Friday, September 5, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
All of these photos were taken last year in October. The colors this year are already appearing-we are about a month ahead of fall colors because of the cooler summer. This is a scene I walk past every time I take my 2 mile walk-all of these photos show along the road.
So far I have not met a bear, but I am going to get some pepper spray just in case. Actually, I am more wary of humans out here than wild life.
I have seen coyotes run across the road, skunks in the ditch, heard a very awful and scary creature in the woods as I was walking by, and have seen hundreds of snails, red newts, worms and other assorted creatures on the road. I feel like it's my own road.
The cloud of fog is covering the lake. Now this big fellow has about ten or so horse pals to run around with. Some of the horses are Percherons (sp?) and when they gallop it sounds like thunder-it's really neat. I give them clover sometimes.
I do love the Fall, but there's a sadness too-not too much though, but I miss my robin song....Right now we are hearing a few peepers in the woods. They always make a short comeback this time of year, and then they are silent until next spring.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Spider webs change the scenery-I love them especially when there are water droplets on them, strung like beads. This web is not symmetrical, but still beautiful.
I once read that what makes a woman's or man's face beautiful is if the features are symmetrical. Hogwash.
It's what's inside, in a person's heart.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I have been spying on this little fellow. I see him from one of my studio windows many mornings. Of course I don't know if it's the same fellow each time, or if that's the hang out for all chipmunks in my yard.
But each time I see one on top of that hoe, I wonder just what is going through that little mind of his. When he's up there, he can survey all the flower tops beneath him. He could be the chipmunk King, just making sure all is well in his domain.
This tiny creature is caught in a barely discernible web stretched out across a hole in some metal thing in my garden.
I love how the foxglove spots inside the flower lead the bees right to the pollen.
I have had only this beautiful pink hollyhock this year. Look how beautiful the stamens and pistils are. I love all the delicate lines on the petals.
Here is one of my hidden spots in our yard. I cut a hole through the privet hedges so I could get out on our dirt road and get the mail that way. I just love this area. It makes me feel like a little girl again. I want to have tea parties here, and maybe invite all the chipmunks to come and eat poppyseed cake.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
I was reading my Bible this morning and looking out the window while I tried to grasp what I was reading. At times I feel dull-minded. So I look out-it helps me to look in.
I saw a perfect scattering of raindrop diamonds hanging onto the asparagus plants. Of course I wanted to capture what I saw with my camera.
None of the pictures show what I saw. I couldn't get the diamonds to show. It had just rained, and a million rain drops were lit up by the sun.
I tried dark against light, I tried close-ups...nothing worked.
It reminded me of what brought me outside to begin with-thinking about God, sensing His presence in my room, hearing Him talk to me in my heart through what I was reading.
I began to see that it is one thing to try to tell someone about God-to even try to show Him in what I do for someone, but really-you must have that One on one experience yourself.
I was reading Ephesians chapters one and two. It explains there is nothing we can do to earn God's forgiveness, His communion with us. It is what He did through His blood on the cross. That's what the key is. That's where you can say you saw light-you can tell someone what you hold in your heart-this precious treasure that Jesus has given you, but you can't show them enough so that they get it.
That's a door they must open themselves.
When Jesus knocks on the door of your heart, it doesn't matter how much you think you need to clean up your 'door.'
He will do that.
The important thing is to open that door, let Him in your heart. He has made a way for us to be close to God so there is no wall between us anymore.