Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunflower 'leftovers'


Proof Positive Old Age CAN be Beautiful... 

My skin droops
My eyelids sag
My tummy hangs down
Everything is round.
Wrinkles abound.
 I AM BEAUTIFUL just like this his declining flower

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy


“It’s [old age] not a surprise, we knew it was coming – make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.”
Betty White, If You Ask Me 


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pondering


I took this from my driver side window on the way to Dollar General Store a few days ago...the sun appeared to be pointing it out to me, that I needed to Stop and Snap!

In today's news paper, I found this information
 65 denominations operate more than 230 houses of worship in the county, according to the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
Church property is valued at more than $297 million, upon which there are no taxes paid.
One church is worth 12 million, another 3 are each worth 6 million and another will soon past the 12 million mark.

PONDERING....
1 in 5 of our children are hungry, and we have no low income housing. Yet we have marble floors and marble walls in the churches..

America the Beautiful Wasteful ?

40 % of all food grown in the USA is thrown in the trash dump. Not the left overs, but good edible food.
Dump trucks of it...
Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2015/07/05/5881687/manatee-church-real-estate-valued.html#storylink=cpy
I watched a special on CNN on hunger... Our farmers can only sell the beautiful fruit/veggies.
No one will buy the yellow cauliflower, which is just as good, they pick the perfect and white caulilower and the rest is plowed under, The broccoli was taken to the dump by truck.
We as Americans want the beautiful and perfect, the round not crooked.
So they trash it.



Photo from
Bradenton Herald Fireworks

Mother Nature presented her own fireworks for free last night.

The 30 minute display put on by our county cost 40,000 dollars. This was not the only display in the county, there were 6 of them. I did the math on the cost.

PONDERING...

1 in 5 children in America and in  our county are hungry. We have over 1000 homeless people in our downtown area,

PONDERING

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday USA


Fireworks by PicMonkey and MadSnapper
Today is the 4th of July and the USA celebrates Independence day.
Long Live the Red, White and Blue