A Tease of Snow

Today is the tease before the storm here in Warsaw, Indiana. This weekend we are supposed to get 3-6 inches plus. This is what the weather on the news is posting. I had an opportunity to be a passenger and go to a doctor’s office in another city with a friend of mine.

I had my phone camera so took some photos so you could see our tease of snow.


Today is a new day

I often ponder on why mornings are a much better time of day for me.  Nights have always seemed the worst for the many patients I used to care for. With evenings, it carries, coughs, fevers, depression, and death.


Each morning; I am renewed. I have no headaches usually. I awake with new hope and thank God for another chance to be helpful to others. I am not tired. I notice the sky and watch the sunrise. I think the clearest.


This reminds me of so many times in the Bible where it states the word New. A new beginning, a new life, a rebirth.


It seems it is all the negative and the stress of the day that helps bind nothings into pain and fatigue. If only we could protect ourselves in a bubble and not be touched by anything other than beautiful.


I go through my Facebook and see many friends that are suffering and I pray for healing. I see my friends who have had little sleep due to the mind wandering. Those who are caring for their loved ones are fatigued, so I pray for strength for them for this new day.


I look at one of my group pages that I love, Indiana Nature, and I smile. I love looking at all the photos that people take. I may not get to visit many places in Indiana but I sure do get beautiful visions of what other cities are like.


I try very hard to stay away from negativity. My heart hurts when I think of family members or people that were once in my life and how various situations have caused tears and pain. I miss what used to be. I sometimes begin to think about reaching out and re-connecting but decide not to as I know I have done this before and it has failed.


There is so much beauty in our world that each of us doesn’t really have the extra space to squeeze in the bad.  Look at the children laughing and playing. Watching people walk hand in hand. Seeing a father bending down to wipe the tears from his child’s cheeks after a fall from the bicycle.


I fell in love with God when my brother was ill. He then filled me with trust, hope and a realization that although I may not be able to work, although I may not be able to physically care for others; I can bring them hope and help them realize they are not alone.


This makes me feel better. I love my camera too. When I read your words that you like a photo I took; it makes me thank God for giving me the idea to use a camera. I will never be close to being a professional; but if you get a smile from a picture I take, then I am smiling too.


Life; it is an amazing piece of art isn’t it? Full of wonder, fascination. Thank goodness we have the choice of what to do with it.


It is already hot and muggy here this morning. I don’t know for sure what I am going to do. I know there is no  headache, no fatigue and I am happy.  What about you? Are you your best mornings or evenings?


Here is a couple of my latest photos.



God Hears the Lonely Heart

It was a few years back, in fact, it was about a month after my brother passed away from Multiple System Atrophy, that the biggest void ever; entered my life.

I was suddenly alone. All the caring, love and worrying and praying I had done was over. What was I going to do now with my time?

I prayed for what seemed long, lonely weeks, for something to fill my time, then God answered in the perfect time. He placed the idea of photography in my mind and so the hobby began. Thanks to my best friend; I was able to get a nice camera.

I have improved over the years. I still have lots of improving to do. I am proud of what I have accomplished and am looking forward to what else I can do. Here are the last two photos I took.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed capturing them.

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Daily Prompt/ Photo Challenge

  1. 1.
    (of a plant, animal, or person) producing much fruit or foliage or many offspring.
    “in captivity, tigers are prolific breeders”
    synonyms: productivecreativeinventivefertile

    “a prolific composer”
  2. 2.
    present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful.
    “mahogany was once prolific in the tropical forests”


    synonyms: plentifulabundantbountifulprofusecopiousluxuriantrichlush;




First Day of Magnet Fishing

Magnet fishing is something I learned about from our lady who serves our lunches here. It is quite fun and easy. I got excited at the hope of finds we would bring in from the waters.

It was our fist day and we found a piece of the original bridge here in our local area. We found odds and ends of things. I was excited but am in hope of finding the biggie! LOL. Who knows, we may get lucky. The good thing was I spent time with family. We laughed, got excited, I enjoyed watching the kids and of course, taking photos.

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Class Reunion

August 19th, was my 45th class reunion. I graduated in 1972 from Warsaw High, Warsaw, Indiana.

I had bounced back and forth on whether to go or not. Oh, I wanted to go; but I knew how easily I fell and for that reason, hesitated.

I had posted my hesitation and due to the encouraging words from Facebook friends, I decided to go ahead and go.

I was greeted with warmth and hugs. I immediately knew I had made a good decision. Some knew of my illness and they were right there for me carrying my food, helping me down steps, and holding onto my clothes, lol, during the group photograph. They were and are awesome people to have in my life.

I took a lot of photos for our reunion and posted them for all to see, along with making a CD for the group, so anyone can have their own copy.

Here are a few photos I took. If you would like to see more, look me up on Facebook and friend me or just visit my photo albums.

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