Category Archives: 55 Things

55 Things # 21 – Favorite Photos

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I just thought I would share some of the things that made me smile over the past week.

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Broody Hens.



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Deer grazing in our back field.



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Trilliums – Remembering Mom on Mother’s day.


Still some daffodils in bloom.

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Dandelion lives matter.

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Chives getting ready to blossom.


As are the apple trees.

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I know there’s a rabbit in here.


Well maybe not.

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I’m a good boy!


The freezing nights are over so I no longer have to worry about my pansies.

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What made you smile this past week?


55 Things #20 – Full Flower Moon

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You might remember that in March we only had intermittent views of the full worm moon and in April while others were viewing the full pink moon we were treated to a different act of nature. (click the month to read those posts.) So on Wednesday evening when the moon was rising and the skies were clear I headed to the farm to view the nearly full flower moon. It was still 24 hours before peak fullness but I didn’t want to take any chances on missing it. Below are some of the views from that evening.

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The orange glow in the foreground is from the campfire that I was sitting by.

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Sun setting in the west as the moon was rising in the east.

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The sky to the south as darkness falls.

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Before I explain this last picture I thought we would have a little fun and see if you can guess what is going on here. Leave your guess in the comments below. I will provide an explanation in my next post so be sure to follow along.

Did you see the full flower moon?


55 Things #19 – Celebrating May

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In the U.S. We have a couple of holidays that we celebrate in May. The first is Mother’s Day which is always celebrated on the second Sunday of May (May 10, 2020). The other is Memorial Day which is observed on the last Monday of May (May 25, 2020).

For those who don’t celebrate these, or might want to get an early start in celebrating this month, I thought I would share with you some other options.

May 2

According to Days of the May 2 is Naked Gardening Day. As much as I love gardening I have to tell you that I will not be celebrating this day. I certainly won’t judge those who opt in, but I can imagine this activity being both uncomfortable and dangerous. No Thanks!!! I do, however, believe that there was a time and place when naked gardening was the way to go. The time was “In The Beginning” and the place was The Garden of Eden.

May 4

According to World National May 4th is Respect for Chickens Day. This is another day that I won’t be doing anything out of the ordinary. I always treat our chickens with respect. I greet them with “Hi Girls” as we arrive at the farm and they run up to the car; I thank them while I collect eggs from the coop; and I bid them a “good night gang” as we close them in the coop at night. So however you might decide to celebrate Respect for Chickens Day you can be assured that our chickens are being respected also.

May 7

World National also lists the first Sunday in May (May 7, 2020) as World Laughter Day. This is a day that I would like to see everyone make an effort to celebrate. In fact I think everyone should make an effort to laugh at least a little everyday. So why not start your celebration today?

Will you be celebrating any of these?

If you could pick a holiday for everyone to celebrate what would it be?

Do you have a good joke you would like to share?





55 Things # 18 – Thunder and Lightning

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On April 7th while many people around the world marveled at the spectacular super moon, my husband and I witnessed a different incredible act of nature. Our daytime weather was warm and partly sunny but storms were predicted for the hours between 7:00 and 11:00 P.M.

In the evening the sky clouded over cancelling any chance that we would be viewing the pink super moon. Shortly after dark the radio reported a severe thunder storm warning was issued for the county to the North – Northwest of us. A short time later the warning was repeated to include our county. My husband went out to take a look at the sky and a few minutes later he called me outside, “You have got to see this light show!”

As I walked outside the first thing I noticed was the continual roll of thunder. It was not the loud booming thunder that accompanies a lightning strike as it hits the ground, but a continual roll more like the sound of a freight train. The thunder was constant for the next 10 minutes or so while we stood in front of our house and watched a light show more magnificent than any fireworks display I have ever seen. Lightning bolts zigzagged from cloud to cloud sometimes two bolts meeting each other midway. At the same time there were continual flashes which illuminated the sky behind and above the clouds.

When we first started watching, the show was in the sky to the North – Northwest, but as the storm moved closer it permeated the sky to the West and East as well. The show was still going but as the rain started we retreated into the house.

This storm brought to my mind the following song.

Isn’t it true that in the midst of a storm what scares us most might just noise?

Thanks for reading and be well. 🙂

Did you see the pink super moon?

55 Things # 17 – Good Advice

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People are often unreasonable and self-centered.

Forgive them anyway.

If your are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.

Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you.

Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.

Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end it is between you and God.

It was never about them anyway.

                                                                ~Mother Theresa