"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, March 24, 2018

Spring has come to us.......with no rain

and very hot days, 
but making my work outside along the "woods gardens"
a lot easier.  

Everything is dry and easy to break and rake up and to keep
clear and clean. 

The days are still cool enough to enjoy sitting out

or to work on outside projects.
You might remember I made this little cement rain catcher
for the wild birds and other critters  to be able to come and get a drink.
On dry days, I hose a little water into it.

With everything clear and done, I am able to sit out
with my coffee and enjoy watching 

the wild birds in their water

a wasp enjoying the pond water

amd wildlife scurrying here and there.

The usual spring flowers have started showing themselves 
in the gardens that run along side of the house.
The purple stock flower with it's heavy fragrance, comes
back every year........rain or not.

And the cheerful vinca stays green all year and blooms
it's light blue flowers in spring. 

The past few days the hen house has had 
this visitor.

A harmless coachwhip snake loves the warmth of the sun in
this spot.

However, I need to find a way to persuade it to leave
as I get the coop ready for chicks to arrive in May.

Through all of the dry and brittle terrain, 
nature still finds her way and shows herself in many ways.
And no matter how hard I work at raking and scraping the 
dry land.......rain or not, it will all turn 
wild again.
I know that many of you are still getting out from under ice and snow.
Maybe some of you are enjoying spring weather?
So I leave you with this thought in the above photo and 
wish for you pretty spring days ahead!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I heard the sweet voice of a robin..............,

 High up in the maple tree,
      Joyously, singing his happy song
      To his feathered mate, in glee!...
If we could be like this tiny bird,
      Just living from day to day,
      Holding no bitterness in our hearts
      For those we meet on our way...
Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, 
"Heaven on Earth" (1940s)
Wishing you a happy day with birds singing!