Nurturing Thursday



Francis of Assisi quote

Words by Francis of Assisi
“Remember that when you leave this earth
you can take nothing of what you have received,
but only what you have given: a full heart,
enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage”

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Groups of Birds

This week on Sunday Stills, it’s pictures of four or more birds in the same picture. I must admit that using the “zoom” function on my iPhone5 is next to useless. To me, it just causes the picture to be too grainy. But, alas, to get close enough to a group of birds with an iPhone, just makes them scatter!

2014-07-12 Birds on Pier_Fotor

2014-07-12 Birds_Fotor

2015-01-01 Seagulls_Fotor


Revolutionary War = Independence Day

Reposting this in memory of several of my ancestors and their contributions to this great Nation. God bless America! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! 😀



Washington Crossing the Delaware byEmanuel Leutze
Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City – 1851

Since I began delving into my genealogy, it seems that especially at times like this my thoughts are turned to my ancestors who sacrificed so much. I present just a few of the family patriots related to me and mine who served so valiantly. I know that there are more and I will find them and honor them when I do.

John Arthur, Sr.

Wounded in Yorktown in final battle with Cornwallis. On 17th May 1843, in Bedford County, Virginia John made a declaration for his pension stating he was 85 years of age.  He married 12 Oct 1784 in Bedford County, Virginia to Elizabeth ADDAMS (ADAMS), with the consent of John ADDAMS.  In his pension papers it states that she was the daughter of John & Sarah ADDAMS.  Elizabeth was born 28 Sep 1769. …

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Editing and Processing

It’s the 5th Monday challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally so I thought I would have a little fun with my last week’s photos which you can see here.

A simple conversion to black and white

Orlando-Church St Clock-B&W

Yes, it feels this hot here in the Orlando area…
We’re looking at mid 90s (F) with 75% humidity…
Feels like it’s at least 100 degrees…

Orlando-Church St Clock 2-Goo

Okay, so I had Dali on my mind! It still expresses how we’re feeling! 😆