WHEN SNOW IMPROVES THE VIEW

by Janet Blue on December 12, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

 

Wordless Wednesday

 

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A SPARK OF DREAMS & SNOW

by Janet Blue on December 10, 2018

Sparks

 

Spark - Snow & Dreams

 

I am dreaming of no snow, but I don’t think it is going away any time soon. This is a photo Dad Tom took late Sunday afternoon of our snowy yard and house with Christmas lights. The 11 p.m. news report said we had 15 inches of snow. Another one to three inches are predicted for overnight. This is the most snow to fall in December on one-day, breaking a previous record of 14.6 inches.

The author of this week’s Spark, Langston Hughes, was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. Hughes was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie has been taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Unfortunately, during this break, Annie has been the victim of a hacker. This has continued to keep her off-line and caused her much distress. Today, Kitties Blue and I are asking for your prayers for Annie and her family as they try to straighten out this mess and get their lives back to normal.

Many of us still continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

If you have been impacted by Winter Storm Diego, stay warm and safe.

 

 

 

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SPECIAL HOLIDAY SELFIE FOR ALLIE

December 9, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Week #226     I wanted to do something special for my wife, so that is why I am here as your host today. Allie‘s mom has been warned to make certain Allie is sitting down, preferably on her mom’s lap, when she sees this. She tends to become overly excited when she […]

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TUXIE ART WITH ASTRID

December 8, 2018

Caturday Art     Astrid is the subject of today’s art. I created it using the Ridge effect and a frame from Painnt. I had tinkered with the photo previously using Picasa and piZap. This is what the photo looked like after doing that.     Astrid is entering the Caturday Art blog hop on […]

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BOXES = THE HOLIDAYS FOR CATS

December 7, 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #134 Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs). Ellen and Lorianne each select two sentences to be completed by those participating and post them on their blogs on Thursday. Those of us who do take part find it a fun way […]

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UNANSWERED QUESTIONS & THANKFULS

December 6, 2018

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday Each Thursday either Kitties Blue or I write a poem for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday hosted by Teddy and Angel Sammy from Two Spoiled Cats. They provide an inspiration photo to give our imaginations a boost. Below is this week’s photo and my poem.     Unanswered Questions Is this lady in distress? […]

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT GENE SIMMONS

December 5, 2018

Wordless Wednesday     I liked this photo so much, I made a puzzle. Click on it to go to Jigsaw Planet and solve it. 180 Giuliettastars-001  

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REMEMBERING ANGEL FIONA WITH A SPARK

December 3, 2018

Sparks Saturday, December 1, was the second anniversary of one of the true loves of my life, Fiona, receiving her wings. Just a few weeks short of one year from receiving a diagnosis of CKD, our beautiful six-year-old took her last breath as she lay on my chest. I will never stop missing her. My […]

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SNOOPERVISOR SNAPS SELFIE

December 2, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Week #225 I snapped this selfie for you while I was helping and snoopervising Mom as she hung the Christmas garland.     I was trying to wink at you, but my timing was off.* Blog Hop As I have little to say today, it is time for you to post your selfie […]

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SAWYER’S SQUINTY CATURDAY ART

December 1, 2018

Caturday Art When I started searching for a photo for today’s post, I discovered that neither Dad Tom nor I had taken any photos of Kitties Blue for days and days. Dad Tom mostly has been taking photos of the progress on our addition. You heard that right! We now have a slab (also known […]

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