Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

New Orleans New Elegance

Ghost Chairs are always a favorite

new use for a mardi Gras mask

bar required in new Orleans

Images from Garden and Gun. Book on Amazon.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Little Tarts

I went in search of the original hoping for the recipe.


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The internet is like falling down the rabbit hole. I am trying not to do too much of it these days. Some days are more successful than others. There is so much to see.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Bountiful Harvest


sunlight

white bowls

colorful foods

this photo has it all

Image from Steed.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Without prayer as “the breath of the soul and of life,” he said, the faithful “risk suffocating in the midst of a thousand everyday things.”

“In our own daily lives and decisions,” Pope Benedict urged his listeners, “may we always draw fresh spiritual breath from the two lungs of prayer and the word of God; in this way, we will respond to every challenge and situation with wisdom, understanding and fidelity to God’s will.” 

Pope Benedict XVI

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom


If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast.
If any man be a wise servant, let him enter rejoicing into the joy of his Lord.
If any have labored long in fasting, let him now receive his recompense.
If any have wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward.
If any have come at the third hour, let him with thankfulness keep the feast.
If any have arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings, because he shall in no wise be deprived.
If any have delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near, fearing nothing.
If any have tarried even until the eleventh hour, let him also be not alarmed at his tardiness; for the Lord, who is jealous of his honor, will accept the last even as the first; he gives rest unto him who comes at the eleventh hour, even as unto him who has worked from the first hour.
And He shows mercy upon the last, and cares for the first; and to the one he gives, and upon the other he bestows gifts.
And he both accepts the deeds, and welcomes the intention, and honors the acts and praises the offering.
Wherefore, enter ye all into the joy of your Lord, and receive your reward, both the first and likewise the second.
You rich and poor together, hold high festival.
You sober and you heedless, honor the day.
Rejoice today, both you who have fasted and you who have disregarded the fast.
The table is fully laden; feast sumptuously.
The calf is fatted; let no one go hungry away.
Enjoy the feast of faith; receive all the riches of loving-kindness.
Let no one bewail his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed.
Let no one weep for his iniquities, for pardon has shone forth from the grave.
Let no one fear death, for the Savior’s death has set us free: he that was held prisoner of it has annihilated it.
By descending into hell, he made hell captive.
He embittered it when it tasted of his flesh.
And Isaiah, foretelling this, cried: “Hell was embittered when it encountered thee in the lower regions.”
It was embittered, for it was abolished.
It was embittered, for it was mocked.
It was embittered, for it was slain.
It was embittered, for it was overthrown.
It was embittered, for it was fettered in chains.
It took a body, and met God face to face.
It took earth, and encountered heaven.
It took that which was seen, and fell upon the unseen.
O Death, where is your sting?
O Hell, where is your victory?
Christ is risen, and you are overthrown.
Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen.
Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice.
Christ is risen, and life reigns.
Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave.
For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
To him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen.
Copy and photo from Crisis Magazine.

Reflections from the Saints

"When you are before the altar where Christ reposes, you ought no longer to think that you are amongst men; but believe that there are troops of angels and archangels standing by you, and trembling with respect before the sovereign Master of Heaven and earth. Therefore, when you are in church, be there in silence, fear, and veneration."


– St. John Chrysostom

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Reflections from the Saints

"Without Prayer nothing good is done. God's works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him."


– Bl. Luigi Orione

Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI Meets His “Spiritual Godmother”

.- After beginning his day on Tuesday with a private Mass in Santiago de Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI met a religious sister from India who has been his “spiritual Godmother” for 20 years.
 
The Pope celebrated the private Mass during his historic March 26-28 visit to the country before departing for the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre. The service was attended by 10 religious sisters from the contemplative branch of the Missionaries of Charity, which was founded by Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
 
When the Mass ended, Cuban Archbishop Dionisio GarcĂ­a, presented Sister Teresa Kereketa to the Pope. Following the practice of her order, 20 years ago she received the task of praying daily for a specific priest, thus becoming his “spiritual Godmother.” The priest whom she was assigned was Cardinal Josef Ratzinger. 
 
During the emotional encounter, and following an Indian tradition, the sister presented a crown of flowers to Pope Benedict. 


“The Pope was quite moved meeting her,” said Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, during a press conference.



Monday, March 26, 2012

Newly Made Doll

from The Old Pretenders

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Reflections from the Saints

"Labor without stopping; do all the good works you can while you still have the time."


– St. John of God

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cluster of Cabins in Madison, Georgia

John and Carolyn Malone's restored dwellings










the white rooms are my favorite



these are are additional photos that are not in the magazine









From the Feb/March issue of Garden and Gun.