Hope you are enjoying this summer like Mac and Purr-Tater are...
Whether you're chilling, doing something fun with a friend...
or just resting in this heat!
"Summer was our best season:
it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots,
or trying to sleep in the tree house;
summer was everything good to eat;
it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape..."
— Harper Lee
"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." Proverbs 27:9
Hugs from Mac and Purr-Tater and best wishes for a sweet week!
and Happy National Poetry Month!
In spite of the difficulties, stress and sometimes tragedies many of us experienced this past year, some unbelievably good things happened, too. Time spent with family, loved ones, and friends—whether in person or online—was a lifeline to joy. Maybe it took time apart to see how much we really need each other--different experiences, viewpoints, opinions, and everything... More than ever, I'm thankful for those who love us.
Here are some other highlights:
As some of you know, on February 18th, Evan dislocated his knee several times that day after slipping on some ice that was hidden by snow. He has made incredible progress while still continuing in physical therapy. His knee continues to grow stronger and we're hopeful for a full recovery in 2022. Thank you for your prayers!
There's a swamp in our backyard and in May for the last several years Evan has seen turtle egg nests destroyed by scavengers (raccoons, etc.) We've never seen the turtles actually laying their eggs, but this year we did! (There are two laying eggs in the photo below.)
Evan decided he was going try to save the eggs this year. We did some research, and he set about building a 'fortress' to protect them while they incubated.
After spending several days getting their protection just right, Evan started calling himself a "turtle farmer"! We read that it takes around 80 days for the eggs to hatch, so around August 14th we started checking the nests several times a day. Evan saw our first hatchling while checking the farm on the evening of Sept. 11 during a torrential storm. We couldn't believe that one was hatching, let alone during the middle of a storm! The next day several more hatched, which is when these photos and videos were taken.
Needless to say, we were thrilled. Evan's hard work really paid off! He has plans to continue the farm next year.
I was honored to be a bridesmaid in my good friend, Quazonia's wedding to Richard Scott in November. We met at church while I lived in Delaware back in the 1990s. It was just awesome to re-connect several days over the course of the month and be part of their special day! So happy for Quazonia and Richard!
Wishing you and your families a wonderful Christmas week and celebration of Jesus' birth. May you experience the wonders of His love! "Our Year In Photos, Part 2" coming soon. :-)
When I was "matched" with Evan on eharmony in March 2006, one of his profile pictures had a picture of him with his bunny, Tyler. I thought, "Hmmmm...A guy with a bunny? He looks pretty nice..." :-) Yup, he's wonderful! This is our 15th Halloween together, and Evan's 62nd birthday (today)! Thanks to our family for your sweet gifts and greetings! He asked to have t-shirts designed with our bunny Mac as "Count Macula". Here's one of the images we came up with. (The backgound imagery is from Unsplash.)
On the eve of our 13th wedding anniversary (Tuesday) Evan found these two baby bunnies near our front walkway!
What a precious gift... :-)
Thank you for landing on my blog! This a collection of photos, art, poems, and other creative stuff on my life journey. Sort of a visual diary. Thanks again for visiting. I’d love to hear from you. :)
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