Flying Penguins

crows flying over snow topped mountain

Flying penguins? Not really... because every evening around 5:00 I've noticed a flock of crows heading down towards the valley. I'm able to see this beautiful mountain range from our living room window and just the other day the temps dropped much lower than we're used to. Hence, winter snow in So Cal but as usual, it all melted away the next day. For more sky photos, visit Skywatch Friday

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With lots of trips to the zoo, I have spent many hours at the "penguin house" observing their lifestyle, mannerisms and you know, that cute "penguin walk" that they do. I just love this print.

The Friday 56

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."
-- Irish proverb
 My mother-in-law gave this book to me for Christmas and I just love it! This is a charming book filled with fairy tales, poetry, nursery rhymes, song, stories, words of wisdom, activities, and recipes. It has some elegant old-world type illustrations on quality paper and it is a fat, hardcover book. Lena Tabori is the publisher, director and founder of Welcome Enterprises, Inc. Alice Wong is the project director. For more information, visit


 Christmas Visit

Here are 2 of my grandchildren, ages 4 and 2. They play well together, they're good cousins and dear friends to one another. I cherish the moments with my grandchildren because our relationship is so special. We laugh a lot when we're together; cuddle, play, read, color, sing, and dance! My "one word" for this new year is JOY and with another grandbaby due any moment, I was thinking of those labor pains and this scripture came to mind:

"The Lord will do great things for me, and I will be filled with joy. I will sow in tears, then I will reap with songs of joy. If I go out weeping, Lord, carrying seed to sow, I will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with me." Psalm 126:3, 5-6) Photo for Color Connection

You may be interested in Penguin Books:

Baby Penguins Everywhere!
Penguin and Pinecone
Antarctic Journal: Four Months at the Bottom of the World
Africa via Antarctica: Sixty Sunsets in the Southern Hemisphere


“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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