Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!!!


God almighty, our holy one

Conquering, victorious and risen son

Saviour, redeemer, Lord of light

You saved me, freed me, and gave me life

Is there a way that I can repay

What it cost you my Lord that fateful day?

When you gave your life upon the cross

For all mankind eternally lost

For I know I could never pay the price

The cost of your eternal sacrifice

For salvation is a gift that you freely gave

When you died and arose from the grave

The hope that came from your sacrifice

Is the hope we have of eternal life

© By M.S.Lowndes

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Scenes From Around Our Yard

Thankfully we have not had any damage from any of the storms thus far. I pray it stays that way since they are giving the same storm system for this week again. We had lots of rain Friday, Friday night, and Saturday.

April showers bring May flowers!

My little dog, Pup, has been sick and spent some time at the vet clinic. He is 13 years old, which in human years adds up to well over 90, so I guess he's pretty good for his age! He is having trouble with getting his back legs to work. The vet said if he were a human he'd be on a walker now. They wanted to keep him and give him steroids during that time. I think he might be a little better. He was so sick when I brought him home. Poor little guy was so sick he didn't even seem excited to see me. He threw up in the car and several times after he got home. Finally he got over that sickness and is eating fine now. Nowadays I carry him around a lot. He always wants to be where I am, otherwise he is not a happy camper! I still have some more medication to give him over the next
few days. The best way I have found to get him to take pills is to buy a Diary Queen BBQ sandwich and put the pill in a bit of that. He gets it down real easy like that. If he tastes the pill at all he'll spit it out. I used to have such a hard time until I tried the BBQ!

I hope everyone is doing better than great, staying safe, and enjoying life!  I leave you with some scenes from our yard, and my Sunday Sign.

I got these bulbs in late so I have daffodils that have bloomed and gone, and now these, and some new ones coming up!
Peppermint! Great for Mint Juleps on Derby Day!

Love these buds on the Knock-Out Roses!!

Handsome Scottie!! "Look deep into my eyes!"
Full bloom on the Knock-Out Rose Bush!

Tiny rosebud on the yellow Knock-Out Rose Bush


Sunday Sign

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Mid Week Ramblings

We survived the storms okay, thankfully! There was damage all around the state but no one was killed in KY. In our county there was a couple of barns blown down, trees down, and electrical outages, but that was about all, and that was enough! I was standing in the doorway watching it when that line of hard wind and rain came sweeping through. If I had seen any signs of trees breaking or anything happening I was ready to get under the sofa. Our sofa is only about an inch off the floor, so that would have been quite a feat for me let me tell you!! 

I saw this sign at the local Farm Mart!

I ran across this photo (don't know who they are) and it's the first time I've ever seen two saddles on one horse!

Today is nice and sunny but a  bit windy. My lawn needs mowing and I guess I'll do it tomorrow when it will be a bit less windy. Today is warmer and the windows are open letting a nice breeze flow through the house.

This is  the South Fork of the KY River in Owsley County, the county I was born in.

I just love this photo!

Hope all my blogging friends are having a wonderful week.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

UK Lost, and more ramblings............

Well the UK Wildcats lost their game by one point. Just ONE point! Oh well. They can't all win and of course they all want to win. They did well to get as far as they did. I had decided that if they won last night I'd go buy a T-shirt with their logo on it. Now I don't have to!

It's been warm today and very windy. Tomorrow and tomorrow evening they are saying we might have severe storms. I sure hope not. It's been 37 years today since we had those awful tornado's of 1974, which I have posted about before. So hard to believe it's been that long!

"The Super Outbreak is the largest tornado outbreak on record for a single 24-hour period. From April 3 to April 4, 1974, there were 148 tornadoes confirmed in 13 US states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York; and the Canadian province of Ontario. It extensively damaged approximately 900 square miles (1,440 square kilometers) along a total combined path length of 2,600 miles (4,160 km).[1] The Super Outbreak of tornadoes of 3–4 April 1974 remains the most outstanding severe convective weather episode of record in the continental United States." (This was copied from Wikipedia.)

Currently the same weather pattern is lined up with the two fronts and the warm air moving north from the Gulf of Mexico. It all makes for very unsettling weather for many many states, Hopefully it'll all calm down and be less than the Weather Channel is predicting! I sure hope so. The 1974 tornado hit us straight on. Thankfully no one in my family was harmed, but there were 4 people killed in our area. It got the house, barn, and well....everything! I was not at home at the time and my parents, along with my oldest brother and his son got into the cellar. Needless to say, that is a night that reminds etched in my mind very clearly as we walked back in there later with lightening constantly, the lightening that looks like little veins running everywhere. We spent the night in the church, which was about 1/4 of a mile from our house, and it didn't receive any damage. There was me, my parents, my brother and his girlfriend that stayed in the church. No, I did not sleep one wink that night and my Mom didn't either. Not sure if anyone else did, but they tried. Mom and I just sat in a pew together with no thoughts of sleep! Then at daybreak we walked back up the hill and I just couldn't believe the sights that met our eyes. Amazing how it can all be destroyed in a few seconds.

On another note, I bought a wireless mouse for my computer. I LOVE it!! The cord on my old one broke in two, so when I saw the wireless ones I was elated! Yeehaw!

Now I'll leave you with this lovely daffodil that is blooming so pretty in our front yard right now. I set the bulbs out kind of late, but they came right along and did great!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Go UK Wildcats!!!

The UK Wildcats are in the NCAA Final Four and will be playing in Houston tonight. I sure hope they win. I have to say that I am not what you would call a "huge" fan. I don't watch the games because they make me too nervous. I can't stand all the nail biting and the closeness of some of the games. So I will watch a bit to see who is ahead and then listen later to find out who won. I do hope they win and I support them, but I'm not a die-hard fan like so many are. Lots of people claim to have blue blood running through their veins around here!! So that will explain the church sign which felt the need to speak of the Cats and show their support as well. This afternoon I went to a birthday party for a dear friend of mine. Here she is, the 90 year old birthday lady, "Netha." She is such a sweet dear lady who always looks so beautiful. She is a jewel. Here is our Pastor and his wife. He must have forgotten to wear his UK Wildcat shirt!! Ha! Here's a bunch of the females that all had on their blue!

I leave you with a tulip that is blooming now. Such a pretty sight at this time of the year. Try as I might, this would not allow me to break up my paragraphs to go along with the photos. I tried it in Html and the Compose areas, with no luck either way. Sorry about that.
Free Hit Counters
Web Counter