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It’s all about the money? I think not!

July 2, 2015
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Mother Hen:

The beauty of simplicity.. a good read..

Originally posted on The woman on the Yellow Bike :

IMG_20130804_123157(A childs fishing net is great for plucking prawns from the sea as they float around the rocks on the incoming tide)

“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came…

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Leave the Water on Please

July 2, 2015

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Summertime

July 1, 2015

He fills His hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark..

God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways,

He does great things beyond our understanding.

                                                                                  Job 36:32, 37:5

His ways are not our ways. As I observe my little sphere of the world I am in awe of the beauty in our little back yard. I hope I don’t tire you out from my backyard tales. But each day I am eager to see what’s new, what flower has bloomed, what vegetable has taken off. I am thankful for these simple adventures in gardening.

DSCN7551Thunbergia~Spanish Eyes

DSCN7533Lovely Hollyhocks

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DSCN7559Last summer I was looking at Sunflowers through this window

DSCN7516A little more honey

DSCN7561When its hot its hot… Kind of how I have been feeling..Lethargic..

DSCN7567Maybe a few strawberries will help…

Kind of Primitive

June 29, 2015

But it worked..

DSCN7336We will eventually purchase a honey extractor. Until then we will just have to be creative. This is from our first frame.

DSCN7342I take no credit for working with the bees. I only put the honey in the jar and Bee Man does the work. Bees are incredible. No lazy bone bees.  Our method will improve in time. I have an idea of using a crock to put underneath the strainer. We try to be thrifty, when we can. I sure hope children are learning about them. I do recall a book from the Magic School Bus series on Bees, that I came across while working at a library.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

June 28, 2015

Maybe you can tell me what my muse is?

2011-016This is several years old. I like charming old towns.

Downloads79-004The Doors

2015-06-13 001I would say life on earth and all of the neat, wonderful, quirky, fascinating things we get to see and experience each day.

 Linking to Daily Post Photo Challenge

Transformation

June 24, 2015

On April 16th I posted about our weedy backyard. Rototiller/Bee man was out of commission at the time and unable to do any strenuous work. Some how, I would say with some gumption, we were able to put our hands to the plow and a little sweat to our brow. Our little plot of land has been transformed into an eye pleasing small garden. I say this with some exaggeration..Lol!

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DSCN7180I am thrilled to be able to grow Hollyhocks, although the bugs that were bugging them were bugging me too..

IMG_6360Of late I have been pondering about battles, there are battles of pests and insects, and there are battles with people. A lot of the battles take place in our brain. We mull over, we question, we fixate, we doubt, we get confused and the troubles we face look, feel, and seem ominous. I know because I was fixated on something yesterday that was totally robbing me of peace. I had to call on someone who I trust, to confide in and she listened and then made some suggestions. I knew in my heart what I had to do. I wanted to confront the issue and be done with it. I wanted peace in that area. Sometimes, I have to put on the armor of courage, because I am not always brave. How often we do try to deal with stuff and stuff it, thinking, oh yes, I can handle it. So, I moved forward with determination in my heart to settle a certain matter. Wow, it was so amazing and so freeing once I put on my brave heart and what it did, was break the ice that was solid and unmoving, and set my heart free and brought me peace.

IMG_6402My bike and I get along quite well

I am thankful for the wise woman of God that spoke into my heart, and got me thinking on how to approach what was bugging me. No matter how strong we think we are, we need to voice our concerns. We want to be healthy citizens of this world.. I want to be strong and courageous and not cower when pressure comes my way. We want to win the everyday battles. I had some major stinking thinking going on. If we don’t let the light in, it will stay dark in that place, in our head, in our hearts.

DSCN7011Look for the beauty around you, look to who is in your life that supports you. Look to those that are placed on your path to help teach you a lesson. We want to grow and flourish, not to stagnate or let depression consume us.

DSC_0033Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.

                                                                                                                                                          Philippians 4:8

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DSCN7164Life is a little sweeter with honey..

A Message

June 21, 2015

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