In Focus #6

My momma used to say, “It’s a rainy ‘ole day. Good day to stay in and write. I like rainy ‘ole days once in a while.”

I like them too. Guess I got that from her. But too many straight in a row can get the best of me. So today is a good day to post some cheerful farm photos taken yesterday while cleaning the barn . The only sunny day this week. Needless to say everything is soggy and damp. Physically and mentally. So, hopefully these fun farm photos will help lift your soggy spirits too, should you have any.

Hope you make it a be-a-blessing-to-someone kind of Saturday.

Pause a Moment

Times have been topsy-turvy here at home, and all around the globe. Normal life has been thrust into a worrisome, and unknown mode with this coronavirus. Schools, colleges, restaurants along with many other businesses and churches are closed in an effort to stop the spread of it.

The times seem very uncertain right now. However, if one would pause a moment to think about it, really everyday is an unknown. We just have this way of thinking everyday is normal. Surely there are issues that are bigger than others and this virus is one of them. It has thrown us in a panic.

So many fine blogs have been written on this current scare. I am sure I could add nothing to any of them. I so appreciate the positive and hopeful outlook of them.

Yesterday I made a phone call to my grandchildren. I “read” a book to them over the phone. My goal was to help, even in a small way, their momma and daddy with occupying the children a bit. It did not last long but was fun! We have also been having great fun sending photos back and forth over gmail. I asked my little 3 year old girlie if she has been enjoying the flowers around her house. She has. I told her how pretty ours were and promised to send some photos.

Little did I know just how comforting this promise to my granddaughter was to me. I walk everyday, but to stop and take photos of the flowers was therapeutic. So I think if there is anything I could add to all the positive blogs of coping with our current issue is to please pause a moment. Look at this beautiful world God has laid out for us. Give thanks, and know that He is in control. This virus has not taken Him by surprise. Call on Him. May the beauty of His world in my simple photos give you a sense of His calm and peace. Glory!

May you pause a moment and know God is near.

The Fun of Limericks

One of my blogging friends had fun with her photos and writing a limerick. She made an invitation to join the fun. So I have! You are welcome to join in the fun as well. Check out her blog. She has lovely photos and fun poetry!

A limerick is usually a humorous poem. Five lines. The first, second, and fifth line rhyme, and have seven to ten syllables and the same beat (rhythm). Third and fourth lines rhyme, and each live has five to seven syllables.


There was an old man with a beard

Who said, “It is just as I feared!–

Two owls and a hen,

Four larks and a wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard!” —Edward Lear

This was a fun challenge for me because we grew up listening to our mother read poetry aloud. She was so good at it. One time a person over hearing her reading out loud asked me if she was a professional actress. So here is my humble attempt at a limerick:

There once were two best friends from Nain

Who had two big horses with mane,

They rode out one day

On a trail far away,

And returned with much saddlesore pain. —-Mitzy Bricker

… and a couple photos to go with my limerick. Hope you enjoyed it!

Two best friends…
…from Nain.