"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 22, 2013

I listen to the sound of crunching ice

from Sophie's feet as she  hurriedly runs ahead of me in the early morning woods,
that lie in a mixture of light snow and sleet. The ice  stings my face as I walk behind her.

In no time she has found a scent and has bounded out to the cotton field, where some creature has made it's way earlier.


After a while, the wind started blowing the ice harder and Sophie realized.............
it's cold!
It didn't take her long to leave the frozen grounds and to  find her favorite place to warm up.
While she sleeps,
I think I will get busy in the kitchen.
 

Knowing that we were due an ice spell, I gathered up the remaining pumpkins from the patch. I plan to cook down a few of these for fresh pumpkin pie making. The rest will be split and laid out in the woods for the critters to enjoy.

There is a certain quietness to the woods when it lies underneath a blanket of frozen white...........
no matter how many times I have noticed this...........
I still feel "in awe" of nature and her amazing ways............
I love the words of  Lady Bird Johnson
a genuine Texas Lady,
as she quoted.............
When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old. 
Lady Bird Johnson
 
Hoping this finds you having  a warm weekend............
even if it is snowing.


12 comments:

Daisy said...

Sophie is so cute all curled up there. It does look cold. It is grey and rainy here today, but we may get snow over the weekend. I hope you have a good day today! :)

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Kathleen, Sophie really looks cold even in her bed. I'm sure she's warmed up by now, though. The first bad weather of the season is always the roughest I think.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Chip Butter said...

I agree with Lady Bird. Even though snow and ice cause hardships for so many, wild critters and all, there's something wonderfully magic about it.

Muddling Through said...

Bruno and Lady are tucked up on the bed in the sewing room snoozing, even though we have no snow or ice. It's still cold!

That is so sweet of you to share your pumpkin bounty with the critters of the wild.

lil red hen said...

Brrrr ~ I'm not ready for that kind of weather! It is really pretty but snow and ice are so hard on the cattle, especially little calves. Colder weather is predicted for our area by Sunday night. Sophie has a good bed.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Beautiful display of pumkins !
When the snow and ice arrive - time to ponder the day sewing !
Rose

Sherri Farley said...

It feels like winter here too, the snow will be here before long. Great quote.

Debra said...

Sophie is a doll! So cute!
It's snowing here as I write. I love it-so pretty against all the sepias and golden browns...
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

April said...

Sophie is so cute warming up after her walk. We are cold here in central Alabama too... I know the critters will enjoy the pumpkins..

KathyB. said...

I agree with LadyBird Johnson ! The first snow always delights me.

What a beautiful harvest of pumpkins. You're pumpkin pies will be delicious all the more for them being prepared using your home-grown pumpkins and made with love.

The Farmers Daughter said...

Looks like winter your way! I'm with Sophie! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs
Dru

Marie said...

What a sweet companion you have! And boy what great pumpkins from your patch!