I came across this beautiful picture on the Internet.  It caught my eye and I just sat and looked at it .  There was no -photographer  listed…so I can not give credit.  I came to realize that that it is made of layers of colors.

See the violet deep down in the water…

Notice the blue/grey at the bottom.

Then you will note a bright lime green,..on both sides of the bridge.

Then the most glorious golden color.

Next comes the orange.

And then a beautiful deep red.

All topped  off,  by  blue sky.

“The Lord has done this, it is marvelous in our eyes.”  Psalms 118:23

 “Be glad…
rejoice in the LORD your God,
for He has given you
the autumn rains in righteousness.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains…”    Joel 2:23″


I just had a comment from my very wise and very wonderful friend, Rachel.  She commented that the colors are arranged in the rainbow spectrum.  The colors of a rainbow in order are RED…ORANGE…YELLOW..GREEN…BLUE…INDIGO…VIOLET.  (ROY G BIV).  i DID NOT EVEN PICK UP ON THAT AS i WAS STUDYING THIS PIC.   NOW JUST WHO DO YOU THINK PUT THESE COLORS IN ORDER?  THAT IS MY ‘GOD WINK’ FOR THE DAY.  THANKS, RACHEL


One of the things I most like to do is read.  I love books and can get lost in the pages.  And, that is what happened to me yesterday.  I had picked up this book for several reasons.  One is that I read a review on it in USA Today last week.  Also, another blogger who reviews books had recommended it highly.  And, third, it had to do with a child, and that always captures my attention.

Yesterday morning,  while still in bed, I noticed it on the table.  I decided to pick it up and look through the first few pages…and try to save some time later in the afternoon to start reading it.  I got up and got a Diet Dr. Pepper, and propped up in bed to scan the cover and reviews and such.  

WARNING!!!!!  Do not open this book unless you have all intentions of reading it in one sitting.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!!!  I did put it down twice to go to the bathroom, and then once to get another DDP and some Trail Mix.  But, I read all 339 pages in about 5 hours.  And, was totally captivated by this story.

On the dust jacket on the front of the book are these words…”Potent, darkly beautiful, and revelatory.”  And, it can certainly be considered ‘dark’……but not to the extent you would think.  The charcters in this book are in a terrible situation…a desparate situation.  Terrible things happen to them.  The writers lets you know it is happening without going through the details.  But, that is not what is important in this story.  It is the ‘spirit’ of Ma.  It speaks to the maternal instinct and the lengths a mother will go to for her child.  And, the child, Jack, is a  child who is born with such an inquisitive mind  and being so well schooled by Ma,  that at the proper time, he is able to do what is totally alien to him.

And, speaking of LAYERS, you can see in this story how Ma’s mother taught her daughter things that help take her through this ordeal.  Ma, in turn, taught them to Jack.  Jack, then, teaches those around him what is important.

Oh, get this book.  You will not be sorry.  But, be warned…the laundry and the dishes and the dusting, etc. will go undone the day you pick it up and read the first page.

I purchased mine at Target.  Also available at Barnes and Nobel and at Amazon.

I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful week for you and yours.