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

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

The cold winds of winter

 and the bareness of the surrounding trees are now just a memory as April has faded and May has made her sunny, warm, entrance.

There is now a warmth that blows in the wind....that on some days, can be very strong, carrying the dry dust of the neighboring fields............along with  the faint fragrance of the newly blossomed wildflowers that have pushed up across the prairie.
The woods....as I like to call it......which in reality, are acres of tall crooked mesquite trees......have lost the gray bareness.....and now, barely a twig can be seen........each limb is covered in billowy, light green leaves....thick and lush. 
On one of my walks, I came across this whimsical lizard...enjoying the warmth of the cement patio,
yet insisted on running ahead of me as I walked along....escorting me, in it's on way....I think it liked getting it's photo taken. 
The air is filled with the songs of so many wild birds that have come for feed and water.  The yellow headed blackbirds......I have to say , are one of my favorites.  They stay only for a short time and soon take to flight.
Large storm clouds have colored the evening sky bringing welcomed drops of rain.  With these rain showers, I always feel delighted that we have gotten so much......but the next day, I hear those who measure and know....talk about how little there was of it.....and how much more we need.
But for myself, I feel thankful.
This is a time for late evenings spent out on the back patio........to watch the sun grow weary of the day
as it lets the large glowing  moon and the bright stars take over the black canvas of the night. 

The mosquitoes have not yet found us as we sit out.......so for this small  span of time......we enjoy these late, quiet, nights.
Thank you all for the sweet anniversary wishes.  Mark and 
I have had such a long road to walk together.....with 
so many twists and turns.........and a lot of wonderful
paths on the side. 
Here's wishing you are having pretty and pleasant spring days
with much color and loveliness sprouting up in every space. 




Julia said...

You have such a poetic soul and I love how your written words describe ordinary things that we see every day so beautifully.

Thanks for your good wishes. The river has receded a bit but might rise again depending on how much rain we get. I like how you walk holding hands. It says a lot.

Take care and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Granny Marigold said...

My but those yellow wildflowers are pretty. And the yellow-headed Blackbirds are so striking!
That sunset is amazing and I imagine out in the country you see so many stars compared to in town.
The few times we camped in areas with no light pollution we could hardly tear ourselves away from the beauty of it all.

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

It looks lovely there...the sunset, even the storm clouds are so pretty. And I love the blackbirds...we don't have that breed here. The most common one we see is a red-winged blackbird...still so pretty. I love the singing I hear throughout the day. Enjoy your mosquito-free evenings - oh they're so pesky when they arrive!

Daisy Debs said...

Hello 💐 It's all so beautiful ! I love your fire basket WOW ! Are you doing any sewing ? x

Debra said...

What a lovely place you live in. I am always fascinated by the trees and sand and your sky is so beautiful. I loved your last photo-it is very sweet!

Marie Smith said...

Love the shadow photo! You bring spring to life with your words and photos!

Prims By The Water said...

Glad Spring is returning to your area. Here in Michigan we say May be snow, May be rain, May be cold, May be windy, Nay me warm. LOL Janice

We Two Travellers Living the Life said...

I love the serenity that surrounds you as your property comes slowly awake. Thanks for taking the time to post and enjoy the firepit action while the bugs are at bay. Linda

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Kathleen, those skies did look threatening and glad you received at least a little rain, but perhaps as Texas is so large, it will never "be enough." I did like seeing the yellow headed blackbirds, which are more colorful than the black headed ones here, although red wing blackbirds are nice to see. Looks like you had nice walking companions in mark and the lizard. I can see why you would enjoy sitting outdoors by a fire when there are beautiful sunsets to view.

Barwitzki said...

Nice photo with you two holding hands... I love the sunset. For me, the sun goes down behind the hill, so I never have pictures like this... at least not at home.
The yellow-headed blackbirds are really beautiful... with us they now sing their most beautiful songs, the blackbirds without yellow with us.
Many greetings to you. enjoy.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Nice photo of you and your husband. I hope you had a great anniversary. The wild birds are pretty and I like the lovely sunset. You have a nice place where you live.

Bonnie K said...

I absolutely love that last picture! Those yellow flowers are vibrant. What is there about fire that makes a person try to capture it with a photo? I've seen a lot of things on my walks, but never a lizard. Thanks for sharing.

Latane Barton said...

That lizard has one Looooooong tail. Showing it off for you so you could capture it's picture.

Rose said...

I loved this post...the sky shots are wonderful!