Your house and your base chakra…


Angel Therapy Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
Today’s angel oracle card is the Base Chakra, also commonly known as the root chakra. When this card appears, your angels are sending you a message. They want you to pay close attention to the way you speak and feel about your current situation.
Are you in need of affordable housing? What about a larger paycheck from your current job, or perhaps a new car?
Your angels want you now to only think positive thoughts when it comes to your current living situation. Only speak of good things for yourself, and leave any feelings of worry or fear out of your mind. Your angels want you to know that by affirming yourself, you have the power to manifest all of your current material needs.
Find affordable housing through Base Chakra manifestation.
Your angels are indicating that you may have been having some troubles lately with finding affordable housing. They know how you will feel once you have a place to call home. Having proper housing to suit your lifestyle and budget is one of the most essential material needs you have.
Accept the guidance of your angels and listen to them when they say now is not a time for worrying, negative thinking, or pessimism. Your outcome is determined by the words you put out into the world.
Affirm yourself and stay determined, and the perfect place may just appear before your eyes. Your angels know how difficult it can sometimes be to find decent, affordable housing nowadays. Stay hopeful and continue to put out positivity. You will then receive positivity in return.
Or, get that well-needed vehicle upgrade.
The Base Chakra rules all your material needs. So, if your car is in desperate need of an upgrade, your angels are saying now is the time to manifest it!
As mentioned above, with affordable housing, focus only positive thoughts on your goal.
Instead of thinking, “my car is so old and beat up. It’s going to break down, and then I’ll be stuck with no vehicle.”
Try thinking like this: “My car could use an upgrade. I know I will be able to figure out a way to get a new one soon if I put my mind to it!”
Manifest your way to promotion or raise at your job.
Your angels want you to know that you can also channel your Base Chakra energies towards earning more money. Your money and income count as a significant part of your material needs. Your angels are guiding you towards making sure those needs get fully met.
If there is an opening for a job promotion, your angels cheer you on to keep up the good work and stay positive. Your hard work and positivity will pay off and will land you that promotion that comes with a nice raise in pay.
Or, if you’re not looking to get promoted, your angels want you to still maintain a solid positive attitude at work. Have confidence in knowing you get the job done right. By doing so, your boss may begin to notice your efforts and give you a well-deserved raise.
What can you do to manifest material gains?
For you to manifest all of your material needs, your angels want you to affirm yourself. Keep only positive thoughts in your mind and only speak good, positive words about your current situation and future.
Making yourself daily affirmations is a simple yet powerful practice to take part in. All you have to do is:

  1. Write down your affirmation first thing in the morning.
  2. Say it out loud to yourself 10 times and really focus on the words coming out of your mouth and what they mean.
  3. Look at and read your affirmations aloud multiple times throughout the day.
  4. Be optimistic and think only positive thoughts.
  5. Read your affirmation aloud to yourself before bedtime, just as you did in the morning.

from Maria Loren

“We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.”
Pope Francis
Psalm 68
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.

Show forth, O God, your power
            the power, O God, with which you took our part;
For your temple in Jerusalem
            let the kings bring you gifts.
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.

You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God,
            chant praise to the Lord
            who rides on the heights of the ancient heavens.
Behold, his voice resounds, the voice of power:
            “Confess the power of God!”
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.

Over Israel is his majesty;
            his power is in the skies.
Awesome in his sanctuary is God, the God of Israel;
            he gives power and strength to his people.
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.

A Letter to Jeanne…

A Letter to Jeanne

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022
“What truly happens in life — that is — that trials that are too heavy fall on a person, on a family, on a people, trials that are disproportionate in relation to human lowliness and frailty. It often happens in life that “when it rains it pours”, as the saying goes. And some people are overcome by an accumulation of evil that truly seems excessive and unjust. It is like this for many people. We have all known people like this. We have been struck by their cry, but we have also often admired the firmness of their faith and love in their silence. I am thinking of parents of children with serious disabilities, those who live with a permanent illness, those who assist a member of their family… These situations are often aggravated by the scarcity of economic resources. At certain junctures in history, the accumulation of burdens gives the impression that they were given a group appointment. This is what happened in these years with the Covid-19 pandemic… If you have some wound in your heart, some pain, and you want to object, object even to God. God will listen to you. God is a Father. God is not afraid of our prayer of protest, no! God understands.”
Pope Francis

 The Ascension of the Lord
Psalm 47
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

All you peoples, clap your hands,
            shout to God with cries of gladness,
For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome,
            is the great king over all the earth.
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy:  a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
            the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.
Sing praise to God, sing praise;
            sing praise to our king, sing praise.
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy:  a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

For king of all the earth is God;
            sing hymns of praise.
God reigns over the nations,
            God sits upon his holy throne.
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy:  a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

Your life is going to change…


Today’s tarot card of the day is the Six of Swords.
This is a very symbolic card, and the images it displays are metaphoric. Especially the water.
When this card appears, you should take it as a sign that you are about to feel some well-deserved relief.
To learn more about what message the Six of Swords is bringing you today, continue reading.
What does the water in the Six of Swords represent?
The Six of Swords shows a man paddling him and his loved ones on a body of water. This is a sign that you are moving on in life and leaving behind troubling circumstances.
As you can see in the lower right corner, the water appears to be rougher looking than the rest. This is a metaphor indicating that you are now leaving, or are about to leave, a situation or circumstance that hasn’t been serving you any good.
You’re ready to pack up yourself and your family and get out of there. The Six of Swords wants you to know that smooth sailing lies ahead if you find the courage to leave behind whatever is troubling you.
What type of situations does the Six of Swords suggest you may be soon escaping?
The Six of Swords indicates that you haven’t been having things be too easy for you lately. You’re about to cross the line from unpleasant situations and troubling circumstances to relief and a better way of living.
Cutting ties and escaping troubling relationships.
The Six of Swords says that if any relationships in your life have been causing you problems lately or have grown to become toxic for you, you may be ready to let go of it.
It could be a relationship with family, friends, or a lover. You’re ready to cut ties and move away from anyone holding you back in life or making things difficult for you.
Leaving a job that’s doing you no good.
The Six of Swords could also indicate you’ve been working at a job that’s provided you with no opportunities for advancement. If you feel bored or stuck in the same position in your current job, the Six of Swords suggests that now may be the time to look for something better.
Or perhaps you’re job’s been very stressful lately, or your boss has been giving you a hard time at work. The Six of Swords wants you to know that if your job makes life hard for you and you are unhappy with it, you should consider looking for a different one.
What action should you take to leave behind whatever is troubling you?
The Six of Swords wants you to leave things not serving you any good in the past and move forward in life onto bigger, brighter, and better things. Here are some ways you can deal with leaving behind different challenging situations.
Leaving toxic relationships and letting go of negative people in your life.
Suppose anyone seems to be holding you back from progressing in life or dragging you down with them. Now is the time to let them go. Try to distance yourself from this person and completely cut all ties from them if you must.
You don’t want to keep people preventing you from happiness and personal growth in your life. If they were an essential part of your life, they wouldn’t be dragging you down, making things hard for you.
Start searching for a new job if your current one makes you unhappy and is a dead end.
Suppose your current job stresses you out or makes you unhappy. In that case, now is the time to start searching for a new one. Don’t just quit your job on the spot right now because not having another job lined up could make your current situation even more stressful.
Start looking at job listings online or in your local newspaper. Be sure you have a for sure job lined up before leaving your current job that’s making your life hard.

neon filters at the farm…


FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022
“Dear brothers and sisters, and, in a special way, young people! If we want to cooperate with our heavenly Father in building the future, let us do so together with our brothers and sisters who are migrants and refugees. Let us build the future today! For the future begins today and it begins with each of us. We cannot leave to future generations the burden of responsibility for decisions that need to be made now, so that God’s plan for the world may be realized and his Kingdom of justice, fraternity, and peace may come.”
Pope Francis

Photo of Owen by Jeanne

Owen wants to teach the environment, respect for the ecology, humanity equality, and the power of love. He radiates the love of the Spirit of God as his father and mother do. The photo has been edited in Photoshop using the neon light filter.




Willie captures caricatures of Logan and Jeanne….


and Annika and Oliver



We are looking forward to their walking on a high wire, skateboarding, mono-line skating and a wide range of mountain bike feats!



Trouble Everywhere
The paper reports trouble everywhere,

Middle East, Delaware, sliding headfirst

Toward disaster. Planes in the air

Almost collide. Bubble burst

And you and I in debt, mon cher,

The kids’ music makes us despair

For them. Our pension fund is cursed

And we may soon be living on angel hair and liverwurst.

And yet our old romance perseveres,

A casual flirtation that grew zealous

Just like the climbing roses we planted years

Ago have almost overwhelmed the trellis.

Darling, when you look me in the eye

And smile, those clouds just roll on by.
Joe Crandall, “Trouble Everywhere.”

And Quenby Poland?


Mike&Quenby copy

2001:08 w:Quenby

Quenby is our dynamic sister, daughter, oldest child of Jeanne and John Poland. She has been a dramatic subject for camera, watercolor and color pencil. Everybody turns to the Queen Bee for advice and funny impersonations.

real or fantasy caricatures in my life…?





These 4 caricarutres were designed by Jeanne.

#1 Don as a gargoyle

#2 Jeanne in her Porche

#3 Data Wizard (Don)

#4 Logo for Jeanne “Quicksilver”

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022
“Pauline Marie Jaricot, had the courage to found a society to support the missionary activity of the Church… the goodness of the mission depends on the path of going out of oneself, on the desire to centre one’s life not on oneself, but on Jesus, on Jesus who came to serve and not to be served. In this sense, Pauline Jaricot saw her existence as a response to God’s compassionate and tender mercy: since her youth she had sought identification with her Lord, also through the sufferings she went through, with the aim of igniting the flame of her love in every person.”
Pope Francis

parent or super-hero?





“For grandparents, an important part of their vocation is to support their sons and daughters in the upbringing of their children. The little ones learn the power of tenderness and respect for frailty: irreplaceable lessons that, are easier to impart and receive with grandparents. For their part, grandparents learn that tenderness and frailty are not solely signs of decline: for young people, they are conditions that humanize the future.”
Pope Francis
 Psalm 122
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced because they said to me,
            “We will go up to the house of the LORD.”
And now we have set foot
            within your gates, O Jerusalem.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Jerusalem, built as a city
            with compact unity.
To it the tribes go up,
            the tribes of the LORD.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

According to the decree for Israel,
            to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
In it are set up judgment seats,
            seats for the house of David.
Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Grounded, above all….

Quick Silver

Calligraphy by Jeanne

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022
“Heroism does not consist only of the great events that fall under the spotlight… Heroism is often found in the tenacity of love poured out in a difficult family and on behalf of a threatened community.”
Pope Francis
Psalm 145
Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
            and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
            and speak of your might.
Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Making known to men your might
            and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is a kingdom for all ages,
            and your dominion endures through all generations.
 Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

May my mouth speak the praise of the LORD,
            and may all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

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