Thursday, March 8, 2012

Still Cold in the Shade

The snow from our little storm a day ago is still melting but is gone for the most partbut it can’t disappear anytime too soon for me.  I look forward so much to having our potted garden growing various things…no not pot rather it will be vegetables instead of flowers this year.  I want to sit at the table, enjoy the breeze and read with a cup of something nice for now the table only holds the remnants of melting snow.  Today the sky looks inviting…I’d call it a sapphire with cotton sky.  Ice or remnants of snow cling to the shadows to survive the warming temperatures but it can’t hang on much longer…as of tomorrow we hit the sixties and I’ve got to say I’m way ready! 


I do this next part for Carole…God bless ya girl, you continue to be a blessing…thanks for being you!


A. I'm supposed to describe myself in seven words but I will use sentences. 

1.   I'm a family man and love being with my family more than just about anything in the world.

2. I'm a passionate world traveller and like nothing better than seeing the world and meeting people and experiencing other cultures and food.

3.  I love a lot of music but there's very little in the way of country music that I's just not my thing and never will be.

4.  I've loved photography for some time though I'm far from a profession...I just love to take pictures and share them.

5.  I play guitar though I wouldn't describe myself as some kind of expert...I just love to play.

6.  I'm a person who needs a cause higher than myself to believe in and fight for.

7.  I truly love God with all my heart, mind, soul and strength.

B. Describe what keeps you up at night.

Concern for my children because of the direction of our country which I feel is really off track.

C.  What Would You Like to Be?

Pleasing to God.

D. What Are You Wearing?

Jogging pants, a light longsleeve t-shirt and a light fleece jacket (just got home from my walk).

E. What is Best and Worst of Blogging?

Knowing people I'd otherwise never know or meet yet it can often degrade to nothing but forwarding and things that don't really have much heart...I also believe it's becoming and dying art.

F.  Slankets or Not?

My family and I laugh about this and tease each other it will be the next gift for Christmas or a what do you think?

G. What Scares You?

Failing God and/or family.

About the person who tagged me.  Carole...dear Rambling On, Sis from another mom & dad, confidant...knowing more about me than many, true friend and like me in spirit and in so many ways...if you don't know should!



  1. Thank you for sharing with us Joe and after all these years the same sentiment is returned to you and your family from me and mine. It's an honor to call you friend and brother.

    1. I'd have never done this without your nudge! Thank you for that and for so much else! Bless you Carole!

  2. I enjoyed learning more about you Joe!

  3. hello Joe.. so did ya like the snow dump? I was delighted with it to be honest..its gone now though.. which really is not good..we need more snow.. or maybe on the lighter side.. we will get lots of rain.. which will be nice.. as long as its not cold rain.. which we have had more this winter than snow.. strange huh..
    Easter is early this year.. really do like this time of year.. a time of awakenings... not only in nature.. but in ones soul as well..
    perfect time for contemplation..
    loved how you answered the questions.. "smile"
    have a beautiful day Joe.. and as for blogging.. my poor blog needs to dust off so bad.. have neglected it.. glad you have kept yours up.. for its always a pleasure to see what you have been up to.. and to keep in contact with you..
    soft hugs dear friend..

    1. It has been a strange winter and now we've got those beautiful sixties up ahead of us that...I'm truly looking forward to! I haven't really heard that there's much of a drought or lack of snow in the higher elevations at least not here in the Billings area. It's really good to hear from you. I only update once a week and that seems to have been working really well...hard to get burned out on something done at that rate. Bless you Hope, have a wonderful weekend!

  4. hi Joe:)

    just happened to be wanderin` by. enjoyed the read and the photos. like yourself i enjoy taking photos of clouds and have albums loaded
    with them. drove big sky country a couple of years ago and absolutely loved it!

    1. Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! There really is something about the skies that captures my attention. I keep feeling this is going to be an active storm season for us so I'll be out capturing it!

  5. btw. saw on the side bar that you're a missionary. are you a LDS missionary?

    1. No I'm not, I'm full Gospel and non-denominational.

  6. Hi Joe
    The spring is peeping around the corner.We have now also sun and around 14C.Most ppl come out of the house and smile The sun is giving us
    and abt u describing urself...what will i say..I knew it haha.
    tc and enjoy the first spring days..And succes with the vegetables.
    What a way to enjoy Sitting at a table with sunglasses on and having a wonderful view..Gods garden
    tc and a big smile from sunny Belgium

    1. I'm not overly surprised you knew those thing about me my friend...I'm a fairly open person. I'm glad to hear it's sunny there...maybe it is the vitamins that make us feel good with that...whatever it is I'm all for it!

  7. I didnt know all of these things about you and have followed for so long. Great to know. Loved your blog and your view.
    Blessing my friend.
    Thanks for stopping . Its always so nice to see you come by.

    1. Id venture to guess you had an idea about most of those things about me Lisa, it's so good to hear from you and I think you're quite perceptive to talk to you. Bless you my friend.