Interesting Start to the New Year!

Just thought I’d share what happened here a little before 5:00 a.m. Friday, January 4.  We were startled out of a sound sleep by what sounded like a big crash. It had been raining off and on for days and hubby thought we had been awakened by lightning or thunder. We went all around inside the house thinking the cats had knocked some things over and couldn’t see anything. Checking outside, it was so dark, we couldn’t see anything and our outside lights don’t really illuminate much.  But when we got up and it was light out — man, the Lord was watching over us. A huge tree had fallen right next to the house.  Maybe not so unusual in the woods.  But the unusual part and the miracle part is that it didn’t fall according to gravity (downhill).  How does a tree fall sideways against gravity?  If it had followed its natural course, it would have hit the house and probably done some serious damage. It fell sideways completely missing the house and just clipping a corner of the carport.  The carport did sustain some damage but not serious. And no damage to the cars. I’m just in awe and so humbled.  The pictures don’t do it justice. Next comes the cleanup and repair.
God is good! Sparkling heart
The damage as seen from different angles:
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

After about 15 years of not putting up a Christmas tree (shortly after we acquired three kittens and then continued to add), we decided this year to try with a small tree on a small table.  For the most part, it’s working.  Of course, this go-around, all the ornaments are shatterproof! This is not a good picture at all as the ceiling light was on and reflecting in the window so the lights, etc., on the tree don’t really show.  But, you get the gist.  After having the tree up for a few days, I thought we were going to actually pull it off.  We came really close as you can see.  But he didn’t stay there too long and he didn’t try to do anything to the tree (shocker)!

FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS,
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

And for all of those who may not celebrate Christmas,
HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

Pink Water!

I decided to combine Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge of Water and Becky’s In the Pink September Challenge.

Dahlia (My backyard)

A lady and her dog cooling off (Meeks Park, Blairsville, GA)

In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness (Winter Garden, FL)

Air Boat on Lake Apopka (Winter Garden, FL)