Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wisdom From Then Citizen Ronald Reagan

This is very insightful wisdom given by then citizen Ronald Reagan back in 1961. --LKR

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cow Calving!

Last night, I had the opportunity to watch one of our friend's cows give birth. Below are pictures of the happy occasion!
A blue sack comes before the white sack that contiains the calf
Front hoofs
Yup, that's the calf's tongue!
Mom cleans her baby (a male) while her neighbor smiles approvingly!
Good job, Mom! --LKR

Hummers, Orioles, Heading North!

The hummers are early, this year!!! According to Journey North ruby-throated hummingbirds have been spotted as far north as Williamsburg, VA, on the east coast, and East Ridge, TN more inland!!!

R
ufous Hummers have blanketed the west coast with their presence, as well, so spring is well on its way!

If you put your feeders out, early, they will be grateful. They are on the move with few, if any, flowers to feast from, though they will also eat bugs. Your choice--invite pesky bugs to your yard, or put out your feeders without dely!!!

Don't forget those lovely orange and black birds who also will come looking to dine at your hummingbird feeders! Orioles are also on the move and farther north in their journey. They've already been reported in
Raleigh, ND, and Edina, MN. Orioles will also indulge in grape jelly, orange slices, berries, and of course insects!

I can't wait to have these beautiful birds back at my feeders! --LKR

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Whence Comes My Help?

Thankfully, my help comes from the Lord, maker of Heaven and Earth! (Psalm 121:2)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Taken Back In Time


"Be ready in 15
minutes! I'm picking you up and we're going to check out my
mid-life crisis car!" quipped my half serious hubby.

Pulling into the car lot, we drove over to an awesome, blue '73 VW Bug. A manual, it had a sunroof, a real weakness for my hubby.

We both marveled over what good condition it was in for a 37 year old car! Hubby was sorely tempted to buy it, even though it needed a lot of work. Though it leaked oil and smelled of gas, it ran just fine!

Hubby and I took it out for a spin along the service road. The memories it brought back were priceless. My mom had two little Beetles like this, one red and the other yellow. Both were semi-automatic (stick, no clutch), and fun to drive!

My dad especially loved to tinker around with it. He was a tailor by trade, but a mechanic at heart, fixing appliances, radios, and tvs for the fun of it. Shear pleasure for him, which also meant less mechanic bills!

At that same time period, I had owned a beautiful '73
Ford Mustang. I can only hope my "Yellow Banana", as I called it, is still on the road like this little Bug!


Oh, happy daze... ! --LKR

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's Meeelting!!!

Without much of a thought, I carefully--and routinely--made my way across the unavoidable, treacherous ice on our driveway to what my niece calls the Kidney Bean, aka our maroon minivan. I was heading out for a meeting and then for some shopping while out in town, escaping what would otherwise have been a day spent in solitude.

Three hours later, pulling back into the driveway, I noticed not only was the ice gone, but the majority of the water from it melting had also evaporated!!!
A jubilant victory song spontaneously broke forth in my head: "Ding! Dong! The ice is gone! Which old ice? The driveway's ice! Ding! Dong! The driveway's ice is gone!" Ha! Winter is being defeated!!!

We had reached temps in the high 30's, today, and tomorrow we'll be expecting temps in the low 40's! Spring is on it's way!!! --LKR

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Awayo's Story

This is a true story about Awayo,who is from a tribe in Papua New Guinea.