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

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The cooler weather and

the arrival of fall has brought forth nature's beauty in different colors. I am always delighted to see the many different mushrooms that sprout up throughout the whole year, here on the grounds.
The Yucca cactus pods, which were once white colored blossoms, are now hard shells, full of dark seeds.

Every year, at different seasons, the regular visitors come to stay a few days here at the farm. In the early spring, the yellow headed black birds fill the trees and sing out their loud trills of song. During the summer and the heavy rains, the rain toads come out from the ground...............their croaking can be heard for miles. Now with the arrival of fall, the butterflies are clinging to every tree. Hundreds of beautiful orange butterflies................ migrating....on their way to Mexico...........I think.

They will only be here a few days, and then they will take to flight. Not long after, the Sand Hill Cranes, will trumpet their arrival overhead.
How about you?
Do you have the same visitors year after year arrive at your home?
If so, what are they? I would love to hear!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The weather and the colors

that surround me are all changing. From the hot and dry long days...................
to the more moderate and breezy short afternoons. The pumpkins and gourds are already starting to call my attention out to the garden grounds. The photo above , a little blurry, is just a small amount of my harvest this year. I cannot explain why these round and weird shaped balls from the garden captures my heart the way they do! I am totally convinced, that next spring I am only planting the grounds with pumpkin and decorative gourds...........along with my zinnias. The whole process from planting, to watching the plants grow and produce............is my bliss!
In the woods and throughout the grounds, wildflowers are taking their second breath of showing off before the winter chill hits. Their colors are vibrant and in "fall time hues".

Along the paths and the road that surrounds the grounds............sunflowers grow high and wave in the autumn wind. Fat bumble bees buzz in and out, heavy from their pollen coated legs. This is the weather and the colors I cherish the most. How about you?
Has your area come alive with fall colors? What flowers and produce are popping up this time of year? I would love to hear!

Friday, September 3, 2010

In the late afternoon,

Sweetie (my husband), Sophie, (the loyal dog) and I went for a walk to watch the clouds gathering in an approaching storm. The storm looked menacing, but there was still beauty in it's clouds.
I took this photo above, because of the red color mixed in with the blue. I was surprised when I got a better look at it on my computer..............look at the photo where the red is..................does it not look like a snarling coyote? To me, it seems to have a snarling nose, with the teeth and mouth being the red part.................the eye and the forehead are at the top. Do you see it? If you enlarge it by clicking onto it, you can see it better.
However, the storm was good, bringing us much needed rain and coolness to the dry parched land. One thing I have noticed a lot out here.............there is always a rainbow in one direction or the other. When I see this.......I am always filled with comfort. I know the reason rainbows are created, scientifically, but I get comfort from what the Bible says about God's promise.
How about you??
Have you seen any strange creatures hanging out in your clouds lately?? A dragon?.........or a flying elephant perhaps??
Have you ever tried to follow a rainbow to see where it ends? lol..........
I would love to hear!