Four Days in February

Wednesday, February 17 through Saturday, February 20

2-18 (3)A hungry Dark-eyed Junco

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2-18 (5)Female Dark-eyed Junco.

2-18 (6)European Starling

2-18 (7)A beautiful sunset

On the 17th I had a delightful and delicious breakfast at Lintia’s Restaurant with my sister Nancy, then on the 19th – after Lois and Mary helped label the Highway News – our grandson Nathan took us (his grandparents – Lois, Cerwin, and me) out for lunch. I had a most delicious Tomato Pie at Tomato Pie Café in Lititz.

2-20-16 (1)Sunrise

2-20-16 (2)The sky was lined with jet streaks on Saturday morning, February 20, when we headed to New Holland for TFC’s Lancaster Chapter Prayer Breakfast.

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2-20-16 (7)I love driving into a pretty sunrise.

2-20-16 (11)The Amish were on the road early too.

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2-20-16 (14)After breakfast Cerwin shared a devotional.

2-20-16 (16)It’s good to encourage one another in the Lord.

The Day After The Rain

Friday, August 21

day after (2)The morning was beautiful – the day after the rain.

day after (1)Raindrops were still hanging to the leaves.

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day after (5)Somebody was busy during the night.

day after (6)By evening the sky “called” me to the outside.

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day after (10)I couldn’t get enough of this sky.

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day after (13)It won’t be many days before this corn will be in storage bins, so I will enjoy this view as long as I can.

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day after (18)Before I knew it, this beautiful day was over.

A Gift Basket ~ Two Visits ~ A Sunset

Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1

6-30-15 (1)This is the only thing I bought at the Truck Rally Auction.

Cerwin bought a few things, but this was my purchase.

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6-30-15 (3)The pretty napkins and, plates, bowls, and plastic ware in the basket.

Our granddaughter Lydia prepared the meal for us one day while I closed the books on the Truck Rally reports.

6-30-15 (4)Lydia and her two great-grandmas.

Lydia (who is from Maine) has been staying with us off and on this summer – between work camps in various places of the country. Her next one is in Colorado.

6-30-15 (6)We noticed a beautiful sunset over Landis Homes when we left for home.

7-1-15 (1)The next morning, July 1, I was surprised by two visitors – Ian and Jared.

7-1-15 (2)The needed something to do on this beautiful morning.

7-1-15 (3)Following a drink and snack, they were on their way again.

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7-1-15 (7)I love summertime.

Lydia ~ Tea ~ Sunset Extraordinaire

Tuesday, June 23

Tea, Lydia, to Sunset (2)Our mint tea was getting tall, so I asked our granddaughter Lydia (who was visiting from Maine) if she was interested in pulling the leaves so I could freeze them – instead of letting it go to seed.

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Tea, Lydia, to Sunset (5)Shortly after she began working on the tea, I noticed a bird splashing in the birdbath, and thinking it was bathing, I went for my camera. That’s when I saw that it was a fledging wren that had fallen into the water.

It was exhausted when I put it on the ground.

It’s mamma was not happy with me when I lifted it out of the birdbath, but she was pleased when I shooed it toward her and they were reunited.

Tea, Lydia, to Sunset (6)By sunset, I noticed a beautiful sky and went outside with my camera.

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Tea, Lydia, to Sunset (12)The longer I watched, the prettier the sky got.

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Tea, Lydia, to Sunset (17)I love when God turns the sky into a beautiful canvas.

Sunset In Our Valley

Several days ago I noticed a yellow glow outside our windows and went for my camera.

1 (1)It was a beautiful evening.

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2 (1)The day lilies looked pretty in the evening sun.

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DSC_4993Since I only have a few weeks to enjoy the daisies, I try to advantage of pictures.

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DSC_5009Daisies and sunsets make me smile.

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Road Trip – Part 22 – Traveling And Visiting Reuben & Judi

Saturday, April 18

1 (1)This was our view as we drove down the hill from our cabin at Camp Victory on Saturday morning.

1 (2)Before long we were driving by many Amish farms.

1 (3)This large ear of corn took us by surprise. Cerwin stopped and backed up so I could get a picture. Someone told us it was designed with one-gallon jugs.

1aYou know you are in farming country when you see a tractor in town.

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2 (3)Three hours after leaving Camp Victory, our GPS told us that we were getting close to Reuben and Judi’s place in Wisconsin.

2 (4)There it is.

2 (5)Reuben and their little guy came to meet us.

2 (6)Little miss just ran and ran. Do you think she remembered us?

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2 (8)He has grown so much since they were with us in January.

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2 (10)Reuben and Judi have their first court date – concerning his adoption procedure – in a week and a half, so they will be staying with us again – this time for just a few days.

2 (11)Judi thinks he remembered us because he smiled a lot – and he doesn’t do that easily for strangers.

2 (12)He loves this spot.

2 (13)Judi prepared a delicious lunch.

Judi is Bob and Doris’ youngest daughter.

2 (14)Three hours later we were on our way toward Indiana and they were enjoying the beautiful day.

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2 (16)A few miles later we came upon this female turkey on the road.

2 (17)We think she had a nest nearby because she was hesitant to move away from the car.

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2 (20)It was a beautiful day for farming.

2 (21)By sunset – after many days in north woods and farming country – we had to adjust to interstate life again.

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2 (23)We followed this Lamborghini for awhile as we approached our motel in Merrillville, Indiana, and thought that some of our grandchildren would enjoy taking it for a ride. 🙂

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Crocus ~ Sunset ~ Truck

Thursday, March 12

1The crocus are late this year because of snow and cold weather, but if we get a few warm days we will soon see their pretty blooms.

2I never tire of pretty sunsets.

3It is like God giving us a warm hug at the close of a day.

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DSC_6955If you look closely – in the upper left – you can see a flock of Canada geese.

DSC_6963After dark our granddaughter Diana called and asked if we would like to see the truck she just bought.

DSC_6968She is not a car-kind-of-gal and is loving her Chevy pickup.