Animals in the sanctuary: The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Earlier this month, many churches here in the U.S. celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with services that included the blessing of animals.  St. Francis, born in the 12th century, was a lover of nature, looked on all creatures as his brothers and sisters, and is the patron saint of animals and the…

Autumn azaleas, 2018

A year ago I posted that our azaleas had surprised us by blooming in October.  This year they are in bloom again right now.  For 20 years the azaleas bloomed only in the Spring, but for two years now they have bloomed in the Spring and the Fall.  Interesting…

Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Fences

  Fences at historic sites in Northwest Georgia… The Historic Vann House   New Echota Historic Site   A fence in Kellum Valley in Northeast Georgia…   And our son-in-law and grandson working on the fence on our property in Northeast Georgia…   You can join the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge here.  

In bloom again

The yellow rose bush is blooming again.  There are only two roses, but each is a different shade of yellow.   “Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flower.”  (William C. Bryant)