Monday, October 22, 2018


Great big bin full of pumpkins at the grocery store yesterday. I love October!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Winter in Autumn

A pretty red leaf atop a wee patch of snow in our lower pasture. Two of our seasonal discoveries during our afternoon exploring walkabout. And those ants!


Monday, October 15, 2018

Pretty Pair of Parakeets

Couple goals, these two pretty parakeets are! Oh, how they loyally adore one another. Two of the indoor critters on our homestead... they chirp and sing and fill the air with their happy, home-y, comforting music. I hope to one day have one of the budgies answer me when I say, "Shalom!" to them but it hasn't happened yet. Not yet. {smile}


Friday, October 12, 2018

Morning on the Mountain

The snow line on the mountain today has its patchy beginnings at our place and there is a beautiful frosting of fresh snow covering the trees above us. All of that beneath the clear chilly-blue sky. So pretty!


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Goats in the Yard

Clink, clink! They all came bounding to the gate when they realized I was undoing its chain link closure so they could spend the sunny autumn afternoon munching and nibbling at the green grass yet remaining in our yard.

Goats are great, I think!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Watching Through a Window

Jack was lounging on the bed, keeping me company as I did a long indoor walk this morning... his chin resting upon the windowsill... sometimes sleeping, sometimes watching the autumn snow.

I love my dog.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Autumn Creek

Tucked away in a secluded spot beneath a colorfully adorned tree in one of our favorite creekside playing places.

 Sweet homegrown serenity on a recent autumn afternoon.


Friday, October 5, 2018


Washing dishes.

Summer squash.

Jack, peeking at me from beneath the hanging aprons' ties.

Images from my kitchen in yellow... captured for my {colorsoftherainbow} photo project.


Monday, October 1, 2018

On the Sidewalk

The lovely fallen leaves of autumn ever-so-lightly sprinkled with the first snow of the season. Their simple beauty caught my eye as we walked down a sidewalk in town yesterday.


Friday, September 28, 2018

The Things That Are Above

"Set your mind on the things
that are above, not on the things
that are on the earth."
Colossians 3:2

It is easy for me to keep my eyes focused on the things that are above when I am in a peaceful, happy, distraction-free place like our creek. In fact, I often feel especially close to the Lord when I am in the wild places of His Creation with my tribe... surrounded by birds and trees and mountains and quiet.

But in the happy-busy bustle of daily life, I have to make the determined decision to not get swept away by the to-do's and worldly distractions that clamor for my attention. To not get overwhelmed and let my old self and inherent sinful nature rule the day.

I have to remember to be still. And to keep my eyes fixed on eternity as I abide in the present moment. Satan is so ready to try to revive that old nature, especially when I am tired.

But God is stronger and greater and I belong to Him. The peace and joy of Jesus the Messiah rules within, giving me a new nature... and that perfect peace is available to me whenever I choose to abide in it. To share with those around me, too... Mama's attitude is contagious, yes?

I find that focusing on the Lord makes this world a more beautiful place... and blessings seem even more abundant because I notice them, big and small.

God is good.
The Scripture in this post is from the World English Bible (Public Domain).