Monday, June 23, 2008

2008 NCAA Baseball
College World Series
You can be very certain that this evening the Flower Child will be watching the University of Georgia Baseball Team as they engage in the first College World Series Game of 2008. I am hoping that these great Sportsmen win the first two games and capture the title quickly. I have watched this team during all their games in Bracket One of the Series which leads up to the College World Series (CWS) and have enjoyed the outcome very much. This group of Young Men certainly understand the concept of "Teamwork."
Go Georgia Bulldogs!!!!
Jeremiah and Judea
During yesterday's Worship Service I learned about the Prophet Jeremiah and his difficulties with the people of Judea. His job was to warn the people of Judah of the impending perils. He was down trodden, but he also realized that the future could be better and in the 13th verse of Chapter 20 he declares this message which was of great benefit to me:
"Sing to the Lord,
praise the Lord!
For he has delivered the life of the needy
from the hand of evildoers."
A most comforting passage to be certain.

Friday, June 20, 2008

U. S. Heroes in Action - Iraq - Warriors in the War on Terrorism

Hello My Friends!!!!! As you know I am a supporter of our Warriors engaged in the War on Terrorism. We often hear of what a few of these Warriors are doing incorrectly. Now, ask yourself, how many times have you seen media coverage of what our Warriors do in helping the citizens in Iraq. The above picture was released and I copied it from a U. S. Navy Website.

The following is a quote from the Navy Website:

" AL ANBAR, Iraq (June 6, 2008) A U.S Navy Corpsman assigned to Charlie Co. of Marine Wing Support Squadron 27, Marine Air Group 37, gives medical care to an Iraqi child in the Al Anbar province. The Marines are conducting a patrol mission of the surrounding areas of Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus (Released)"
Ask any U. S. Marine who has served in the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) what they think of the U. S. Navy Hospital Corpsman. You will soon learn that the Navy Hospital Corpsman is trained to save lives and render first aid. The picture above certainly displays the fact that our U. S. Military and our Warriors Care.
As I viewed this picture I felt very special. Because I visit this U. S. Navy Website on a daily basis I often see images such as these. All of Us, You and I and every other citizen of the United States of America can certainly be very proud of our Warriors. These Warriors represent themselves in an excellent manner as well as representing their respective families, their communities and our United States of America.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Planning Ahead

The Flower Child may be getting a jump start on the food crisis that will more than likely happen in the Winter of 2008-2009 as the price of everything is going up because of the Flooding and the high cost of Energy.
As you can see from the above all I need is a good bow and arrow and I can harvest plenty of venison. This Venison on the Hoof was gathering greens this afternoon in the East Gardens. I took this picture using the zoom feature on my new Camera. Did not have time to set up a tripod or delayed action on the image. I was about 150 feet away.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Flag Day 2008

In addition to Flag Day 2008, June 14, 2008 was a great day for the University of Georgia Baseball Team known as the "Bulldogs." They played their first game of the 2008 College World Series and overcame the Number One Seeded Team, Miami in a game that involved Teamwork and dedication to the cause.

Well Done, Georgia Bulldogs!!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

"Life Is Good"

Back on May 2nd I showed you one of two Urns which adorn the Front Gardens of My Home in West Bibb County, Georgia. I was featured in the May 8th edition of The Telegraph here in Macon, Georgia in connection with a story they published on what citizens were doing with their Economic Stimulus Payments from the Government. I used half of our money to obtain these two urns.

Part of the story also focused on what I would do with the balance of the Stimulus Payment. I stated that I hoped to acquire a new Digital Camera. Well that day finally arrived. I ordered one the other day and the good folks of DHL delivered it very early this morning. You can see the box stacked in the background of this image. The packages in the foreground were delivered to me this afternoon by UPS. The package on the left from Land's End contained the items I ordered which I will wear during my upcoming trip to the Upper Midwest to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of my High School Class. The UPS driver indicated that I had two packages. I was shocked and surprised. The white shipping box on the right was from Omaha Steaks and was shipped at the request of my great Son and his Bride. A Welcome Father's Day Gift to be sure. So, now you know why I titled this Blog "Life Is Good."

My youngest Sibling, a Brother always reminds me of that fact when ever we discuss the world situation or any other topic. Yes, "Life Is Good." Now, all I have to wait for is the parcel from the Company Store in Wisconsin. It will contain two new feather down pillows of the right density so that I can sleep in great comfort. They have a site where you can custom build your own pillow to give your neck, back and head the proper support depending on the manner in which you sleep.

So the Flower Child has done his part. He has expended his Economic Stimulus Payment and looks forward to capturing higher quality pictures with the new Camera.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hydrangea Gardens

This evening at 8:37 P.M. I was able to view the warm glow from the reflected setting sun on the Hydrangea Gardens which abound in the Gardens at My Home. I enjoyed the shadows in the background as well as the reflected light off of the white blooms. This year has been a wonderful year for the Hydrangea Plants.

U. S. Navy Life - A Lovely Homecoming
First Kiss

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (June 8, 2008) Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman David O'Brian, a Sailor assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Crommelin (FFG 37), kisses his wife during the "first kiss" ceremony at the end of the Crommelin's six-and-half month deployment to Latin America. Crommelin returned to homeport at Naval Station Pearl Harbor from after conducting monitoring, detecting, counter-narcotics activities and civic action projects. U.S. Navy photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Wallace Ciccarelli Jr. (Photo Released).

The Flower Child has vivid memories of returning from deployments to the Western Pacific and the Mediterranean. It always was grand to return to the United States. The above image certainly captures the excitement and joy of returning from a Cruise.

I can certainly appreciate the hardships that all the members of our U. S. Forces endure to insure our security in the United States of America. Today the Flower Child request that you take the opportunity to Thank a member of the U. S. Military. Those who have served and those who are serving deserve our gratitude.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tornado Damage in Middle Georgia

Where is FEMA?

Thank Goodness, the Flower Child's Gardens and Home escaped any damage during the terrible Tornado that struck Middle Georgia on Mother's Day, May 11, 2008.

Here you see the Flower Child examing the damaged "Gazing Ball" that was in the Gardens at the home of Flower Child. My caption above ask the question "Where is FEMA?" and I am sitting waiting for them to come and perform a damage evaluation.
Now, on a more serious note, if you suffered real damage please do not hestitate, call FEMA today. They can be reached at 8-800-621-3362. Or if you have a Computer, and you must have to read this blog simply log on to:

Please do not delay. Do this today so that your situation will be in the system. Of course if you have anytype of property insurance you must call them also.

As I close this Blog, I am extremely grateful that I did not suffer any major damage.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Macon's Historic Fort Hawkins
The Third Annual Fund Raiser
The Cherry Street Car Show

Shown here is but one of about three hundred automobiles/pickups that were featured on Cherry Street on Saturday, June 7, 2008 as they participated in the Third Annual Car Show. This Show is a fund raiser for Fort Hawkins which sits on Emery Highway in Macon. This Historic fort was built in the very early 1800s for defense and also served as a trading post.
If you missed all these great cars and pickups from our past mark your schedule for the Fourth Show which will most likely be held on the first full weekend of June 2009.
This "Land Yacht" as some call these large cars from our past was an entry from a local citizen. Many of the participants are from various parts of Georgia with a few from out of state.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

National Garden Day Celebration
Pine Ridge Garden Club Anniversary
The Pine Ridge Garden Club celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Friday, June 6th at the Garden Club Center in Macon, Georgia. Here you see the lovely arrangement completed by several of the members and the Cake.

As part of the Celebration the Pine Ridge Garden Club of Macon, Georgia Sponsored a Flower Arranging Demonstration featuring the use of plant materials that grown in the Garden. The presentation was entitled "Bringing the Outside In." Or it could also be titled "Summer Floral Arrangements from the Garden." The arrangement shown above would be very appropriate for a large foyer/entrance way or a display on a buffet table.

Shown here is the presentor, Mr. James Farmer III of Kathleen, Georgia. He gave a delightful presentation and used materials from his own Gardens.

One of his arrangements featured this pleasant dinner table display which features hydrangeas which were in abundance the first week of June.

The Pine Ridge Garden Club of Macon, of which the Flower Child is a member, certainly celebrated their Anniversary in an appropriate manner, but they also promoted National Garden Week 2008 in an excellent manner.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Macon Challenge

Door One

Door Two

From time to time the Flower Child publishes Challenges on this Blog. If you can identify the location or the name of the building for one of these doors you will receive a Lunch for One at a local eating establishment selected by the Flower Child.

If you can identify both doors you will receive a Lunch for Two at a local eating establishment selected by the Flower Child.

Both of these doors are on buildings within the City Limits of Macon, Georgia. In order to become a winner you must post a comment to this Blog. An E-Mail to the Flower Child will not allow you to be a winner. You must respond with a Comment to this Blog and state which Door Number you are answering. Thank You!!!

The deadline for answers to this Challenge will be Midnight, Thursday, June 12, 2008.

Monday, June 02, 2008

National Garden Week 2008
June 1 through June 7

The Flower Child placed this arrangement on behalf of Pine Ridge Garden Club of Macon, Georgia at the Security Bank Office on Zebulon Road to help celebrate National Garden Week. It is an arrangement that features Mop Head Hydrangeas.