I have not deserted you but have been sick with an upper respiratory infection that turned into pneumonia and not up to sitting at the computer... Will be back as soon as I am well...
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
freedom, family, friendship, liberty and love......
and remember those who sacrificed for the peace and security of all.
A Prayer for Our Nation
God bless America
And keep us safe and free,
Safe from "all our enemies"
Wherever they may be.
For enemies are forces
That often dwell within,
Things that seem so harmless
Become a major sin.
Little acts of selfishness
Grow into lust and greed,
And make the love of power
Our idol and our creed.
For all our wealth and progress
Are as worthless as can be,
Without the faith that made us great
And kept our nation free.
And while it's hard to understand
The complexities of war,
Each one of us must realize
That we are fighting for
The principles of freedom
And the decency of man,
But all of this much be achieved
According to God's plan.
So help us as Americans
To search deep down inside,
And discover if the things we do
Are always justified.
And teach us to walk humbly
And closer in Thy ways,
And give us faith and courage
And put purpose in our days.
And make each one of us aware
That each must do his part,
For in the individual is where peace
Must have its start.
For a better world to live in
Where all are safe and free,
Must start with faith and hope
And love deep in the heart of "Me."
~ Helen Steiner Rice ~
Sunday, November 8, 2009
At 2,753-feet, Mount Magazine is Arkansas's highest mountain, rising dramatically above the broad valleys of the Petit Jean River to the south and the Arkansas River to its north. Graced with timeless natural beauty, this plateau-a remnant of an ancient sea floor-runs east-west stretching six miles long and up to a mile across. Rugged, isolated, and rich in natural resources including rare and endangered species, Mount Magazine has long lured explorers, adventurers, scientists, and naturalists.
Settlers came to the mountain in the 1800s and farmed here. Later cabins and lodges were built atop Mount Magazine to attract and accommodate the travelers who journeyed to the mountain for recreation, relaxation, and the escape from the heat in the lowlands below that the summit's cooler temperatures afforded.
The park's 8,000-square-foot visitor center welcomes you to Mount Magazine State Park. It is the place to begin your discovery of the beauty and fascinating history of this unique mountain. The visitor center features exhibits on the geology, history, flora, and fauna of Mount Magazine, offers daily audiovisual programs, and has a large wildlife observation area overlooking a native plant garden. This is the starting place for many of the park's guided walks, special workshops and wildlife and history programs.
Lodge of Mount Magazine
Hope you enjoyed Mount Magazine in Arkansas
It's time for Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thank you very much Susan
Hasn't the moon been just magnificient the past couple of nights... I just can't get enough of looking at it... If it was warmer here I might be tempted into staying out all night veiwing the beauty... I am a MOON child for sure.
"Pray to the Moon, when She is round,"
"Luck with you, shall then abound."
"What ever you seek for Shall be found,"
The Moon takes about 27 days (27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 11.6 seconds) to go all the way around the Earth and return to its starting position.
The surface of the moon has many things on it such as craters, lava plains, mountains, and valleys. Scientists believe the craters were formed around 3.5 to 4.5 billion years ago by meteors hitting the moon's surface.
The full moon is a lunar phase occurring when the moon is on the opposite side of the earth from the sun and all three bodies are aligned in a straight line. It appears as an entire circle in the sky.
The only month that can occur without a full moon is February.
The world's tidal ranges are at their maximum during the full moon when the sun, earth and moon are in line.
The full moon is given different names, depending on when it appears:
January - Moon After Yule, Wolf Moon, or Old Moon
February - Snow Moon or Hunger Moon
March - Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Worm Moon or Lenten Moon
April - Grass Moon, Frog Moon or Egg Moon
May - Milk Moon or Planting Moon
June - Rose Moon, Flower Moon, or Strawberry Moon
July - Thunder Moon or Hay Moon
August - Grain Moon or Green Corn Moon
September - Fruit Moon or Harvest Moon
October - Harvest Moon or Hunter's Moon
November - Hunter's Moon, Frosty Moon, or Beaver Moon
December - Moon Before Yule or Long Night Moon.
Monday, November 2, 2009
The American White Pelican in Arkansas