"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Where peace really is

The day was windy and cold,.....I also had much work to do...no time for a daily walk. By late afternoon, the wind calmed down and the setting sun painted the sky in hues of pink, blue and gold. Still enough light to go for a walk. Not one human voice, not one running motor......just the sound of quietness and calm.
In a matter of minutes, the sky changed to colors of tangerine and purple. The moon, not quite full, was bright and the coyotes started their serenade. All farm life is tucked away in hay...safe for the night. In moments like this, I realize how blessed I am to live in such "peace". I can feel it settle over me like the warmth of a blanket. If I live to be a hundred and if I am able to still recall the moments of my life....it will be times like these that will bring a smile to my face.


25 comments:

Sand Flat Farm said...

We had some skies like that, too, Kathleen, and my camera was nowhere in sight. I can't wait until we can move to our farmhouse. We've spent enough time out there to know the peace and quiet that you're talkin' about. It's where I feel my best and can reflect on all the blessings that the Lord has given me - especially the gift of sight to see His creation. Thanks for sharing -

Childers Corner said...

You captured it so well with your words. There is nothing like that feeling. I still have photographs of sunsets that I took as a teenager when we lived on our farm. Those moments were precious to me.

Yolanda said...

Simple Pleasures are always the best.

LindaSueBuhl said...

I take so many pictures of the sky - but it changes all the time and the fact that God gives us such beauty simply because it pleases Him - yep - I love those quiet evening walks. Thanks for sharing one of yours - with us

Mildred said...

What pretty sunsets - nothing better than absolute peace & quiet to draw near to God.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Beautiful just Beautiful!!!..m.

Anna Colleen said...

I like the sunset, it is pretty.

Tipper said...

Well your post has made me feel calm and serene this morning-I enjoyed it!

Daisy said...

Kathleen, you captured such beautiful sky colors in your photos. I can feel the peace from here too. Thank you for sharing these. Enjoy your day! :)

City Mouse said...

Oh, those pictures are just beautiful! What stunning skies. The peace of sunrises and sunsets is one of my favorite things.

grammyof13 said...

Oh Kathleen, what beautiful pictures. Surely you carry your camera in your apron pocket, to be able to capture these picture before they vanish for ever. Yes, they bespeak of peace in a trouble world. Thanks for sharing.

Grammyof13

J and J Acres said...

I love it when the sky is beautiful like that. It always makes me smile.

Dani said...

Beautiful skies! wish we had the peace and quiet you have, we live by a busy road and hear traffic most of the time..sigh...

Nancy M. said...

I love those quiet times too. It's like the Lord painted you a picture in the sky!

Lady Laurie said...

I love to take walks by myself with no distractions. I see people walking with their ipod or cell phone stuck to their ear and I think of how much they are missing. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Conni said...

What a beautiful post in words and pictures!

Princess S said...

Your post has quieted my mind and I am ready to dream of all those beautiful colors....Good Night!!!

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

Kathleen - thank you for visitng my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I love your blog. You are living my dream. I read your profile and it was like I could have typed it. The peace I feel vising here is so wonderful. I will be back often.

Blessings,
Kay

Debbie said...

Thanks for visiting. It's fun to meet new People. I love the sky in your picture, the clouds and color, the vivid hues - wonderful! The peace of the country must be such a blessing - I live where there is the constant background of traffic. I just go in my backyard and garden and imagine living in the country.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Awww...Sounds to beautiful and peaceful. I love to watch the sky at any time of the day or night. You sure got some beautiful pictures.
Patricia :o)

The Gingerbread House said...

Kathleen, the photos make one feel all warm and fuzzy inside, they were just beautiful...thanks for sharing...keep looking up Kathleen, there is so much beauty there.....Ginny

Beemoosie said...

Thank you for your visit and nice comment on my blog!! You have a lovely place here. I look forward to visiting often and hearing of your life on the farm. I like all the pictures of your furry and feathered friends!
~Blessings to you!

Julie said...

Oh, Kathleen!
Those photos are just beautiful and I just know that a camera can't even begin to capture what you saw this day.......
Isn't the country wonderful?!?!?
Blessings,
Julie

Farm Chick Paula said...

I know what you mean Kathleen... I get the same feeling after all the animals are locked up for the night and Hubby and I walk down the hill to the house hand-in-hand... then to turn to see the sunset God has painted over the barn is truly a wonderful feeling!!

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