Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Snow Is on the Daffodils


In the fall, a popular expression often heard is the "frost is on the pumpkin." 

I have a new expression for the end of this winter.

It is, "Snow is on the "daffodillies." 


Yep, my pretty front door spring wreath is covered with snow.

That is the aftermath of a recent nor'easter and chilly willy temperatures. We had more than a foot of snow!

The little birdie on the wreath is buried under it, too.


Maybe the snow, once it melts, will wash the faux flowers and make them brighter!

That's today's good news.  The snow is melting and it's bound to warm up soon.

HAS SPRING SPRUNG WHERE YOU LIVE?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Perky Polly Parrot...


Almost everyone has heard of the proverbial Polly Parrot, right?

Well, guess what?

A Polly parrot has joined our household and is causing lots of fun.

She's "almost" real, but not quite.

 She sure LOOKS real!

At times, she closes her greenish  eyes half-way, like a living, breathing parrot.

The rest of the time, she's a wide-eyed wonder.



She has a long, soft turquoise  tail and wings.

And she talks!  

Yep, she says all kinds of things that will surprise the "bazookers" out of any onlooker.

She'll make a great burglar deterrent if set up in a corner of a dark room. 



This Polly Parrot used to call an elementary school classroom home.  The kids loved her.

When my youngest sister retired as a teacher, however, Polly came to her home and then ours, thanks to the pleading of a grandchild.



We all get a kick out of Polly.

As much as I'd love to have one of her living cousins, our Polly comes without poop, so that's a good thing.

DO YOU LIKE PARROTS?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Warm and Cozy on the Inside




Cold winds, sleet and snow may be pelting the windows from the outside.

However, inside the house, it's warm and cozy, especially in the kitchen.


Weather conditions can  be similar to our lives.

No matter how chaotic things around us are, or how unpleasant the news may be, or what is happening on the outside, we can remain calm and peaceful within.

The way we do that is by focusing on the Lord and the peace He give us.


He said it best when He told us, "My peace is not of this world."

So let the storms of life swirl around us.  

They cannot take away the true peace within.

DO YOU SOMETIMES HAVE DIFFICULTY FINDING PEACE WITHIN?  WHEN THAT HAPPENS, WHAT DO YOU DO?
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