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Montage Monday:)A Week In A Peek

14 Aug

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

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A busy week, meeting new people, art club, lunches with friends, beautiful sunsets and a trip to Oklahoma. A good week. Here’s a peek….


Sunday Sermon and Some Spectacular Sunsets

14 Aug

Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. 

~Mary McLeod Bethune

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This morning, I had the pleasure of attending Mass at at St. Francis Xavier Church in Stillwater, OK. It’s a beautiful old church, and I hear they are nearly finished with construction of an even bigger and more charming church a few miles away.


I love the beautiful stained glass windows, and the alcoves where the candles are.



Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus walking on the sea and calling Peter to walk out towards him.

“Jesus said, ‘Come.’ Then Peter got out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus across the water, but then noticing the wind, he took fright and began to sink. ‘Lord,’ he cried, ‘save me!’Jesus put out his hand at once and held him. ‘You have so little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’ ”
My take on it…sometimes we get distracted or scared and lose faith that God will take care of us. But, when we call out and ask for help, He will “put out His hand at once” and save us. 

I guess we’re all guilty of losing faith once in a while. Fortunately, I have been blessed with a wonderful family and fine friends, and when I get scared or hurt or discouraged, there is always someone there to reach out with a hand to help me back up. I have helping hands here on earth and “upstairs”, whenever I call out. Lucky me!


Now, my spectacular sunset…


Boomer Lake at sunset. These three shots were taken just minutes apart.

Wednesday:) What Wonders Lie Within The Sky

10 Aug

What wonders lie within the sky

Dark clouds disguise the sun

Soft grey will play with amber hues

To herald day’s begun.

~Toni Armenta Andrukaits


Montage Monday:) A Week in a Peek

1 Aug

“You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart. ”

~Carol Ann Duffy

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Another great week. Time with friends, beautiful sunsets, Baby Belle pictures, and my amazing CRHP retreat at St. Gabriel’s this weekend. A fine fun-filled week with a side order of soul searching.

A week in a peek.


Montage Monday:) A Week In A Peek

25 Jul

“Writing is the painting of the voice.”

~ Voltaire

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Another good week. Another steamy, muggy, stifling, hotter than H-E-Double hockey sticks kinda week. Still a good week with sunsets, artists, friends, baby pictures, and let’s not forget the famous Friday Black Russians. 

A week in a peek.

Saturday:) A Sunset Stroll, Lucky Pennies and a Bunny

2 Jul

“A sunset stroll is strength for the soul.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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The late night storms passed, and the grey morning drizzle sizzled into a hot steamy afternoon. I was smart and stayed inside my comfortable air conditioned house until early evening. Hot or not, I needed to get out for a walk. 

I strolled around my neighborhood, bumping into neighbors and wildlife. I rescued a wiggly worm that was desperately wriggling across the dry cement sidewalk. I found a stick and placed him in the cool grass. A few blocks away, a happy hoppy bunny was also out taking a stroll.


After a long walk, I sat in the park and called my sister-in-law, Ann. We chatted for a while. As I was heading to my house, I noticed the glowing sunset in the distance. I scurried down the street to capture the magic. I was just getting close to the perfect open spot when I looked down and found two, not one, but two lucky pennies.


Here’s the spectacular sunset. I got my two cents worth.


Another fine day.

Tuesday:) Turbulent Skies and a Turkey Carcass.

28 Jun

“Always seek less turbulent skies. Hurt. Fly above it. Betrayal. Fly above it. Anger. Fly above it. You are the one who is flying the plane.”

― Marianne Williamson
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The sky threatened storms that never appeared, but the clouds were amazing. I love clouds.



Is it just me, or do you see a face in these clouds too? I see a mother with wispy hair holding her baby. Can you see it? Look at the nose in the center of the picture, the eye to the left, the mouth below. 

Today, I made a turkey dinner. My extra frozen turkey had been in Mr. Mike’s freezer since Thanksgiving. It was buy one get one free. Couldn’t pass it up, but also had no room in my freezer. I cooked it today. No picture of the beautiful finished product. But, here are the “remains of the day.” It will be soup tomorrow, or whenever I get around to it. Lots of leftovers.

I’m sure I’ll keep you posted.