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7 Random Things

1. I’ll probably forget unless it’s written down.

2. I may not remember even if it’s written down.

3. “Hindsight is 20/20".  My 8th grade History and Geography teacher, Mr. Hamilton, used the phrase a lot in class. I remember being frustrated that I couldn't understand the phrase. Now it’s clearer. It's not consistently 20/20, but it's clearer.

4. I’m pretty sure that I’d vote for the Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss  in a “Most Ingeniously Packaged Little Chocolate Contest”.

5. I don’t think I need t.v.. Do I?  (Though maybe I need YouTube. ;)

6. I need music. (Yeah, I do.)  I’ve included 2 videos about Jacqueline Du Pre; I didn't know MS played a part in her life. 

7. I wonder more and more about the exceeding mysteriousness of God.

Stuck Inside a Mac

Slot Machine?
See the close proximity of the SD card slot and the DVD slot on the iMac? When inserting the small photo card it is easy to get in a hurry and aim a little too high as I did recently. If the SD card mistakenly gets pushed into the DVD slot instead of the SD card slot, the card disappears from sight and gets stuck inside the Mac. Help is on the way!

Homemade SD Photo Card Extractor
I got the idea and design for this "extractor" from a Mac help site.It seems others have done this "wrong thing" before me. It is some small comfort to know I'm not alone. I would NOT like to do this again. I would like to declare with the same confidence as Anne of Green Gables,  "And I promise I'll never do it again. That's the one good thing about me. I never do the same wrong thing twice." But I'll keep the Purple SD Card Extractor handy just in case. In this case, Mike made the extractor and performed the extraction. Mike has had practice getting me …

"Stuck Inside a Cloud"

The photos were taken on the ground with low clouds over head. The plane is grounded (and behind a chain-link fence) near Salina's airport. 
George Harrison sings :

Sky High

Miles of Sky Clouds on High

Anyone else see the "Cloud Man" face?

Tail end in Clouds

                  Rows and flows of angel hair               And ice cream castles in the air                 And feather canyons everywhere                 I've looked at clouds that way           (from Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now)

A Garden and Memories Old and New

These photos were taken in my Dad's backyard. Dad and Mom worked on these beds together. Mom's fingerprints are evident in the design details, plant choices, colors and everywhere.
Dad's fingerprints are evident too, especially in the work he does planting, rearranging and keeping things weed free, happy and watered!

As I walked around to take pictures, I remembered Mom's delight in flowers, plants and pretty things!

Pecan Tree and Gazing Ball

Rose Buds Mom loved roses and cared to keep them healthy!

Red Roses and a Garden Pretty


Orange and Yellow Rose  (Mom would have known the name of this rose.)

A Profusion of Fragrant Peonies and also Climbing Clematis


Dad points and leads us to see red roses.

"like a weaned child" Post Mother's Day Post

If you view this in a Reader, it may show up twice since Blogger was having technical difficulties.

May 12, 2011 It’s been a bit more than 3 months since Mom’s death. Memories stir. Stop. Frame. Vivid fades to blur. Hearts sink and again signal to provoke the constant unshakable ache. Words.  Even now I can’t think or say enough. Could words calm the rolling queasiness? Could thoughts be put in order? It’s in living where words pile up. In dying, there may be no time for words or ability to speak. And there it is. What would Mom have spoken?  Weaned from words, Nourished in God through Christ, the Word and our life.
John 1:1-13
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life,and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was…

Seven from Sunday

Tweaked-Up Reflections in a Creek

Creek Reflections

Mike's Mom's Mr. Salt and Missy Pepper Shakers Notice the sweet tulip on Missy's dress?

Missy holds a doll. Mr. holds a cane.

Mike's Mom holds the shaker so I can snap a photo of the writing on the bottom.

An iris in Marylin's yard. (Mike's photo.)

A country lane.


Pacifier and Birdbath 


Jar of Pickles

Yellow Flower  in front of "The Crown"

"The Crown" Sign

Michael Hedges Teaching in a College Seminar and a Bonus Interview

This interview reveals a graciousness and ease that a performer does well to possess. I don't know why, but his graciousness reminds me of Mr. Rogers (as in The Neighborhood).
It's a good thing that Hedges could carry the interview because... well,  you'll see what I mean when you watch:

This next video is Part 1 of a guitar seminar. I'm not sure what the college expected, but here he is and he has some things to teach; ping pong balls for adding fingernail strength is one thing:

Ragamuffin by Michael Hedges

Macyn Taylor was previously published on this blog. Hear again:

Happy May Day

Happy Tulips