"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, July 28, 2018

Life is such a blur it seems at times.............

fast traffic, 
fast food orders,
fast help or service,
fast internet,
and so on.
These days and the year have just seemed to fly by so quickly,
so...........I feel blessed,
to wake up......without a sound to wake me.......
to walk at a slow pace........taking in the quiet world 
around me

realizing , that I am not the only one
enjoying the quiet solitude

to be able to "stop and smell the roses"

and the other flowers along the way

to greet a weird creature that is ambling along

to hear the sound of the chickens in the chicken yard

the only one that seems to be in a hurry is 
a lizard.....running quickly........but slowing down
to allow me to take it's photo. 

to sit out in the day with the one I love 

and to see the beauty of a rumbling sky

and when the day ends with the moon to bid
to truly know it was a bliss filled day.
How about you??......tell me
is life whizzing by you quick and fast?
How do you like to "slow things down?"
I would love to hear. 

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lil red hen said...

Yes!!!! The year has flown by so quickly. Next thing we know, we'll be complaining about the cold weather. ;) I can't decide, am I lazy or is it age? I don't seem to get much done except walk through chickens, cook, and do laundry, while in the back of my mind I think of all I want to do in the sewing room. Good to have a post from you; mine are few and far between these days; no one seems interested in them. ;)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your post was uplifting. I enjoyed your photos, and the one of the rumbling clouds was a bit ominous. I've not seen clouds like that down here in s.e.FL.

Thank you for your kind and encouraging comment on my blog. It motivates me to keep on doing what I can, when I can.


happyone said...

Beautiful sunrise and enjoyed seeing all your photos.

NanaNor's said...

You are right in that the year is flying by. Love your owl! My life is pretty fast paced but I did sleep in today. I’m sitting right now listening to thunder.
Thanks for sharing,

Prims By The Water said...

I love where we live. It is so peaceful near the big river. Great photos! Janice

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This is a perfect Sunday post. Before we retired, we hardly had time to slow down. Now, we find the purest joy in sitting by the pond watching the fish and dragon flies, or watching out the window at the bird activity at the feeders. Maybe that's why our bodies slow us down. Maybe the loss of agility is really a gift from the Universe.
xx, Carol

Pam said...

What a beautiful place you have to help get away, relax and veg with nature....

Sally said...

Beautiful words, and photo's. Life, for me, seems to go faster the 'older' I get. Has it always been this way? Well, looking back, I'd say yes.

Remembering days of the alarm clock, jumping out of bed not wanting to be late to work; getting my girl ready for school. Those work days seemed to drag by. LOL

I love this post, and always happy to see you.


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

So nice to find this wonderful new post, Kathleen. It does look bery peaceful and far removed from the fast pace of everything where you live. I think that the unidentified bug could be a “wheel” bug as we used to see these in VA as well. The owl is a beautiful capture and the flowers are lovely. The chickens are really growing up and look mich different than the little chicks you posted about earlier.

Granny Marigold said...

It's more difficult to find a quiet peaceful spot in the middle of a city but I find the early mornings are best suited to sitting on the porch and soaking in what quiet there is. We've been fortunate to have quieter neighbours on all 3 sides but the house beside us is going up for sale and we hope we get good people buying it.
What a great shot of that Owl. All the pictures are excellent.

Hill Top Post said...

I think your ideas for slowing things down are right on. I love the owl! I think he approves heartily of your ideas. Thank you for the reminder of those important things!

Debra said...

Your post is soothing and beautiful. I LOVE your owl. It's funny-I have just finished a painting of a white owl. I'll try to post it soon. I love your landscape-it's so very different than mine, and the beauty of it is awesome.

Connie said...

Beautiful photos, Kathleen. You live in such a lovely spot. Yes, life goes by much too fast for me sometimes too. It's nice to be able to sit back and relax and rest once in a while.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Awesome photos. What a wonderful thing to slow down and enjoy nature.

Sue said...

I actually am looking forward to the start of school. I have babysat a LOT this summer and selfishly want some of my at home days back (I work part-time). Want to start fall cleaning and doing more decluttering. I have soooo much stuff!