Butterfly Palace – February 4th


One of the first new things I did this year to celebrate my annual tradition of doing something new every day for the month of February was to visit the Butterfly Palace in Branson. It was great to have butterflies fluttering around in the middle of a cold winter. And a great kick off to my birthday month.

Even more fun was the shot above got featured on the Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website Explore Branson. You can find it here.

Have a blessed day!

Yellow and Purple- June 5th


Last night I was awakened by the sound of hail pinging off my windows. The lightening was like a strobe light, constantly flickering but not so much thunder. That for sure means summer is here, those are summer storms. But as I was snuggled up in my bed it made me thankful for a garage and my home and a comfy bed. I wouldn’t want to be out in a storm like that. And it made me think about all the people who are out in a storm like that, wherever they are. God, I hope you kept them safe last night…

I snapped this photo last weekend at the local butterfly garden. This beautiful yellow-green butterfly on a pretty purple flower. Enjoy!

Also, I pray you are safe today, we are expecting storms here, I can already see it moving in. So stay safe friends!

Have a blessed day!

Because sometimes you just need butterflies – November 22nd


I snapped this photo this summer back when we were inundated with butterflies. Honestly, I actually saw some butterflies still fluttering around while I was out walking last weekend. Oh to be back there, in a summer filled with butterflies and flowers. We have a chance for our first snow tonight, burr!

As Thanksgiving approaches I am starting to get excited, I am making my first turkey! So excited! I am also making gluten-free stuffing, another pumpkin pie and mashes cauliflower, among other things. But the turkey I am excited about, I am still trying to decide if I want to do fresh or frozen, but whatever I decided it is going to be delicious.

Have a blessed day and stay warm out there!

Song – October 23rd


Song by John Keats

I had a dove and the sweet dove died;
And I have thought it died of grieving:
O, what could it grieve for? It was tied,
With a silken thread of my own hand’s weaving;
Sweet little red feet! Why did you die-
Why would you leave me, sweet dove! Why?
You liv’d alone on the forest-tree,
Why, pretty thing! Could you not live with me?
I kiss’d you oft and gave you white peas;
Why not live sweetly, as in the green trees?

Invitation – October 10th


Invitation by Harry Behn

Blue jay, fly to my windowsill!
Here’s suet and raisins, so eat your fill.
Not that I care for your scratchy call,
And I like your manners least of all,
But when you are hungry, the chickadees
Who ask so politely, please, please, please,
Are much too bothered by what you say-
So come have your breakfast, and fly away!