Monday, September 29, 2014

Summer Blooms.......

 A lovely sunflower and just part of the beauty of summer.
 One of the many cone flowers that were in the garden.
A pink/cream lily pad bloom.What more can be said about these beautiful blooms? It's just nice to be able to enjoy them.
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Husker Cookie........

I had one of these Husker cookies at card club and thought they were absolutely adorable.
This is the top of the cookie with a big N on it. Wouldn't you just love to have a few dozen for your next Husker game?
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Taking A Walk.......

On my morning walk, I decided to take my camera, "just in case" I saw something magical. As I stepped out the door, I saw this beautiful Primrose. What could be prettier than this dainty little rose?
Then I ventured back behind some things and what to my wondering eyes did appear; this nest of hornets. It appeared to be empty or they were sleeping. In any case, I didn't spend a lot of time by it.

Then I spotted this dragon fly caught in a spider web! I felt I had found some treasures to be sure on my walk. Besides a beautiful morning to walk, I got some really nice photos.
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Morning Gold.........

Sometimes, it's not the sunrise in the morning that is spectacular, sometimes it's the pre-sunrise. I was sitting on my patio waiting for the sunrise and then I saw it, the dark clouds approaching. Not always, but sometimes, that means a golden opportunity for a great photo.
As I waited, the "morning gold" started to appear. This dark cloud began to be tinged with gold and the darkness was starting to disappear.


Here it is! The "morning gold". The sun was shining on the back of the cloud, creating what I call, "morning gold". It's the beauty of the day for me, waiting for the sunrise as I watch the news on TV. When you see the sun starting to rise and see the beauty of it, your day just has to be better.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yesterday's Sunrise.......

Yesterday morning, this was the view from my patio. A gorgeous red sunrise to equal none, at 7:12am. Imagine my surprise when I opened my blinds and saw this amazing sight!

As the sun was rising, the color was lessening. By 7:14am; the gray skies took over and this amazing sunrise was gone. For all of you who sleep late; this is what you miss by not getting up. That's why mornings are my favorite time of day. Well, that and sunsets.
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Savings......Do You Save?

I wonder sometimes if the younger generations are learning to save for a "rainy day." I started saving when I was just a very young teenager. When I babysat and received money for it, I had to save half of it. Then when I was a little older and had a job in a store, I had to save half of what I received. At the time, I didn't understand the importance of what I was being taught. As most teenagers I would have rather spent it all. But that was not an option. As I grew into adulthood, I started to understand what saving  and "rainy days" were all about. You just never knew when an extra bill or a car repair was going to happen. Or maybe your child needed an unexpected dental appt. In life, things happen and you have to be prepared for it. So,  to the younger generations I say, start saving now, it really is an important life lesson for you to learn.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunset in the Central Plains........


Nothing is prettier than a sunset in my area. I never get enough of them. The colors always amaze me and I am mesmerized by them.


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall Facts.........

Today, here are just a few interesting facts about Fall. Enjoy this beautiful season. 
September 22 is the autumnal (fall) equinox. There are two equinoxes each year and the other is in March at the start of spring. On this date the day and night are each about the same length. The term equinox comes from the Latin for “equal night”. One of the visible signs of fall is the changing color of the leaves. This happens because photosynthesis stops during this period so leaves do not stay green. Favorite fall fruit and vegetables include apples, spinach, squash, bell peppers and, of course, pumpkin.The custom of bobbing for apples originates from Roman times. 
Evergreen trees remain green through the winter because they have waxy leaves which do not freeze.
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