very true

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/27/2011 02:35:00 PM 0 comments
blogs wane as the young drift to sites like Twitter

spring :)

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/27/2011 11:43:00 AM 0 comments


Posted by mountainmelody On 2/26/2011 07:43:00 AM 0 comments
Come hear me play handbells.

3 PM
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church
Interstate 459, exit 1


Posted by mountainmelody On 2/23/2011 06:30:00 AM 0 comments
Rich people who neglect the poor are not the people of God.

~David Platt


Posted by mountainmelody On 2/20/2011 02:01:00 PM 0 comments
Forget those crazy winter storms...this is my preferred February weather.


Posted by mountainmelody On 2/20/2011 07:32:00 AM 0 comments
Seriously? I like nature more than most people, but...a shrine to a tree? And praying for trees?

only in Alabama

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/17/2011 08:04:00 PM 0 comments
people poisoning trees and crying over trees...a lottery to win seedlings from the trees...all in the name of sports

Valentine stamps

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/14/2011 10:12:00 AM 0 comments
Happy Valentine's Day! Have you ever heard of the nineteenth-century traditions for attaching stamps to valentines? Check out the hidden meanings behind each stamp position.

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lovesick, lonesome, or I love you

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love and kisses

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I promise to never leave you.

Will you marry me?

Yes, I will.

crazy weather!

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/10/2011 08:00:00 PM 0 comments
By now you may have stopped believing the fact that it didn't snow at ALL for the first 6 or 7 years I lived in Alabama. But it's true!

This winter has about made up for it--more snows than I have ever seen in my life! Last night we got 2.5 inches of snow. Impressive!

These pictures aren't the greatest, but they'll give you the idea. First, here is where I found deer tracks leading right up to my car door this morning. Perhaps Bambi wanted to find a warm place to sit down?

 And here are some of the gigantic icicles that were hanging from my house when I got home tonight. Brrr!!

only in Alabama

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/08/2011 06:31:00 AM 0 comments
Yesterday I attended a seminar that had speakers such as Colin Powell, Laura Bush, and Rudy Guiliani. But the speakers that got way more applause than anyone else were the football coaches from Auburn and Alabama.

I don't care what your political persuasion is--that's just wrong!

ice in the cemetery

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/04/2011 10:30:00 AM 0 comments

ice storm

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/03/2011 07:31:00 PM 0 comments
This morning I certainly would not have expected to be blogging about an ice storm today! The storm caught all the weather forecasters off guard. I think I was the first one to leave my work this afternoon, but it still took me a very long and nerve-wracking 2 hours and 15 minutes to make it home.

Here are some pictures from the drive. (Don't worry, Mom! I took these while stopped in traffic.)

This is the first of many wrecks I passed--people who slid off the icy roads.
 Here the ice is freezing on my windshield while I'm waiting in a line of traffic--
parents who rushed to get their kids out of school.
 Here I'm waiting behind a line of cars trying to drive up a very icy hill. It was quite the adventure.
 Here's an icy driveway near home, after I made it past all the wrecked cars and icy patches on the road.
I haven't been so glad to get home in awhile!