"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, January 11, 2013

A new day begins



and the sun looks as if it is setting the world on fire as it rises in the early morning sky.

The rooster crows and looks over his flock 


of fluffy hens............who are busy scratching and pecking.

Sophie hears the coyotes howling..............

along with the wind as it blows through the still and dry woods...........

so still and dry and........................ thorny.

A woodpecker braces itself against the other side of a tree, hoping it will be blocked from the cold wind.,

while a meadow lark checks out the feeder............

which this whimsical cardinal has pretty much cleaned out.

All of this fluttering and pecking has not escaped the farm cats...........
Boo..........who sits very still, watching..............hoping the birds wont see her.

Abbey watches Boo............knowing it must be something good she is watching.

While Salem is busy watching a mouse scurry across the front porch.

Only Zelda is content to stay in the warmth of the shed and wait for a bowl of food to be brought to her.


And before you know it...................the day has past and the rooster once again crows to alert 

his fluffy flock to start heading to the hen house before night falls.

The doves begin to gather seed and the late afternoon is filled with their cooing .

The late afternoon sky is full of color..........soft blues and pinks.............mixed with vibrant yellow.
Another day is done, 
as well as another  week.
I am always amazed at how fast time really passes by us.......aren't you?



14 comments:

lil red hen said...

Yes, it does amaze me; I watch the phases of the moon and time flies. You've captured the events of your day very well. Loved the pictures of the cats.

jennifer768 said...

Such a lovely post!I so enjoyed all the beautiful photos.You are right time goes fast.Have a wonderful weekend.Hugs,Jen

Country Gal said...

Lovely post and photos ! Animals are such fun ! Have a good day !

Daisy said...

Wonderful photos, Kathleen. I enjoyed them all, but I really love that sunset. So pretty! Enjoy your weekend!

Paula said...

Thanks for sharing your day with us, Kathleen...
I loved all your pictures and I've always been amazed at how many changes the sky goes through in the course of just one day!

Magnolia Tea said...

Sophia is such a beautiful girl.
Our meadowlarks are way too skiddish to get a good picture of them. They stay in the pasture and fly off when I try to get a photo of them. I enjoyed seeing yours and the cardinal, too. Have a great weekend!

nancy huggins said...

Very nice post and wonderful pictures..you could write a book and it would be a great one to read :)
Have a great week end

Nancy J said...

Lovely photos, but the wording is perfect, you are a true story teller, capturing the day so well. Dawn to dusk, beautiful skies. Cheers from Jean

Muddling Through said...

What an absolutely beautiful picture of a day on your farm. I see a pretty little Auracana. I have one, and she is the gentlest of all chickens I've had. I love your words and pictures. And yes, time really does just fly and the older I get - the faster it seems to go.

Julie Hargreaves said...

Beautiful set of photos

Marie said...

A lovely day! I loved seeing all your animals!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What an awesome morning. I love the beautiful sunrise, the chickens, and all the lovely photos. It looks so peaceful and lovely. Have a wonderful week.

Vickie said...

Wonderful photos, Kathleen. Yes, it does look like the sky is on fire. I love all your kitties - I know they all have their own personality, too. I think Boo is my favorite - love his expression.

Yes, time does fly!

Terry and Linda said...

It does fly by, doesn't it. Now if the forever winter will fly just as fast.............
Linda
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