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Friday Photos–A Walk on the Trail

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Friday Photos–Plants with Unusual Characteristics

Tall Hens and Chicks

A friend gave my mother some succulent plants commonly called “hens and chicks”. One grew exceptionally tall, about a foot high. (It is in the bottom part of the picture, in the middle, with what looks like a head on the top.)

These houseplants, commonly referred to as “snake plants” around here, don’t usually bloom in our area, though I understand that in warmer climates they bloom regularly. Years ago one summer was unusually hot and humid, and to our surprise, the snake plants bloomed.

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Friday Photos–A Walk on the Trail

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Friday Photos, and a Hymn

I thought I’d try something a little different for Friday Photos.

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This Is My Father’s World

by Maltbie D. Babcock

This is my Father’s world,

And to my list’ning ears,

All nature sings, and round me rings

The music of the spheres.

This is my Father’s world,

I rest me in the thought

Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas–His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world,

The birds their carols raise,

The morning light, the lily white,

Declare their Maker’s praise.

This is my Father’s world,

He shines in all that’s fair;

In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me ev’rywhere,

This is my Father’s world,

O let me never forget

That though the wrong seems oft so strong,

God is the Ruler yet.

This is my Father’s world,

The battle is not done,

Jesus who died shall be satisfied,

And earth and heav’n be one.

Copyright 1901

This Is My Father’s World is one of my favorite hymns. I read a comment somewhere that some people think it’s a “soft hymn” because it speaks of nature. Consider the last verse, though: it speaks of “the battle is not done”, so since there is yet fighting to do, this hymn is not “soft”!

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Friday Photos–Gulf of Mexico

Just one photo today–a picture of the Gulf of Mexico. A relative enjoyed visiting her sister who lived on the Gulf side of Florida. This is a picture from one of her visits. I thought this was so beautiful, and wanted to post it. Enjoy the view!

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Friday Photos–Pictures of Perseverance

Daisies blooming in the driveway, amidst gravel and pebbles.
Maple tree growing; the roots probably go under the rock.
Buttercup growing in poor soil.
Tree Roots amid Rocks.
Little pine tree, growing from a crevice in the rock.
Same pine tree as above, but growing, in spite of a rocky environment!

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Friday Photos–Coming Attractions!

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Friday Photos–Spring Beauties

Daffodils and Hyacinths
Close-up of Daffodils and Hyacinths
Purple Crocuses, White Crocuses (I got as close as I possibly could to this little scene.)
Purple Crocuses
Tulips give cheer with their bright colors.

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Friday Photos–The Town Cat Who Moved to the Country

Snowball was my feline buddy for several years. His long-haired coat added to his feline dignity.

Snowball, enjoying the chair.
Snowball, relaxed, but ready for anything!

Underneath all that fur and dignity, Snowball had a sense of humor. In the picture below, he is ready for a game of “chase Snowball up-and-down-the-stairs”. This started when he ran up the stairs, then, just when I got to the top of the stairs, he would run down, and the game continued until I refused to chase him anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised if he laughed to himself as he played the game.

As seen in this picture, Snowball had a mischievous side, as well.

Snowball accompanied us when we moved to a rural area. Not long after we moved there, other cats joined our household. Since Snowball had been an only cat all his life, we were concerned, but he handled the changes well.

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Friday Photos–Darkness and Light

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