I took potatoes for granted.

(In light of Coronavirus / COVID-19 , I felt this post was needed today – I’ve moved Angel’s post up to another day. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

It was weird to see signs such as these in the supermarket.

I took full shelves for granted.

I took being able to go to town for granted.

I took paper products for granted.

I took potatoes for granted.

When you’re no longer able to get things you buy regularly, you suddenly realize how much you took for granted. This was last Monday; I don’t know what the state of the supermarket is today. I’m thankful we bought potatoes the week before.


โ€œTherefore do notย worryย aboutย tomorrow, forย tomorrowย willย worryย about its own things. Sufficient for the dayย is its own trouble.”ย Matthew 6:34

Through it all, God is faithful.

The God who created these intricate flowers is in control. Through it all, He is in control.

The God who created mushrooms is in control.

The God who created bugs is in control.

The God who created frogs is in control.

The God who created cats and kittens is in control.

The God who created dogs and puppies is in control.

The God who created the heavens and the earth and everything in them is in control.

The God who created works of art like this is in control. The Creator of all is in control, even when it feels like everything is spiraling. May we trust Him during this hard time. โค

How are you all doing? Are you in quarantine where you live?

If you have time during this quarantine, I highly recommend this short movie from Living Waters. Its only 29 minutes long. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

It’s been a while…

Hello there! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully I’m actually back this time. ๐Ÿ˜…

It’s been too long since I last posted. Thought I’d start us off with some photos I took on the 27th of the sunset and silhouettes of some type of grass. ๐Ÿ™‚

And pine tree branches. ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha.ย  I had a lot of fun that night.

Anyway…

A lot has been happening. I planned to have a short Thanksgiving break and it turned into three months.

My uncle came in from Texas and he stayed for almost two months. We got a lot of stuff accomplished while he was here, such as a new driveway put in. (I was very tempted to title this post “It’s the end of the road” because we live at the end of a dead-end road and a lot of these photos are about the new driveway. And I like puns. But I didn’t want people to see the title and think I stopped blogging. O.o)

Yeah, it was so needed. Mom and I almost got stuck in her car a week or so before we had this done.

We had the gravel hauled in and well…

I had fun in it. ๐Ÿ˜…

Mom snapped this one of me. XD

And this one too. Mom found a baby turtle!

He was cute but shy!

After I released him in a safe place, the gravel mountain was smoothed out.

And no more giant hole! But this also means I lost my tadpole pond. ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜…

I helped get all the water out of the hole. I wanted to help with the driveway, but I also volunteered because I grabbed an old strainer and had every intention of saving the tadpoles in the mudhole. ๐Ÿ˜… Why a frog decided to lay eggs in late November is beyond me. Anyway, I didn’t count them all individually but I estimated how many I had in my strainer each time and I estimated I saved about 300 tadpoles in all… O.o I moved them into a cooler no one was using. I accidentally let it fill with water over the summer; I wanted to drill holes in the bottom and use it as a planter, but it became a tadpole habitat instead.

But now we have a new driveway! ๐Ÿ˜€ Mom got this photo of me dancing on it. ๐Ÿ˜…


Another thing that happened is this lovely new (to us – it’s a 2008 model) Impala. Which means I get to study for my driver’s license and practice driving with the new car! ๐Ÿ˜€

So I didn’t have a lot of time for blogging. Most of the time was great. There were a few days where it wasn’t so great though. I lost two of my cats. One was from the feral cat population (but wasn’t a wild cat anymore!) and the other was our 15 1/2 year old Angel. (You may remember her from her 14th birthday post. I was going to do a 15th birthday post this year but she had some medical problems and she looked like a shaved rat. So I was waiting for her fur to grow back out.) I’m going to do more detailed posts for these two gifts from God later. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be on the lookout in an hour for a new poem – I scheduled it for 9AM CST – and hope to see you around! โค

An April Day At Mamaw’s

Welcome to part two of April in Photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mamaw’s daffodils! At least, I think they are. May not be. The blooms on these are so small. She let me dig up some of the bulbs so maybe I’ll have some next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

I found some wildflowers along the path while walking to the lake.

I’m not sure what these are, but they are really pretty and have different shades of purples and pinks.

These were everywhere around the lake.

These are SO TINY.

The pink veins in the petals of this one are really neat.

I’ve never seen a flower with oddball petals like this one. Three smalls and a long one. It’s not symmetrical at all.

I heard a plane, so I thought I’d test out my zoom. I didn’t expect it to be this clear!

Apparently, there is a resident beaver living on Mamaw’s lake now.

Last photo of the day. Night was starting to fall, and the colors behind this pine were amazing.ย  A great way to end this post. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #62: Silhouettes

Another post for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hot Springs Arkansas, Bathhouse Row – mountain silhouetted against the brilliant sky and clouds!

I think I took this when we got groceries one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now a few from my archives:

Almost looks like a forest fire but it’s just the sunrise. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a backed out shot of the one above. ๐Ÿ™‚ The trees from the photo above are on the bottom left, I think.

A stoic tree in front of the sunrise.

Here are blurred silhouetted leaves against the bright moon.

As you can tell, I like silhouetting trees against sunrises and sunsets.

Somehow managed to accidentally silhouette a bat along with the branch. XD

And lastly, from the first Arkansas Adventures post:

Willow Beach. ๐Ÿ˜€

Friends silhouetted against the sunset! ๐Ÿ˜€

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Frames

This is my first time participating in the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love framing things in photos.

Framing the pink clouds with trees.

The moon made its own misty frame.

Framed myself in a broken plate mirror. (Sorry for the toilet.)

Me in another mirror.

Western Sizzlin.

Window in my grandparent’s old chickenhouse.

Another angle of the same window.

 

Adventures in Arkansas – the boys, framed in a swing. This was taken in MacArthur Park.

And the girls! I’m in the middle. ๐Ÿ™‚

And all of us! ๐Ÿ˜€

And I took this yesterday! Clouds framed by trees. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was so much fun to write this post – thanks for viewing. ๐Ÿ˜€