My Farewell.

Well I spent a month not being able to blog.  In that month I decided to stop blogging.  I disconnected my internet 6 or 7 weeks ago; I started going to my daughter’s house to use her internet service.  I was sick with my vertigo problem and could not leave home for 2 weeks.  Then my daughter got a virus and was sick for 2 weeks and I could not go to her home and perhaps catch this virus.  During this time I found that I returned to a life I had before internet.  I found I enjoyed the free time to do things I once use to do, but did not have time for anymore.  I now, am writing a second book, reading books, painting, drawing, spending time with friends and family; face to face.  I have enjoyed blogging with all of my blogger friends, I will miss you, but at age 75 it is time for this old lady to go back to the old ways of life.  Ha  So farewell and may God bless each of you in your lives.

I will leave you with this lovely sunset . . .

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Sunset Reflection

Sometimes the sunset is not in the correct place in the sky.  The sunset in the West was not colorful at all a few nights ago.  But – in the Southeast this beautiful cloud was floating high in the sky.  As the sun from the West reflected on this huge cloud, a glorious color began to appear in the Southeast sky.  I have seen this happen quite often and the results is spectacular; as you can see by the photo below.  This photo is not enhanced, this is exactly what my eyes and my camera lens viewed.

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One Wet Day

It had been raining, but seemed to move out of our area after dropping 3 inches of rain. As it began to clear we saw a beautiful sunrise.   We decided to take a ride up North toward Paradise Road.  A beautiful road, with daisies and flowers growing in the road ditches.

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Well, we found the rain in the North and picture taking was out of the question; for quite some time.  In fact, seeing where we were going was quite a feat.

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But . . .  After the rain began to fall less and less, we saw the most colorful and beautiful rainbow we had seen in a long time.

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The clouds were so white and fluffy in the sky as we drove along.

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This is the stretch of road near our house.  On the left side of the highway, among the big trees in the center of this picture is Home Sweet Home.  What a glorious day to be out in nature. Despite the rain, it was a relaxing and enjoyable ride.

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Look To The Sky

When your life is troubled, or your heart is full of sorrow – lift your eyes to the sky and let God help and comfort you.

“Sometimes the best thing that you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess.  Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” Thedailyquotes.com.

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“Be silent, only the hand of God can remove the burdens of your heart” Rumi

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“Don’t feel bad if people remember you only when they need you . . . Feel privileged that you are like a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness.” The Daily Quotes

Can you see the fox walking on the clouds in this picture?

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“Don’t make too much distance from your dear ones.  Otherwise they may learn how to live without you” . . .  www,olaalaa.com

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Give God the glory in your life and always put your faith in Him.  He will never leave you nor fail you.

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Confusing Weather

This is a confusing world.  I saw hundreds of Geese flying North yesterday.  They were extremely high in the air, which meant they were in the middle of a long flight.  I wondered if they were as confused with the weather as all of us humans are.  You see these geese are heading North at least 6 weeks earlier than normal.  Despite our weather, the sun rises and the sun sets.  So, I decided to include some photos of colorful skies.

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When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad.  For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.  iliketoquote.com

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Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.  Unknown Author

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Let’s Become Better People

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I wish I were a great literary writer.  A person who could sway men from hate; with words of compassion and love.  The events surrounding the recent U.S. Presidential Election have grieved my soul.  There has been enough malicious hate and hostility over this election.

Mankind needs to sit quietly, read God’s word, and ask themselves how God would deal with a situation like this.  Love one another.  Love is the fatherly concern of God for humankind.  Romans 12:21 – Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

No matter how a person paraphrases their message of love – Evil people turn a deaf ear. It seems impossible to sway the hateful from their course.  Yet, we must let our light shine for good in this world.

I am tired of hate, destructive demonstrations, and cruel words.  God is the ruler of this universe and he shall prevail against the workers of iniquity.

At least give the new U.S. President – Donald J. Trump – a chance.  Everyone deserves a chance to prove themselves.  Did you ever think that God might have a reason for the outcome of this election?

Just as you till the soil in your garden each Spring – a renewing of the earth – let’s have a renewing of Faith in our God.

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Paintings In The Sky

I have so many sunrises and sunsets I have not posted.  I thought I would look back in my picture folders and share some lovely scenes and great quotes with you.

The following sunrise had such unusual clouds it looked more like a painting.  Have never captured clouds like this before.  None of these photos are altered, what you see is what I photographed.  Just ask my camera. Ha

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I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful. Pete Hamill

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At sunset, Nature is painting for us . . day after day . . pictures of infinite beauty. John Ruskin

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A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight and see the dawn before the rest of the world.  Oscar Wilde

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Malachi 1:11 – For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles . . .

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There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same. Carlos Santana

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There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. B. Williams

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Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore

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Even the sun gets tired of rising, but he does it out of love for the Earth. Seja Majeed

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Trumpeter Swans

I was thrilled when someone told me the Trumpeter Swans had finally migrated to the South and were in our state. There is a small private lake 30 miles North of us where about 200 swans call home for the winter.  My husband and I drove up there to see them this morning.  We fed them corn and I took about 100 photos.  Yes, overkill on my part. Lol         I hope you enjoy a few of my photos of these beautiful, noisy swans.  Those with dark heads are juveniles.

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There are a lot of Coots here also as the following photo shows.

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Some of the birds were asleep with their heads laying on their backs.

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