Friday, April 17, 2015

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone on Friday Fences

How about a fence photo from November 2013, when my daughter and I went to Scotland....
Here we are waiting for the boat to arrive, that will take us to Urquhart Castle.

The Jacobite Warrior

I was hoping the motion on the water would not spoil the day.
The thought of arriving at Urquhart Castle, via boat, was more than I could imagine.

Click on Photo

Pinch me....I'm sailing across the legendary Loch Ness, looking for the mystical monster.
Much to our surprise, a rainbow appeared over the water.

Stepping out of your comfort zone is where the magic begins....
Meggie Mac

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Elegance in Bloom...

Do you not agree there is an elegance about the Calla Lily? I often see them in brides bouquets.

It's how one might describe the "little black dress" or a beautiful china cup and saucer. 

And like so many other tuberous plants, it faithfully blooms each year, with little to no help from me...
Meggie Mac

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Reminder of Easter for InSPIREd Sunday

While driving through a small Texas town last week end, I spotted the flower covered cross.
I'm sorry to say the doors were locked.
Even from the outside, one can see how beautiful the windows are.
It wasn't until I edited the photos, did I see the bird at the right of the steeple.
The church is a relatively new structure, dating 1950.

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Casting Crowns
"Come to the Well"
Meggie Mac
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hand-turned Wood Bowl for Thursday Show and Tell

For all my years of collecting, this is the only wooden bowl I have found marked "Occupied Japan". Following the end of World War II in 1945 and until 1952, imported items from Japan into the US had to be marked "occupied".
It is rather obvious it is hand made, being slightly higher on one side.
Considering the age of the bowl, I am very surprised the underside still has a semi-gloss finish on it. The logo stamp is also in good condition.
I consider this simple bowl a real treasure, to display in my home.
Meggie Mac

Monday, April 6, 2015

Part of a Mystery is Solved on Monday's Country Backroads....

Having a blog has heightened my awareness and nudged me to document more of the world around me.
For some time now, I've passed this spot, on the prairie country road, imagining what it might have been in an earlier life.

Would you like to take a wild guess as to what this once was?

This shot gives you a more accurate idea of how far away, from the main road, it actually is.

Standing at the bottom of the hill, it is not visible above the rail fence.
Not having my boots on today, there was no way I would be tramping my way through the tall grass. I did not want to tangle with a snake on this fine Spring day. 
So this is what I have found out since taking the photos....
It is possibly the only mid 1850's early family cemetery, in the region, featuring a mausoleum.
Quite by chance, I came across a written article and photo showing the name of the ruins. That piece of information gave me a name to search on the Internet.
If you would like to see a photo of it, before it came to be ruins, click HERE
Now I'm wondering what happened to those who were placed in the mausoleum before the walls came tumbling down...
Meggie Mac

Saturday, April 4, 2015

One More Easter Basket To Deliver......

Dear Readers, you may think I am silly..... I still make Easter baskets for my adult children.
I get a laugh or two, but I think they have come to expect them.
So, this past week, I've been busy sewing carrots for the bunnies and baskets.
Aren't they darling?
Have a Happy and Blessed Easter with family and friends.
Meggie Mac
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