in the simple life I live, some days that is
i explore and look around
last week they caught my eye
and this is what i found..
to nestle in a flower
and sit contently for hours
maybe it was peering eyes of the intruder
that gave reason for hesitation
to leave it’s place of safety
on the high place
of a hollyhock plant…
On our way to Eugene, Oregon, this morning..
You will find Festival of Leaves here
that so easily come
digging in the earth
the feeling of dirt
on my hands…
I do not take it lightly
what my body can do
for with aging, my bones
feel not, exactly new…
but as long as I see beauty
in the simplicity of my day
it will keep my outlook healthy
to handle what comes my way..
November 2, 2015
what you see
is what you get
no tales of faraway travels
just simple excursions
maybe 18 miles
but i explore
and bask in the beauty
of simple abundance..
After several months of going back and forth to Portland, we have been content to stay at home. We tend to our small garden and I have really enjoyed getting to eat a cucumber everyday.
Our bees are doing well and their activity keeps us entertained. We have been watching Little League finals in Williamsport, PA. The Mother Hen in me watches every little facial expression of joy, sadness, and the tears of disappointment. It pulls at my heartstrings as I observe them. I hope that they are never told, that boys or men are not supposed to cry. I cheer them on, in the sidelines of our living room. The team from Lewisberg, PA is quite impressive, as well as others, but I give them all a high-five for putting their hearts into what they have a passion for.
He fills His hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark..
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways,
He does great things beyond our understanding.
Job 36:32, 37:5
His ways are not our ways. As I observe my little sphere of the world I am in awe of the beauty in our little back yard. I hope I don’t tire you out from my backyard tales. But each day I am eager to see what’s new, what flower has bloomed, what vegetable has taken off. I am thankful for these simple adventures in gardening.
Last summer I was looking at Sunflowers through this window
A little more honey
When its hot its hot… Kind of how I have been feeling..Lethargic..
Maybe a few strawberries will help…