Celebrate Winter and Art Series 15: Godly snow

God’s place

wintry blessings

steeples embrace the snow

worshipers share the peacefulness

Divine

Cinquain by PamelaWLucas 2/10/18

Picture of artwork by Pinterest

Frederick Childe Hassam, Calvary Church in the Snow, 1893

 

 

Uncomplicated thoughts: An opening

There is one…hope will lead the way. PamelaWLucas 12/31/17

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen

Inspirational photo by Pixabay

Uncomplicated thoughts: Fra Giovanni’s Christmas Eve letter to a friend 1513

A portion of this meaningful letter:

“I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant. Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in darkness, could we but see. And to see, we have only to look. I beseech you to look! Life is so generous a giver. But we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard. Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love by wisdom, with power. Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel’s hand that brings it to you.” Fra Giovanni Giocondo

Wikipedia: Giovanni GiocondoOrder of Friars Minor, (c. 1433 – 1515) was an Italian friar, architectantiquaryarchaeologist, and classical scholar.

Inspirational photo by Pixabay

Golden Brodie shares a fall narrative

If you asked me what season my retriever self favors, I’d have to say autumn.  For several dog reasons:

  1. Cooler weather means longer walks.  I simply can not tolerate the heat.
  2. Piles of drying leaves.  I love rolling around in these smells and having the dying matter stick all over my coat…messy but the golden best.
  3. Pumpkin anything and everything appears.  Pumpkin dog treats, cooked pumpkin mixed with my food…bring it on.

    Golden Brodie sitting on the steps with his golden retriever cut-out pumpkin
    Golden Brodie with his golden retriever pumpkin
  4. Halloween dress-up.  This part is kinda hard for me but I deal with it.  So far, I have been a lion, a hot-dog and this year …cowboy get-up…black cowboy hat.  Say what???

    Golden Brodie dressed in his halloween "hot dog" costume
    No explanation necessary
  5. Turkey…yeah…each November we roast one and while I am not given human stuff…I do get a few well cut-up pieces of “the bird.”

Let’s count our blessing…Here’s to a golden autumn for us all.  Paws Up!

 

Golden Brodie sniffs out hurricane names 2017

Ok… my dog mind thought that each time a hurricane presented itself in the Atlantic…well…a bunch of people just decided on the spot what to name this horrible thing. But no…that’s so incorrect.

The World Meteorological Organization selects the names and the names are in rotation every six years…get it…rotation.  Best part of this name game…any hurricane that is really nasty and destructive…that given hurricane name is retired…so goodbye Harvey.  Prayers going out to all in the aftermath of Harvey and to those in the path of Hurricane Irma.

Read more about the naming of hurricanes.

 

Iowa Youth Livestock Show

Mitchell spends and devotes his life to doing the “good” with passion. Such wonderful young man and a lovely dairy cow.

Town & Country Gardening

Mitchell Miner, 15, of Williamsburg, Iowa and Audri entered the Iowa State Fair’s youth dairy cattle show. They prepared for weeks with Mitchell leading, clipping, walking and bathing Audri nonstop up to the competition. On the day of the show, Mitchell woke up at 3 a.m. his third straight early-morning rise putting the final touches on Audri.

Mitchell and Audri ended up placing fifth out of seven contestants, after hard competition, the two took a nap together.

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