This week's Project 52 photo theme is "Be Still." (The link goes up on Friday.) I know my selection of photos to link might seem odd, and certainly out of place with the rest of this post, but here it is:
|Badger Sleep Balm|
(There's a pretty cool video
at the end of the linked page --
showing how they make this stuff!)
Why this for "Be Still"?
Because the container is cute,
and more importantly,this organic essential oil salve works.
My mom gave it to me a while back but I hadn't tried it yet.
I remembered it because we've had really sick kids in the house,
and they've had a mighty hard time sleeping with fevers.
A little of this rubbed on the temples brings on the groggies!
I know, because I tried it myself,
and within minutes, I was ready to zonk!
So, for a fretful child who can't sleep,
Badger Sleep Balm might help them to "Be Still"!
OK, enough unsolicited commercial.
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
|Isaac and his great grandma (my mother)|
Mom also planned an extra few days to spend with us, especially since my second grandson was born three weeks ago. We did a 550 piece jigsaw puzzle, went to church, ate dessert at Denny's, played our traditional game of Scotch Bridge, and more.
|Apple crisp and ice cream|
|Scotch Bridge with my|
Blue Ridge Mountain playing cards
I teach at a home school co-op on Monday afternoons,
but we made plans to visit Leu Gardens that morning
with my oldest daughter Mary and her two little guys, Jacob and Isaac.
(Free admission the first Monday of each month!)
If I had to choose a "Be Still" photo from Leu Gardens,
it might be this one -- except for one thing!
This butterfly would not "be still"!
It kept flitting from plant to plant.
It's a good thing my iPod takes really fast photos!
|A "flying flower"|
My grandson Isaac slept soundly most of the time.
Maybe his Mommy used Sleep Balm on him?
|Isaac and his grandma (that's me!)|
|Shadows on the path|
We headed for the rose garden first, but....
Where are the roses that usually bloom
up behind the fountains?
Every bush (dozens of them!)
had been pruned back to the stump!
|A pruned push is "being still" |
-- remaining dormant,
getting ready for brand new growth
and full blossoms.
We humans do that sometimes
in various seasons of life.
|There were still plenty of other gorgeous flowers.|
I loved the variations of pinks in this camellia.
|More "wawa" for Jacob and his Mommy!|
|And more easy amusement for Grandma,|
who even takes pictures of bubbles in the "wawa."
|Jacob didn't want to leave the fountain either,|
but I carried him over to the lake
to see more "wawa" and some turtles.
|Jacob throwing the bread into the water|
|One big turtle (on the left, with fish swimming over his back) |
and several smaller turtles.
|We were trying to feed the turtles,|
but the fish always kept getting to the bread first,
this time right over the big turtle's head!
Two more cute little Jacob photos.
Can you tell I'm a Grandma?
before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Jesus got up, rebuked the wind
and said to the waves, “Quiet!
Then the wind died down
and it was completely calm.
and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.
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