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April: Macro in the Garden

Some of my kids rented macro lenses for me to try out for this week (early Mother’s Day gift). I have always wanted to take a picture like this. Taken in New Jersey where you can find many of these in most yards. This is in response to Jude’s Macro in the Garden Photo Challenge…

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Thankful Thursday: Finding My Inner Artist

    My husband and I are away in Arizona celebrating our anniversary and also visiting my daughter and her family. To celebrate our anniversary, my husband I are spending a few days in Sedona. Sedona is an incredibly beautiful place surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. Everywhere you look is…

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Morning Ritual

Originally posted on Momdeavor:
I am not a morning person. When my alarm hits 6:15 am, I just want to roll over and go back to sleep. I don’t remember when I started doing this but now after I hit the alarm button, I reach out my hand and and my husband holds it.  He…

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Season of Singing

“Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come…” Song of Songs 2:10-11 In the spring when bright daffodils bloom and flowering trees are covered with beautiful blossoms, these words from the Bible often come…

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Thankful Thursday: Holy Thursday

How beautiful it is to stand before the Crucifix, simply to be under the Lord’s gaze, so full of love. ~Pope Francis For many Christians, Holy Thursday marks the beginning of the Easter Triduum – the three days leading to Easter Sunday. These days are considered the most important days of our Christian faith in…

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Dances with the Daffodils

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way,…