Wednesday, December 18, 2013


When the Winter Chrysanthemums Go
by Matsuo Basho

When the winter chrysanthemums go,
there's nothing to write about
but radishes.

I've no radishes, either, so let's do Wordless Wednesday... well, almost wordless.

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Hope you have found your Santa spirit and are enjoying the Christmas season.
Remember in all the madness...
the real reason for Christmas.

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Scavenger Hunt - November 2013

Seems no matter  my good intentions, I always get to the end of the month and still don't have all the photos for Made with Love's monthly Scavenger Hunt! Oh well, I have pulled together a few... some new, some oldies, but hopefully meeting of the spirit of MwL's fun monthly challenge!

 GOLD - The dome of our state capitol is covered with gold mined in North Georgia.

FIVE - 5
Five "beach birds" from Amelia Island, Florida

Patterns - A lingering fall rose and its lovely colors.
Bread - Southern Style
Freshly baked biscuits and cornbread ready for the food processor to be made into the traditional "dressing" served with turkey instead of stuffing. Celebrated our family Thanksgiving the Sunday before... lunch for 10...4 of whom were teenagers! I had almost forgotten how to cook for such a group! No apologies for the very banged up cookie sheet that is decades old, but still bakes up the best biscuits! Oh, the dressing was delish!
Happiness - My beautiful "sista" friend celebrating her birthday a couple of weeks after surgery for liver cancer. A year later, she is still bravely fighting the dread disease, but with strength, love, fortitude, determination, and faith!
Rain - Rain, rain go away. Come again another day... the mantra for Summer 2013!
Traffic - Leaving Atlanta last Friday after spending Thanksgiving Day with lovely daughter-in-love's family. Her parents were so kind to include us in their celebration so that we could be with our shared children!
P.S. I LOVE Atlanta, but my favorite view is in the rear view mirror. :-)
Boxes - Sweet DH decided to surprise  me with a Keurig Coffee Maker! My favorite new boxes.
Staircase - Look closely at the right side of the dam just above the grassy area. Can you imagine climbing those stairs daily for work? Get dizzy just thinking of it! This dam was used for the famous scene with Harrison Ford in the movie, The Fugitive.
Park - Lots to see on the Cherohala Skyway so there are lots of places to pull off, park, and get your scenic views! Not brave enough to try this route on a motorcycle, will gladly stick with the Mustang!
Pair - Two different offerings... just could not decide!
Confederate Rose - Pink and white blooms on the same stem... pretty!
Mama and baby... looking for a treat!
Sunset - South Georgia style... across a mown hay field
Many thanks to Made with Love for letting stragglers like me jump in late! Visit and see what others made of the November list. Always fun... just maybe I'll be on day!