Monthly Archives: July 2013

Drifting with the wind Last week on the 21st, we were in our house having dinner when we heard odd sounds. When we went outside, we found this hot air balloon drifting slowly over our neighbors' home. These people in the balloon were probably looking for a place to land in the surrounding area. They kept looking over the sides and pointing at different spots on the ground. A different neighbor said that he was shouting back and forth with them for some ideas of what's coming up in their oncoming path, if there were any large open spaces. Unfortunately there were none, and they had just passed between  the two places they could have  potentially landed in ( the Weis and UHS parking lots ?). They drifted ever so slowly southwards towards the oncoming hill and the farm fields beyond. We could see them for more than an hour, drifting up and over the hill, illuminating the hill-side with the blasts of the balloon's jets of hot air, as the night creeped up upon them. I am sure they landed and probably had stories to tell of their own.

flowers167 flowers168 A lily plant that I planted three years ago outside, in our front yard. Every year since, it's given us such a beautiful showing of itself. My wife enjoys its fragrance. I usually plant things by how they look, it's one of the things I got right with her because she enjoys the scents more than the looks. This one keeps us both happy.

A Greenish Blue Butterfly on a blade of grass. It has pale white coloration on the bottom of its wings with small blackish spots. The top of its wings are blue with white trim. I guess some times he can have a faintly greenish coloration on the top wings, hence his name.

Today's first post is a "Thank you to all", I have reached a 1000 followers. The number itself is a measurement that does not depict all of the great blogs that have come through my site. Some of you I have found on my own, but most of you stopped here before I discovered you. There is so much beauty and strength in all of us. Like above, one butter cup by itself does not stand out much. When we add ourselves to the equation, we make this blogging site brighter and more beautiful. Again, thank you to all and keep clicking and shinning ever so bright. Special thanks to Barbara at for being my 1ooo's follower! She's got great recipes and a wonderful little blog going on.