Priorities

We are getting ready to embark on a trip in a couple of weeks that will take us to some of our favorite places.  We will pass through Arkansas, Tennessee and will be staying with some friends in NW North Carolina.  This path includes many of the places we have on our list to consider…

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Furry Joy

Dogs have always been a part of our life.  At one time, we actually had 8 dogs.  Definitely a little crazy since we have had Border Collies and Australian Shepherds.  If you aren’t familiar with these breeds, they always need a job to do.  Our dogs participate in dog sports to keep them busy and…

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Homage to Nature..aka Harvey

Homage My youngest son lives in Houston.  He teaches at a private school there so he didn’t want to try to come home this weekend, just in case nothing happened.  Well, I guess we know that was a bit of a crap shoot.  Thankfully, our cousins were kind enough to treat him like one of…

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Anticipation

It took me some patience to capture a photo of this cute little hummingbird.  I sat down in the backyard and decided I would have to be patient, hoping one of these little guys would come by for a snack.  Retirement is kind of like that for me, I am having to exercise patience as…

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Be a “deer”

I don’t think I would be able to go on working if I had not begun to look for little bits of joy in every day.  Taking a few minutes to pull the weeds in my garden or just take a walkabout and enjoy the birds and the plants. Each day before I head off…

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Bluebird of Happiness

I had typed the word happiness this morning as it has really been on my mind.  It was a bit of a stressful work day and this evening I was visited by these lovely little bluebirds.  I was sneaking out the back door to try to get a little better photo and was just going…

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Walk in the Woods

“In the woods we return to reason and faith.  There I feel that nothing can befall me in life – no disgrace, no calamity, which nature cannot repair.”  by Ralph Waldo Emerson Last week, even though it is around 1000 degrees here in Texas we decided to take a little walk on the trails near…

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