Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine 2020-Verse

Photo ID4096714 Ⓒ Michael Flippo |

Note: The "Ingalls' Tree" in the 1st stanza of Haiku verse below refers to a couple episodes in the TV Series "Little House on the Prairie" (1974-1983) in which love messages were carved into a tree in Maple Grove, MN the "location" of the Ingalls farm (although the show was actually filmed for the most part at Big Sky Ranch in Simi Valley, CA , according to IMDB - Internet Movie Data Base) The Series was based on the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957).  Loving wife Rose found the Series on Amazon Prime and we nightly streamed (i.e. "stream of all time" ) until we had watched all the wonderful episodes of the 9 Seasons!  The Series starred: Michael Landon as father Charles Ingalls, Karen Grassle as wife Caroline Ingalls,  Melissa Sue Anderson as oldest daughter Mary Ingalls, Melissa Gilbert as middle daughter Laura Ingalls and Sidney Greenbush as the youngest daughter Carrie Ingalls.

      Love You!!

Love You carved into
a slice of the Ingalls' Tree!
Our "stream" of all time

masking Impeachment
news and general unrest
in a dark world with

in China! The specter of
cold and snow has waned

giving a glimpse of
early Spring to aging folk
wanting a long walk!

Fine cuisine at Lake
Elmo Inn satisfies our
Valentine palate!

A heated mattress
cover fulfills our need for
warmth. We both listen

to outside silence
wishing for the patter of
rain hitting our pane.

We anticipate
aromatic color mixed
with song bird's twitter!

Till then however,
we delight in each other's
"Love You" Valentine!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Groundhog Day 2020

(Photo ID 38738126 © Brian Kushner |


One look outside sent
the groundhog scurrying back
into its burrow.

[Sunny in St. Paul, MN today.  The groundhog saw its shadow predicting 6 more weeks of winter. However the most famous Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania didn't see his shadow and has predicted an early spring for that part of the Country.  Only time will tell.  According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Phil's prognostications over the past 10 years have only been correct 40% of the time.]

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas 2019

Luminaria  Lead the Way

Some Grandkids Lead Santa's Helper Camel

Grandkids Enjoy the Camel Presence & Presents

Humble Blogger with Loving Wife Rose Pose With Camel

Christmas Tree and Gifts

Food feast!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

25th Wedding Anniversary!

1 Troy Ounce (31 grams) of Silver for a Silver Anniversary

Up North in Minnesota

Vintage Stirling Silver Salt & pepper Shakers

Moose Head on Restaurant Wall

Excellent Cuisine

Cozy Condo

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Spring 2019

Carp Pooling in Overflow Stream from White Bear Lake

Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Monday 2019

The Resurrected Jesus meets up with two disciples on the road to Emmaus
[Image is a Photo of a stained glass window from Saint Gervais-Saint Protais Church in Paris, France ID 137177026 © Zatletic |]

"That very same day, two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem and they were talking together about all that had happened.  Now as they talked this over, Jesus himself came up and walked by their side, but something prevented them from recognizing him..  When they drew near to the village to which they were going, he made as if to go on; but they pressed him to stay with them. 'It is nearly evening' they said 'and the day is almost over.' So he went in to stay with them.  Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them.  And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; but he had vanished from their sight.Then they said to each other, 'Did not our hearts burn withing us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?'  They set out that instant and returned to Jerusalem."

[Passage is from Luke 24: 13-16 & 28-33, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday 2019

Resurrection of the Christ
[Image is a photo of a fresco from the Saint-Germain-des-Pres Church in Paris, France  ID 137177026 © Zatletic |]

"After the sabbath and towards dawn on the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to visit the sepulcher.  And all at once there was a violent earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it.  His face was like lightning, his robe white as snow.  The guards were so shaken, so frightened of him, that they were like dead men.  But the angel spoke; and he said to the women, 'There is no need for you to be afraid.  I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here, for he has risen, as he said he would...' "

[Passage is from Matthew 28:1-6, Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,]