Foggy Mountain

Jan 18, 2020

Picture of the Week

taken January 14, 2020
F-Stop: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 1/80 sec; ISO 100
CANON EOS Rebel T6

“Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves that all of life is not black and white.” ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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oh so proud!

Jan 18, 2020

Cell Phone Photo

taken Jan 31, 2015
F-stop: f/2.6; Exposure Time: 1/131 sec; ISO 50
with flash
Samsung SGH-T999L cell phone

the love
affection
care and devotion
he knows
and is proud
to be a part
of the family
~ HCMorris ~

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caught playing in the snow

Jan 18, 2020

Picture of the Day

Peekaboo!
taken December 16, 2019
F-Stop: f/5.6; Exposure Time:1/125 sec; ISO2000
CANON EOS Rebel T6

“Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.” ~ unknown

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three silent bells

Jan 17, 2020

they only chime

when the wind really blows

most of the time

only silent symbols

of what they should be

three silent bells

~ HCMorris ~

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the wolf den

Jan 17, 2020

Before I delve into the meat of this, I have to let you know that it is supposed to snow tomorrow…which means I’ve been busy getting wood in the house and up on the deck. My boyfriend brought a load of wood home last night, so we needed to get that off the truck and onto the deck! It smells oh so good! White oak…great for the stove! He also had a bunch of kindling…

And I have to tell you, this went way farther and deeper than I intended it to. It does have religious and spiritual meaning… which isn’t a problem, just letting you know.


Ever since I was in high school, I have been dreaming about wolves (and dogs, but mostly wolves) . . . not really dreaming about them, they come to me in my dreams. I had a dream right after my sisters cat – Marky Mark – died. In the dream I was beating it with a broom. A wolf appeared in the doorway, growling at me with barred teeth and all. Yeah, totally not me, but it was a dream and subconsciously, I was mad at the cat. When I saw the wolf, I put the broom down and walked away. The wolf came to me, telling me that it wasn’t the cats fault! It’s not the only dream I’ve had about wolves… one other dream, I was at school (Shepherd University) walking…a wolf came up and walked right alongside me, letting me pet it and rubbing up on me. It stayed by my side throughout the whole dream, everywhere I went – it was there by my side. Until someone walked in the room, it got up and growled and we left. This meant that I was in a good place, until that person came into the room… I don’t recall who the person was but judging by the wolf’s reaction, I knew this person wasn’t good for me.

There’s been a few times a wolf has appeared in my dreams…

In Native American lore – and other lore as well, this means that the wolf is my spirit guide, or the main spirit guide anyway, as I have had dreams about other animals and I will tell you about it at a time.

The wolf is my main spirit guide, if you will. An animal appearing in a dream is a way of giving you guidance… if you are willing to look for the meaning. This is much like the hawk I wrote about a couple days ago. But different, this is a dream, not actually seeing the animal in real life. Dreaming about an animal and seeing one in real life are two different things.

Dreaming about an animal is like a sign from your subconscious, trying to get you to pay attention. For example, the laughing dog I saw in my dream a couple weeks ago… it is a sign of harmony and domestic bliss, my true self is being revealed. Any time you dream about an animal, you should pay attention…

Seeing an animal in real life is, they say, a sign from the universe (seeing a hawk means the universe wants you to learn powerful lessons) or angels are near (seeing a cardinal means a loved one is near and is watching over you).

The wolf symbolizes a high level of intelligence, guardianship, loyalty, freedom, and a deep connection and trust in your instincts, listening to your gut feeling.

The wolf often appears to guide your journey in self discovery… so, although I may struggle, I know I’m on the right path. The path that is right for me.

Do you have a spirit guide? Do you believe in them?

Welcome
all nature lovers
to the
wolf den
a pack always has a howling good time
  • throw me to the wolves, I’ll return leading the pack
  • the hardest walk you can make is the walk you walk alone,
    but that is the walk that makes you the strongest
  • wolves don’t lose sleep
    over the opinions of sheep

I Am Wolf

Quietly I will endure

Silently I will suffer

Patiently I will wait

For I am a warrior

And I will survive

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” ~ George Carlin

I am a wolf
It’s in my nature to be kind, gentle, and caring. But know this,
when it comes to protecting my friends, family, and heart
Do not trifle with me.
~ unknown ~

Because I am the most powerful and relentless creature you will ever know.

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is – German proverb

“In the calm, deep waters of the mind, the wolf waits.” ~ McKinstry

In the Bible…

Isaiah 65:25 ESV: (English Standard Version) “The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.”

Matthew 7: 15-20 ESV: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves…”

I know what the Bible says and I believe it to be true, but I also know what I feel in my heart and gut… I’m not a wolf in sheep’s clothing, if you will. I am a human being who has learned a lot of lessons in life, one of which is to trust my gut, my instincts, my inner spirit… I have to be true to myself, but also know what I believe to be true… and I will do anything to protect my family and those I love!

to read about the dog laughing in my dream, click here

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who knows what the rest of the day entails, I will do my best to keep the rest of the day “normal”…at some point we need to go to the store

Take care in all that you do!

just some photos…

Jan 17, 2020

I’ve been working on a post, but I’m not ready to publish it yet, so here are some photos to hold you over… sorry this is so late!

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brown flower crop

Jan 17, 2020

Picture of the Day

taken December 27, 2019
F-Stop: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 1/160sec; ISO 100
CANON EOS Rebel T6 with Macro Lenses +10, +2, +1

“Now it is winter and the world one color, the sound of the wind.”
~ unknown

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Just a bunch of rocks

Jan 16, 2020

cell phone photo

taken today @ 837am
F-Stop: f/2.4; Exposure time: 1/120sec; ISO 50
LG-M257

pebbles
rocks
stones

river rock
rock steady
rock and roll

hard as a rock
between a rock and a hard place
you rock my world!

~ HCMorris ~

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.” ~ Latin
“Don’t waste too many stones on one bird.” ~ Chinese
“When you see a rock coming, it hurts less.” ~ Greek
“Gifts break rocks.” ~ Spanish
“River stones remain, while water flows away.” ~ Romanian
“The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them.” ~ American

Tomorrow is National Bootlegger’s Day and National Hot Buttered Rum Day.

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Fort Frederick…

Jan 16, 2020

We’ve been to Fort Frederick a couple of times… here I’ll show you some (more) photos from the last time we went, back in 2010. As I took a ton of pictures that day, I am showing you mostly re-enactments and living quarters.

the white dot in the photo above is where the fort is located…

I normally, probably, wouldn’t use the photo above, but I like the way it looks. At least today I do…

outside the fort…dogs are not allowed inside the fort, and seeings how my sister had her dog with us, we had to take turns going inside. And guess who got to see absolutely everything he wanted to see? If you guessed my son, you guessed right. 🙂

Luckily, there was a nice shaded picnic area outside of the visitors center where we could wait with the dog.

firing demonstration

in the smoke… (above and below)

As far as I can remember, this re-enactor is a Roger’s Ranger, or at least protraying one. They were a provincial company from New Hampshire, and practiced “unconventional warfare”… The “Rangers'” get their name from the founder – Robert Rogers.

two hospital beds (replication)

tents outside the fort…

Roll Call

I have a video of the roll call at Holly’s World Facebook page, if you would like to see it! It’s only 30 seconds long…I didn’t want to use up all my storage space on my camera!

training for battle

one of the two buildings inside the fort… I’m standing on the porch outside of the building on the opposite side of the fort. It’s exactly the same as the building you are looking at, except that this one you can walk through (the one in the photo is mostly roped off). When I was working on the photo, I noticed that the roof is damaged (at the top, near the second chimney from the left).

generals (?) sleeping quarters

trade materials and such things that were used at the time…

the top of the wall

they have a platform that you can climb up to, and obviously, they ask that you stay off the wall itself!

There is almost always something going on at the fort…the day we went they had Roger’s Rangers re-enactors there, a battle with Indians, and living history where you could walk amongst the tents and get a feel for how things were and how rough life was (no electricity, no running water, etc.).

To read more about Fort Frederick, click here

To read my first post on Fort Frederick, click here

To read more on Rogers’ Rangers, click here

The images are my own…

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what is it I see?

Jan 16, 2020

taken Dec 13, 2019

is that an octopus

climbing up the vine

looking for its next meal

of berries and things divine?

~ HCMorris ~

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*I think the image in the photo is a dead morning glory flower, or what’s left of it

x marks the spot

Jan 16, 2020

Picture of the Day

taken December 31, 2019
f-stop: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 1/400sec; ISO 100
CANON EOS Rebel T6

“Always smile in the morning. It makes people wonder what you did last night.” ~ unknown

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Holly's brownie cake

Jan 15, 2020

cell phone photo

or is it Holly’s cake brownie? either way, it turned out yummy! Keep reading to say why I say that!!

I made this from scratch and I totally messed it up, but it turned out yummy!

Using a basic brownie recipe from a Betty Crocker cookbook, I doubled the recipe since I was making it for the family reunion back in June. Or thought I was doubling everything….the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of flour. I put two cups in!

Yeah!! It was thick, thicker than thick!! So…what do I do? I added a heaping spoonful of butter and just enough milk to make it more of a brownie consistency.

Phew! Brownies saved!

Just thought I’d share this, as I haven’t shared any of my cooking photos recently!

I also added caramel chips and chocolate syrup on top!

the recipe is as follows (original directions):

1/2 cup butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

2 1-ounce squares unsweetend chocolate (I used white chocolate squares, which will give it a different texture anyways)

1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour (does anyone sift the flour anymore?)

1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

As I mentioned above, I put 2 cups of flour in instead of 1 cup, a heaping spoonful of butter, caramel chips and chocolate syrup in as well.

I would have to say, if you try to recreate this, it may not come out the same way! I didn’t really measure the extra butter or milk, I just added enough to make it the right consistency for brownies… and hoped for the best!

“Chefs don’t make mistakes; they create new dishes.”

~ Chef Elizabeth Briggs, The Culinary Institute of America

Tomorrow is National Fig Newton Day, National Nothing Day (created as a day to do nothing, observe nothing, celebrate nothing), Get To Know Your Customers Day, National Religious Freedom Day, and National Without A Scalpel Day (it was on this day in 1964, the first angioplasty was performed).

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