Saturday, 9 August 2014

4 questions

“There are four questions of value in life... 
What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? 
What is worth living "for, and what is worth dying for? 
The answer to each is same. 
Only love.” ~Johnny Depp

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. ∕( '.')| `ˎ` ✿ `ˎ`Happy Saturday✿
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"you are the finest, loveliest, tenderest,
and most beautiful person i have ever known-
and even that
is an understatement."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, 
full of wonder and excitement. 
It is our misfortune that for most of us 
that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct 
for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, 
is dimmed and even lost 
before we reach adulthood. : ~Rachel Carson
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At Partridge Creek

Logan Detroit Graffiti

Kindness is always an act of beauty

Hand made hat from their friends

Being content with what you have, is priceless.
~ Buddha ~
I lovc this song

You bring me incredible joy

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Joy is a flower that blooms when you do.” ~Author Unknown

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~Lao Tzu

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious
to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter, for always
there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment;
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations
in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
~1927 Max Ehrmann

Lots of luggage coming
lots lots more going home

We have to be careful to avoid the dramas that other people are creating and stay focused on the adventures we are meant to live.

Elvis Presley cake

recipe and photographs courtesy of this blog.
Thank you 
Elvis Presley had a reputation for loving good southern cooking, like most southern men do.  I don't know if this cake got it's name because it was a cake his cook, who he employed for years, made for him or not.  Howcver, it does seem like a cake Elvis would have probably liked.   Regardless of how it got it's name, it's a dang good cake and so easy!   Here is what you will need:

1 box white cake mix (plus the ingredients called for to make it)
1 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple
1 cup sugar
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

Bake the cake according to the package directions.   Remove from oven and poke holes in the top of the cake with a pick or a meat fork works well.

Place the pineapple with it's juice (don't drain) and the 1 cup sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil.   Pour evenly over the cake.   Allow to cool. 

Beat the cream cheese and butter together until fluffy.  Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Stir in the chopped pecans.   

Spread over the top of the cake.  You can serve immediately.  Refrigerate the leftovers.

Recipe and photographs from this blog
Thanks so very much

From the John Tesh website

Get ready for the biggest and baddest Supermoon of the year on Sunday!
A supermoon happens when a full moon coincides with the time in the moon's orbit when it's closest to Earth. And according to NASA, in comparison to other full moons, supermoons can be up to 14 percent closer and 30 percent brighter.
But this Sunday's is extra special - because the moon will become full during the exact same hour that the moon comes closest to the Earth - so it'll outshine other full moons & supermoons.
So check it out after sunset on Sunday.
If you miss it, there's another supermoon coming up on September 9th.
* The moon will turn full on Sunday at 2:09 p.m. ET. The moon will continue to look bright and full Sunday evening, leading into Monday early morning.