Are they smooching here? Could be...I like that thought, so yes, I'll say they are...
They were actually finding their morning treats in the shallows of the lakeshore...
As we headed back up the road away from the lake, a deer bolted into the woods ahead of us. We slowed down and searched to see if we could still see her...and yes...she was there watching us from the protection of the woods. Can you see her?
Later that evening we took our weekly ride up the road a ways to the little town where we attend church so that we could attend choir practice. One of the perks of that ride is that we usually get to see some beautiful sunsets if we time it just right. Almost missed it:
Lately the power company in our area has been exchanging power poles to larger, taller ones. This was going on outside our house one morning this week. My thanks to these brave men who work so diligently to keep us powered up. Without their dedicated service we would not be able to sit here in our comfortable warm, well-lit homes and write messages to each other on our computers or have lights to see what we are doing...or power to cook our food and keep our food cold in the refrigerators, power to wash and dry our clothes, and on and on and on. Thank you, Clay Electric!
Today (Thursday) we took a ride with some dear friends to meet another dear friend for lunch. This was a place quite a little distance away, but it was well worth the trip.
This was the view from our window seat inside "Red's" Restaurant, along the Withlacoochee River. I'm sure it is a much prettier view in spring and summer and fall, when the leaves are on the trees.
We had a very good visit with our friends, one of whom lost her husband last year after his battle with cancer. She wanted to show us what she was making as memorial gifts for their grandchildren and family. She used different shirts, jeans, sweatshirts, and neckties that belonged to her husband and created these wonderful teddy bears. What a wonderful, touching gift for any who knew and loved her sweet husband. And yes, my friend is a very talented and "crafty" lady. She creates so many beautiful things, and this was a kind of therapy for her.
Here's our whole gang...the other couple on the left are good friends of ours as well as we all used to belong to the same church in Ohio many years ago when my hubby was the pastor there. We have been friends for almost 40 years. What a blessing to still have such wonderful friends. We do miss our dear friend who passed away, however. He was a wonderful, godly Christian man. We know we'll see him again someday in heaven.