Thursday, September 30, 2010

ODE TO THE HOT DOG.....AT THE JUNKYARD DOG...........


O.K.  IN A PREVIOUS POST I MENTIONED ABOUT FINDING THIS GREAT LITTLE SPOT ALONG THE ROAD.


WE HAD OUR DOGS AND IT PROMPTED ME TO WRITE THIS LITTLE DITTY~~~~

ODE TO THE HOT DOG

I was conceived of long ago at the Great Chicago Fair
There were so many sights to see
that no one seemed to care

A simple rolled up sandwich
of meat within some bread
People gulped me down in several bites
with nothing being said

Of how unique and simple 
this meat within a bun
Could be held in hand while walking 
and eaten on the run

My name evolved over time
Not knowing whence it came
But it remains with me to this day
and no one's changed my name

You will always find me
at ballgames, concession stands
and such

At small town restaurants and diners
I'm oft'times offered at lunch

I am the lowly hot dog
rolled up inside a bun

You will more than likely find me
with LAUGHTER, SMILES AND FUN

I know...... I have way......tooo...much time on my hands while traveling.

Teeeeheeeee!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed my little ditty today.

Smiles to all

Jo
P.S.  once again I apologize for not being able to leave comments as I would like on all you lady's wonderful  blogs....the WI FI connections in these parks is often so weak I cannot download  the blogs and comments are often unable to post.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD.....OH MY GOODNESS.........


Here is a big thank-you to send to Shine's Thyme for this wonderful award she has passed onto my little corner of the world.... She has a lovely blog and can be found here.

With this award I'm supposed to tell you 7 things about myself that you might not know.
Hmmmmmm.........let's see.......
  1. I never use a recipe when I cook.
  2. I can't sew a stitch.
  3. I always have some form of music playing in my home.
  4. My husband is absolutely my best friend and soulmate.
  5. I am a beginning watercolorist and pastel artist.
  6. My dog Sophie, was the first puppy I ever have  had.
  7. I have been fortunate enough to have been a world traveler on many occasions and love to travel this beautiful country of ours.
Enough about me.....now I'm supposed to pass this on to l5 other ladies out there....You know....you are all so very special in your own way so I will give it to all the great bloggers out there who have great stories to tell and use their creativity to the utmost.

I truly enjoy EVERYONE OF YOU!!

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

JO

Monday, September 27, 2010

SWEET SPOTS ALONG THE ROAD..............


Well......we are on the road again traveling South to our little winter spot.

Once, again, I apologize for not being able to check in with all of you who visit...it seems that it takes so long for me to download any pictures that the blogs I want to visit are almost impossible
to see.



We came upon this beautiful wall art in a very small Italian restaurant along the way....
I loved the colors and the content not to mention the great food.


An old cemetery along the highway....the sign said it was established in l833......
Lots of stories here....I'm sure


Heavenly cottages along the way with flowers galore!!



And last but not least a GREAT LITTLE HOT DOG STAND called JUNK YARD DOG
WE PLAN ON HAVING LUNCH THERE TOMORROW!!

We'll keep you posted about the "dogs"


More pics to come!!

Hugs to all,

Jo


 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A BEAUTIFUL POEM TO SHARE TONIGHT........LET EVENING COME.......


LET THE LIGHT OF LATE AFTERNOON
SHINE THROUGH CHINKS IN THE BARN,
MOVING UP THE BALES AS THE SUN
MOVES DOWN.

LET THE CRICKET TAKE UP CHAFING
AS A WOMAN TAKES UP HER NEEDLES
AND HER YARN.  LET EVENING COME

LET DEW COLLECT ON THE HOE ABANDONED
IN LONG GRASS.  LET THE STARS APPEAR
AND THE MOON DISCLOSE HER SILVER HORN.

LET THE FOX GO BACK TO ITS SANDY DEN
LET THE WIND DIE DOWN.  LET THE SHED
GO BLACK INSIDE.  LET EVENING COME.

TO THE BOTTLE IN THE DITCH, TO THE SCOOP 
IN THE OATS, TO THE AIR IN THE LUNG
LET EVENING COME.

LET IT COME, AS IT WILL, AND DON'T 
BE AFRAID.  GOD DOES NOT LEAVE US
COMFORTLESS, SO LET EVENING COME.

Please enjoy this beautiful poem
from the Estate of Jane Kenyon

Photo by Me

Hugs to all,

Jo
Once, again, we are traveling so I will visit as I can....miss you all.

 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

SAYING GOOD-BYE FOR THIS YEAR....TO GOD'S COUNTRY............





I HAVE POSTED BEFORE ABOUT MY LOVE OF MONTANA.....


my love of the land....the lake and mountains...and the people....can't say enough good things about all the folks we have met.....



the sweet small towns.....the stunning flowers





SWEET COTTAGES THAT HAVE BEEN SPIT AND POLISHED TO THEIR ORIGINAL SPLENDOR...



BECAUSE MONTANA HAS MORE COWS THAN PEOPLE....
(O:

THERE IS A SENSE OF CALM AND PEACEFULNESS HERE IN THIS VAST BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION...
I WILL SURELY MISS IT........
have a calm and peaceful weekend dear friends..

Jo


Thursday, September 16, 2010

A LITTLE HUMOR.....I THINK MONTANA HAS MADE ME A CHANGED WOMAN........


WEEPY LIMERICK

Today I'm hooking up with MAD KANE and her humor blog.

She gives you the beginning line of a limerick and you build on that:

OK HERE GOES...her beginning line is 

A WOMAN WHO READILY CRIED.....

My limerick~~~~~

A WOMAN  WHO READILY CRIED
HAD A DOG WHO PASSED GAS AND THEN SIGHED

HER TEARS FLOWED LIKE RAIN 
FROM THE DOG'S MELODIOUS REFRAIN
YET FIDO SIMPLY TOOK IT IN STRIDE

SHE NEVER FACED UP TO THE FACT
HER CRYING WAS ONLY AN ACT

HER DOG WOULD LOOK ON ~~ PASS GAS
AND THEN YAWN

NOT REALIZING IT WAS BEANO HE LACKED~~

I know what you are thinking.....
JO get a life......  (O:(O:

Hugs to all,

Jo

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY........................................



                                                ENJOY!!
                                   Photo from a friend                  

Monday, September 13, 2010

A WEEKEND IN MONTANA AND A WIENER DOG RACE............


All right....for those who are wondering what in the world is a Wiener  Dog race.......I'm right there with you!!  LOL  
This wonderful event took place this last Saturday behind one of the local pubs in our Little Town.


Anyone who owned a Daschound (s.p. I don't have a clue how to spell this breed's name) (O: could participate.

There were a lot of takers....with each owner proudly parading his sweet pooch across the stage before participating in it's event.


THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE train these sweet little dogs to race to the finish line!!

After several heats.....we had first, second and third.


First place winner this year Was LUCY with runners up Liberty and Freedom.  Notice the little capes on Liberty and Freedom


That is LUCY taking her winning bow!!!!

Oh dear friends.....I soooo LOVE a small town....These 
folks and their traditions are what has made our country what it is.  By the way....all proceeds from this event went to support 
THE SHRINER'S HOSPITALS ......which help family's who have small children needing extensive medical care.

God bless everyone of them and all of you dear friends!!

Xo

Jo

Friday, September 10, 2010

FRIDAY FLOWER WITH A PLACE FOR TEA................


BY NOW EVERYONE OUT THERE WHO IS KIND ENOUGH TO FOLLOW THIS LITTLE BLOG.....KNOWS OF MY LOVE OF FLOWERS......ANY SHAPE.....ANY KIND!!!

Today I am joining with a beautiful blog A Place for Tea for FLOWER FRIDAY.

Please just sit back a enjoy!!!!

  P.S. This may look like a rose but it is really succulent that grows with a cabbage like flower.                                                                                      
              
   









Wednesday, September 8, 2010

JUST BECAUSE.........THESE ARE SO VERY BEAUTIFUL............

 





JUST ENJOY THESE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES TODAY.......

Jo

First three paintings by the talented Susan Brown @http://www.susanbrown.net 

Last painting by Margaret Bednar @http://margaretbednar.blogspot.com

Last photo by Moi.....

Have a wonderful day....

Jo
                                          

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ON SOCRATES AND DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW...............................

                                                
 


"THE CONSUMMATE MIND...WROTE NOTHING, ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING,
AND MADE HIS  MARK BY STANDING AROUND A ROCK AND QUESTIONING PEOPLE......

HIS OBSESSION WAS THE NATURE OF TRUTH....OF WISDOM.....OF THE GOOD AND VIRTUOUS LIFE."

I THINK ALL OF US  IN THIS LIFE ARE A LITTLE LIKE SOCRATES......WITH EACH OF US BEING ENTITLED TO OUR OWN OPINIONS.....WHILE BEING OPEN TO OTHER INTERPRETATIONS.   ALL THE WHILE......SETTING STANDARDS FOR OURSELVES  AND ABIDING BY THEM EVEN IF ANOTHER PERSON WILL NOT BE PLEASED.

LET'S STAY TRUE TO OUR BELIEFS .... AND THAT INNER WISDOM THAT COMES WHEN WE ARE IN TUNE WITH OUR MAKER.

HUGS,

JO


"I cannot give you the formula for success.....but I can give you the formula for failure........TRY TO PLEASE EVERYBODY...."

   Herbert Bayard Swope

I think my grama would've liked this!!! 
  


Sunday, September 5, 2010

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY..............SELF-WORTH................................


MY DECLARATION OF SELF-ESTEEM:
"I am Me.  In all the world there is no one else
exactly like Me.
There are Persons who have some parts like Me....But No One ADDS UP exactly like Me.
THEREFORE....EVERYTHING that comes out of me is AUTHENTICALLY MINE because I ALONE
CHOSE IT..........."

~~Virginia Satir~~

I believe.......that each one of us.....every day......should keep this  thought on the back  burner of our mind!!

I know my grama would agree.......


Let's all have a day filled with Self-Worth.

Hugs,
Jo

Photo:  My grandmother and my mother
Painting done by Cheri Wollenberg

  

           

Friday, September 3, 2010

ON GIFTS GIVEN AND RECEIVED...................................................

 

I BELIEVE EVERYDAY IS A GIFT EXCHANGE.....
I GIVE....AND I WILL RECEIVE.....

YESTERDAY I RECEIVED THIS WONDERFUL PACKAGE IN THE MAIL FROM SWEET TAMMY

It is the most beautiful sachet/pincushion I think I have ever seen.



When I opened the box....the fragrance of lavender was so wonderful.....Thank you so very much sweet lady for this very special gift.

She has a  very special blog and is a very talented lady....I encourage each one of you to pay her a visit.

I've heard it said that "we often know not what we give, when we give it; and we seldom realize the value of what we're receiving at the time we accept it".  
Dear friends.....that is not the case HERE.

Blessings,

Jo

                                                          

ON WISDOM............................................

"THE ART OF WISDOM IS KNOWING WHEN TO SPEAK YOUR MIND....AND WHEN TO MIND YOUR SPEECH." Don't know where I found t...