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

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I know where the mother mouse hides her babies.................

a place of comfort and peace.

It's the same place where the butterflies flutter in and out

and where the prairie shows off it's blossoms.

Its where the most colorful

and unique creatures come

to visit me.............

or each other.............

or to sometimes get a drink when the earth is parched and dry.
 

It's a place where the crooked trees are host to a couple of owls who call to each other in the wee hours of night............

where to woodpecker stashes away it's treasures for a meal later on.

Sometimes, it's  a hiding place for creatures

who are lost

and are in need

of a helping hand.

It's a place where the woods awaken with vibrant life

and  go to sleep in the most comforting

and beautiful way.

It's where I look up to the heavens in gratitude and praise...........

It's home...............
Home Sweet Home.

21 comments:

Faith said...

There's no place like it, even for the critters. :) Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Love the retro look crochet can provide...and it's
wonderful therapy as well. Since it's chilly now, I'm working with yarn on a crochet hooded cape, the warmth of the yarn keeps me warm while I hook it up. I won't stay long away from thin lacy crochet thread though....I'm a threadie...:)

halloweencouple said...

beautiful post and pictures, of course the small mice are adorable until they come into our country homes :)

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

I have heard it takes a heap of living in a house to make it a home...guess that's what goes on around your house...a heap of living, even enough for the critters, big and small! A beautiful post!

lil red hen said...

Lovely, lovely place for their home! I suppose all babies are cute, no matter what they become. Sometimes we find a mouse nest in the chicken houses; warm place for a winter family.

Diana said...

Oh It's always so very peaceful to visit you. love to you! Diana

Betty Lou said...

Beautiful pictures, loved all the little critters.

Debbie said...

I enjoyed your words and pictures this morning! Have a wonderful day.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This was a beautiful post, Kathleen. All the creatures and critters and nature's beauty were wonderfully captured. Thanks for sharing the simple things in life.

Sherri Farley said...

Great post, I love all of your little critters.

Sue said...

Home is our refuge. Thank the Lord for a quiet place to sit and worship Him.

Beautiful post.

Blessings to you.

Sue

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Kathleen,
You have a very observant eye. Love all the critter pictures! They all seem happy they are home sweet home.
Have a great week!

Debra said...

Oh what a lovely, lovely post. I loved every second I was here. thank you.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful post and photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

Karen said...

Beautiful pictures, Kathleen! I love all of the critters, especially the baby mice!

Daisy said...

This is a beautiful post, Kathleen! I am always amazed at the different creatures that live where you are. Great photos, and I enjoyed your narrative too.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog. ♥

Muddling Through said...

Kathleen, your lovely photos and heartfelt words really show your love for that portion of our Texas that you call home. Really beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your heart.

The Woodbury's said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! And your love of nature shows a special beauty also. Thanks for a wonderful, wonderful post.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Such beautiful pictures and thoughts.
Thanks for sharing.
Rose

Kelly_Deal said...

What a beauriful and sweet post. Put a smile on my face!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

I can feel your love for your home and nature around it here, it reminds me of A Trip to Bountiful, and the way the main character talked about her old home. Its a wonderful movie
Anyway its a gift to be grateful for where you are planted and flourishing!

KathyB. said...

Everything about this post is comforting . ( except for the tarantulas )The picture of the baby mice snuggled together melts my heart.