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

Friday, November 4, 2011

I know of a place.............

where the tall prairie grass is pink..................

as well as some of the weeds...............

where bouquets of wildflowers are still blooming........
even though it is November.

I know of a place.............where the road curves

 to where there are woods where children used to roam and play............

in those woods, there is an old weathered mesquite tree,
where a family of woodpeckers make their home...........
every year.

In that same tree, this young pilot, tried out his wings..........

and then left the nest..............
I know of a place where a badger goes to sleep.......after he has had his early morning drink,
I know of a place............that if you look straight up at night with a flashlight.......
you will see a great horned owl looking back down............

I know of a place where the most whimsical creatures gather.................
and all of these.............
 memories gather and stay in the depths of my heart................
always to be remembered.
It's funny...........most folks think of heaven as being a place where we all float on white fluffy clouds in a bright blue sky.............
but I just know............
my heaven will be.........
 where a coyote calls out and serenades under a moonlit sky...........
where the wind tosses the prairie grass like waves on an ocean............
where at every glance there will be some creature staring back with the same amazement that I am staring at it with.........
this is the heaven I like to envision.
How about you?
What places do you know the secrets of ?
What do you imagine your heaven to be?
I would love to hear.

18 comments:

lil red hen said...

Even though I've lived here on this farm for 43 years, I still feel my roots to be on the rocky hillside farm where I was born; lots of secret places there.

"Lord, build me a cabin in the corner of gloryland," no golden streets or mansions. ;)

Daisy said...

What a lovely post, Kathleen! I like your vision of heaven. When I imagine heaven, it is always with flowers and flowering spring trees everywhere and music and great celebration. :-)

Vickie said...

Kathleen, that sounds like someplace I'd like to be, too. The Bible says everything God made was good, and there'll only be good things in heaven. I'm sure more than we can imagine, but I'm hopin' that some of our good things here we'll see there, too. Love this post...

Muddling Through said...

Kathleen, you are a poet. That is beautiful. And I think heaven for each one of us will be just what makes us the happiest. Mostly it will just be being with our Father.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

I'm just hoping it's better than this place called Earth..
Sometimes I think it's been mis-named ..more like it's a Hell on Earth..maybe this is our second chance :o) When I get to Heaven I'm gonna tell how I was treated here.
Maybe I'll have some chickens there too!

Michaele said...

This was a beautiful post. Photos and words both. I would love to see and hear that owl.

Sue said...

Lovely post Kathleen. Our farm has so many secret places, and as far as heaven, I am told that nothing in all of it beauty can compare, and I am looking forward to meeting the one who made it all possible for me to be there.
As always a blessing when I visit.
Sue

Betty Lou said...

Beautiful pictures, wish I could take that stroll down the path.

nancy huggins said...

Sounds to me like the Heaven I have a vision of is in the pictures you posted. It is a shame that some people never get to see areas of the country like that....they don't know what their missing. Have a great week end and maybe I will take a walk through the woods this week end and see what I can see in my surroundings :)

Kelly said...

Kathleen I completely understand. I try to convince people that this is my heaven. Heaven on earth.

Conni said...

What a beautiful and poetic post, Kathleen!

As much as I adore the pinelands where I live, my idea of heaven is a gigantic piano showroom - and we all have carte blanche! Heh!

Terry and Linda said...

We just got back from Littlefield, I kept thinking about you. Winter is here..I'm so sorry to see fal leave.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

grammy said...

Very beautiful word picture....
now me...the mountains grab my heart more than the prairies (o: So I live close to both...

Marie said...

This was an absolutely beautiful post! I got lost in your sweet descriptions, and wished I was there! It does sound like heaven!

Heaven to me will be a mountainside with a flowing stream and my loved ones all around.

Grammyof13 said...

Kathleen, you've done it again. You have such a way of capturing your surroundings then expressing what you see from your heart. No wonder we all want to walk your land and see through your eyes. Even with all the hardships of life, I know you love the little piece of Heaven on earth the Lord has granted you. When one reads my yearnings of the farmland, one has to visualize from my words. I don't have pictures. Wish I did, I was able to walk along with you. You are the greatest. Very inspiring to me your blog friend.
Blessings,

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Kathleen, my idea of heaven on earth is similar to the things you mentioned in that it is nature, the creatures around, the sky above and water and land below.

Sunny said...

Great post, Kathleen! I imagine my heaven as being full of colors that we just can't fathom here on earth! Been a while since I visited your blog.... glad I did today :)

Many blessings to you!
Sunny

Paula said...

I love your pictures, Kathleen... I hope ALL those things are in heaven.