Today’s Flowers ~ #13

 

Both of these photos were taken on October 21st in Southern California at a Farm in Moorpark.

 

For more flowers from around the world visit the Flower Blog started by Luiz and Denise!

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ABC Wednesday ~ Outdoors in Santa Barbara

We are on the letter O and my choices are October, Outdoors, On the Coast, On a Walk, Overcast!

 

Dear and I drove up the coast last Saturday. After a drive through San Marcos Pass to stop at Cold Springs Tavern for breakfast, we headed back to the shoreline in Santa Barbara for a walk. We headed up the beachwalk to the Bird Refuge. There was quite an intense marine layer effect happening on our drive and during our walk. We could not see out into the Pacific. We headed to the refuge and the layer was a little less dense here.

 

I was really happy to capture this Pelican at the refuge. Oops I guess I should have saved him for next week. P is for Pelican…

For more ABC posts visit the ABC blog that was started by Denise Nesbitt.

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Ruby Tuesday ~ Autumn Fun

 

Decided to go with the Autumn theme again this week for Ruby Tuesday. We’ve got the pumpkin patch, my Turkey Cookie creation (hee, hee) and one of the happy ghosts from my string of lights for Halloween.

Have a great Tuesday everyone and if you’d like to see more Ruby Tuesday visit Mary here.

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Fridays Fave 5

This hasn’t been one of my favorite weeks for sure because of Dear and I getting sick and being “In” all weekend and Monday. But that won’t stop me from finding 5 things that made my week, anyway!

1. Seeing this photo of all my kids together having fun with two of their cousins at the Japanese Gardens in Seattle.

 

Niece-Michelle, Daughter-Katie, Niece-Melissa, DIL-Laura, Son-Dan, Son-Josh

2. Cracking myself up creating these Turkey Cookies!

 

3. Meeting my niece Michelle and my Grand Nephew Jackson at the Pumpkin Patch!

4. Hearing that our 911 neighbor is moving out soon. Hopefully peace will be restored around here…

5. My last Fave is having a little Attitude Adjustment at the Beach on Thursday morning this week.

 

I’m throwing in a few more photos of my kids from the Japanese Gardens as a bonus for ME! :0)

My Boys (Men)

Josh and Laura!

My Niece Michelle (Jackson’s mom) and daughter Katie.

 

Thanks Michelle for letting me steal these photos of you all at the Garden!

For more Fave 5 visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

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Sky Watch #15

 

These were taken this week at a farm in Moorpark, California where I met my niece and her son. Our weather has really heated up this week and we have had more Santana wind (dry hot devil winds). Yesterday we were in the 90’s and these temps are continuing. We hope to cool down soon :0)

For more Sky Watch Photos from around the world visit the SkyWatch Blog.

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October??

Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this forecast!?

Sorry I don’t usually rant on my blog but my resolve has been weakened by my cold which is ending with sinus pressure headaches and this forecast isn’t helping.

 

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97° | 54°
 

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92° | 52°
 

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92° | 50°
 

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92° | 50°
 

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90° | 49°
 

Don’t worry though, I will find something soon to smile about and I will get help from one mightier than me to choose joy and contentment in this heat..

The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns ~ Hymn

The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns

The King shall come when morning dawns,
And light triumphant breaks;
When beauty gilds the eastern hills,
And life to joy awakes.

Not as of old a little child
To bear, and fight, and die,
But crowned with glory like the sun
That lights the morning sky.

O brighter than the rising morn
When He, victorious, rose,
And left the lonesome place of death,
Despite the rage of foes.

O brighter than that glorious morn
Shall this fair morning be,
When Christ, our King, in beauty comes,
And we His face shall see.

The King shall come when morning dawns,
And earth’s dark night is past;
O haste the rising of that morn,
The day that aye shall last.

And let the endless bliss begin,
By weary saints foretold,
When right shall triumph over wrong,
And truth shall be extolled.

The King shall come when morning dawns,
And light and beauty brings:
Hail, Christ the Lord! Thy people pray,
Come quickly, King of kings.

Words: Unknown au­thor; trans­lat­ed from Greek to Eng­lish by John Brown­lie in Hymns of the Russ­ian Church, 1907.

ht: cyberhymnal

Skywatch #13

 

I was so excited that our skies in Camarillo, California got a little worked up last week instead of being their plain blue or haze. I always enjoy seeing clouds above me :0)

 

For more skies from around the world visit the Sky Watch blog here.

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ABC Wednesday ~ Lovely, Lovely October

L is for Lovely, Lovely October

 

Lovely, lovely October

Ere, in the northern gale,
The summer tresses of the trees are gone,
The woods of Autumn, all around our vale,
Have put their glory on.

~ William Cullen Bryant

 

The top collage is October in our neighborhoods in the state of Washington in the Northwest. The bottom collage is October in our neighborhoods in Southern California in the Southwest. I choose to praise God for the beauty of October in both. What a wonderful world He created for us to enjoy.

Visit the ABC Wednesday Blog and see more posts on the Letter L.

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October’s Bright Blue Weather ~

 

October’s Bright Blue Weather

O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October’s bright blue weather.

When loud the bumblebee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant,
And Golden Rod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;

When Gentians roll their fringes tight,
To save them for the morning,
And Chestnuts fall from satin burrs
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things
Their white-winged seeds are sowing,
And in the fields, still green and fair,
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts,
By twos and twos together,
And count like misers, hour by hour,
October’s bright blue weather.

O suns and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October’s bright blue weather.

~Helen Hunt Jackson