An Easter Lily

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Living ten miles from my home church without transportation, I rarely get to attend Sunday services. And because the complication of a breathing disability limits my travel, I am listed on the church roster as a “shut-in”.

Something quite nice happens to shut-ins in the way of church membership acknowledgements. Each Easter and Christmas, an Easter Lily, or a Poinsettia, is delivered to shut-ins after these plants have graced the church sanctuary for the appropriate season.

The photographs in this post, with different color and tone camera settings, are of the Easter Lily presented to me Easter Sunday afternoon. Thank you, St. Peter’s!

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Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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Christmas Lights Appearing

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Does it seem like Christmas is coming already? Are you beginning to think about the Christmas shopping season, and what you’ll get for whom?

Isn’t it rather early for this annual obsession about the biggest gift-giving holiday of the American year to creep into our mindsets?

It seems to be as though we used to wait at least until Thanksgiving to put Christmas lights in our homes and yards, and yet…

Christmas lights were installed on the Napoleon, Ohio, bridge this evening!

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Credit:
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg