MUSHROOM PIE

The Photo Challenge this week wanted details.  This mushroom  was growing in my yard a while back and I was blessed to get a photo of it.  I have no idea what kind it is but I love the detail and how it looks like a mound of meringue.

Mushroom Pie

Thanks for stopping by and happy posting to you.  God bless.

Another Street

I took this photo while in Texas recently and thought it would be good for “Street” entry.  I know it is my second one but I wanted to share.

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COQUINO BEACH

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STREET

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JOURNEY

It began with an idea and a dream; start a family, build a house and barn and turn them in to a home.  The babies came one by one and what was once boards and nails became a home filled with laughter and yes, some tears.  Then the children grew up.  They left for college or distance jobs. Their life journeys no longer needed the small frame house and old barn.  It was forgotten and left to end its journey in neglect and disrepair.

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LOOK UP

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The last few weeks our country has seen some unhappy times.  But just as we share our joys and successes we share our heartbreak and sorrows.  Yes, we’ve had different opinions on some things that happened here but thank God we are still free to voice those opinions.  The citizens, both men and women, who gave their lives so we can live free would not be proud of how we have abused what they paid the ultimate price for us to enjoy.  Yes my heart grieves for those Officers in Dallas and I pray for those families.  I pray for all our officers and first responders everywhere.  I invite you to pray with me.  And while we are at it  look up; our flag still waves and we can choose how and where we worship. This is still the best country in the world to live in. Let’s honor our fallen heroes by treating each other with respect no matter what color our skin.  Though we may not agree with their opinions we should respect their rights to voice those opinions but absolutely without violence.  If we all stand together and do what 2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us to do God will hear our cries and heal our land.  Don’t say “Well that’s Old Testament stuff.”  God never changes He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  What He promised in the Old Testament He will do today.  No politician can straighten out this country.  What we need is for Christians to stand up for God’s principles and virtues. If we do God will stand beside us and the United States will once again be the great country it once was.  Look up!  GOD BLESS AMERICA!

HOME

Every thing has a different conception of home.

     To a honey bee this hive was home.  A storm came through our yard a few weeks back and blew a huge limb off one of our trees.  I knew bees did live there for almost a year but for some reason they left.  However, I was both surprised and grateful to see this hive.  Surprised because before this I had never seen inside a beehive in nature.  And grateful that the bees had decided to travel on because I worried they might attack my six-year-old grandson

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For a few days one summer this cabin in North Carolina was our home.  It looks rustic but it had all the real comforts of home.

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So…while our homes differ in style and how we conceive them all creatures have something they call home.

TWO OF MY TREES

I love nature which means, of course, trees included.  Cee’s post wants us to share photos of trees so here are two of mine.

No I have no words of wit to add to this post.  I guess I’m still recovering from vacation.  Yes, we had a wonderful time and will be back in our regular routine soon.

Banana

Banana

Papaya

Papaya

Have a blessed week and please come back soon.

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ROSES

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HONEYCOMB

hundreds     We went shopping Wednesday and had dinner out at my favorite Asian Restaurant. While we were out we were hit by a bad thunderstorm; lightning lite up the sky.
That is one thing I have never been able to catch with my camera (lightning) even though Tampa is the Lightning Capital of the World (so they say.)  Anyway we had a wonderful afternoon of shopping and eating; two of my favorite things to do.

When we got home this is what we found in out backyard.

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And from a different angle.

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It sort of crushed our picnic table but not completely.  Thank God my husband is a great carpenter and can absolutely make or repair anything made of wood.  We were not so lucky with some of my flowers but thankfully they were mostly annuals.  But what do they say about every cloud has a silver lining; and you should always look for the good in everything? Wellll… while the limb was dangling I found this.  Yeah…yeah I know I should never have gotten that close.

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Layers of honeycomb.  Of course there was no honey because the bees left weeks ago.  Thank God or there would have be hundreds swarming.  But I was excited to see this.

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My husband is working on clearing everything up today and he is trying to

save the part with the comb.  I can’t wait to show it to my grandson.

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But just in case it falls apart I was able to rescue these.

chunk of honeycomb

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I had to have one for my sister-in-law because she loves nature as much as I do (or more.)  I’m going to check at Lowe’s and see if I can find something to spray them with that will preserve them.  Any ideas?

Thank you for stopping by, please come back soon.  Have a blessed day and always look for God’s blessings they’re there if you only look.  God bless.