Yes, of course it’s both! This tells us how warm it is in our family room, and tells the furnace to send more heat if it gets below the set temperature. How about you? Is there anything in your life that can be both a thermometer and a thermostat for your heart? Continue reading Thermometer or Thermostat?
This month my husband and I took a five-day reprieve from winter in New England, and traveled to sunny, warm Texas. At least that’s what we thought we were headed for, sunny and WARM. It had been warm there the week before, getting up into the 80’s, so we were excited about getting an early taste of summer! But that was not to be. Continue reading Muddy Reflections
What is it about the sound of waterfalls that is so relaxing? I found this one in a mountain stream. We have a small waterfall circulating water through the fish pond right outside our living room window. You can even buy smaller ones as indoor decorative water features. I must admit though that the sound of Niagara Falls is not exactly relaxing…more awe-inspiring in all of its power!
Water itself is a powerful force. Continue reading Example 3
Up in the mountains of North Carolina, we camped along a rushing mountain stream. Exploring along the stream, we saw shining rocks everywhere! Of course the first thing to jump into my mind was a picture of a gold prospector from 1849 sitting alongside a mountain stream panning for gold. Here we were, in 2015, with shining rocks everywhere! We’d struck it rich!! Continue reading All That Glitters
So this thing fell out of a tree and onto our yard a few weeks ago. My husband and I couldn’t agree about what it was. I was positive it must be some type of moss, and he was just as certain that it was a type of lichen. So, thanks to Google, the point goes to…my dear husband!
I know you’re simply dying to know now, so I’ll enlighten you. Continue reading What is That?
A tree is a tree is a tree…how can you tell?
I took all of these pictures at my husband’s softball game a few weeks ago. All trees, although they all look completely different! Tall, short, spindly, bushy, green leaves, red leaves, needles, straight limbs, convoluted limbs…but all definitely trees. What makes a tree a tree? Continue reading Captivating Trees
Meet the beautiful barberry bush, popular with landscapers for its striking reddish leaves and year-round hardiness. This bush grows near a corner of our house, but I admit that it has not been near and dear to my heart! Continue reading Barbs or Blossoms?