Monday, July 31, 2006

LOL! We all were over at my mom's yesterday morning. My brother just lives around the corner and his dog is as much at home at my parents place as it is at my brother's place. When I stepped out the back door, this is what I saw!! LOL! Molly trying to stay cool and just waiting for some one to come out and play with her. It is so hot and humid and she looked so sad. I'm sure she is going to miss my dad too.

Some of my mom's flowers.

And, back home again. Another zinnia. And as I was sitting on the back porch making one of my many phone calls, Mrs. Hummer stopped by for a snack.

The Swallowtails are enjoying the zinnia's!!!

Here is a link to my dad's obit. An abbreviated version with a few mis-spellings. But you get the idea.

I trust in Your unfailing love; My heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me. Ps. 13:5-6

Sunday, July 30, 2006

My dad passed away yesterday morning about 11:15.
I know that he is with Jesus in heaven.
I want to thank every one who have been praying for us. God is good!

I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Ps. 16:8

Friday, July 28, 2006

It has been rainy and stormy and cloudy here for the last 2 days. So far this morning, things aren't looking much different! Besides, I have been busy with my parents. I just haven't been out much the last couple of days. So here are just a few pictures from the first of the week!

Here's a couple hats that I finished up the other day.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Ps. 19:1

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

We have tomatoe worms!!! I am so excited! When they grow up, they become the most amazing Hummingbird Moths! I grew tomatoe plants this year just for them to eat!!

My wonderful daughter made this bracelet for me! Isn't it just 'me'?!!

Knitted hats.

He reached down from on high and too hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters. He brought me out into a spacious place, He rescued me because He delighted in me. Ps. 18:16 & 19

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Black SwallowTail Butterfly on a Coneflower! Isn't he beautiful??!!

Hats worked on the loom.

Last night's sunset.

No sin is worse than the sin of self-pity, because it removes God from the throne of our lives, replacing Him with our own self-interests.

Monday, July 24, 2006

More knitted hats from waiting room visits.
Another fun cloud day yesterday!
Early morning Shasta Daisy. ( I got to stay home over the weekend! A much needed break)
Our zuccini are doing wonderful! Our only garden produce that is doing anything at all! I got some shredded up and put in the freezer yesterday for on top of pizza's this winter! Yummm!
White Balloon Flower

May God not find complaints in us anymore, but spiritual vitality- a readiness to face anything He brings our way. The only proper goal of life is that we manifest the Son of God.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

We have new kittens!

Baby hats worked on the blue KK loom.

We had some really cool looking clouds yesterday!

A little visitor this morning!

Butterfly Weed

Those who know Your name will trust in You, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Ps. 9:10

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Oh what a week! I have so totally missed my computer time! The situation with my dad changes daily and it has been an emotional week. I did get out for a quick look around the flower beds the other day. Here is some of what I found!

Even my knitting has been on hold the last few days. Here are a couple hats that I finished up the middle of the week, but just couldn't sneak in the time to get the picture posted.

Is my life exhibiting the essence of the sweetness of the Son of God, or just the basic irritation of 'myself' that I would have apart from Him?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Went for a walk with my daughter yesterday morning. It was hot but it was nice to get out for a bit. We just went over to the RR tracks and did our normal 2 mile loop.

Was out working in the garden for a couple hours this morning. Our first hibiscus bloomed today!

Let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. For surely, O Lord, You bess the righteous; You surrond them with your favor as with a shield. Ps. 5:11-12

Monday, July 17, 2006

I started this green hat on Friday morning while taking my dad to his radiation treatment. When the phone call came that my dad was on his way to the ER, I immediately got 2 hats on the needles in antisipation of a long evening. The pink one is the one I worked on while 'following' the helicopter on the way back to Toledo and while in the ER at MCO. One of these days I will get started on cables again! But I would like things to slow down first!! LOL!

A katydid hiding from the hot sun under a milkweed leaf.

Our first Tiger Lily bloom of the season.

Our hummingbird moths have returned!!

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. Ps. 1:1-2

Saturday, July 15, 2006

A bug on our back porch yesterday morning.

We had some storms roll through the area yesterday afternoon. Amazing clouds!

After the rain, I had to go check out what was going on! Lots of rain! Big puddles!

Then I got a call. My brother and my mom were taking my dad to the ER.
He was then transported by LifeFlight to another hospital.

More waiting room hats. In fact, yesterday morning while at his radiation treatment, I had some extra time because they were running late so I decided to add some stripes!

My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.
2 Cor. 12:9

Thursday, July 13, 2006

More waiting room knitting.
These hats are sitting in the shade of my Giant Pumkin plant. The plant is beautiful and doing quite well. No pumpkins yet! Maybe I will have something by the time it snows!!
My only white cone flower. Most all of my white cone flowers have now gone back to thier original pink.

My daily dose of little critters!!

If you will remain true to God, God will lead you directly through every barrier and right into the inner chamber of knowledge of Himself.