The Mother of all Cactus Needles

Wow, those are some humongous sharp needles on this cactus!

When I checked out from the store with this deadly plant, the cashier oulls the cactus from the shopping cart and gets one of the pins stuck right in her finger. 

It was just sort of caught there with the other end hanging out a couple of inches from her finger.

A little shocked and not sure what to say, I just sort of stumbled “Oh, Are you okay? I so sorry!”

She said she was and reached over and plucked the needle out holding her hand limply in the other. 

On the way home then, this guy says to me, “you better not sit on that thing.” 

Ah yeah, you’re not kidding! πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Beautiful Bonsai Tree

Something genius about a Bonsai tree.

The way it is on one hand natural and on the other hand “sculpted” by people. 

Sort of a metaphor for life, where G-d gives us the raw material and asks us to go do good with it.Β 

G-d creates and people shape that creation. 

Beautiful partnership makes a beautiful Bonsai! πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Fox Tails Rainbow

Wow, check out these colorful real fox tails. 

Ok, they’re colored but still from fox. 

I asked the lady where the rest of the foxes where.

She pointed to the face masks in the tray (again real skinned faces from the foxes). 

Then she pointed me to the inside of the store, and said the rest of the foxes are in there.  πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

@Lake Needwood July 4

Beautiful July 4th.

The great outdoors with the family. 

Hiking and sitting by the water just taking a relaxing breather.  Grateful for Independence here and in the Promised Land!  πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

@Lake Frank in Summer

Beautiful Summer day @Lake Frank. 
Surprised parking lot was so empty. 

Nice stroll around the lake with the family. 

A little humidity towards the end turned us back to the parking lot. 

But overall, good times for Sunday funday!  πŸ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)