Author Archives: Smiles

HAPPY ‘NIPPY’ SABBATH

Morning temps in the teens and low twenties here these days. Until a couple of days ago, the mums were still holding up, so I brought in a large armload, hoping some could be used in the pulpit flower arrangement.  … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — HE LIFTS ME UP

Rather than clicking this into Google (you’d get gay stuff), please copy and paste the following link. It will get Chinese children singing “He lifts me up”.  Lovely! http://www.kuaishou.com/i/photo/lwx?userId=76250346&photoId=401977271&cc=share_wxtl&from=timeline&isappinstalled=0 YOU LIFT ME UP When I am down, and, oh, my … Continue reading

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BEN CARSON’S FAITH — AND MINE — HAS ALREADY TOUCHED YOUR LIFE

I don’t often write about politics.  And the following article is old news, as “news” goes.  But it tells much about my church (and favorite presidential candidate) which may be news to some of you. Column: Ben Carson’s faith — … Continue reading

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SAFARI ON A COOL DEWY MORNING

Isn’t it fun, these dewy mornings, to go out early into the garden and see where the bugs spent the night ?   Here are a few of this morning’s camera captures. The recent winds have been hard on the roses.  … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — PSALM 34:3

Amazing Facts, Inc (Media Ministry) October 23 at 11:00am ·

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MORE WET MORNINGS IN THE GARDEN

These wet fall mornings continue (and are expected to continue continuing) to lure me into the garden for dewy and rainy close up photos.  Here are a few recents of Sulfur butterflies on Cone Flower (Echinacea). My first cataract surgery … Continue reading

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GARDEN PROWLING AFTER A RAIN

One of my favorite things:  prowling my garden after a rain and capturing close-ups.  Here’s the rose ‘Sally Holmes’ this morning. Yes, it seems a bit out of focus, but I can’t tell if it’s the image or my eyes.  … Continue reading

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