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Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Randoms - April 29, 2016

Joining today for the Following Memes: Fun Friday Favorites, Friday's Hunt, Random Five Friday & Willy-Nilly Friday Five.


1. I received a surprise package in the mail this week from a good friend of mine.  Inside was a card that I just had to share:

On the inside of the card it said:  Just a little card to "crack" you up. - How funny is that!

2.  Along with the card was this T-Shirt that she saw on sale and she just had to send it to me:

It's Bat Cat!  - I just love it.  It's a bit large but I don't care because it's just to cute not to wear.

3.  Does that cat remind you of someone?  - If you've visited the blog you are familiar with our cats,  Check out this one...

Now I want to find him a little Bat Cat costume!

4. I enjoy feeding the birds & squirrels (yes I actually feed the squirrels) and even have some of them named.

This is, "Notch" which apparently is a common name for squirrels with missing ears.  He visits regularly along with one who is blind in one eye.

5.  The weirdest thing happened yesterday.  I was sitting on my mom's front porch with her & Coleen when a car drove by slowly and a man waved at me.  I waved back but didn't really know the guy.  Pretty soon he drives back around and slows down in front of the house and yells out his window,  "Did you know you look just like Peggy so-and-so?"  I said, "No I didn't, but I'm not her."  -  Then he says,  "Well you should know she has a Federal Warrant out for her Arrest so you might want to be careful."  Then he drove off.   Geez!!!

I wonder if he planned to turn me in!


1.  My 52 Frames shot for the week when the prompt was Food.  I wanted to do something different and decided to go with a Fairy Tale (Guess Which One).

2.  Pepper was enjoying a game of "Grab that Tail" yesterday.  That's Harley on the table and Pepper just eye-balling his tail.  He didn't really enjoy the game as much as she did!

3.  Took a drive about a week ago up Scenic Loop and here is the farm land from the view on top.
4. Thought I would share a photo of my White Bleeding Heart plant.  Most of the time you see the Pink/White variety so I thought it would be nice to see the other one. 

5.  Since last Friday I mentioned that Coleen was heading to the State Youth Bowling Tournament I thought I would share how she did today.

These are all the ribbons she won. - She bowled Team Event with scores of,
88-120-119.  Then she bowled Doubles with scores of, 125-165-95  (that's her highest game ever in red) and finally the Singles with scores of, 110-86-136.  She did extremely well and we were so proud of her.  She had a blast!  Wish we could have been there to watch her bowl.

FRIDAYS HUNT - Starts With R (My mom's yellow Rose blooming) It's one of my favorites.


 Texture:  I like the texture of the fuzzy poppy bloom.  As you can see it's been raining a lot this week.
Weeks Favorite:
Not necessarily my favorite photo I've taken this week but it is one of my favorite yard decorations.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Good Fences #110 - Every Bird Needs A Home

Welcome! - It's time to join Theresa (The Run-a-Round Ranch Report) for GOOD FENCES

One day while Coleen and I were out walking she happened to notice a fence find that I hadn't seen before.  I took a few pictures that day but didn't really like how they turned out (it was an overcast and dreary day) so I decided to walk back another day & take better pictures.

I just want to give Coleen credit for being my extra set of "eyes" because she often spots things that I might pass by and would miss out on being able to share them.

Here is her fence find:

The fence is pretty ordinary and a bit run down but the decor on it is the fun part.  Notice that window in the background...

It's a Window Box Planter.  I should go back and see if they have anything planted in it now.

The birdhouse roofs are old license plates.

The purple color here is fun.

I like the twisted wire on this one.

The Red stands out.  If you enlarge you can see the spiderwebs and the moss on the fence much better. 

Just a view going the opposite direction from the first shot.

I thought it was a fun way to dress up a plain fence and to give the little birds a nice place to make a nest. - I hope you've enjoyed seeing these Birdhouses on a Fence.

Don't forget to stop in at Theresa's blog and check out all the other Good Fences.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seasons - Blooms & Ducklings

It's been a super busy week (not much time for blogging) but I wanted to join Jesh (St Germain's) for SEASONS

Spring blooms abound around here right now.

I bought this lilac bush for my mom several years ago.  It's called a Bloomerang or maybe Boomerang Lilac.  It's a compact bush with small flowers that bloom twic a year.  This spring it's had an abundance of blooms.  I've only shown one stem here but the entire bush was loaded with those pretty pink blooms.

Sadly her French Lilac did not fair the winter very well and had very few blooms this year.

My Azalea's have been wonderful.  I love this White/Yellow one.  It's just so cheery and pretty.

I also love Snowball bushes, though I don't actually have any of my own.  This is from a nearby neighbors bush.

We've also had Ducklings visit this month.

This is mama duck and her 4 ducklings.  The lady across the street said she started out with 11 babies but by this day was down to only 4 left.

I took some pictures and really liked this one:

Sadly today mama duck was down to just 1 baby duckling.  To many outside cats in the neighborhood.

That's a small look at the season of spring from my part of the world.  Do stop by and check out the other Season entries.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Christian Movie Review

I was recently contacted by a member of Fishflix and asked if I would be willing to review a Christian Movie and offer an honest review of it on my blog.  I was very happy to do so.

The movie that was sent to me was:
My Son, My Savior

I would say that this movie was put together very well and was easy to follow.  It told the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus and how it must have felt for her to learn that she would become the mother of the promised messiah.

It started out with Mary as a young girl learning about the history of the Passover and wondering when the messiah would come.

The story continued as Mary grew up and found that she was pregnant even though she was a virgin.

Since the movie was only 55 minutes long it covered a lot of ground in a very short time frame.

As the movie progressed through Jesus birth and the start of his ministry you are given insight into how Mary felt as she watched her son grow and become a teacher of the gospel.  Eventually she must be witness to his crucifixion as well.  It was interesting to have an idea of how Mary must have felt during her son's liftetime and the events that lead to his crucifixion and resurrection.

While I thought the movie was accurate biblically I also felt that at times it seemed a bit "rushed" to fit everything into the time frame of the movie.  I felt it could have extended a few of the scenes and even added a few more to explain more about Jesus ministry.  I did enjoy that many familar scriptures were quoted throughout the movie in such a way that you felt as if you were right there listening to the words yourself.

One thing that I felt was a "positive" of the movie is that if you were watching as a family it was easy to follow and understand so that your children wouldn't be confused as to what was happening.

Over all I thought it was a good movie.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Randoms - April 22, 2016

 Joining Nancy (A Rural Journal) today for RANDOM FIVE FRIDAY

1.  Bought a bunch more flowers to plant this week.  Still haven't planted them as it "rained" today.  Here is one of them.

2.  I've had a craving lately (no I am so NOT pregnant) for.....

3.  Took a walk this morning (before the rain started) to take some Macro photos.  Walked down this alley and heard a lot of buzzing noise.  I realize that the tree I was standing under was loaded with blooms and bees!

 You can only see 1 bee in this shot but believe me there were so many that I actually thought there was a swarm somewhere, they were that noisy.

4.  Speaking of flowers....My Azalea had 3 blooms that decided to wait until the proper season to bloom this year.  For the last couple of years it's bloomed in October instead of April.  These buds survived the winter and I've been enjoying them at the proper time of the year.

5.  I posted late today because I wanted to get a picture of Coleen before she left for her big weekend.  She is heading up to Tacoma, WA to bowl in the Youth State Tournament!  She received the jacket she is wearing for having the highest series for girls in her division on the league she bowls on here in town.

 It's going to be a big and tiring weekend for her.  Team event on Saturday and Doubles/Singles Sunday morning then a 5 hour ride back home.  We are so proud of her though.

WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE:  Also joining Tanya (Around Roanoke) with a collage of some mailboxes from around the world.  A friend of mine sends me stuff like this all the time so I thought I would share them with you.