A couple of weeks ago Johnny, Alvin, and I took a trip to Hampton where we went out on the Ocean Eagle. The only fish we caught were too small to keep. The Captain kept drifting over the same place. I guess he expected something different to happen. It was a lousy fishing trip, but he still wanted $40 per person plus a tip for the mate.
Here at home, Johnny invited me to go croaker fishing. We changed it to striper fishing. The Potomac River is a lot cleaner! I caught a 25 incher. This is what we expected to catch on the charter boat. We caught out limit and put others back.
Our granddaughter just turned three years old. I haven’t spent too much time with her so it takes her awhile to warm up to me. I just wonder what this world has in store for her. Making choices is a part of life, but there are so many temptations out there. I pray that she grows up to make good spiritual choices.
Our car insurance just went up, and we have never used it! We’re just throwing money away. Our property tax probably will go up also, claiming that we now have water-front property. The house insurance went up last year. I’m glad God takes care of His people. And He wants His people to come out of the way of this world’s religion. He has prepared a place for us where there are no taxes or insurance!
Water, water, water. I know the earth isn’t going to be destroyed by flood again, God promised. But in all this water, I never saw a rainbow, only dark clouds. The road that curves in front of our house has flooded three times in the last two weeks. The water running down the hill at the beginning of our road is washing away the hill on the side of the road as well as eroding the edges of the pavement. The earth won’t flood again, but all this rain is causing a lot of extra work for this retired person! My sheds have flooded three times. Fishing has changed also because of so much muddy water. If this keeps up, we won’t have to go to the YMCA to swim. We can swim here!
I was watching a gray mother cat and thought about how all mothers multi-task. This gray cat was nursing her kitten and had her front leg over the kitten. She was also giving the baby a bath and singing to it. Another kitten was playing with the mother’s tail. It sure was doing a lot while just lying there. Watching nature makes you think about spiritual things and how we are being blessed by our Creator.
We have a male cardinal that has been beating on our front storm door every day for the last month or longer. It also goes to several of the windows. Badona says that it hangs onto the screen and watches her as she is sewing. The bird’s chest and upper wings look a mess where it has crashed into the glass. We tried putting up pictures of hawks. We’ve strung strands of yarn over the glass, and even left the broom against the door. We taped paper over the entire glass so that there is no reflection. Nothing works. I have now put up a fruit tree net over the door, but that doesn’t work either. The bird catches its feet in the webbing and swings on it before crashing into the glass. Maybe it will get caught in the net and become cat food! Badona is not happy about the mess it is making on the windows that she recently washed, but the worst part is that it starts at 5:15 in the morning and includes a lot of chirping!
We didn’t have too many butterflies this year. There are a few flying around, but we had a visit from a large moth yesterday. I thought it was a Luna Moth that didn’t have the extended bottom wings. Badona said that it was the wrong color for a Luna Moth. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even see it until Badona pointed it out. She looked it up in the guide book and found it was a Polyphemus Moth. They are common everywhere but we had never seen one. I went back outside to look at it again, and a cat was eating it. Maybe that’s what happened to the butterflies.