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Pretty Happy Funny Real ~ June 23, 2011


As you know, we moved last week for Man of the House to begin a new phase of life as pastor of a Lutheran church. These were sent to us from a parishioner as a token of welcome. Aren't they gorgeous?


Raspberries right in our own backyard! These were given to the former pastor by a parishioner, but of course he couldn't take them with him when he left, so here they are for us. They are yummy!


This may not be laugh-out-loud funny, but this kind of mushroom always makes me smile. It's been cool and misty around here lately, and a whole circle of these popped up in the church yard. Did you know that a complete circle of mushrooms is called a fairy ring? Isn't that delightful? I would show it to you, but alas, someone knocked down most of it before I got a picture.


This little beauty is the the light fixture for the backdoor of the parsonage. I'm hoping we can get it replaced one day, but in the meantime, at least it works. :-)

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  1. Congratulations on your acquisition of raspberries and fairy rings... and light fixtures that work!

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. Raspberries in your backyard! How delicious. So glad to see you back. I hope things are settling nicely.


  3. how wonderful that you are a parsonage. Enjoy all your delightfully new finds.


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