Time Began in a Garden

"Now the Lord God planted a garden in the east, in Eden." Genesis 2:8

Monday, November 16, 2009

IT'S BEEN A GOOD RUN

For a little more than 3 1/2 years I have been posting and you have been "clicking on". Often responding with comments that have been encouraging, heartfelt, funny, and wise just to conjure up a few adjectives.
Thanks for each and every one.
They have meant a lot to me.




But I think perhaps it is time to close this blog. At least for now.
I cannot do this without thanking the One who supplied the abundance of beauty posted here season after season....both in the unending glory of His creation found in nature, the faces of friends and loved ones, and the eternal Words of Truth gleaned from the pages of Scripture and the pens of those who down through the years understood the wisdom and guidance for abundant living found there.
Again, thanks for "tuning in", and with the recommendation to you to check out :http://www.spurgeon.org/fcb/fcb.cgi. (I've put it on my favorites)

I remain as always, Blessed

Friday, November 13, 2009

GUARDING LIBERTY V

"On every question of construction of the Constitution, let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, November 12, 2009

GUARDING LIBERTY IV

"The ultimate authority...resides in the people alone."

"It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.
We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens and one of the the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution."
James Madison

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

GUARDING LIBERTY III

"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

Remember our veterans and give thanks.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

GUARDING LIBERTY II

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards." Samuel Adams

Monday, November 09, 2009

GUARDING LIBERTY

"The liberties of a people never were, or ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." Patrick HenryPosted by Picasa

Friday, November 06, 2009

A BEAUTIFUL DAY

Worked outside again yesterday....could not believe how aboslutely glorious the day was. And we are promised more of the same for the next few days.
I really enjoy the change of seasons. Like to decorate inside and out.
This is the wreath on the garage door.











"The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing." John Adams

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

GREEN, GREEN MOSS

"It is incument on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." Thomas JeffersonPosted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

NOT GIVING UP

When we were "winterizing" the garden, I cut this plant to the ground.
Well, as you can see, it wasn't ready to be "winterized"!
Isn't it pretty?









Going to be posting a few thoughts from our Founders.
" The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

THE LATEST THING IN KITCHEN GADGETS

Well, it was in c. 1950 anyway....That's the year Mom got her brand new shiney "Salad Master"
Mother really liked slaw, and she made the best around; so when this product came on the market, she invested . It could cut up cabbage faster than one could imagine.
Last week when I was preparing a simple supper for a few friends, I decided to "dig out" said salad wizard that had been packed away for a very long time. It worked great, and in just a few minutes I had a bowl of shredded cabbage and carrots ready for Mom's homade dressing.


















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kept the
instruction book.

























It was a fun trip down memory lane for me.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the old fashioned slaw too.

Monday, November 02, 2009

DROP BY SOME TIME

The "Welcome Sign" is out.

Haven't the past two days of blue skies and sunshine been absolutely glorious?
There's nothing like a few dreary, rainy days to make us appreciate the warmth and light of the sun.
Must be a lesson there somewhere.
Happy November. Let's not wait until Thanksgiving Day to be grateful.
It's a good way to begin every day.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

THANK YOU, PEGGY













You can't eat this pumpkin, but it has become one of my favorite fall decorations.
Peggy 2 brought it to me several years ago, and I always look forward to putting it out.
Unexpected gifts, "just because" are such fun!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

YUM YUM













"Vegetables are an important part of any healthy diet.
May I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie!"
Jim Davis quotes
Isn't fall eating grand?

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

CAN YOU COME OUT AND PLAY?

When the work was all done and we went back into the house; kitty was feeling a bit left out.











"A cat's worst enemy is a closed door." From Cat Wisdom.com











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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

FENCE SITTING

While we were working in the garden Saturday, kitty decided to get a "ring-side" view in order to watch all the "goings-on".







She kept
getting
closer and
closer..



Until she
finally got
really
involved
in the
trimming
of the
honeysuckle.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

FALL CLEANUP

Brad and Brandy came up this weekend, and we worked and worked to get the garden "winterized"
Tools of
the trade...





A few
finishing
touches.






It feels so good to have things all ready for winter.
Thanks Brad and Brandy.
Will probably plant a few bulbs, and then the job will be complete.

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."
Ecclesiastes 3:1
Aren't God's plans wonderful?

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Friday, October 16, 2009

HARVEST TIME

Farmer Jones is anticipating a good crop this year.















"For the unlearned, old age is winter, for the learned, it is the season of the harvest." from The Talmud Quotes
"Check and make certain you are planting good seeds.....love, joy, kindness, faith, forgiveness, encouragement, respect, generosity etc.; for you will surely reap what you have sown." Blessed

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

A LITTLE "CAT NAP"












Kitty cat loves to curl up in Mr. Scaregrows's lap.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

THE KEY

















"If we try to influence or elevate others, we shall soon see that success is in proportion to their belief of our belief in them."
Henry Drummond

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FAITH









"The eternal life, the life of faith, is simply the life of the higher vision.
Faith is an attitude--a mirror set at the right angle."
From The Changed Life. Henry Drummond

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Monday, October 12, 2009

SHADOWS

I really enjoy the shadows that appear on my walls at various times of the day during the changing seasons.

















"How the love of God melts down the unlovely heart in man, and begets in him the new creature, who is patient, and humble, and gentle, and unselfish.
And there is no other way to get it.
There is no mystery about it.
We love others because He first loved us."
Henry Drummond

Posted by Picasa"Therefore if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creation; the old is gone, the new has come."
2nd Corinthians 5:17

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

TOUCHES OF FALL III
















Proverbs 26:17
"Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own."

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

TOUCHES OF FALL II












Proverbs 25:28
"Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control."

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Monday, October 05, 2009

TOUCHES OF FALL









Proverbs 14:34
"Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a disgrace to any people."

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Friday, October 02, 2009

FIRM WAYS










Proverbs 4: 20-27
"My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.
Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
Make level paths for your feet, and take only ways that are firm.
Do not swerve to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.

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