Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
But, this lovely Christmas card arrived today from the pastor of our church.
I feel like sharing it to the world.
Thank-you Father Mark.
The unique face of this card comes from an original oil painting from Zaki Baboun. A native of Beit Jala in Bethlehem. Zaki uses Biblical themes and local landscapes, his own faith and love for the Lord, as inspiration for much of his art.
All proceeds from the sale of this card, benefit the works of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, in the Holy Land.
This card is designed and printed in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Artwork by Zaki Baboun
Designed and printed by:Nour design & print Co.,www.nourdp.ps
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The idea is that "you" finish the first part of the sentence.
Thank-you Kitty for passing on this bloggy bit.
I am: what I yam. (Popeye the sailor man)
I think: therefore I am (Descartes)
I know: that so far...all I have written are quotes.
I have: a mind of my own and I'll answer best as I can.
I wish: that I would never feel NEED.
I hate: --- I hate thinking of things I might hate.
I miss: my family as they die off
I fear: not having enough time
I hear: a quiet inner voice safely guiding me
I smell: the lotion Nora gave me (Neroli Chamomile)
I crave: playing fast games of Scrabble almost everyday online
I search: for matching socks
I wonder: who cares that I'm writing this
I regret: not finding a way to get down to Florida to see Marjie when she was alive.
I love: LOVE
I ache: in my heart for the ones I miss
I am not: a go getter
I believe: in God
I dance: even when I'm sitting down
I sing: the songs my mother sang to me to my kids
I cry: easily
I fight: cavities
I win: if my children argue with me
I lose: money when I buy lottery tickets
I never: spend more than $2 on a ticket
I always: have to rush to the bathroom when I get in my house from working.
I confuse: my needle felting needles up all the time. I guess I should color code them.
I listen: to talk radio even if I can't stand the guy talking.
I can usually be found: at home during the day and at work at night
I am scared: to sell anything more on ebay because they have gotten so power happy.
I need: to have more faith that all my needs will be met.
I am happy about: being able to help
I imagine: what things will be like in the future.
Thanks for reading my blog. That's really nice of you ~xo~Elaine
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Large or small....
I surround myself with them.
They are everywhere you look in my house.
There are even more than I have pictured...
Some drawers hold fun things.
Some drawers hold junk.
I've seen stair treads made into drawers but I prefer this style.
The Shakers really knew how to utilize drawers.
There can never be too many drawers available.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Confucius say: "A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step" ....
and so did my Dad always find an opportunity to tell me this.
The last post was in memory of my Mother so I feel it only fitting to give my Father's memory a place on my blog as well.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Problem - Everytime I put the seed into this coconut shell bird feeder, the larger birds knock it out in one fell swoop.
Solution- Take a knee -high nylon stocking and slip it over the half shell. Then with the extra stocking left hanging....reverse and double up. Poke a hole in the stocking and stretch it wide open. I filled mine with sunflower hearts.
Necessity is the Mother of Invention...
Make the hanging string long enough to deter the squirrels from hanging by their toes to reach it. My feeder has been out there 3 days so far and the squirrels haven't been able to get it yet. Although it's comical watching them try.*******
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Dear Blank Blog----
How can I fill you up?
This Springtime entry started above, was the last attempt I made at writing to you.
I just can't keep up with being clever and creative and all that it entails.
So--- I will continue to post at my own lack of speed.
I don't know who will see this but I've decided to write just to see for myself the changes in my life.
Everyday slips by and a new one steps up without me really remembering half of what happened.
I was crushed when somebody thought I put the elephant clip in here as a hoax.
That's not at all me to try and fool anyone... and I did a fair amount of research since.
The elephant's name is Hong and as a matter of fact she most surely can paint an elephant. It is not a HOAX!!!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Scroll down to the bottom of this page and see the video clip. I didn't want it to get lost in the archives as a posting would, so I added it as a page element. The video shows an elephant painting a picture. If you have the time and would like to see an elephant using their God given talent -- please look. I hope you've been well. I won't make excuses for not posting here often. I'm just happy that you still come here to look at least once in a while. I hope this video not only amuses but inspires. Thank-you for stopping in. I appreciate each visit.
Friday, March 28, 2008
I visit blogs like a doctor makes rounds. I follow links blindly until I wonder how did I get here? Then when it comes to posting on my own blog I'm in a funk. Sometimes I just don't know where I fit in. I'm happy to be me yet at the same time I'm boggled by our diversity. I'm bloggled!
This is a part of my world - what I saw looking out my kitchen window. I ran to get the camera and shot through the window pane. Didn't dare go outside because I might scare "it". Out of 3 quick clicks this shot was the best I could come up with. Upon close study I suspect it's a female Cardinal molting her feathers in a drastic way. But at the time all I could think of was I've discovered a tiny vulture species.
All the other birds were keeping they're distance.
I watched for her but haven't seen her since. Now most people would go on about their day and not give another thought about it. But...not me. I think about her. I blog about her. I wonder how she is and I somehow can relate to her. I imagine she sees her own reflection in the shiny plastic window of the bird feeder and is thinking --that's me?--Gee, I feel much prettier than I actually look.
Well......it's not much is it? But its all I got today. Thank-you for the visit. xox ~Elaine
Friday, March 21, 2008
If you get to know me well then you'll discover I love wildflowers, birds, being outside and basically anything to do with nature. Today being the first day of Spring seemed a good time to pay my tribute to the heralding snowdrop. Green Briar has hundreds of them marching through the landscape as if on parade.
This is one of the few clumps I have growing in my own backyard.
Now with all these flowers you would hope to see them open and smiling but noooooooooooooooooooo. So I had to google one open to show you.
Or .....you can bring them inside where it's cozy and warm to coax them open as my sister did here.