"The soul is the truth of who we are."
Marianne Williamson

Sunday, August 29, 2010

AFTERNOON RAINSTORMS ~~ SANDPOINT, IDAHO~~


The Rains come in Currents
Like Waves on a Beach

With such Unexpected Pleasure
That's just out of Reach



They come on so softly
Like a bird in Free Fall

Hands reaching for Raindrops
Catching nothing at All


Lasting only a Moment
Like a Fleeting Embrace

The Drops make a Memory 
On a Child's Upturned Face



Have a beautiful day ~ dear friends.

      
                Photos Courtesy:  Better Photo. com
                     Poem Courtesy:  Me

Friday, August 27, 2010

I WON A LITTLE GIVE-AWAY AND I'M HAVING A LITTLE GIVE-AWAY............


I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BELIEVER IN "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND."

AND SINCE I HAVE WON THIS WONDERFUL GIVE-AWAY SPONSORED BY  BONJOUR ROMANCE                                                                                  



Hosted by the wonderful Mimi Bleu........I wanted to have a little give-away of MY OWN.

WE HAVE BEEN GONE FOR A FEW DAYS ...... AND WHEN WE TRAVEL I LIKE TO PICK UP PRETTY THINGS TO READ EVEN THO I MAY SUBSCRIBE TO THEM IN  THE MAIL....
IT SEEMS I CAN ALWAYS FIND THEM EARLIER AT THE BOOK STORE THAN HAVING THEM DELIVERED TO OUR HOME.


ANYWAY.......


I HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO THIS LITTLE PUBLICATION




AND I ALSO PICKED ONE UP AT THE BOOKSTORE DURING OUR RECENT LITTLE EXCURSION.....SO I NOW HAVE TWO
AND I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE ONE WITH ONE OF YOU SWEET LADIES OUT IN BLOGLAND......THUS THE LITTLE GIVE-AWAY!!


ENTER BY LEAVING A COMMENT
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A FOLLOWER -- YOU WILL GET YOUR NAME THROWN IN THE HAT TWICE.....


HOW EASY IS THAT!!!!!


EASY PEESEY......JUST A LITTLE THANK-YOU TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL LADIES WHO HAVE COME INTO MY WORLD AND MADE IT A LITTLE BRIGHTER!!!!


GIVE-AWAY WILL RUN TILL AUGUST 31st.


Hugs and kisses,


Jo



Saturday, August 21, 2010

THIS IS WHY MONTANA IS CALLED THE BIG SKY STATE..............

 

 
Montana is know as the 'BIG SKY STATE" ........ I took these photos off our balcony 
last evening just before a storm was due to come in.

 
As I have gotten older I find myself looking at clouds more often ....... and as often as not......I can usually find some meaning in what I see.

Can you see the angel in the right corner of the above picture??  She is on her knees saying a prayer,

I'm certain my grandmother would say that was just one of God's ways to make sure that we knew he was there.

MY GRANDMA WAS A WISE LADY......

Have a wonderful weekend dear friends.

Jo 
                                                  





Friday, August 20, 2010

DO ANIMALS HAVE SOULS????.......................................








I CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.....BUT FROM THESE PICTURES IT DOES APPEAR THAT GOD INDEED HAS GIVEN ANIMALS THE ABILITY TO LOVE AND FEEL AFFECTION......SO WHY WOULDN'T HE HAVE GIVEN THEM SOULS??

HAVE A LOVING DAY DEAR FRIENDS!!

Jo

Photos courtesy: e-mail from dear friend
   

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"ONE HAS TO GROW UP WITH GOOD TALK IN ORDER TO FORM THE HABIT OF IT"

                                                  ~~~~Helen Hayes~~~~~


Our habits.......whatever they may be........are generally formed during childhood.

We learned our habits thru.....

IMMITATION

IMMITATION

IMMITATION

Of our PARENTS,  our SIBLINGGS, our PEER GROUP.

TODAY THE CHOICE TO MAKE......

NEW PATTERNS...

NEW CHOICES....

NEW BEHAVIOR.......

IS OURS to make....

"Let's all watch our thoughts......because thoughts....

become words......

Watch our words........because words.....

become action

Watch our actions........because actions......

become one's character."

I can almost hear my grandma saying this to me today........can't you?

Love to all,

Jo





 

Monday, August 16, 2010

LOOKEE.....LOOKEE........AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS GIVE AWAY........


A FABULOUS ARTIST.....SUSAN BROWN.....IS HAVING THE MOST AMAZING GIVE AWAY............SHE IS GIVING AWAY ONE OF HER BEAUTIFUL ART PIECES.

YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM SEVERAL SELECTED ONES .... YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW LOVELY THIS GAL PAINTS.

PLEASE STOP BY HERE......


TO ENTER

OH....I HOPE I WIN.......I HOPE I WIN.......

(O:
                                            

Sunday, August 15, 2010

BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY EVENING VIEW.....................








SURELY GOD MUST BE DWELLING IN THIS PLACE...........

I CAN FEEL HIS BEAUTY AND HIS GRACE.........

ENJOY DEAR FRIENDS....

GENTLE HUGS,

JO

Thursday, August 12, 2010

WHERE DO BEGINNINGS BEGIN?????.......................

 

NEW BEGINNINGS CAN OFTEN BE SHADOWY...

UNCERTAIN...

FRIGHTENING.....



TO MAKE GAINS IN THIS LIFE WE MUST 

VENTURE FORTH.......

TO NEW PLACES....

MEET NEW PEOPLE.....

EXPERIENCE NEW IDEAS.....



   

WITHOUT NEW BEGINNINGS WE ARE UNABLE TO FULFILL THE PURPOSE FOR OUR LIVES.

ARE YOU BEGINNING A NEW BEGINNING?????



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY..........SOMETIMES I KNOW HOW HE FEELS!!!

 

                                                SMILE!



Photos curtesy: flikr & e-mail sent by friend

Sunday, August 8, 2010

.....ALL HUMANS ARE FRIGHTENED OF THEIR OWN SOLITUDE............

 

YET ONLY IN SOLITUDE CAN WE LEARN TO KNOW OURSELVES,.......LEARN TO HANDLE OUR OWN ETERNITY OF ALONENESS........

                   ~~Han Suyin~~



BEING QUIET WITH OURSELVES .....LET'S THE INNER PERSON SURFACE....

IN SOLITUDE WE FIND SERENITY SECURELY NESTLED IN THE RECESSES OF OUR MIND.........

WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND THAT ALL IS WELL......



IN SOLITUDE WE FIND OUR SANITY WHEN THE WORLD AROUNDS US SEEMS INSANE.




ONLY IN OUR QUIET TIMES CAN WE HEAR THE VOICE WITHIN GIVING US GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION SO WE ARE AT ONE WITH OUR DIVINE CREATOR.

LET'S ALL GIVE OURSELVES THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE ....... TODAY. 

 
                                                                                            GENTLE HUGS,
                                                             
                                                                                                         JO





                                                


Friday, August 6, 2010

HAVING A CHERRY GOOD TIME!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


WELL.......WE HAVE FINALLY LANDED IN A SWEET LITTLE SPOT IN MONTANA.....

LAKESIDE, MONTANA ~~ TO BE EXACT ~~

THE FLATHEAD AREA OF MONTANA IS THE HOME OF A HUGE CONCENTRATION OF CHERRY ORCHARDS.........AS WELL AS HAVING THE LARGEST NATURAL LAKE THIS SIDE OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

WE HAVE A LITTLE SPOT AT THE LAKE THAT WE SPEND PART OF OUR TIME DURING THE SUMMER.

AND WHAT IS A SUMMER WITHOUT ....




THIS LITTLE STAND IS HERE EVERY YEAR....WITH THE SAME SWEET SIGN....THEY SELL EVERYTHING FROM THE CHERRIES SHOWN ABOVE TO CHERRY JAM, CHERRY APRONS, CHERRY BBQ SAUCE....AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY CAN PUT A CHERRY ON OR IN!!!  (O:(O:



CHERRY SEASONS LASTS APPROXIMATELY 4-8 WEEKS DEPENDING ON THE CROP....... AT THE END OF THE SEASON.... THE LITTLE STAND CLOSES UP AND GETS READY FOR FALL AND WINTER AND A NEW CROP OF CHERRIES FOR NEXT YEAR!!

ENJOY!!!!!!

HUGS SWEET FRIENDS,

JO

  

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ANOTHER WORDLESS WEDNESDAY...........................

 


Photo courtesy:  Better Photo 
                                                 Jo

Monday, August 2, 2010

ENLIGHTENMENT.....................................



"THE ROAD TO ENLIGHTENMENT IS LONG AND 
ARDUOUS 
BRING MAGAZINES
AND LOTS OF SNACKS!!!"

I know you are smiling!!!  (O:(O:

Hugs,

Jo
 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

AH........THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.....AT LEAST ONE OF THEM......!!!!!!


 

THIS IS A PHOTO OF MY ONLY GRANDCHILD..... I WOULD DARE SAY HE WILL BE THE ONLY ONE ALSO....)O:)O:  I WISH THERE WOULD BE MORE BUT I DON'T THINK IT IS IN THE CARDS FOR ME.  

HE TURNED 7 THIS MONTH AND I REMEMBER THIS PHOTO LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.
HE WAS BORN ON THE 22ND OF JULY BUT WE HAD HIS PARTY TODAY AS HE WAS ON A LITTLE TRIP THE ACTUAL DAY OF HIS BIRTHDAY,


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BOY FROM GRANDMA JO AND GRANDPA BRAD!!!