Monday, March 30, 2020

Memories



I used to walk these paths in my homeland, I knew every nook and cranny.
Nowadays, it's all about driving everywhere, we miss out on so much life around us.
I think of this Beatrix Potter quote often, and smile.

“Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again.”  
~Beatrix Potter

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Being Grateful

 


I'm grateful today for blue skies and sunshine, eighty one degrees of the stuff, begging me to spend the afternoon pottering in the garden.
Weed-pulling has begun, and grass-mowing is scheduled.
Two portly kitties are at my side rolling in the sweet Spring grass, not a care in the world, oblivious to all the turmoil.
Life goes on......

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Welcome Spring

Hello Spring, we've been waiting for you.....
You're a little early this year https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox, your healing sunshine is desperately needed.


The Robins have returned, a sure sign you have arrived.




Our days have warmed up nicely.
New grass and flowers are beginning their journey to awaken.
Songbirds have returned, and there's a nightly croaking of a frog heard at the tiny pond.
Springtime appears.


 


Flowers are budding
Birds are nesting
Bunnies are hopping
Frogs are croaking

 




Monday, March 16, 2020

Keep Calm And Carry On

It seems our world as we know it is falling apart.
Last week, a tornado barreled through our town, changing many people's lives.
This week we are facing Coronavirus  uncertainties.
I'm going to do my part and follow the CDC recommendations other than that, I'm taking a "Keep Calm and Carry On" approach.
Oliver cat follows the typical "male" outlook.
Tom-Tilly being the female keeps vigil.
Gawd Bless Us All...





Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Winter Indulgence


Orange and golden raisin scones, and a nice pot of tea.
A little late-winter encouragement.
 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Spring Forward




This Sunday at 2 am our annual clock fiddling takes place once again.
An hour forward to Daylight Savings Time, payback for that extra hour of sleep, we enjoyed so much back in November.
Spring is not far behind,  just twelve short days,  what a lovely thought...…
 
                                                      🐇🐇

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Nashville tornado: Drone footage shows incredible path of destruction a...



Whilst we slept Monday night, a monster was lurking.

Beginning in the western part of the state, by the time it had reached Nashville it had swelled to an F3 tornado, sporting 150 mile per hour winds, and rapidly moving east.
Our county borders Nashville's county, and the tornado barreled down Interstate 40 destroying everything in it's path.
25 lives have been lost, scores unaccounted for, schools, businesses and homes destroyed.

The monster continued on it's path for 51 miles, and developed into an F4 with sustaining winds of 165-175 miles per hour.
We are one of the lucky ones, with no damage or injuries, but ooh, it is so hard to be grateful, when all around our little city, people are hurting.
The turnout of volunteers and agencies is incredible, it will take some time, we will rebuild, but for now it is one day at a time neighbor helping neighbor.
Your prayers would be greatly appreciated.
 #Tennessee Strong.