Thursday, March 19, 2009

Caught in the view from my car window while going over the long bridge

Smoke over the water
soon there will be.
I must go meet a friend,
can't wait to see.

I'm on the road again
to meet my friend.
The firefighters will come,
the smoke will end.

I'll find out tomorrow
what's in the air.
Papers will tell me then
or do I care?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day! -- Ruby (Red) (Green) Tuesday -- The morning after or the night before?

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Actually it was both. After the night before our 42 game (played with dominoes) with friends at our house. This too is the night before, when an other couple came for Irish supper and socializing.

Below I will post some Ireland pictures from when we visited there last year:
(link for more of my blogging about our holiday then)

We had a very nice ride over from Killarney to Dingle.

Karen and Billy came with us this time. They rode on the Leprechaun Tour dolphin searching boat.

Another day we went to the Blarney Castle. Yes, I kissed stone again, people were saying I wasn't full enough of Blarney. Karen is doing it here. A person has to lay on her back to get her face down there to the stone.

Our last day was at Powerscourt. The garden there was where I fell and broke my kneecap the spring before. I had to come back home for more doctoring that time.

These are some 'road pictures' I took during our drive over to Powerscourt.

The food was exceptional there. We ate in the Pubs quite a bit. When mussels are the menu I generally have them. My next choice is fish and chips. The Jim Bunch doesn't miss many meals. I am not sure what Billy was eating.

One day we went to the city of Cork. Cork is fairly congested on Saturdays, the market is open that day. Billy couldn't find a parking place so he drove around the (large) block one time and we were finished cooking. For one thing we wanted to see where all the good food we had been eating came from.

I will finish with another picture from Powerscourt.
This is the Japanese Garden.

Link: to Powerscourt Web site for more

Click the Ruby Tuesday button for Mary's Ruby Tuesday post list.
Mary is in charge there, you can see more or post your own from there.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

We have a house guest, a grand ...

2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 (New International Version)

Now this cat isn't exactly a stranger to us. We do think she is an angel, an angel couldn't be any nicer or better mannered and behaved.

We don't see her as often as we would like. She is our grand cat and we would like to have her visit us more often. Amber Adi's sister.

Amber is staying at our house for a week. Usually she lives Karen, Billy, and BP but they are on and off the road or air or just ...

Amber is living upstairs at our house, she and Katrin had a hard time getting acquainted the last time they were together. We will spend a lot of time with her this week and we are thinking she will visit some with Adi.

Here, she found a nice soft place to purr and be petted right after she got here.

I tried to catch her laying on her back, legs up. But she rolled over when she heard the camera turn on.

Throughout the Bible, the people of God were being hospitable. Peter did not even know these people but he took God at his word and invited these people in:

(From Acts 10 (New International Version) )
21 Peter went down and said to the men, "I'm the one you're looking for. Why have you come?"
22 The men replied, "We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to have you come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say."
23 Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests.

Links: 1.
How kids think we should entertain angels
...2. Amber is the 'cat in the window' of my earlier cat whisperer post.

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