My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations


June 2, 2010 “Some Photos…”

I offer these photos from my day in the Smokies for you guys to enjoy…I hope.

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June 1, 2010 “Church Signs Update”

June 1, 2010   “Church Signs Update”

This photo was taken on a secondary, rural road several miles from the nearest town.  The abundance of “God’s” houses never ceases to amaze me!  God is truly…everywhere!

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May 31, 2010 “Memorial Day”

Thanks to all the members of our Armed Services for the service they have given over the last 235 years.  From Washington’s Army in 1775 to the men and women serving in the military of 2010; their sacrifices have been many and great.  All one can say when it’s boiled down is…

Thank You

May 30, 2010 “Trade Off”

Today I visited one of the most beautiful places in the United States…

There was way too much of this…

and this…

And not nearly as much of this…


, or this…

I wonder if the trade off between economy and ecology is really worth it?

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May 28, 2010 “Strange thing, rain…”

May 28, 2010   “Strange thing, rain…”

Today, in my little corner of the world, rain was the dominant factor for a big part of the day.  It began in the early afternoon, as the remnants of a thunderstorm that meandered through a little earlier without too much fanfare, and stayed for a nice comfortable visit; like a good friend that stops by to sit and talk for a while when there’s nothing really pressing to attend to; it rarely happens here at the Cedar Brook, but I enjoy the company of a good friend when I can.
It was hot today, hot and humid.  It is, after all, the South, and this time of year, in the Southern United States, it gets hot and humid.  Thunderstorms almost always cool the air down when they pass through; it may be short lived, but it does get cooler for a little while, and for that reason we welcome an afternoon thunderstorm around here.  When the storm brings with it a lingering rain, all the better.  Strange thing, rain; it can ruin almost any summertime activity; picnics, ball games, cookouts, lawn mowing, etc., but it’s such a relaxing thing when it comes gentle and easy.  If we allow it, rain can be a wonderful stress reliever.  Today, as I sat here in my comfy chair and listened to the thunderstorm rumble and grumble it’s way through, I was relaxed by those big booming sounds somehow; it was a pleasant storm.  The rain that was left behind as the storm went on it’s way was the best part to me.  It fell as gently across the mountains as the warmth of the morning sun in the hollers and was just as eagerly soaked into the thirsty ground. The rain today was cool and inviting.  It made me want to sleep or curl up with a good book, but, guess what I did, I visited my parents house, and then went and shot a few photos in the rain; not too good for my camera, but all was well in the end. I was the only person out taking photos, that’s for sure, so I was alone and unto myself. I got soaking wet, but I knew I would dry, so I let the rain splash over me one raindrop at a time; it was something I needed, like a cleansing and a washing away of the stress and the worries of everyday life, and it was just plain fun!  I think everyone should try to enjoy the rain every once in a while.  You don’t have to get out in it like I did, but, at least, take a rainy day, curl up in your favorite chair, open the windows a crack, relax, and let the sounds of the whispering rain ease your mind. Strange, wonderful thing, rain.

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May 27, 2010 “The Big Skink”

I’m tired today and I don’t really have anything much to say.  However, I do have this photo I shot of a Blue-Tailed Skink…kinda cool, ain’t it?

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May 26, 2010 “My World”

This poem was originally written as a guest post for my friend and fellow blogger, Amanda Mills, Thanks Amanda.  You can see the original post @ Buttercup600.   I thought I would post it here for any of my readers that might not see it otherwise.

“My World”

My world is a slow world
Mostly it’s a no world
Sometimes it’s a yes world
Never in the know world

My world is my own world
Keep a pleasant tone world
Sometimes it’s a flat world
It’s mine all alone world

It’s a little strange world
A never rearrange world
I’ll keep it just the same world
You can keep the change world

My world is a small world
Screening every call world
No one in the whole world
Will ever know it all world

My world is a Blue world
Rarely a me and you world
Sometimes I see Red world
I’d like a table for two world

It’s just my same old world
It can be a cold world
Never been a rich world
I’d like to see a Gold world

Never shed a tear world
Got nothing to fear world
My own little safe world
I’m okay right here world

But, someone came to my world
From a cloud up in the sky world
Now I see a New world
I think I want to try world…

Because mine is upside down.

TLH  5/26/2010

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