Tuesday, May 24, 2022

By the Light.....


My friend took this picture of the moon from her back porch in 
Palm Harbor Florida.

                                               My Corner of the World

                                                Saturday Sparks

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Stormy weather

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                                                Saturday Sparks

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

University of Tampa


The building actually opened back in 1891 as the Tampa Bay Hotel, a $3-million winter resort for wealthy and famous Victorians to visit during the cold winter months up north.  Famous names including Teddy Roosevelt, the Queen of England, Booker T. Washington, and Babe Ruth are said to have stayed there.

The hotel had 511 rooms, an indoor swimming pool, and a performing arts center. It holds the distinction of being the first building in the state to be completely electrified, and also had one of the first elevators in Florida.

“The architecture of this building is really like nothing that you see anywhere else – sort of a Moorish revival architecture style – beautiful red brick and those arches everywhere in the building, both inside and outside,” explained the Henry B. Plant Museum’s Lindsay Huban.

The domes and minarets are what make it so unique that it has become a symbol of the city of Tampa. There are 13 structures on the roof of the building: Six minarets, four finials, and three domes.

Plant and architect John A. Wood wanted a building that was going to look exotic, so they put the minarets and crescent moon shapes on top of the structure.

“They’d been reading things like ‘Arabian Nights’ and this was a way for them to build a building that people would remember,” Huban continued.

The building functioned as a hotel for four decades, until 1941.  The University of Tampa moved in two years later, and now the building houses a variety of school offices and classrooms, along with the Henry B. Plant Museum – a tribute to the man who built it.

The building is now a national historic landmark.


Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Cowboy Ever After


Cowboy Ever After by Hallmark Publishing is a sweet clean novel set in the hills of Montana.

Kaylee Collins is all city girl. A popular writer of western fiction, she knows nothing about country life. Her editor sends her to her family ranch in Montana to gain experience in ranch life.

Luke Montgomery isn't thrilled that his sister has shackled him with this inexperienced city slicker. But something about Kaylee sparks him back to life after losing his wife.

This was a lovely story, typical of Hallmark Publishing, A feel good, clean romance with humor as Kaylee overcomes her fears and is drawn to Luke. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Hallmark Publishing and NetGalley. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Celebrate Mother's Day

 May brings flowers and warm days. It is also a time to reflect and celebrate with family.

A beautifully hand painted coffee service from my late Mother in law.

I love using my depression glass "Heritage" plates.

And these lovely Lenox Butterfly dishes welcome in Spring.

Years ago I purchased this stainless set from the Oneida outlet in Georgia. Living Quarters "Ashville".

What a lovely time to entertain family and friends.

Monday, April 25, 2022

The great change

 When we bought this house there was this fabulous deck.

My hubby built a table for his grills and we bought a hut from Home Depot.

The deck started to show it's age as the wood started to weaken. Next step was tearing it out.

Which turned out to be a pretty huge job.

                  First came the delivery of the replacement wood.

Then the building of the deck.

But the really fun part came next.

Hubby now has a fully stocked smoke house/grill hut!

                              Metamorphosis Monday
                                     Saturday Sparks
                             Love Your Creativity

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

By the sea

 A beautiful day at the Marina

Mr Pelican swooped in for a visit.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday Morning


Please enjoy this beautiful Resurrection Sunday.

Thursday, April 14, 2022


Easter. A time of celebration. We don't usually have Easter at home, as there is always a family gathering. But I still enjoy setting my table in honor of this special day.

~"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy
and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you."
Psalms 5:11 ~

The Silver belonged to my BFF who passed away 13 years ago.

Her family did not want any of these pieces, so they passed them on to me.

~"Glory in his holy name: let the hearts of these who seek the Lord rejoice!"
1 Chronicles 16:10~

I always wanted dishes with sweet Scripture verses.

When I found these at Ross, my daughter and I were on the hunt to find enough pieces to complete the table.

~"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations,
'The Lord reigns!'" 1 Chronicles 16:31 ~

It was so much fun making the rosette napkins.

~Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say REJOICE. " Philippians 4:4 ~

~ "Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready" Revelation 19:7 ~

This weekend we will be celebrating the Risen Savior. If it was not for the sacrifice HE made, we would be dead to sin, eternally. HE paid the price for the debt we owed.

We are all sinners, since we have all done wrong things. But God made a way for us to be forgiven so we can have eternal life in Heaven. All we have to do is recognize our sinfulness and accept that Jesus paid the penalty for our sin when he died on the cross and rose again from the grave.

"For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Have a blessed Easter!