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Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Hello Friends,

 It's been quite awhile since I've posted, I know.  As you might know, I've been in treatment for cancer for the last few months which has kept me a bit under the weather.  Its not over, by a long shot, but I don't want to bore you with all the boring details.  Instead, lets look at some random pictures...

 Here's a little picture of a small waterfall at Old Man's Cave State Park in Southern Ohio.  It's one of my favorite places....so peaceful and serene.  This was taken last May.


 Here's an old Kodachrome from 1950 of my dad's tulip bed.  He planted it full of roses and allium later in the 60s.  He used granite cobblestones that the city of Columbus was digging up as they were repaving their streets.  They were tossing the cobbles, and Dad would gather them from the dump and bring a load out each weekend to build a fireplace in his new summer cottage.  His 1st project, though, was this flowerbed.


 Finally, here's a shot of Nassau, Bahamas.  Several years ago Lee and I took the girls on a 3-day cruise during their school's Winter Break.  I took this from the ship before we disembarked. 

I hope you enjoyed these little photos I have on-hand.  Hope to get out to take more pictures soon. 

In the meantime, have a nice week, an remember to count your blessings --

                                                    ~~ Karen ~~

12 comments:

  1. Karen, you know I am so happy to see you here!! Prayers continue. Love the photos. I haven't been to Old Man's Cave in years and years and years. It is a peaceful place indeed. The tulip bed is beautiful. Love you, dear one!

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    1. I've really missed blogging, Terri. I do feel like I'm getting stronger each day, though, so I'm hoping to start getting more involved again. The paperwork around here is C R A Z Y, so I need to get on top of that first, then I'm hopeful to get back on the road for short trips once more, for more pictures and experiences to share. Love you, too, Dear Terri.

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  2. I'm here from Terri's place. We've been praying for you and I'm happy to see you home and posting!
    You Dad was very creative and put those blocks to good use.

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    1. Welcome, Mari! I'm happy you stopped by to say Hi, and I'm so very grateful for your prayers. Thank you, Dear. I got home a few days ago from an 8-day ICU stay resulting from a major complication of the cancer. It's great to be home, and I'm so grateful for all the people that worked hard to save my life, and all the prayers offered up for me and my family.
      My Dad really really LOVED this place on a reservoir/lake near Columbus. There was a big amusement park across the lake from where his cottage was, and the Big Bands of the 40s played at the dance halls in that park....Benny Goodman, Guy Lombardo, Lawrence Welk, Harry James and more. This was during his hey-day and he loved to take his family over to the dances....he fancied himself quite the dancer. They went to the cottage every weekend, and spent the summers there. (Yeah, this was before my time, but he lived there until 1992).

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  3. I'm visiting your blog today via your friend Terri in Florida. Been praying for you during the recent hospital stay. So glad you are past that particular hurdle. Your blog is beautiful and you know how to take good pictures! May the Lord bless you with strength in your health battles. You are an encouragement to your readers.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara, for your kind words and especially your prayers. You're so very sweet, and your support means so much to me. I'm hoping to post more often now that I'm feeling better. Please stop by again and say "hello".

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  4. What a lovely waterfall, a neat vintage photo and I like the pretty pink colored building in the last shot. - Sending you prayers for healing.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and saying such a lovely "hello", Ida. I really appreciate your prayers. I truly believe in the power of prayer. God Bless

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  5. I enjoyed seeing your photo's, it's always nice to visit new places.
    Hope all is going well and you have a lovely day.

    Diana

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    1. Hi Diana. I do enjoy visiting new places or just capturing a great shot of old familiar places, too. I am doing so much better, thank you. So happy to report that I was able to go out on a short jaunt today to a neighboring town where we enjoyed lunch and a little shopping before I pooped out. I took my camera along and tried to get a couple of shots that I hope to share soon. Hope you have a lovely day, as well.

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  6. So very glad to see you posting hon, you know you're always in my prayers. I love your dad's tulip bed - my favorite flower - my grandfather used to plant roses for my grandmother, because she loved them so, he had little beds of them all over the yard. Then he would cut them and bring them into the house for her to enjoy.

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    1. Oh such a love story. I love it. So nice seeing you're greeting, dear friend.

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