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Monday, February 8, 2021

February is the Month of LOVE

God is the center of my life,  and I definitely LOVE feeling God's presence whether we are out traveling or walking or just sitting at home.  This picture was taken while we were walking along the beach at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Praise be to God!
 

Hello Blog Friends!!!  Hope all of you are doing a little better now that we are in 2021.... What I do know is that Covid is still with us.  BUT--George and I have had both shots of the Pfizer Vaccine --so we do feel a little safer now!   We are still being careful though,  since the Virus is all around us!

2020 and now 2021 has been hard on all of us in so many ways...I'll admit that I've had a lot of 'low' days,  not so much because of Covid --but for many other changes going on in our wonderful country...  To help me get through these 'low' times,  I try to focus on things that I LOVE all around me and in my memories.  

SO--since February (and Valentine's Day) both focus on LOVE,   my post today (hopefully to make you smile and think about some of the joys in your life also) is all about things I LOVE...  When I started looking for some photos to share ---I realized that there are many many things in my life which I LOVE. I could probably write many blog posts listing more things that I love --but I decided to stop with 10 tonight.... Hope you enjoy!!


I enjoy being with the man in my life whom I LOVE with all of my being.  This picture was taken while we were searching for waterfalls at Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia.  This picture of Blackwater Falls was taken on 3/9/20 on George's  Birthday!!!

One of my biggest joys is being with the FAMILY.  This picture of my 3 sons and their beloveds was taken at Christmas, 2019.  Oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE these people!!!
 
Another thing I LOVE is watching the DEER in our area especially when there are little Bambi's running around!!
I also LOVE seeing a FULL MOON over the water, when we visit Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina.
Talking about things I love,   I LOVE our Fireplace --and we enjoy it A LOT --from late Fall --through early Spring....

 

As you can tell by looking at me,  I LOVE to eat!!!  One of George's and my favorite meals when we travel is to get SEAFOOD at Dockside Restaurant at Calabash, NC.  This meal consists of fried Shrimp and those delicious huge fried Scallops,  along with a baked potato and slaw..... YUM!!!!


Something else which I LOVE are all of our Backyard Birds.  In this picture I enjoyed watching a Mama Cardinal having a conversation with a Pileated Woodpecker!  Daddy Cardinal was watching from above.   Wonder what they were talking about?????? 


Here are TWO things I LOVE:  Sunsets and the  Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming!!!   This picture of the sunset over the Tetons was taken during one of several visits to the Tetons.


Oh how I LOVE to have FUN!!!!  George and I are always having fun with one another!!!!  This crazy picture was taken one Christmas while we were taking pictures using our tripod..
   
WELL---I could have  listed hundreds of things that I LOVE in this life--but today,  I'll stop!  I'll bet you can name 10+ things in life you love also!!!!!!  
 
Wouldn't it be great if we could keep the Month of Love  going all year long?
 
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day --and send  your LOVE all month to those you care about.
 
I need to add one more thing I love:   I LOVE YOU,  my Blog Friends....
 
Hugs,

Betsy💝💛💚💕