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Friday Photos–Summer’s Flowers–Beautiful and Tough

I admire the daisies and chicory which call our driveway home. The driveway has a thin layer of soil in some places, but most of it is gravel. The flowers thrive and add touches of beauty to an otherwise drab environment.

Daisies in the Driveway
Chicory blooming in the driveway. The flower shows almost white here, but it’s actually a light blue.
Once again, chicory–this picture also shows how dry our area was this summer. Ordinarily, there would be much more green around the chicory.

All photos: author’s collection.

P. Booher

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Friday Photos–Country Horses

One of the scenes that’s always restful to me is when I see horses grazing in a field. If that’s true for you, and you could use a “mental time-out”, enjoy these pictures.

All photos author’s collection.

P. Booher

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Friday Photos–Country Kittens, II

Duchess grabbing table leg

Duchess: “I’m going to hide by this table leg, and no one will find me!”

Duke and Duchess playing

Duchess and Duke: “We’re NOT fighting! We’re playing!”

Duke and Duchess beside food dish

Duchess and Duke: “Do you think she’ll fill it for us?”

Author’s Note: Recently I discovered these pictures my friend sent me awhile back of the sibling kittens she adopted. Kittens can’t help being cute, so for those who like cats and cuteness, here’s some pictures.

P.Booher

 

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Friday Photos–Country Kittens

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Duchess–“Why did you shine that light in my eyes? I’m sleepy!”

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Duchess–“Toys!”

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Duke–“I’m so sleepy!”

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Duchess–“I’m alert now!”

A friend adopted Duke and Duchess awhile back.  They played vigorously with each other, toys, and the furnishings, fell asleep where they were, then woke up and were at again. They had fun; we had fun watching them. Nothing like watching kittens for stress relief!

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©P. Booher

 

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Friday Photos–The Color Green

Green is my favorite color in nature; it is so soothing and restful to me. Enjoy some green with me!

A grouping of young ferns

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Green! Along the Trail

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Queen Anne's Lace and trees

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Among the trees, shapes and shadows

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Green, Green Grass of Home

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Formal Rose Garden in Park

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Wild Phlox, trees along trail

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©P. Booher

 

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Friday Photos–Rocks and Trees

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I call the big boulder on top, “The House Boulder”; I’m sure somebody lives there!

Among the Evergreens above the creek

Trees and Ferns

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This scene, with the pine tree growing out of the rock, has always fascinated me.

Boulder Along the Trail

Layers Upon Layers of Rock

Woods

Among the Trees

Maple tree growing in front of rock

Maple tree growing from underneath rock

 

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©P. Booher

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Friday Photos–A Few Favorite Places and Memories

In the woods, along the creek

Along the trail

Wild Phlox, trees along trail

Along the trail

Up Among the Trees

Up Among the Trees!

Formal Rose Garden in Park

Formal Rose Garden

Little Buffalo, just below house

Summer 2004

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P. Booher

 

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Scenes Along the Trail

Red Trillium

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A grouping of young ferns

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Evergreens and the creek

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Along the trail

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Creek and young trees

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P.Booher

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Friday Photos–Crocuses

Purple Crocuses

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Purple Crocuses

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I noticed purple crocuses blooming in the back yard three or four days ago. It seemed a little early to me, but this area is experiencing an unusually mild winter, so it’s not early to the flowers! The white crocuses are blooming, and the purple-and-white ones are about ready to come out as well. Crocuses look so delicate and fragile, but looks definitely are deceiving in their case, because they grow—even thrive—in poor soil, need no maintenance, and they are among the first flowers to bloom in the spring.

No matter whether the winter’s been harsh or mild, I always look forward to seeing the crocuses. Amid all the changes in life, they bring beauty to enjoy every year.

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Friday Photos–An Object Lesson in Persistence

Creek at bridge (where we feed the fish)

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Creek and railroad bridge

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A problem I have is my lack of persistence. It’s all too easy for me to give up.

One day as I gazed at a little country creek , I realized God provided an object lesson for me. The creek contends with rocks, fallen trees, the remnant of an old railroad bridge, and other obstacles on its way to its destination, a larger creek. Nothing holds the little creek back. It keeps on going–over, under, around or through the obstacle. It never gives up, never gives in, and eventually reaches the merger with the bigger creek.

What a lesson for me, given anew every time I look at the creek. How well am I learning? Slowly, but I am improving.

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”  James 1:3,4, King James Version

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