Saturday, December 31, 2016

Day Trip on a Snowy Morning

and a Mystery Visitor at Home

spied these two horses with there wooly winter coats
as we rode through the countryside about an hour north.

and a mystery visitor at the feeding station this morning.
Solid black all over with a gray bill.
Slightly smaller than a robin and slightly larger than a junco.
Can anyone identify it?

"Animals Usher Us to Grace"
----Roselyn Elliott

Friday, December 30, 2016

" the opening year ..."

Chill air and wintry winds!
My ear has grown familiar with your song;
I hear it in the opening year,
I listen, and it cheers me long.
---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

January Re-Runs . . .


I'm looking forward to.

(photos from January 2016)
Daily visitors

Indoor Gardening
then and now

Jigsaw Puzzles

Bright brisk mornings

Just to name a few.

I always eat January snow flakes!:

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Drawing to a Close

January 2016
a time to reflect on future goals

December 2016
a time to acknowledge another year of grace.

Looking forward to 2017 and all it has in store.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

What is Normal?

Slippery Rock University opened its doors March 26, 1889 as Slippery Rock State Normal School with the primary purpose of training teachers. In 1926, the institution was purchased by the Commonwealth, renamed Slippery Rock State Teachers College, became a four-year teachers college, and continued the tradition of teacher training.
Slippery Rock State College was established in 1960 and for the first time, could award undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and in the professions. Expanded curricular offerings and an increased number of degree programs created an appreciable rise in enrollment. It was granted university status in 1983.
Today, Slippery Rock University is a four-year, public, coeducational, comprehensive university offering a broad array of undergraduate and select graduate programs to more than 8,500 students. The University has earned full institutional accreditation through the Middle State Commission on Higher Learning and discipline specific accreditations.
Located in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, the 660-acre campus is less than an hour north of Pittsburgh, one hour south of Erie, and 45 minutes east of Youngstown, Ohio. Two major highways, I-79 and I-80, intersect with seven miles of the University, conveniently linking it to the entire Commonwealth and its contiguous regions.
The campus is situated in the borough of Slippery Rock in Butler County, Pennsylvania, a safe and friendly community of approximately 3,500 people.


Monday, December 26, 2016

Thanks I Needed That

Hustle, bustle, 
anticipation, disappointment, 
energy, down with a cold
countdown, over
and then ...
HIS perfect timing and reassurance
Onward with Hope

Pictorial Tuesday

Clean Sweep

The Lions Club sells these brooms as a fund raiser.
They are made by the Blind Association.

Happy Boxing Day!