This was once a GRAND tree… And now there is a teeny Teacup Yorkie
Here are more GRAND pics…
Skywatch Friday can be found here. Friday, December 6, 2013
Skywatch: A place to enjoy skies and views from all around the globe. Simply take a picture which includes the Sky, post that picture on your blog and then post your link at Skywatch.
I found this totally surprising scene when I parked in a different spot when visiting my brother. His neighbor hides this lovely lady in his woodsy backyard, away from general view. I wonder what the story is behind it being there.
Cee’s Challenges give us more fun. Scrolling through our picture files looking for matches to each photo challenge takes us down memory lane, and we smile. This week: Photos that show more than five…
The Last Meow. (The cats always have the last word on this blog!)
There you go again, Missy Jan. Forgetting us kitties. We have rights, you know. Please post some pictures that represent our cat-e-gory. Why do we always have to remind you. Get with it, girl. Thanks.
(Okay, okay. Here are some pictures for the kittie cat-e-gory. Happy now?)
Yes, Missy Jan. Purrfect. Thank you.
Meow for now. (We are happy kitties now!) =<^:^>=
NaBloPoMo – December. Post every day in December.
I parked in a different place than usual when I visited my brother one cold and gloomy November day. He wasn’t home, so I sat in my warm car waiting. As I sat, I scanned the neighborhood looking for potential blog photos and found this unexpected sight in the neighbor’s backyard behind my brother’s condominium.
I went closer to the fence to get a better view.
The Last Meow (from the cats, of course!)
Here’s an unexpected photo. Look who happens to be in the background of this photo of me. You’d think the photographer would have focused better on me since I was the true center of attention. Humans! What can you expect?
Meow for Now. =<^;^>=
NaBloPoMo 30. The official last post of this challenge. This has been a fun run.
I tried to add a little spice with Nano Poblano.
One of my favorite things about blogging is meeting new bloggers. I load up on categories in my WordPress Reader and find new friends through NaBloPoMo, Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges, WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, Weekly Travel Theme, A to Z Challenge, Blog Every Day, Book Reviews, and a few more.
I enjoy getting comments and “likes” from my faithful visitors. That is so encouraging.
One comment from Soesterbror at http://brorsadu.wordpress.com had me chuckling. She told me about her great-grandmother…
our lovely Great-grandmother (1888-1992) from Northern Norway said: “Fetta Komplett,” and maybe believed she spoke French.
I commented back that her comment made me think of my dear own little French grandmother, “Grannie,” who mixed English and French when she spoke to us kiddoes. I remember her clear as day, standing in front of her old wood-fired cook stove, with the family dogs Nellie, Queenie, Daisy, and Fluffy scattered around on the kitchen floor hoping for a bite to eat. Dada sat at the kitchen table reading the newspaper.
I don’t remember my Grannie saying “Fetta Komplett,” but my high school French told me that maybe “fetta komplett” meant the same as “fait accompli” or “job finished.” Sure enough, Soesterbror confirmed that.
So, today, I can say “Fetta Komplett” because I have finished my last post for NaBloPoMo 2013. Now on to the next challenge!
In the meantime, I want to thank my most faithful commenters. Your comments always made my day. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my posts. And I have enjoyed looking at your posts, too. (Sorry Soesterbror, I can’t read yours! Special thanks for writing your comments to me in English. )
Linda Adams http://garridon.wordpress.com/
Nina Amir http://howtoblogabook.com/
Marilyn Armstrong at http://teepee12.wordpress.com
Blogagaini at http://blogagaini.com
Melissa K. Brander http://mkbrander.com
Tami Clayton at http://tamiclayton.com
Dawn at http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com
Sheri de Grom at http://sheridegrom.com/
Dhriti at firstname.lastname@example.org
nancyrae4 at http://nancyhdoyle.com/
Cee Neuner at http://ceenphotography.com
Sara Foster at http://www.sarafoster.com.au/the-blog/
frizztext at http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/
Gaurab at Processing the Life
Glorious Mettle http://gloriousmettle.wordpress.com
Festival of Leaves http://festivalofleaves.wordpress.com
Vicky Inglis http://longingtostray.wordpress.com
Isadora at http://isadoraartandphotography.com/
Danny James https://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com
Helen Jameson http://helenjameson.wordpress.com
RFL Jenksy http://rfljenksy.wordpress.com
Karen Mulhern http://smallhouseBigGarden.wordpress.com
K. C. Lee
Lynne at http://Lynnesartandsoul.wordpress.com
Kim Ulmanis http://kimulmanis.com
Kim13 at http://kh1313.wordpress.com/
Kylie at http://thelifeofkylie.wordpress.com
MarneyMae at http://marneymae.wordpress.com
Melissa at http://mkbrander.com/
Nancyrae4 at Http://nancyhdoyle.com
Joanna Henley at http://www.ojosworld.com/
Open lab 2 at http://openlab2.wordpress.com
Ordibild.com http://ordibild.com In the Middle of the Night
Liv Rancourt http://livrancourt.com
Soester at http://brorsadu.wordpress.com
Sue at ismbishop.aol.com
Shrimp (the kat) at http://hairballexpress.wordpress.com
Cheri Speak at http://cherispeak.com
Jodi Lea Stewart
Teresa at http://www.thefatcactus.com
Bruce Thiesen http://brucekthiesen.wordpress.com
Tina Schell at http://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Cathy Ulrich at http://largeself.wordpress.com
Verena Cave at http://verenacave.wordpress.com/
Irene Waters http://IreneWaters19.wordpress.com
Wise Monkeys Abroad at http://wisemonkeysabroad.wordpress.com
Woolymuses at http://woolymuses.wordpress.com
Zeke Chronicles http://thezekechronicles.wordpress.com
And special thanks also to all those who stopped by and “liked” my blog. It would take me quite awhile to post the links to all of you…and it’s getting late. So I will post my links to you at another time.
The WANAFriday prompt for this week comes from Tami Clayton. Tami can usually be found Taking Tea in the Kasbah.
The #wanafriday blog prompt for November 29, 2013 is: Dig through your bag, couch cushions, backpack, man purse, satchel, or scan the floor of your car for the first coin you find. Look at the year printed on it and then write about what you were doing that year.…
Amazing how fast this year is going. November is winding down, and soon December will do the same. Where did the year go?
In many respects, it has been a good year. I am thankful I live close enough to my siblings that I have been able to assist in the care of two of them. Sadly, one of them, MsJoanne, passed away after having multiple strokes, but she will be remembered as we celebrate Thanksgiving.
Now my brother, Adam, 80-years-old and blind, is in nursing care, his Medicare benefits being cut off this next week because he is making only minor progress in physical therapy. He has had a full, active life even though he is blind, but now he is slowing down significantly.
But good things have happened this year, too. Here are a few things that I am thankful for:
I am thankful that I belong to a strong faith community, Margate Community Church, Margate, NJ, that believes in service to others. Currently, our missions group is active in helping community members whose homes have been damaged by Superstorm Sandy in NJ. Previously, the missions group worked on-site in New Orleans (five trips) and Galveston, TX (one trip) to rehab hurricane-damaged homes.
Margate Community Church also runs a daily preschool. I walked through the colorful classrooms last week looking at the projects related to Thanksgiving. Here are a few of them.
Our cornucopia of blessings…too many to count: spouses, children, siblings, parents, extended families, and friends here and afar. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
My husband brought home the most beautiful deep yellow/peach hued roses last week for our anniversary. Their fragrance was exquisite, and they looked beautiful in an old cut-glass vase in the center of my dining-room table.
But, alas, the life of a cut flower is short. So today, as I looked at the beautiful wilted petals and drooping roses, I realized they still had a lovely fragrance. I pulled off the petals and put them in a bowl on my table.
I decided to try making a rose potpourri, so I looked for recipes on Internet. Here are several I found.
I’ll let you know how my potpourri turns out. In the meantime, I can still enjoy the color and fragrance of my anniversary gift. That makes me happy. Thanks, Dear.
Happy Anniversary, Missy Jan.
I love yellow roses, too. They make me feel happy.
Meow for now. =^;^=
P.S. Here’s a blog I like: Beth Nyland, Make Something 365. Lots of interesting things going on there!