This weekend’s care package is one of whimsy. Hope you enjoy.
Once Upon A Blue Whale
Does your state have a silly historic landmark?
Well, one of ours is the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma. The picture above is from a trip we took there a few years ago. #hometowntourist
This past month Ashley Campbell, a blogger I follow, posted the story behind the whale. Ashley Campbell @underthesycamore
You can read the fun story below.
He loved projects. She liked whales. Their pond had always been a gathering place for friends & family. In the early 70s, a special gift turned it into a Route 66 icon. Former Tulsa Zoo zoologist Hugh Davis, 60, constructed the whale by hand as an anniversary present for his wife Zelta. Hugh's daughter later said of him, "He believed every day was a beautiful day and that people should use the talents God gave them, that one should keep busy by thinking, planning, creating, that people should love what they do and do what they love, that you should always finish what you start and that you should enjoy life and live it to its fullest." . . Built by hand one 5 gallon bucket of hand mixed cement at a time. Built for others. Built because a man knew who he was, knew what made him feel alive and knew he could use those to bring joy to others. #travelOK #route66 #bluewhale #gobuildawhale🐳
The Most Lovely Street
@emilypfreeman from her trip to Isreal
Links I Love
The Craft and Courage of L.M. Montgomery, Pt. 2 by Lanier Investor @ The Rabbit Room
Last week I shared part 1 about Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. Here is part 2.
The Crushing Time by Lysa TerKeurst @ Proverbs 31 Ministries Devotions
Because I have a thing for Olive trees and their twisty trunks. This article reveals lessons we can learn from them.
An Invitation to Wonder; Victoria Falls by Melissa Hirshburg
This summer I wrote a mini-series inspired by the 7 natural wonders of the world. Here is one of my favorite posts of the series.
What I Read This Summer by Greer Ohara @ Ordinary Epiphanies
I loved reading Greer’s book reviews. It makes me smile to know there is another adult in the world that loves the Penderwick sisters, and feels a similar hesitancy toward adult fiction and christian fiction novels as me.