Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY: Oak "Sundae" Topped with Orange

my focus- oak tree
lovely surprise when viewing…
gorgeous orange crowns it!

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hosted by Rose

Hoosier Quote:
“Even if a farmer intends to loaf, 
he gets up in time to get an early start.”
~Edgar W. Howe~

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS #321: Praying for Paris

kneeling at altar
prayers for Paris... torn apart-
yet fervent, fearless

sharing with James'


hosted by Gemma & Magical Mystical Teacher

Hoosier Quote:
“We must be truthful and fair 
in the ordinary affairs of life 
before we can truthful and fair in patriotism and religion.”

~Edgar W. Howe~

Saturday, November 14, 2015

HAIKU MY HEART: Beckoning of the Sky

peering to the west
the sky beckons me to pause,
give praise for this day

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Hoosier Quote:
“Oh, the moonlight’s fair tonight 
along the Wabash, 
from the fields there comes 
the breath of new mown hay, 
Through the sycamores the candle lights 
are gleaming, 
on the banks of the Wabash, far away.”
~Paul Dresser~

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY: Last Name of Ruttan

The Last Name of Ruttan-

My husband’s family can be traced from four brothers who immigrated from France to Canada and the state of New York.  My husband’s father and his siblings were born in Canada.  Listed below are Ruttans found in the online Wikipedia. I do not know any of these people personally, but they quite possibly could be related to my husband's relatives. . A few years ago at the Christmas Gift and Hobby Show in Indianapolis, we saw a display of a man whose last name was Rutan. Curiosity led us to talk to him about his name. He said he’d traced his family from four brothers from France. It’s probable that somewhere along the line
the extra ‘n’ was added. Who knows why- we don’t.

John Paul Ruttan (born 2001) - Canadian child actor
Deric Ruttan (born 1972) - Canadian country music singer & songwriter
Henry Ruttan (1792-1871) - businessman, inventor & political figure in Upper Canada
John Ruttan- mayor of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Jack Ruttan (1889-1973) - Canadian amateur ice hockey player & coach
Robert Fulford Ruttan, FRSC (1856-1930) - Canadian chemist & university professor

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God bless the veterans who served to keep our country free. This includes my husband who was in the U.S. Air Force. And bless those who are still serving in the military. Thank you.

Hoosier Quote:
“A nation may be said to consist of its territory, 
its people and its laws. 
The territory is the only part which is of certain durability.”
~Abraham Lincoln~

Sunday, November 8, 2015


red draws attention
points to my abode’s entry
says “welcome” to guests

linked to

Hoosier Quote:
“Brain: An apparatus with which 
we think that we think.”
~Ambrose Pierce~

Friday, November 6, 2015

HAIKU MY HEART and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS #319: Impressionistic Painting

pond’s surface- like an
impressionistic painting
unsigned by artist

penned for


Hoosier Quote:
“Painting: The art of protecting 
flat surfaces from the weather 
and exposing them to critics.”
~Ambrose Bierce~

Sunday, November 1, 2015

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY 2: Electric Meters

essential boxes
electricity meters
used by neighbor, me

joining other seekers of shadows
hosted by Gemma

"The cynic puts all human actions 
into two classes;
openly bad and secretly bad."
~Henry Ward Beecher~