Mary Youngblood Skipping Stones.mp3


I do hope you have enjoyed some of the songs I have

chosen of the Native American music. I think they are very

soothing and relaxing ....

Welcome to the month of August.

Below are some fun facts about the month.

August is known for many things, including the dog days of summer, National Watermelon Day (Aug. 3) and National Smile Week (Aug. 5-11). But there are many other fun facts associated with summer’s last full month.

August is named after Augustus Caesar, founder and the first emperor of the Roman Empire, who was posthumously adopted by his maternal great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar.

In the early Roman calendar, August was actually the sixth month of the year. It was originally 30 days in length, but an extra day was added so that it would equal the number of days in July, which was named after Julius Caesar.

August has two birthstones: peridot and sardonyx. Peridot is among the oldest known gemstones and is green in color. Sardonyx, which is lesser-known, is a white- and brown-banded gemstone once believed to have mystical powers.

The official flower for August is the gladiolus. These vertical-growing flowers were named from the Latin "gladius," meaning a sword.

Fans of Elvis Presley mourn each Aug. 16th, the day the famed singer died in 1977.

On Aug. 24th in 79 A.D., the volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying the city of Pompeii and others.

People born in August fall under the sun zodiac signs of Leo and Virgo. Leos are known to be dramatic, creative and outgoing. Virgos have acute attention to detail and are the people most likely to dedicate themselves to serving. They also are loyal, hardworking and analytical.

On Aug. 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Gallery and not recovered for two years.

Although civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., is honored in January, when he was born, he is best known for his famed "I have a dream" speech, which was given on Aug. 28, 1963.

The month of August is often referred to as the "dog days of summer" but not because of pet pooches. It has to do with the star Sirius, also known as the dog star, which rose at the same time as sunrise during the month of August in ancient Roman times.

Some famous people born in August include Martha Stewart, Martin Sheen, Jeff Gordon, Deion Sanders and Halle Berry.

A very unusual flower.

How pretty!

I believe there is a daily need for one to be reminded

to live a life full of hope. Favorite quotations can

be inspirational positive reinforcement,

a source of encouragement , and

great reminders.

A man's best friends and a

free ride daily. Everyone fits.

I love mini pies. Too cute.

And anyone who looks at this happy face

and does not smile - needs to explain why!

Memories of younger years. Love the

prints of the hanging items and I'd

love to have a clothes basket like this.

A boy and his dog.

Pretty special.

A gem from the past.

OOO, anything chocolate!

It fixes most everything.

One lonely bed left behind.

Can't help but wonder why.

At one time, a comfortable chair no doubt.

Must have been occupied by a man, after

all he did leave his hat behind and I am

sure this was cozy with the stove close

to the chair ....



Stir together:

1 bag of miniature marshmallows

16 oz of vanilla yogurt

1 regular size tub of cool whip

1 package of no bake cheese cake filling

Stir in

1-2 containers of sliced up strawberries

3-4 sliced up bananas

Other fruits can be substituted or added as desired

Best served chilled and same day due to banana discoloration.

You took the time, thank you!

What a wonderful feeling

this can be!

I wish you all a very good weekend

and a great first day of August, 2014.

And now till another time, be safe in

all you do. Be aware of everything and

everyone around you at all times. A

very good habit .... take care!


For those first time visitors - the below map shows the

locations of visitors!

WOW - look at all of you!