Evening Stroll

It’s so wonderful living in the country. Since we moved to SE Georgia in 1993 from the Big City, I try to walk around the property at least twice a day. Clears the cobwebs, I get to talk to my LORD Father in private, then I sleep so much better once my head hits the pillow. Something I learned from listening to Pastor Andy Stanley (YouTube) is we should always thank our dear Father for our life. You know, he’s right! Even with all my aches, pains, problems, loss and worries, I am thankful for the life God has given me. He’s always so generous to us all. I’m so very grateful. He knows and cares about us all.

Today’s Devotional – Mark 8:35 NIV

Also, I thought I’d share a couple of pics from yesterday’s stroll.

Mushroom growing in an old Oak Tree
Rubberweed “Daisy”

It’s foggy this morning, which is a good thing. I’m praying that we’ll get more rain and that it will bring cooler temps. It’s been unseasonably dry and warm. Usually we’re in the 60’s during the day by now, but it’s been in the 80’s! That’s way too warm for late October. Steve has been deer hunting this year but he said it’s miserable trying to hunt with the heat. Too many bugs too. We might take the two wheels out for a spin later instead. Time for some delta breeze on our knees! *lol*

Y’all have a great day!


My husband received a pre-birthday gift this week. It’s a Canon EF 100-400mm zoom lens for his camera.

Today this post is by him:

I’ve spent part of the day walking around the yard familiarizing myself with the new lens. Here are a few images from today. First pic is a Cloudless Sulfur butterfly on red Dianthus. A Green Anole on the back deck. Our JRT, Jack relaxing in the grass. Last is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a tiny species on spring migrating.

Wasn’t that fun!? It’s raining cats and dogs right now. I love the rain. It’s almost always welcome.  But I am glad I rode my bicycle earlier.

Hope y’all have a blessed Saturday.

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Savannah Holly (Monrovia)


Savannah Holly (Monrovia)

Our Savannah Holly‘s have finally produced berries after about 5 or 6 years of growth. I planted two of them beside the circular driveway on the “Back 40” (acres), as I laughingly call it. It’s the back part of our small acreage that is not 40 acres. 🙂 It’s my silly way of labeling things. Anyway, I was so pleased to see the plants producing so well and it was just in time for Christmas.

Speaking of doing well, Steve is improving every day. God be praised! He no longer has to put bandages on all the port holes the surgeon put into his chest and his left leg is much, much better (that’s the one that had the vein removed for the bypasses). His color is good. His speaking voice is stronger. He’s eating good. He’s walking, but still with a limp, again from the vein removal. Please keep praying for him, though, if you would, because he’s suffering from latent aches and pains from the surgery. Thank you! God answers prayer! We’ve had so many wonderful people from our Church bring food, haul us around on errands, prayed for us, asked about us, etc. There’s nothing like a loving Church family. I am so doubly blessed to not only have eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD but to have found a Church that is truly Christian in thought and deed. Jesus loves us and wants us to be happy.


This time last year, we had a nice blanket of snow all over SouthEast Georgia. Right now, it’s 67 degrees and overcast. I’m wishing it would cool off and dry up. Our poor dirt road is an unholy mess. It’s so bumpy it rides like the surface of the moon. The good news is I think our District finally has good representation. Spoke to the new guy who took office on January 1st a few days ago, and he seems to be on the ball. We are all praying for a paved road and better representation. Like I said, God answers prayer, just in his time frame. LORD give me patience and give it to me right now! lol

I pray that y’all will have a blessed and safe day. Thank you for stopping by!

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