small friends, the girls and the boys.

by M. Nora Boylan


It's been so very busy here at the Keller's that I've not had a chance to visit all my friends in the "neighborhood."  Hoping to be able to spend for time during this glorious season.  Wishing you all the very best!!!  And here's hoping that, you all are bein' the best helpers to Santa you can be.

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Thanks be to God!

Cathy


 The Little Red House and offer words of encouragement to Mary.  Mosaic Monday is postponed this week due to the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.   Visit Macro Monday,  too.  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Mosaic/Macro Monday


Tis the season for anticipation and reasons for giving thanks.  The family gatherings, harvest moon, and the glory in God's creation!

On the Wednesdays during the preparations for these wonderful holidays please join me for Once Upon A Recipe.  Share your recipes and tradition stories behind them from Grandmas sugar cookies to Mom's best stuffing recipe!!!  All are welcome and what fun we'll all have sharing these memories!!!

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Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy

Stop by  The Little Red House and offer words of encouragement to Mary.  Mosaic Monday is postponed this week due to the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.   Visit Macro Monday,  too.  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Autumn Leaves


It's been a long three weeks and I've not had a hiatus like this since I started blogging 5 years ago.  Just let it be said that this has been a three weeks of challenges and inspiration, love and miracles.

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

Cathy


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Visit Macro Monday,  too.  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

(Editing error...It should read, "Autumn is a second spring when every LEAF is a flower.)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mosaic Monday


'Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone;
 all her lovely companions are faded and gone."
Thomas Moore

It's been a glorious weekend!!!  How lovely the work of the Creator's hands.

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

Cathy


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Visit Macro Monday,  too.  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mosaic Monday


I always feel at home at The Woods.  I'm greeted with hugs and smiles.  The sisters and my friends are alway happy to see me.  Walks and treasured time the Associates allow me to become centered again in my faith.  I become renewed and refreshed.  

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Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I have nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Mosaic Monday


Grandpa and I get to babysit for Xavier today.  Yep, we still have it in us.  First, we all went for a walk after breakfast and Coco met her friend Potato.  The we all came back to play. . . He even helped Grandpa with his coin search.  Napping?  Yes, he's doing that now!!!  Success.  What fun we had!  And a great feeling of accomplishment for Grandma!

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Thanks be to God!

Cathy
The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I have nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mosaic/Macro Monday~~Air Plant




I was introduced to Air Plants by a dear friend and coworker a couple of months ago.  The one she gave to me then is cute and small and I have named him Simon.  She went to visit family in Tennessee a week ago and I asked her to bring me two more when she went to Gatlinburg.  This is one of the two she brought to me.  Isn't she lovely.  Sarah told me that this variety of of air plant may only bloom once every ten years.  But she also said it might also keep its bloom for up to a year.  Well, here's hoping for I think Miriam is just beautiful!


Tillandsia is a genus of around 540 species in the Bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae), found in the forests, mountains, and deserts, of Central and South America, and Mexico and the southern United States in North America. Tillandsia recurvata and another Bromeliaceae species on electric wires near San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela Flowering Tillandsia and daughter plant The thinner-leafed varieties grow in rainy areas and the thick-leafed varieties in areas more subject to drought. Moisture and nutrients are gathered from the air (dust, decaying leaves and insect matter) through structures on the leaves called trichomes. Tillandsia species are epiphytes (also called aerophytes or air plants) – i.e. they normally grow without soil while attached to other plants. Epiphytes are not parasitic, depending on the host only for support. The genus Tillandsia was named by Carolus Linnaeus after the Swedish physician and botanist Dr. Elias Tillandz (originally Tillander) (1640-1693).
Wikipedia 
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Thanks be to God!

Cathy 

The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I have nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Mosaic Monday~Boys and Trains

What is it about little boys and trains?  What is it about Big boys and trains?  What is it?  

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"The romance of boating is gone, now. In Hannibal the steamboatman is no longer a god. The youth don't talk river slang any more. Their pride is apparently railways -- which they take a peculiar vanity in reducing to initials ("C B & Q") -- an affectation which prevails all over the west. They roll these initials as a sweet morsel under the tongue."
 - Notebook #20, reprinted in Mark Twain's Notebooks & Journals, Vol. II.



When Grandpa heard Daniel was coming to visit he got out the train. And so that evening dinner was late and Grandpa played trains with Daniel and cousin, Neil. Oh, what a treasure!!!

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


Cathy


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I have nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mosaic Monday~~Deer Colorado

Deer Colorado,

We returned home today to Indiana.  We had a grand visit as always.  We shared time in laughter and joy with family.  We were thrilled by your deer visits.  It was in the beauty of your sunrise that God is truly in our midst.

Will return as soon as we can.

Your Native Daughter

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Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I have nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

The Gold Fish and Mosaic Monday


nature is God's own
color and life abounding
thanks be to God

The fish in the pond are finally coming to the top to feed so we can see them.  We knew they were still in the pond as there were none floating as if they had died, but just wondered how they were doing in all the heat.  Look!  They are thriving.

The Gerber Daisy looks like bleach had been dropped on it by accident, but no, that too is from God's palate.  Wonders all of God's creation!

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

Cathy


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I have nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mosaic Monday


This week I missed Haiku My Heart...I hate it when that happens.  It give me a chance to use the "little gray cells" to challenge my grasp of the English language.  So in conjunction with Mosaic Monday I will add the haiku I didn't post earlier.


tender is new life
gentle is the love we give
to nurture and grow

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Thanks be to God!

Cathy

The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I have nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mosaic Monday~Macro Monday



The rhododendrons have been just exquisite this spring.  
















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Glory be to God!!!!!

Cathy  

And please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I hve nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Mosaic Monday

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Ice skating birthday
Twas a grand celebration
Oh what fun we had!!!

Happy Ninth Birthday, Ainsley!

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

Cathy
And please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   And though I hve nothing to offer at  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!