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

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Looking out the window, I can see the wild doves

have settled in for a feast. They have become abundant lately...........I suppose seeking refuge from all of the recent gunshot and hunting activities that go on throughout the neighboring landscape. The feed and water is also a big draw.

The woods lie in quiet stillness, with only the sound of wind rustling the dry prairie grass..........

along with the prowling sounds of Salem ..........

and Boo, who have

joined Sophie and I on our morning excursion. The trees are losing their leaves and the hues of green are fading to yellow and brown..............

however, the Lantana always shows off it's bright berry seeds this time of year....

and some of the most unusual colors can be found on the most common of weeds and sage brush.

The eggs in my pocket are still running over. The young hens that came here in early spring are laying .........and I was able to keep my customers stocked in eggs for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Did you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving?
I would love to hear!

16 comments:

April Mechelle said...

Beautiful pictures you take as always!!!

Daisy said...

I like the pictures of Salem and Boo and Sophie. How nice to be having all those eggs! I was glad to have a few days off from work for the holiday. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving too. :)

Debbie said...

Kathleen, you and I live in such different parts of the country although I started out just a few miles from you. We don't know where life will take us, do we. :D
I have no prairie, and all the fields are harvested and plowed flat for next Spring. I do have some dried up flowers in my yard and my bird feeders are full. Duck season has been on here and I can hear the guns down along the river to the west each morning. No fresh eggs here.
Debbie

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

At first I thought you were going to say "I can see Russia" (like Sara Pallen did :o)..everything changes with the seasons and we get used to it.

Mary Ann said...

I find I have eggs in my pocket more and more... love that picture!

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Kathleen, I love seeing your beautiful Texas landscape as I follow along with you and Sophie (and Boo and Salem) on your little excursions. I like the look of dried grasses blowing in the wind and never trim back the ornamental grasses in my borders until spring.

nance marie said...

enjoyed your photos.
we had a good long weekend.
turkey at a friend's house. and then two days of wine tasting work. today was a day to rest.

KathyB. said...

Wild doves cooing & laughing at your feeders , such peaceful sights and sounds.

It is a true blessing to have dogs & cats to accompany us, isn't it?

Eggs, eggs in your pocket! Beautiful , yummy eggs. They always seem to be specially gift wrapped by God to please in all ways.Such a sweet, calm, blessing ~ your post.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Oh, you do have a flock of wild doves there. We have a patio full here too, I have been through out seed.

Thank you for takin' us on your walk and for the pops of color in the photos but nothing can compair to the pocket full of FRESH eggs you have there. How I wish.....

Hope your thanksgiving was a blessed one. Ours was quiet and I got to watch the Macy's parade with my feet up sipping coffee. But that did not last long, I was up, getting the dinner ready to eat.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We celebrated with our children and family members. Holiday decor is now underway.

I think I should add...I'm thankful for you and your blog. Your words and writing just breathes relaxation in a busy quilt designers day!

Sunny said...

Love your pictures, Kathleen. Is this the time things green up and bloom down there?

I did have a good Thanksgiving .... stayed home and got alot cleared out of the upstairs and was fine until the day after.... Then I was missing someone terribly. But am working through it all with kind friends and the Lord's help :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, Kathleen, we had a nice Thanksgiving as we drove to NJ to visit my mother and we brought dinner. We cooked the turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, carrot soup at our home and made the side dishes at her house.

Chris said...

Hi Kathleen!

We feed/water doves too! Our neighbors hunt them on their property, so we try to lure a few away each season!

I simply cannot wait until I have eggs in my pocket too! :)

peggy said...

hi Kathleen, I'm catching up with everyone on this rainy, windy day. Your land is so beautiful.And I always like your pictures of eggs and Salem and Boo.

Paula said...

Love the pictures of your walking companions, Kathleen! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving... but I ate waaaay too much... *grin*

grammy said...

Glad you have all those wonderful eggs...I should find someone to buy eggs from so we don't have to worry about them...being safe and the chickens being treated well.
Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving.
I loved your Trunk post. i have an old one too (o: If only they could talk.