Happy Mother’s Day!

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Breakfast for the brood!

Mama wren with a juicy grub for her brood. She’s built a nest in the patio heater on the deck and we can hear the little ones peeping every time she delivers a meal.

Mama wren with a juicy grub for her brood. She’s built a nest in the patio heater on the deck and we can hear the little ones peeping every time she delivers a meal.

Where does the time go?

Wow. Has it really been almost two months since our last post? Since January’s snow, we’ve had record-breaking high temperatures, a six-day monsoon with more than five inches of rain, a few tornadoes and tomorrow night, we have a freeze warning.

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Wild cherry blossom in the fog. Taken March 13, 2016.
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Leaf buds against wild cherry blossoms. Taken March 13, 2016.

Act like a child

This week’s photo challenge asks,”How do you fuel the fires of optimism?” Few things are as chock full of optimism as a child at play. So today, a snow day (#Snowmageddon2016 #South), was a perfect day to be that child. After checking the property for damage after freezing rain, sleet and 6 inches of snow, the inner 8-year-old forgot — for a few minutes — about the 50-something in which she lives.

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WPC: Weight(less)

Made weight(less) by determination: A young man slowly rising from his wheelchair to walk across the stage and accept his diploma.

Taken May 2, 2015, at the SW Tennessee State Community College commencement – where our spirits were lifted by the graduation of our niece.

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WPC: Circle

Just love the window seat when we’re flying. The views of the earth from 30,000 feet are endlessly fascinating. This last time, we were treated to “glories,” gorgeous circular rainbows, on both the outbound and inbound legs. Here, a glory intersects with the shadow of our 757.

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