Michael Hoppe First Day Of Spring.mp3




Here you will always find the American flag

waving and the American eagle flying.

I left the light on in case 

you arrived after dark. 

Come join in for some 

time to relax.


Why do we call April 1 April Fools’ Day?
It’s a bit of calendar trivia.

The term "All Fools," was probably meant as a deliberate stab at All

 Saints (November 1) and All Souls (November 2) Day. Although the

 origin of playing practical jokes and pranks on this day is hazy, many

 folklorists believe it may go back to 16th-century France. At that

 time, New Year's Day was March 25, with a full week of partying and

 exchanging gifts until April 1. In 1582, the Gregorian calendar

 moved New Year's Day to January 1. Those who forgot or refused to

 honor the new calendar were the butts of jokes and ridicule.

 Weather folklore states, "If it thunders on All Fools Day, it brings

 good crops of corn and hay."


Such a beautiful shade of pink.

Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from 

which we get sunshine when dark, somber 

skies blanket our thoughts.



Very special addition to the farm.




Baby chicks will keep this mouse warm,

especially with the heat lamp.


Such a cute and pretty calico.


Love the pinks and greens and triangle shapes.


T-Pots posted in remembering 

a true friend Sylvia whom I miss.


The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
Sharpen your pencil as you create the story of your life.
Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity to sharpen
those qualities even more sharply by applying your focused effort.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.


Within you is the strength to meet life's challenges.

You are stronger than you think, remember to stand tall. 

Every challenge in your life helps you to grow. 

Every problem you encounter strengthens your

mind and your soul. 

Every trouble you overcome increases your understanding of life. 

When all your troubles weigh heavily on your shoulders,
remember that beneath the burden you can stand tall, 

because you are never given more than you can handle… 

And you are stronger than you think.






Oh wow, talk about a chocolate fix!!




They are indeed priceless.


Love this collection of bird houses. The tree

base fits in perfect.

Look at this gem. I sure would not want to have to

try and parallel park this one!


Who could not appreciate the beauty of Spring in

this picture complete with one of God's beautiful birds.

This cutie is sure around nature - look at her curls.

Appears to be a tear in her ruffled little skirt and her

poor bunny hanging upside down. Someone did some

great animation with this one.

The dear's eyes are even blinking.


Here is another one on a black background. Let me

know if there is something in particular you would

like a picture of. I will try & find it for you.






     You took the time,

thank you!




Some of you ask: "dispatcher for what?"

I reply: "fire, EMS and our county Sheriff."

Happy April everyone. Three months now have already

passed this year! They sure have gone by so quickly.

Enjoy your day and for you working folks, TGIF!

Join me next week as we continue to decorate a bit

for Spring. Have a good weekend.

Now, till another time, be safe in 

all you do. Be aware of everything and

everyone around you at all times. A

very good habit .... take care!

Thank you Mom - and Dad up there.


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