Friday, January 12, 2018

stopping for a sunrise

On the way to work on Wednesday, 
I was blessed with this stunning sunrise.

I asked myself...
Do I keep driving
or

stop to enjoy?
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I stopped and enjoyed.


Have a beautiful weekend.

God bless Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family.

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Maria





Friday, January 5, 2018

Slip-Sliding in the bomb-cyclone


What a Week!

What a Winter!

As I sat in my classroom, I had no idea just how bad it was getting out there.  We did not close early, so I thought it shouldn't be too bad driving home... Not!
It was actually one of the worst commutes I have ever had.  
I was slip-sliding on straight roads and was dreading all the windy hills.  On one of the hills, my car had no traction.  
It was so bad that I actually drove in reverse all the way back
down the hill 
and decided to take a much longer route home.  
The back roads are the last to be plowed, so I stayed on state highways as much as possible.
My 15 minute commute turned into an hour.
Knowing I had a long way to go, I pulled over to compose myself, said a prayer, and called my husband.  
I don't think I went faster than 20mph for most of the way home.
Pulling in the garage felt like a 
m i r a c l e.

Stay warm and cozy dear friends!



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Maria




Thursday, May 26, 2016

An Austin Sunset


May has been a busy month around here.
My 91 yr. old father lives with us and there's never a dull moment!

I'm looking forward to having the summer to help my dad, 
but I still have one more month of school left.

Although two of our kids and their families live in Texas 
and our oldest and her husband and baby love to travel, 
we are always in touch chatting, face-timing or texting.   
Our son recently snapped this beautiful sunset photo near 
Lady Bird Lake and shared it with all of us.
Of course, I had to "borrow it."  =)

It's a beauty worth sharing.
Thanks Jason!


Wishing you a wonderful
Memorial Day!

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Friday, April 22, 2016

George Landis Arboretum for Sky Watch Friday




The beautiful view from the deck of the
George Landis Arboretum.
We enjoyed every quiet and wonderful moment 
with our son and his sweet wife.

http://landisarboretum.org





HaPpY EaRtH DaY ! ! !

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Are you watching eagles and owlets?



I am addicted to watching the DC eagles
Mr. President and The First Lady are such wonderful parents!
dceaglecam.eagles.org
This is a screen shot I took of the early morning light on their nest.

And I'm watching and waiting for the owlets in Savannah, Georgia to branch
and take their first flights.
They are also hilarious as they are wide awake most of the night
 and their swaying and bobbing will make you laugh out loud!

It's so windy most of the time on the island where the 
Great Horned Owls have nested...

The owlets must be exhausted from their tight grip on the nest!

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/46/Great_Horned_Owls/
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/all-cams/

Enjoy the majestic birds and the skies in Washington D.C. and Savannah, Georgia this week...
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Beautiful Oheka Castle - for Sky Watch Friday


Coming and Going
to 
Oheka Castle


We cared for our little grandson while 
our daughter and son-in-law attended a wedding 
at this beautiful castle.






Leaving Oheka Castle 
More Oheko Castle to come next week!



~ peace and joy always ~

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

serving scoops of orange and raspberry sherbet for Sky Watch Friday


My sister took this breathtaking photo this morning upon their return to Maine... 
and it reminds me of two wonderful quotes:

"I count myself lucky, having long ago won a lottery paid to me in seven sunrises a week for life." 
~  Robert Brault



"God is now serving scoops of orange and raspberry sherbet on the horizon.  
What a beautiful sunrise!"
~Terri Guillemets

These quotes fit perfectly!  Don't you think? 
Many blessings for a beautiful Easter weekend!

Peace and Joy

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