Good Morning Everyone,

We got up to another beautiful day; sunshine and a clear blue sky. Yesterday was a nice, warm day and I believe today will be even warmer yet.

Strawberry season is coming to an end. Next will be cherries to pick and can and then peas. It is nice that not everything is ready to harvest at once.

Lots of hay has been made and corn has been planted and is growing nicely.

The church sewing ladies have decided to skip the sewing days for summer because of the busy season with gardening and canning, etc.

To the lady that wanted to know which auction that one quilt went to, it went to the auction for the County Home. I apoligize that I didn’t find out soon enought to let you know, and then I couldn’t find your email address.

I took a day off last week to go birding and went to the Mochican State Park here in Ohio. It is an area where certain species of birds meet that you can’t find in other areas of Ohio. We were wandering on the trail that leads to Big Lyons Falls and listening to the songs of birds and trying to absorb the beauty of God’s wonderful creation. We were thrilled to hear on the right side of the trail the amazingly long, and musical songs of the Winter Wren while from the left side came the sound of the delicate, flute like song of the Veery. It hass the tone as of notes coming from inside an emptybarrel or cave deep in the woods. We were also privleged to see the American Redstart, Arcadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo building their nests. At Funk Bottoms we got to see, beautiful in color, birds. The Prothonotary Warbler, Indigo Bunting and Scarlet Tanager. If you have a bird guide book you can look them up and understand what I mean, A friend made the comment that God could have made all the birds gray or brown but instead He chose to create them in different colors.

Thought: “Do we see a ½ cup coffee as half-empty or half full?”

Have a good day.