Sunday, March 30, 2008

Flowers in the wild -- no, not wild flowers

except for the white wild blackberry bush flowers in the first picture.
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The rest are our little red bud tree in bloom (first picture) and the azaleas in full bloom today in the second picture. Gone are the red bud flowers and the white blackberry bush blooms.

The wild, yes, because we have let this bed grow wild. As soon as people do that around here, those blackberries move in.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

For Sale! 1974 Volkswagon Thing -- -- -- -- Wordless Wednesday # 047

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

The Empty Tomb

1 On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

11 But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, crying. As she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb.
12 She saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet, where Jesus’ body had been lying.
13 ... they’ve taken away my Lord,” she told them, “and I don’t know where they’ve put Him.”
14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not know it was Jesus. ... 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord!" And she told them what He had said to her.
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A lady opened her refrigerator and saw this rabbit sitting on one of the shelves.



"What are you doing in there?" she asked.

The rabbit replied:

"This is a Westinghouse, isn't it?"

The lady replied "Yes it is."

"Well," the rabbit said,



"I'm westing."


"Happy Easter!"

[Sent in eMail by
Warren, thank you Warren]

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Note: (John 20:1-18 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

John 20 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) (HCSB)

The Empty Tomb
1 On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put Him!"
3 At that, Peter and the other disciple went out, heading for the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and got to the tomb first. 5 Stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying there, yet he did not go in. 6 Then, following him, Simon Peter came also. He entered the tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there. 7 The wrapping that had been on His head was not lying with the linen cloths but was folded up in a separate place by itself. 8 The other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, then entered the tomb, saw, and believed. 9 For they still did not understand the Scripture that He must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went home again.



Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord
11 But Mary stood outside facing the tomb, crying. As she was crying, she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 She saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet, where Jesus' body had been lying. 13 They said to her, " Woman, why are you crying?"
"Because they've taken away my Lord," she told them, "and I don't know where they've put Him." 14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not know it was Jesus.

15 "Woman," Jesus said to her, "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?"

Supposing He was the gardener, she replied, "Sir, if you've removed Him, tell me where you've put Him, and I will take Him away."

16 Jesus said, "Mary."

Turning around, she said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" —which means "Teacher."

17 "Don't cling to Me," Jesus told her, "for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to My brothers and tell them that I am ascending to My Father and your Father—to My God and your God."

18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord!" And she told them what He had said to her.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday Post -- The Wondrous Cross



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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Isaac Watts, pub.1707

Copyright:
Public Domain
[words from Timeless Truths free online library]


When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.


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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

We all live in a yellow submarine warehouse by the tracks. One block from downtown Conroe, Texas, two blocks to the courthouse

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! A four-leaf clover for you

I thought I'd skip right over the Ides of March. On this date, March 15 in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was assassinated. That day always scares me. Why, I don't know.


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I picked this clump of clovers beside the sidewalk leading to downtown Killarney, Ireland.

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There was only one with four leaves. You will have to find it, I did not pick it. Isn't picking four-leaf clovers bad luck? Later in Scotland I was able to find another four-leafed one.

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Our nice B&B in Killarney. This one was on a hill with a wonderful view from our front bay window. (link to Muckross Drive House)

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Here is the one I found in Scotland. It was on the grounds at the Drummond Castle and Gardens (
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Where was I Sunday? No, not Claude Monet's garden in Giverny --- Wordless Wednesday #045


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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What to do with sour grapes -- Wordless Wednesday # 044

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