Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Silver Pennies. Some handmade items.








I love to crochet.
Been crocheting since I was 18.




This is for our grand daughter graduating from high school this year.
We have 10 grands and each have gotten one at high school graduation.


Made 2 of these 2 years ago for grands going to the same college.
School colors.



There is only one left to graduate.


Did you ever crochet with plarn (plastic yarn)
Made from plastic shopping bags cut into strips.

Some examples.



University of Kentucky


 University of Louisville.




These were all made for a local church picnic booth. Did flip flops to match these but don't find any photos.

Did some beach bags with beach toys in them and totes for baby things.
They sold like hotcakes.


I have been making my Christmas gifts for years.
One year they all got the plarn bags above, the girls that is.

One year all the girls got ponchos, caps and fingerless gloves.
I had something for the boys but find no photos.


Have made Christening gowns and caps for 2 ggsons.



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Friday, April 29, 2016

Pink Saturday, yahoo the lilac bush has bloomed.





















Thought I had missed my lilac bush in full bloom but looked out and it was beautiful.

Love that smell in the house.

Linking with Pink Saturday
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Soulful Friday. Not such a happy story.



What touched my soul this week.

Wish my post was more positive but this is the truth for me this week.

I thought about this topic for the week early in the week, but no one knows what the day will bring.



This beautiful granddaughter called me later this week with news that one of her friends, that she went to high school with, was shot and killed by her husband on Sunday.
Husband aimed a gun at her head and pulled the trigger saying
"I did not know it was loaded."
He was a sharp shooter in the military and even I, knowing nothing about weapons, know the first rule is to never point a gun at someone knowing it is loaded or not.
My gd and her friend had been good friends in high school but each chose different colleges to attend and her friend had quit college 2 years ago to get married.
This gd had just seen her friend last week at the grocery with her brand new baby that she was still nursing.
She was bubbling over with love and happiness at her life.
Gd was sobbing and so frustrated at how life happens and things can make you feel so helpless.
Empathy overtook me and I cried with her as I knew her friend, Amelia also.
Empathy for all involved, the friend and family, my gd and our daughter, faced with helping her daughter try to understand.
A tiny baby's mother gone, father in jail and entire community faced with such horror.
Young folks are always looking for answers and the "why" question came up.
She lives in another city and I wanted to take her in my arms and just hug and love her because I have no answers for her.
I do not ask that question anymore because I am finally at an age where I know God did not cause this and free will is at the center of all these questions.
My heart and soul mourns for all involved and without faith I would feel hopeless.
I was touched by how many horrors occur to men and/or women who have been in the military.
Loving Father help us keep peace in our
hearts and soul.
Linking to Soulful Friday





Thursday, April 28, 2016

Good fences and a little added.

















Just showing the fence, never mind the precious little great grandson. LOL
















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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Outdoor Wednesday. Horse farms, white water rafting.










One small stable on this horse farm.
 




Our son and his friends swap and breed
Tennessee Walkers on these lands.


Our son, on the front left, with his wife and son and daughter
white water rafting.
I love to watch them.
Grand here is just a little to old.
Wish I had done it when I was way younger. 
Granddaughter Abby hanging with them, behind her dad, but moma Wendy just hanging on.
Notice she has the guide right behind her.
I give her credit for wanting to make this a family memory.
Love Wendy



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Finding treasures with Tom



Property where the first ancestors on my father's side built after moving to Kentucky.

It remained in our family for over 200 years.
The fence was built by slaves and maintained to this day.

You can see remains of slave quarters stacked in the back.

It was sold just a few years ago.
My father was born here.











Bridging the mighty Ohio, just about 30 miles from where I live.
 




Daily sight in my neck of the woods.


My town is very historic.
Many of the original homes still stand.



Linking up with Tom's Treasures
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Mosaic Monday, almost blooms. Grandma's Briefs

Mosaic Monday



This is the last weekly Mosaic Monday, I think.

Will go to last Monday in month.

Some almost blooms on my Clematis and tiny yellow flower.




Yes it is a weed, Yellow clover, but I take my color where I can get it right now.

Finally got a shot of a yellow Chicadee on the feeder.



The middle photo in the bottom row is my lilac bush I let the blooms get too old before taking a shot.

I didn't spend much time outdoors early spring as it was not pleasant weather at all. 

 With the magic of 
Pic Monkey




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Linking up with
Grandma's Briefs
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Handsome grandson with his beautiful mother, our daughter.
He is excited telling us about his new apartment.
He will be a junior in college and will be living off campus in his own apartment.

Such a fine young man.


Beautiful granddaughter, Holly with flowers, on her senior ring ceremony.
With her family
Our daughter and another granddaughter Hannah and their dad.