A Lighthouse

Posted Jun 13 2014 in , , , , , ,

This is a historic lighthouse near St. Augustine, Florida. We took a mini-vacation there a few years ago and climbed all the way to the top of the lighthouse. The sites from the top were amazing. This week I started the book of John in my daily Bible reading. John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was […]


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Anatomy of a Move Part 1

Posted Jun 11 2013 in , , , , ,

When we moved to Florida in 2001, I thought it would be the last time I moved. We had all the things we enjoyed—a beautiful house, golf, tennis and the beach nearby. But one never knows what life may bring. Here is what prompted our sudden move from Florida to Arizona. Our original plan was […]



Florida Becomes a State

Posted Mar 3 2013 in , , , , , , ,

Today in 1845 Florida became the twenty-seventh state in the United States of America. I find it interesting that Florida has the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, and yet it didn’t become a state until nearly seventy years after the American Revolution. The “sunshine state” boasts miles and miles of sandy beaches, […]


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Posted Aug 17 2012 in , , , ,

Here is a photo that shows a portion of our backyard. Those bushes outside the pool enclosure had grown so tall that they were impossible to control. They were encroaching on the pool enclosure, so we had to do something with them. Many of the trees in our yard were growing too close to the […]



Cold Weather and Plants

Posted Jan 15 2012 in , , , , , ,

This week I’m going to do several blogs about plants because I’m a gardener at heart. My love for gardening started when I was a kid in Montana and my mom gave me a little patch of ground in her garden where I grew some green beans. However since moving to Florida, I haven’t done […]