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Monday, July 13, 2015



"If you have good thoughts, they will shine
out of your face like sunbeams,
and you will always look lovely."

~Roald Dahl

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  1. Good thought.
    I see your crab apple is full of fruits. Our local blackbirds are loving the glut of plums in the back garden here.

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    1. Yep, all those little blossoms have turned to fruit. The birds don't start eating them here until the winter, for some reason...

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  2. Then obviously you must always have good thoughts . . :)
    Lovely photo . .

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    1. Isn't that pretty? ...from my kitchen window...

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    2. Very . . . lovely to look out on that and that's where you get some of your shots of bird life I expect . . :)

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    3. Yep...that's the same window!

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  3. How very true. Looking at your photos you only have good thoughts ;-)

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    1. It's always healthy to have a positive attitude, right? :)
      I think it's more obvious what the negative attitude does....you really can see it on someone's face.

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    2. Yes you are absolutely right about that. I love that moon over your sweet home, what a colour! amazing shot. Good night! Well at least for me over on the other side of the pond :-)

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    3. That moon was amazing...gorgeous color and huge! I'm so glad I didn't miss that one!
      Sweet dreams!

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  4. Lovely thought and so true. Do you eat your crab apples? Are they sweet? Just wondering because I've never eaten one.

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    1. We don't eat them...although I did make jelly from them one time. If you eat them raw they are unbearably sour and kind of tough, so I just leave them for the birds.

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  5. Today's sermon talked about being a light to a fallen world.
    (Philippians 2:14-15)

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  6. Your thoughts show in your photographs, always uplifting and beautiful......just like you !
    ~Jo

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    1. Well, thanks, Jo....I feel the same about you!

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  7. I used to make crab apple jelly, lovely on my home made bread. I say 'used to' because I picked my crabbies from two trees that grew wild in a little country lane I know. One day, when I was picking, a police car stopped and Fuzz demanded to know why I was "stealing" the apples! (It's called "scrumping" here and apparently it's against the law). I was cautioned, and they drove away. The next week I discovered that the Council had cut the trees down and removed all the timber and the fallen apples! Pigs!

    A good thought by Roald Dahl, but I don't really want to "look lovely"; people might get the wrong idea about me. Ha!

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    1. I also know of three pear trees in an abandoned house garden. I'll make sure that I'm not seen when I go "scrumping" there in the Autumn (Fall)!

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    2. Just wear that disguise I suggested to you!

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  8. Thanks for the inspiration....need it!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. You always look like a ray of sunshine, Linda! :)

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    2. You are both rays of sunshine . . . :)

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    3. Am I a ray of sunshine? . . . lol

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    4. I'll let Linda answer that one. :)

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    5. Um....err....Yes...of course you are Eddie!
      {how was that Betsy?} tee hee hee!

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  9. What a lovely picture and beautiful thought.....that will be my quote to carry in my mind today. Love you... Hugs.

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    1. You're another ray of sunshine, Wanda!

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  10. You made a sun appear
    Instead of a title with your cheer
    Look at you
    So it shines through?
    That could be so
    Hope the sunbeams from my face won't burn anyone though lol

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    1. That's the ultimate happy face
      if you burn up the human race. lol....

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  11. Good quote and such a pretty shot!

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    1. I think it was especially pretty to me with all the dark and rainy days we have been seeing!

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  12. I believe Mr. Dahl is correct :)

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    1. Yes, I totally agree....some whiny negative people have shown me lately that the opposite is true, too! ha.

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  13. Sending good thoughts from my face to yours!

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  14. Lovely quote!!
    Have a great Monday

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    1. Thank you, Manu! It's been good so far!

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  15. Great quote to go with this exceptional shot Betsy. I love how the light shines through the glass feeder.

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    1. That was the first thing that caught my attention from the window...the feeder was glowing!

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  16. Nice photo and quote! I had a crabapple at my other house and i also noticed they ate them in the winter mostly when they would fall off the tree. Sometimes though I would see starlings eating them starting in fall because i have pics of fall leaves around the apples on the ground.

    I love your blog by the way.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy...I appreciate that! We have a lot of Starlings feeding in that tree during the winter!

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  17. So THAT'S your secret!! I knew you were always "looking lovely." Just figured it was your natural beauty shining through!! Now I know. Good thoughts shining out of your face!! LOL

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