Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Christmas Ham

sitting in my mom's kitchen this Christmas morning and having breakfast
what comes along, but a wild boar!
it's running behind her lanai
in the middle of a Florida subdivision
and he's even wearing a Santa hat of all things!
okay, he wasn't really wearing the hat, but I couldn't resist

here are some other run by shootings that I got as we jumped in the car to follow him (or her)




we lost him as he ran across the street and onto the community golf course.
 you can't really  tell by these photos, but he was huge and probably weighed at least 200 lbs.

Have you ever had any unusual Christmas occurrences?


Thursday, December 23, 2010

She Knew....



         





i think she knew
i needed this gift
that's because of the type of friend
 she has become

this gift
meant the world to me
when i opened it this morning
 it gave me
back something
that was slipping away

thank you
 Barbara







Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Beginning to Look.....


                                                                                                                        It's Christmas Time Again!

                                                                                                                        Put your problems on probation
                                                                                                                          Run your troubles off the track,
                                                                                                                         Throw your worries out the window
                                                                                                                         Get the monkeys off your back.
                                                                                                                            Silence all your inner critics
                                                                                                                         With your conscience make amends,
                                                                                                                       And allow yourself some happiness
                                                                                                                          It's Christmas time again!

                                                                                                                     Call a truce with those who bother you
                                                                                                                       Let all the fighting cease,
                                                                                                                    Give your differences a breather
                                                                                                                     And declare a time of peace,
                                                                                                                    Don't let angry feelings taint
                                                                                                                    The precious time you have to spend,
                                                                                                                    And allow yourself some happiness
                                                                                                                    It's Christmas time again!

                                                                                                                  Like some cool refreshing water
                                                                                                                Or a gentle summer breeze,
                                                                                                                Like a fresh bouquet of flowers
                                                                                                                 Or the smell of autumn leaves,
                                                                                                                 It's a banquet for the spirit
                                                                                                                 Filled with family, food and friends,
                                                                                                                So allow yourself some happiness
                                                                                                                   It's Christmas time again!

                                                                                                                  ~ Anonymous~

                                                                                                                  Thank you all 
                                                                                                                  for a year of getting to know
                                                                                                                 all of you through your blogs
                                                                                                                  and for stopping in at my place
                                                                                                                  and saying hi!
                                                                                                             Your visits are always a welcomed pleasure 
                                                                                                             throughout the day!
                                                                                                             May you have a safe and joyful Christmas!



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

One Word Wednesday ~ Wish


i wish
 the saying
 what goes around comes around
 is true


~:~
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
~:~


OWW will be taking a break during the holidays, but will return in the new year.






Friday, December 10, 2010

Game Time!


if you've been following me for any length of time, you know i'm into challenges
i love interaction between bloggers
and i love games
 so i've come up with another one i hope you will enjoy

this one's called....



The Rules:
you have to describe something in 10 words
not 5 or 6 or 11 words ~ exactly 10 words
 the trick is not to make the sentence too easy or too difficult to figure out
it's not quite as easy as it may sound, at least not for me.
but it's fun!

okay, once you come up with your "What Is It" sentence
make a post of it on your blog
then link up to the Blog Hop below and grab the Blog Hop Code to include the hop on your blog as well
if you don't use "Comment Moderation",  make sure to turn it on for awhile,
so everyones guesses will be hidden.
 whenever you feel you've received all the comments you're going to get
reveal the comments by accepting them
and also give the answer in your post

it will be fun to see how many people guess it correctly
and also seeing the incorrect answers

should be fun, no?

let's give it a try!

Here's mine.....

~:~
rushing down with overwhelming power suddenly it dies into serenity
~:~

Since this is a new game, I'll keep this post up for a couple of days before I post again, 
so you all can have some time to join in!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pleasant Surprises


just as this box
pokes its head
above the wintered grays
with a surprise of color
i received a
surprise phone call
this morning
from a blog friend
across the sea!

how it took a mundane morning
 and made it bright and cheerful
thank you Dave!

what pleasant surprises have you experienced lately?
  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

One Word Wednesday ~ Gift


First, let me say thank you, once again, to Sally G for hosting One Word Wednesday's for the past 3 weeks!
I greatly appreciated the time off during my travels and knowing that our group of participants in OWW were in good hands.  I absolutely love her implementing the Blog Hop!  What a fantastic way to share your posts with your blog pals and spread the Wednesday fun even further!

This week's word... 

~:~
G I F T
~:~

made me think of nature's gifts, even though we're in the midst of the holidays.
The gift of my Nikon last January has made me even more aware of the small gifts Mother Nature
sprinkles around for all of us to enjoy throughout the year, if we take the time to notice them.
Her gifts are waiting to be appreciated anytime day or night, summer or winter,
 and come in all shapes and sizes.

such as....

the little hummingbird that sits upon a tree limb guarding his treasured sweet red beverage
:: :: :: 
the golden leaf that is illuminated by a setting sun 
:: :: ::
the spider intricately weaving its perfect web
:: :: ::
the full moon casting its glorious beam through a window pane
:: :: ::
little buds trying to break open to show off their beautiful colors inside
:: :: ::
the puddle that reflects shimmering leaves or piece of architecture
:: :: ::
the ripples of a body of water creating a work of modern art 

I discovered all these little gifts plus many more throughout the year
 and have them safely stored so I can enjoy them whenever I choose.  
And whenever I want to add to my collection, all I have to do is make sure to look closely.

The photo above was an unexpected surprise that was waiting for me on a fallen tree trunk.  

Do you collect Mother Nature's little gifts?

Okay, now it's time for the fun to begin by adding your own post for the weekly Blog Hop.

Share your thoughts on the word "Gift" and what the word means to you by linking up below.  
Please also join the blog hop by posting the Linky Blog Hop tool to your blog post as well!  

Next Wednesday's Word....

~:~
W I S H 
~:~

Here's wishing you a good week!




Sunday, December 5, 2010

Barn...Sky...Bird & Color Watching

Here's a little taste of the beauty we experienced on our trip up to New England for Thanksgiving....

Barn Watching
(all taken flying past at 80 mph)
I think I fell in love with the Shenandoah Valley (Walker ~ I'm Jealous!) 
Connecticut 
(taken standing still)

Sky Watching

Bird Watching

Color Watching

It was a great trip that just went too quickly!



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I'm Back...well sorta


I'm coming clean...
I've been on vacation up in Connecticut visiting family, if you hadn't already figured out that I wasn't home.
I just don't like advertising that sort of thing on the internet, if you catch my drift.

Since Simon is now blind as a bat, we therefore can't ask anyone to look after him anymore,
so we took him along and drove all the way up there
(that's one long ass drive from GA to CT!)
 and he did so much better than we anticipated.
That little guy never ceases to amaze us!

I took loads of pics but have had no time to transfer them to the computer yet.
I'm playing lots of catch up, so it will be a few more days until I'm back in the swing of things
and I'll be sure to share some of my faves with all of you.

Many thanks to Sally G. for taking over One Word Wedneday's during my absence!
I hope you enjoyed her warm and welcoming posts...I certainly do!

I missed you guys!

And to all of my friends and family who celebrate....

H A P P Y   H A N U K K A H !