I feel like I've been Missing in Action this week! I just couldn't seem to sit down and write anything worth posting, and so I took a little break for a few days. Now I feel so out of touch. Where do I begin? I will have to go back through my photos from the week and see what is worth sharing. Some of it may not make much sense...that's just how I'm feeling...not making much sense...
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Sorry I've been M.I.A.
First of all, I can't believe we are already half way through the month of May! Where did May go???
This is a picture from my Country Seasons calendar by the artist John Sloane.
I think the days of the month have followed that gaggle of geese right out the road...
I did discover this lovely little dessert plate at the flea market... I know, I know...I don't need anymore dessert plates...some day they will end up in the church thrift store for someone else to discover and enjoy, but for now I am enjoying it, and I thought you would too:
Jeepers! It's real gold!
Never know what you may find for $1.00 at the flea market!
This lovely Great White Egret came strolling by on Still Waters Pond one day this week:
He just kind of blends right in, doesn't he? That's his way of camouflaging himself I guess, so I can't see him. LOL. Kind of like hiding in plain view...
Speaking of "hiding in plain view", this slider turtle was moving along on the ground instead of in the pond where he came from. Not sure where he was going, but he was headed in the wrong direction...
I got up nose to nose with him and told him he was headed in the wrong direction, but I didn't really want to interfere after my experience with our little goose family a few weeks ago, so I just talked to him for a minute...
He shut his eyes and hid from me right there in plain view again...
And then he decided to turn around and head back to the pond like a good boy:
Hopefully he is back where he belongs now...
I was thrilled to see lots of new buds on the Rose of Sharon bush in the Secret Memorial Garden this week:
(yes, that is Lily Grace making a cameo appearance just to let you know she is still alive and well too!)
And was rewarded with some lovely blossoms each day: This was one of the plants we brought with us from the former Memorial Garden at the old house. It seems to really love it here now that I've finally planted it in the ground.
And this Gloxinia plant is another that I brought with me, and it is still in a pot. It dies back in the winter, and then pops back up in the spring and has the most lovely blossoms:
Now here is something to chuckle about but also take seriously:
Picture of the week:
Buyers beware: This is why you don't want to buy a house online without coming and looking at it in person first. What the Zillow and other groups like that don't show you is what may be "lurking" down the street. A snowbird friend of mine from up north bought a house through a realtor, sight unseen, and when she arrived she discovered this living down the street:
Reminded me of this famous quote from one of our favorite movies, "Christmas Vacation":
Just a little humorous warning to those who may be considering migrating south for the winter or even permanently...be sure to have someone you trust check out the neighborhood first!
Now switching gears to something very pleasant. Today we had the privilege of celebrating the graduation of our nephew Nicholaus as he graduated from high school:
After this past year of distance learning, missing out on many school activities, etc., he persevered and made it through with high grades and just being an all around good young man! So very proud of him.
He will be starting classes at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida, this summer.
Here he is with his Dad, my husband's brother Bill:
This is his talented and sweet mother Peggy, who had outdone herself with decorations and food, etc. for family and friends to come and enjoy:
She did have some wonderful helpers from her side of the family, but I neglected to get their pictures. I am truly sorry.
Here's a few more of the decorations and favors:
Here's Nicholaus with his family, Peggy, Bill, Nick, and Shannon
This is Bill and my hubby John
My sister Doris and her hubby Art were also there for the occasion
Here's yours truly and my sister in a selfie...
And here's Nick with our good friend Paula, who is like family...
Well, it is late, and I need to get to bed. Tomorrow is Sunday, and my hubby is going to preach at our church since our Pastor is on vacation. So we need to get to bed. Morning comes early.
Here's a good verse for today and for always:
And Please Pray for Israel.
And please pray for our country too.
Good night dear friends. I will try to be a better communicator next week.