Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

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Scout Flakes

Have you ever heard how hummingbirds send a few “scouts” to investigate where the good food is located, before all the other hummingbirds arrive?
Yesterday evening,  we prepared for the huge snow “event” to arrive in Virginia. Dinner at a local eatery was on the schedule to celebrate my sister’s birthday. Everything should work out fine, as the snow wasn’t scheduled to arrive until midnight.
Yet, backing the car out of the garage and venturing onto the main road , we noticed a few snowflakes dancing in front of the headlights. What? How can this be? The time is only 5:00pm, not even close to midnight.
Hubby announced in a bold voice, as if to scare away anymore snowflakes, “Those are Scout Flakes. They won’t stick to the ground. We’ll be alright. Dinner will be over before the big snow arrives in town.”
As our family enjoyed delicious food at the restaurant, I kept my eyes on the window close by the table. Those “Scout Flakes” had returned and brought more friends with them. The parking lot lights gave a reflection of lightly dusted vehicles. Nothing major, and I was thankful.
Dinner was delicious, but, most of all, celebrating my sister’s birthday was very special.  Afterward,The family arrived to each home safely. Those “Scout Flakes” danced around and around the neighborhood until they came back with many more flakes. Today, we have about 6 inches of snow on the ground and the sky is still full of falling snowflakes.
A good day for resting, reading good books and snuggling under a blanket. Let those flakes play in the air. I am staying inside and enjoying the sights from the warmth of home.
Thank You Lord, for family, food, warm homes, birthdays, and always lots of giggles. Yes, and thank You Lord, even for the snowflakes.
Hope you are warm and enjoying the day,
Blessings and snowflakes,

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 22:51h, 07 January Reply

    The snow looks beautiful, Mimi. I’m happy you were able to have a nice evening with family. Our “scout flakes” turned out to be more rain than snow.

  • Kari Trumbo
    Posted at 02:37h, 08 January Reply

    I love the snow and I agree, perfect time to curl up and read. 🙂

  • artistbybeauty
    Posted at 04:41h, 12 January Reply

    Beautiful post 🙂 🙂 I love the snow so much <3 <3 I wish you a happy and successful year dear x x

  • sudershana
    Posted at 09:28h, 12 January Reply

    An amazing post and the images are enticing!

  • carylkane
    Posted at 01:59h, 03 February Reply

    In my part of Texas, we rarely see snow. It’s magical and beautiful.

  • America On Coffee
    Posted at 03:05h, 10 May Reply

    So blessed it is to be thankful

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