Sunday, June 17, 2018

of a morning in June

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The folks walked their dogs to doggie beach

or got out early for a bike ride...

I put my feet up on the balusters and sipped my coffee slowly

watched the morning comin' down

The door to the porch stands open almost all summer long...

Monday -Chicken soup

Tuesday -lemon, rosemary chicken, brown rice, asparagus

Wednesday -Fish tacos

Thursday -beef and broccoli in the crock pot

Friday -leftovers

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Saturday, June 16, 2018


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Behold, Children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the Lord a reward.

Psalm 127:3

Please feel free to add your link to my Selah link-up.

You may post anything relating to your walk with God.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Family Friday

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My grandson, Verne, helped to mow the lawn while I 

was visiting last weekend. 

There is so much love in those hearts.

Joe and I sat on the porch the other night

watching a boat fishing in the gloaming. 

It's been nice enough out in the mornings 

for walking on the beach.

The gulls are funny to watch as I walk along the shore. 

We both walked the beach one evening after work. 

There were a couple of families still enjoying 

the early season evening before heading home for dinner. 

Verne paused in his busy landscaping to enjoy the buttercups

growing wild in the yard.

If you would like to join me for Family Friday

please feel free to add a link to a post about your family.

Richard Bach once said that rarely do members of one's family

grow up under the same roof.

In light of that, you may have friends that you think of as family

or pets that are certainly a part of your family as well.

Monday, June 11, 2018


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Verne worked very hard mowing the lawn the other day

but he didn't forget to take some time to stop and smell the flowers. 

in the gloaming

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Joe and I cleaned off the porch over the weekend. 

This winter was quite a burly one on this rather tiny sort-of-an-island.

Spring has been much of the same

so that every time I try to get out there the wind picks up over the Atlantic

and I'm forced back indoor where it's warm.

We got all the sweeping done and the moving of the rockers and wicker.

Mine is old wicker that was once on the porch at my mum's house. 

It's comfortable enough to curl up in with a fleece blanket of a cool evening

watch the sun go down and the island settle in

gulls call out to one another on the shore line

neighbors roll by with their beach carts

I've still to put the plants out...the wind kicked up and the clouds rolled in

We came in for tuna sandwiches with pretzels and a pickle.

There are geraniums all over the house...

even the bathroom hosts a tiny white one in flower.

It will be chilly tomorrow -high of 61- so I will wait a bit longer still

Tuesday morning I will move them all out 

and find the perfect spot for each of them. 

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Seeking Sabbath

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As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, 
Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
He said to them, "Come after me and I will make you fishers of men."
At once they left their nets and followed him. 

Matthew 4:18-20're just getting through your workday,

fishing away and working your nets, maybe your about ready to take a break,

maybe your feeling a little tired because you didn't sleep well last night...

Along comes this man that you've never seen or heard of before

a total stranger.

He says, "come with me..."

What do you do?

Jump up and go with him at once?


probably not.

Here and now we have the back round story, we know his name.


We know what he's all about for the most party.

Still, we hesitate to drop our nets, we don't follow,

some of us don't even acknowledge his presence.

Imagine the faith it would take to 

drop our nets at once and follow.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Family Friday

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Joe's mum and step-father came to visit.

They were here for Joe's birthday on Sunday

and they left on Tuesday afternoon after I went to work.

It was wonderful to visit with them!

We don't get to see them very often as they live in Florida 

and we are up here in Massachusetts.


I made strawberry shortcake from scratch for Joe's birthday.

I made the biscuits and I even whipped the cream!

Joey had never had it before....he liked it!


It's not very often that Joe and I get a picture of us together.

Joey took this one while we were walking the beach.

I got a new haircut and a color on Saturday.

I hadn't had it done in quite some time.


A few weeks ago I picked up a braided rug at Target.

It fits perfectly under my new kitchen table.

Verne loves playing on it.


The wild beach roses are in riotous bloom.

The whole island smells like roses and the salty Atlantic.

So wonderful!