Here is a recent water colour of a leek flower. They have been amazing to watch as they swell and then burst open, forming a white cloud of flowers. I started another one yesterday that isn’t finished yet. These are small paintings, about 5×7 inches on a special texture paper.
I just found out that Yahoo Photos is closing and if you have pictures in there that you want to keep, you have to move them elsewhere. I think I probably have them on my computer anyway, but if they are illustrating a blog entry, I would like them to be available to readers. I guess if one uses the window on” compse blog entry” the photo is in Yahoo Photos? Anytime I want to insert more than one photo, I use Flickr. Yahoo Photos didn’t work for that.
I found out about this by complaints in the comments on the Yahoo team blog, not through any official announcement.
This is a link to a blog which is rather lengthy, but presents a project to manifest our desire to create a better world. I don’t think it will hurt to join in for an hour on July 17th in some way.
God welcomes all of our efforts to change ourselves and to live in accord with His Plan.
My thoughts upon awakening this morning: I am tempted to go on strike.
Too much rain afallin’.
It isn’t even soaking into the ground any more.
A few patches of blue sky seem to be appearing…
There is a new entry in the blog of the man to whom God spoke. It explains the event and the book it inspired:
Most of us do not realize the significance of God speaking directly to a man.
Perhaps a helpful hint :
Sometimes when I have prepared a blog and then click on “post this entry”, the whole thing disappears. Very frustrating if I have spent time inserting several photos and fixing mistakes, etc.
So now, if I don’t forget, before I hit that button, I do Ctrl A, Ctrl C – that way I have it in the “presse-papier”, sorry, I forget the English term for the place that holds things waiting to be pasted. Then if it doesn’t post, I just copy it back in there until it does.
It’s the time that got me! I never wanted an electric hedge trimmer until now. I liked the silence of the hand shears and the double advantage of working on the pectorals, not to mention it only cost elbow grease to use. Also the machine clipped ones have a, well, a machine look about them.
It ssems like I used to do all the hedges in one, maybe two days. Now it has been taking me several days just to do the bit that leads to the mailbox! As soon as I mentioned I might be better off with an electric trimmer, husband bought me one. This is the box:
The perfectionist bit made me laugh.
djd scissor hands
greenbird of happiness
A key element for peace is forgiveness. There are many opportunities to practice forgiveness (forgiving and being forgiven) in the course of a day – sometimes even before getting out of bed. It is all these decisions of the instant that create who you are. By practicing forgiveness, you can have peace within, a very good place to start.
I’ve been thinking it doesn’t do much good to pray for peace. “Blessed are the peacemakers” We must make peace, it will not be imposed from on high, it is up to us to put down arms, call a truce, work things out in a manner more equitable for everyone, be it in the Middle East, at the office or at home.
If we wait till everyone agrees on everything to move forward, we will never advance. It has come to my attention that this week the World Council of Churches is promoting peace in Jerusalem. I don’t pretend to have specific ideas about how it should be done, I don’t know anything about this organization, but I do feel it is very important to establish peace. Everywhere. We must put an end to the endless cycle of revenge.
“As long as Jerusalem has not returned to the Heavenly Area you shall unflaggingly say to the wealthy, the mighty, the immodest, and priests, and others,
that, for the time being, they derive profuse benefit from soil, gold, iron and fire, and from the laborer’s salary, the little ones’ humility, the sinner’s weakness,
and that they have made their plundering, injustice and all their abominations into laws (and) into alliances which they persuade the men whom they dominate to seal in order to corrupt them, deceive them, rob them,
but (you also shall say to them) that they will meet the chastisement in store for those who make other men lose faith and righteousness,
because they have inspired the weak whom they dominate, and whom they take advantage of,
to become like their dominators and their despoilers ,
they have generated endless revenge.” (The Revelation of ArÃ¨s 27/8-9)