Thursday, February 26, 2015

Random Act of Kindness Adventure Week 3




We were walking through the parking lot to the 99 cent store and heard a really nice country voice.  It sounded like it was coming from a speaker, and then we saw Chuck.  He had set up his own little stage complete with microphone and speakers.

We chatted a few minutes and found out he is a veteran and instead of sitting with a cup asking for a handout, he's like a street musician sharing is music and mellow country voice.  It was a pleasure to put a few dollars in his hat, and listen to a person giving back in the way of a song.  

It was a two-fold RAK ~ we gave him a few dollars, and he gave us a song!  It was a win-win!

To see all the other RAK's this week check in at Betsy's who is hosting our RAK adventure.

A BROTHER REMEMBERED




One year ago Friday my "little brother" Hal (10 years younger than me) lost his battle with cancer and took up his residence in heaven.  I miss him and it's hard to believe it's been a year.

He was an outdoorsman in every since of the word.  He loved nature and was a man of many talents.  In the last years of his life he took up photography and was just as good at that as anything else he tried.

I've heard golfers say they hope there are golf courses in heaven.  I think Hal will be looking for a pond to fish in, and take some heavenly pictures.


I miss you bro....you are the best!  I look forward to seeing you some day in heaven.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RED IS OUT ~ YELLOW IS IN



WELCOME TO YELLOW ~ With the refreshing rain, and all the plants blooming in the complex, it was time to take the RED down.  I did enjoy it during Christmas and Valentines Day, but was ready to revisit my bins of Spring Decorations.


I have a red, black and yellow tea kettle...so it's works well with every season.  Had a yellow crock for my kitchen utensils and spoon rests.  My sign "Here comes the Sun" stays up year round as it brighten my day each morning regardless of the weather.


A view of the kitchen from the living room with a few of my little birds and their nests.  Freddie got clean water today and he is enjoying the view too.


I love sitting out all my little nests, the birds and some eggs on the coffee table.


Because of the restrictions on hanging anything on our door,  my Bunny Welcome sign is on the balcony.  That's find because I welcome all my friends to sit a while on the balcony.

Monday, February 23, 2015

THE COLOR GREEN

 The color on the balcony is "GREEN."  We had a good rain last night, and this morning, all the plants are smiling green.  Creeping Charlie was very happy.



My Spider plant is sporting a few new babies. 


I took a clip from Charlie and now I have a new one in the old tea kettle.

All those lovely white blooms are gone, and our treehouse is sporting a new crop of green leaves.  They wet leaves were shinning in the sunshine this morning.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

A PRAYER FOR SUNDAY

I'm part of a Daily Prayer Blog and my day is "Sunday".  I've been doing a series of prayers on Reasons to Read God's Revelation.  I filled up my car yesterday and was reminded again how much we need our spiritual tanks filled.



This is the fifth in the REasons to REad God's REvelation.

REfule Me.  Psalm 119:131  "I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands."

Dear Lord, I need re-fueling in my life every day.  I long for your Words to fill me like the gasoline filling the tank in my car.  My mouth is open, my heart pants for you.  Fill my life with the fuel of your love, your kindness, your goodness your peace and mercy.

Lord in a world of emptiness ~ Only YOU can REfule us and fill out lives to overflowing, so we use that overflow to bless others.  I love you Lord.  Fill me!  Amen.