Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This Prickly Poppy is considered a weed. The prickly plant can be a bother to bare legs but I think it's beautiful!
Medicinal Uses: Analgesic, narcotic, sedative, antispasmodic, anti-diarrheal, antitussive, diaphoretic, aphrodisiac.

A Kildeer

Poisonous Pokeweed, this had proven fatal to children!

The hunt

Emma picking some ANNUAL FLEABANE

I was sad to see that several large Pines were cut down last week. This stump is the sweet smelling remnant of a still beautiful piece of nature.

This giant Cicada got away after I took a few pictures. He was probably twice as big as our other ones and very pretty.

This was a cool discovery. He is a Wheel Bug, AKA Assassin Bug. These are a very unique insect, being "one of the largest true bugs in existence". They eat smaller insects by plunging their beak into the victim and injecting them with an enzyme that dissolves their insides. They are said to inflict a bite that is more painful than a bee sting and can take months to heal.
We took this one home for study and he is now a member of the insect zoo. :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Great quote for the day

"I have become deeply burdened concerning the flagrant sin in the body of Christ. And yet, to some, church discipline is considered mean and insensitive. In the name of grace, we have sanctioned ungodliness. I want you to think about the name of grace--a perverted view of grace in my estimation--we have sanctioned ungodly behavior.

We're becoming increasingly spiritually impotent and are not taken seriously by an unbelieving world because what we talk about--the power of God to change lives--is not represented in our own lives....the forgiveness of God is predicated on repentance.

We need to be repentant. We need to be people who reflect the honor and glory of God. We need to seek to pursue holiness as a standard and not use the grace of God as camouflage to cover over a heart that doesn't really seek God or just wants God to come alongside to endorse who we are.

Too may Christians have settled for a nice, comfortable, predictable Christianity. We don't want to be viewed a different or distinct, so we're comfortable with reflecting the average Christian life. however, in our desire to be seen as normal to those around us, we're in danger of losing the luster and compelling brilliance of an authentic Christian life.

I believe we have to be terribly careful about what we project. We're living in a Christian culture that says, "hey look, you need to be warm, friendly, and like the people around you." I'm not suggesting that we look weird an act strange, but there is a difference about us. There's something distinct about us, and that distinctiveness needs to be demonstrated and shown in our lives. God is looking for an uncommon commitment beyond the ordinary."

Crawford Loritts

Monday, July 28, 2008

Our Backyard Science Bug Zoo

Yes, they are already dead!

This display is our insect burial ground


We found this fellow today, while taking our walk. We put him in a jar and spent some time online looking for his identity Success! He is a Cottonwood Borer and our newest member of the insect zoo. ;)

A great quote!

I am woman, hear me glory in my Created place.

God's Pharmacy

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body

Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit . There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (mo dern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoeslook like the pancreas and actual ly bal ance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just l ike the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

SUBJECT: Psalm 46:19
'Be Still and Know that I AM GOD'


Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fun With Cousins

Friday, July 25, 2008


Just in case anyone was wondering what to get Emma for her birthday...........


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fun with my babies


One of the Blister Beetles that I had to poison today

Today's harvest

Pumpkin leaf and flower

A garden buddy having dinner

Chasing a rabbit

Another Wood Nymph