Monthly Archives: June 2012

More Awards

I would like to thank Biltrix for 2 wonderful awards, one given to me this past week, the other a while ago, back in the days when I did not know how to copy&transfer the graphics or what to do … Continue reading

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Awards! Wow!

Thank you for these awards. I am honored that both Biltrix and ToHaveHer Heart have chosen to recognize my blog this way. I am not sure what to do here.  Hmmm.  Tell 7 things about oneself.  Okay. 1)  I love chocolate and … Continue reading

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Summer Bounty

We picked strawberries today.  It was warm out, with a light refreshing breeze.  The air was fragrant with the scent of sun-warmed berries.  The air was clean, the scenery pastoral and beautiful.  Families were everywhere at the U-Pick farm, cheerfully filling their … Continue reading

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The Iron Bear

I saw so much artwork on my roadtrip.  Not only did we look at murals, roadside folk art and public art, but we were also lucky enough to talk with a sculptor, Tom Bant, and admire his work.  Tom is a sculptor.  He … Continue reading

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Small Town Murals

Many small towns in America are struggling for survival.  The recent economy is one factor, but a bigger one is our cultural and economic shift to an urban lifestyle.  Family farms are bought out by land developers and agribusiness.  Young … Continue reading

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St. Joachim and Abner Weed

In addition to the quirky and wonderful folk art that one sees in houses, gardens, and roadsides everywhere–there is public art:  artwork commissioned by town or church to beautify the buildings and centers.  My husband is not one to get excited about … Continue reading

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Praying with Icons

There are no hard-and-fast rules for prayer with an icon. The icon represents the presence of the person depicted, as if they were there in the room with you.  It is a contemplative, centering sort of prayer technique, quiet and … Continue reading

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Giant Olives and Mock Graves

One of my favorite parts of a road trip anywhere is spotting unique artwork along the way.  People creating, decorating, expressing themselves at home, in a multitude of ways. Here is a sampling of “road art” that we found along the way on a … Continue reading

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New Mass Prayers

We spent the last couple of weeks travelling, enjoying Mass at various parishes along the way.  Last Sunday we were in Southern California, and attended a wonderful Mass with a Spirit-filled community.  The parish was saying goodby to a recently … Continue reading

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