seeking the sun

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

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My husband recently observed that I’ve taken to gardening after decades of killing every houseplant in sight, mostly because they were out of sight, and thus, out of mind. I quipped that I didn’t need to keep three children alive and could focus on the plants now.

I admit this is a most relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a morning. And the bonus is that I get pretty flowers and luscious fruit.

I’m not necessarily doing it for the health benefits. I mean, I don’t really do much exercise — but lugging around bags of potting soil might have some benefits, no?

I’m really taken by how the flowers seek the sun. I knew this, but to see it in practice is pretty cool. I’ve even managed to resuscitate an orchid. It is slowly wrapping it’s stem around the stake. Fun!


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green surprises popping up

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge | 2 comments

This beautiful flower took me by surprise, a bright red contrast to the deep green behind it

Green sprigs and new growth are surrounding the new homestead, and it’s exciting to see signs of spring around our new home. I’m delighted whenever I see something new, and for now, I’m not even annoyed about what I’m sure are weeds.

Weeds are in the eye of the beholder, after all.

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Read Across America Day!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Reading Challenge | 4 comments

Today is Read Across America Day — and happy birthday to Dr. Seuss!

That’s an initiative by the NEA, the National Education Association, but there are so many other places to encourage reading, especially for adults. I had some fun sharing what I’m reading at Aleteia’s What Are You Reading pieces.

And now, I’ve picked up this book, again. One of these days I’m going to finish the entire series. Maybe. I mean, I’m retired and everything, I should be able to do it.

What’s on your bedside reading table?


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afternoon stroll

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Archdiocese of Mobile | 2 comments

This afternoon I visited the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile, Alabama, completed in 1850 in the Greek Revival style to serve the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile. It’s a gorgeous church set in the historic part of Mobile. Cathedral Square is fast becoming one of my favorite areas for walking around and exploring my new home. It’s the perfect place for me to begin a pilgrimage to get to know the churches in the area.

Mardi Gras is going full blast, but today was about a little coffee, a little sunshine, and Mass. It was a perfect day.

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a monday prayer

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on a monday prayer

St. Francis of Assisi

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