New Sun Spot

Our baby Grayson is over a year old now. He has his own personality, own language and way he communicates, and he has adopted many spots all over the house that are his. His newest spot is on a new storage unit in the office of our home.

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It may be the afternoon sun he likes… or watching the birds on the feeders on the tree outside this window… maybe its the little mat on the top… or the plants to hide in… but whatever it is, we now have a new spot to look for him, when we are searching for him. But wherever I find him I know I will get one of his cute little meows and he will let me cuddle him face to face. Love this boy!

He has Risen!

HE has Risen!

Sunset

Praise God…”In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.” -Ephesians 1:7

HAPPY EASTER!

Sunset so Bright

There are many nice things in any given day. But one of my favorite things is a beautiful sunset. When I see a beautiful sunset, one where the colors are vibrant or bright… it can make a bad day better or a good day great.

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Hubby and I got to see a beautiful one a couple nights ago coming home from running errands in the city. We were fairly close to home and I looked over and saw this…

Sunset

The sun was just setting and throwing beautiful and brightly colored light over the mountain and into the sky. The clouds were wispy, fluffy, and so light. I made hubby pull over so I could get a couple pictures, but he didn’t mind. It was a good excuse for him to take a moment to enjoy it as well.

I hope you had a great week and that the coming week is full of blessings 🙂

Gods sunset

We have had some beautiful sunsets lately. The sun has had so many colors and the flow is like an artist painting on a canvas.  I like to think of them as a reminder God is still with me.

Sunset

Life continues to be tough and it doesn’t see a day goes by without a real trial. Some days it wears on me and then I see this sunset…

Sun Set

And I remember all the things God has given me and I try to be grateful. The beauty that God places in this world is a reminder despite the storm there is hope that God provides in his hands.

Weekend Wishes…

It was a beautiful day here. The sun was out… it wasn’t too warm… and there was a slight breeze. Ideal for animal care and playing with the pups in the yard. I was happy to be off work and outside and enjoying the weather.

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I hope you all have a blessed and happy weekend 🙂

Purple Sky…

I just love how God designed the sky on a beautiful day at sunset…

Purple Sky

Do you see all the colors? Purple, blue, orange, yellow… what a gorgeous sight 🙂 I think this kind of colored sky is one of my favorites. I love the bright orange/yellow sky like this…

Ornage sky

The orange sky is so bold an bright… But there is something to be said for the subtlety of a calm purple sky 🙂

Purplr sky

It just calms the soul, provides peace, and just makes you want to slow down and enjoy life 🙂

Welcome Spring…

It was a BEAUTIFUL day today. The sun was out, the temperatures were warm, and there was an occasional light breeze blowing through. The dogs and I spent much of our day outdoors on the deck. I was cutting chicken wire to add to our current fence and the dogs were sunning. We have a couple of our chickens that have learned to jump the current fence and now that spring is here I don’t want them in our front flower beds scratching out all of my mulch.
Yellow n Purple flowers
So hubby and I are adding extra chicken wire to the top of the fence bent in to keep them from jumping the current fence. Hopefully the new wire will not allow them to jump up on the current fence posts and then over the fence, as they have been doing this winter. Once hubby got home we put up the new fence. The dogs helped us out supervising our work. Then we ran some errands enjoying a ride on all the back roads to our destination. Chase loved riding with his head out the window. Once back home we hung out on the deck together as a family. Hopefully we can have many more beautiful days like this… welcome Spring 🙂

Icey Mess…

Monday we got some snow…

Bird feeder

That was okay on top of the couple inches we still had left from the last snow…

Case n coop

The stream that runs through our property gave the sound of a slow moving brook pushing on to bigger waters…

stream

The birds enjoyed full feeders…

Bird feeders

The dogs played…

Baxter

But then Tuesday night we had a not so lovely ice storm that covered the snow and left us with an ice rink all over the property…

Land

It left ice cycles hanging all over the place dripping occasionally when it had stopped sleeting…

Picnic table

Even hubbys birthday flag I hadn’t gotten down yet was frozen in place… almost as if it was put on hold…

frozen flag

After the storm was over Wednesday and you looked around it was like a froze glass palace…

Tree ice

Shimmering and glistening like glass crystals hung in a farm house window on a sunny day…

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The trees were covered in this magnificent ice coating that left them brittle…

Sky tree

Just as if at any moment they would come undone and fall to the ground (which some did)…

icey tree

The bushes were frozen in place not moved by an occasional gust of wind…

ice bush

The ice cycles hung from the trees giving off a soft drip… drip… drip…

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As it started to warm and the dogs and I went outside, you could hear the dripping of things melting and the falling of the ice from the trees…

Trees

It was a beautiful sound to hear in the peaceful quiet of the day…

Tree n chase

The dogs and I enjoyed being outside, them playing and me taking pictures…

Chase

It was fun to watch them react when a tree would loose some ice over their heads and they would scurry not to get hit, sliding across the frozen ground…

Trees n chase

The peace of the moment and putting aside how annoying/dangerous ice can be. I was able to connect with the beautiful world God created and enjoy a moment that others passed by.

 

Shadow

The other day while driving with hubby to run errands we passed this house. I noticed something immediately about this house. The tree out front had cast a perfect showed on the front of the house. I also noticed how neat the snow looked, with different colors and textures in it.

House shadow

Can you see the tree shadow?

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I just thought it was such a pretty sight and feel a unique calm when I look at the photo now. It’s amazing how God came up with all of these different nuances in our world and how we can miss things if we aren’t present in the moment.

Slow Melt

While most of the south is beginning to recover from the snow… the snow here is sticking around from last week…

Fence

The sun has finally come out today and it’s melting some of the snow off the tractors and the road is mostly clear…

Sun tractor

The picnic table could use some work though…

picnic table

I guess it will just take time and a little more sunshine… I’m okay with that 🙂

 

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