I washed my car today.

Anytime I work on my car, interiorly or exteriorly, I always think of my dad.

He was an auto-body mechanic.

He was most respected for & specialized in exterior repair.

For a short period of time he owned his own automotive Garage:

Wally’s Auto-Body Shop!

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garden glory

All photos in this post taken by Jared Don.


“The lovely flowers embarrass me,
They make me regret I am not a bee –”
~Emily Dickinson, 1864

“For flowers that bloom about our feet;

For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;

For song of bird, and hum of bee;

For all things fair we hear or see,

Father in heaven, we thank Thee!”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hush now, as our gardens prepare to go to sleep…

sleep well dear blooms, until next year we doeth meet.

hugs n’ blessings to all who’ve cultivated God’s beauty this summer & to those who’ve captured their images to carry with us throughout the dormant months ahead. 

“Bloom where you are planted!”

The Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622) is credited with the quote, “bloom where you are planted.” Later Mary Engelbreit made the phrase popular.