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Old 09-17-2014, 04:29 PM   #6721
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I finally saw a Monarch butterfly today. It has been years since I've seen one. It sure made me smile.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:17 PM   #6722
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I have a thing about rainbows. I place crystals near my windows so that, when they catch the sunlight, they throw rainbows across the room. Always makes me smile.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:55 PM   #6723
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I finally saw a Monarch butterfly today. It has been years since I've seen one. It sure made me smile.

I've seen a few this year, after not seeing any for a couple years. They always make me smile too!
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:06 PM   #6724
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I have a thing about rainbows. I place crystals near my windows so that, when they catch the sunlight, they throw rainbows across the room. Always makes me smile.
We were in Colorado to see our son and we went to the top of Pikes Pike. We took the train ride up the mountain and on our way back down we had the top of a rainbow right out side of the window. Oh my goodness, the colors were unbelievable. They almost looked liquid. What a gift it was for us to see a rainbow so close up.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:21 PM   #6725
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We were in Colorado to see our son and we went to the top of Pikes Pike. We took the train ride up the mountain and on our way back down we had the top of a rainbow right out side of the window. Oh my goodness, the colors were unbelievable. They almost looked liquid. What a gift it was for us to see a rainbow so close up.
How lovely!

Last year I saw a rainbow actually form in the sky (from nothing)....for the very first time. I was looking out of my bedroom window to a plain, slightly overcast sky. I looked to my left then, about 1 or 2 seconds later when I looked back to my right ... BAM there it was! A huge rainbow fully formed! It took my breath away. I never knew it could be that quick.


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Old 09-17-2014, 09:19 PM   #6726
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When I was in grade school, my parents owned a weekly newspaper in a small farming community in Minnesota. Today's post held a pleasant surprise that definitely was much nicer to receive than the hydro and phone bills. My father took all of my mom's weekly columns about life in a small town with a young family, photocopied them, and had them bond in a spiral notebook. I spent the afternoon reading them. That is the mom I knew--the one who said to heck with housework and would go outside, pick chokecherries before the birds got them, and spend the afternoon making chokecherry jelly and homemade "Mamma" bread for us when we came home from school. I am so glad the clippings were not thrown out--my dad gave me a most wonderful gift today, he gave me back part of my mom that dementia has stolen from us. It made me smile, laugh, and even cry.
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What a nice present, CWS~~~
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Oh, how fantastic, CWS! :) :)
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:33 PM   #6729
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That's a beautiful gift, CWS.
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CWS, I love it. It made me smile and tear up.
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