Make Music

 "One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, to read a good poem, to see a fine picture, and if it were at all possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang  Von GoetheMake Musicby Elece HollisMake music wherever you go;That's generosity.Tap a rhythm—start the beat;That's leadership.Hum and strum a melody;That's encouragement.Laugh at false starts... Continue Reading →

Zinnias

Zinnias are circus flowers.They have pizzazz!They make the passerby shout with glee.Make him recall an old melody.Zinnias are not the slightest tad shy; They shout and waveAs you walk by, "Look at me. Look at me. Look at me! I'm as bright as bright can be! Butterflies love to dance atop me.On tippet-toe they ride the breeze,They light and flutter... Continue Reading →

Let There Still Be Roses

 Dear Jesus, I read in Isaiah 55 these words: "So you will go out with joy, and be led forth in peace. The mountains and the hills will burst into singing before you and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands.Large cypress trees will grow where thornbushes were. Myrtle trees will grow where weeds were. These things will be... Continue Reading →

Let There Still Be Roses

 Dear Jesus, I read in Isaiah 55 these words: "So you will go out with joy, and be led forth in peace. The mountains and the hills will burst into singing before you and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands.Large cypress trees will grow where thornbushes were. Myrtle trees will grow where weeds were. These things will be... Continue Reading →

A Baby Born

Dear Mama,This week I was the grandma. I rushed to Audra's house to keep the children while she gave birth to another little one. This time she was experiencing a slow labor with long gaps in the pain. The work was worrisome. The hours passed slowly. Eventually, the contractions picked up and soon my third... Continue Reading →

A Baby Born

Dear Mama,This week I was the grandma. I rushed to Audra's house to keep the children while she gave birth to another little one. This time she was experiencing a slow labor with long gaps in the pain. The work was worrisome. The hours passed slowly. Eventually, the contractions picked up and soon my third... Continue Reading →

Flowers for Sale

Beautiful trays of plants were sold at the Azalea Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma this spring. After winter the flowers are such a refreshing sight. Coleus comes in many varieties. It was one of my mother-in-laws favorite plants.Impatiens, petunias, moss rose and so many of the brightest and most loved summer plants can be purchased at... Continue Reading →

Flowers for Sale

Beautiful trays of plants were sold at the Azalea Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma this spring. After winter the flowers are such a refreshing sight. Coleus comes in many varieties. It was one of my mother-in-laws favorite plants.Impatiens, petunias, moss rose and so many of the brightest and most loved summer plants can be purchased at... Continue Reading →

Azalea Gardens in Muskogee, Oklahoma

One April morning in Muskogee those azaleas begin to burst open. Everyone has been waiting.Horse drawn carriages carry the park visitors  around to see the park set on the hills west of town.Horses are one of the many happy sights.Ducks and geese are another!Friends stop to rest on one of the docks that surround the... Continue Reading →

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