Monday, October 31, 2011

Another part of God's great creation

We see Bald Eagles on a rather frequent basis in our area...we know of one nest and with the number of eagles we do see we wonder if there isn't more than one near by...just recently I saw 8 eagles in one field...and the last few days there has been a rather 'unique' one make stops in the pasture and trees...the pictures don't do justice to it but we think it may be a young Golden Eagle...we do know there have been documented sightings of them not far from us....so here we go...

 ...in the tree by our house....

...in the pasture....
video
...and 'dancing with the cows'....
I know that it looks pretty white so you would think it was a bald eagle but it does have the band of black on the end of it tails  (you can maybe see that if you click on the first picture)...also note the crow that flies and lands in the tree...he's not been happy all day with that eagle in the neighborhood!

God's natural creation is fascinating...and to think we also have this...  Isaiah 64:4 and I Corinthians 2:9 ...to look forward to...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

this and that

Have spent the last couple days outside trying to get ready for a family picture on Saturday...hopefully the weather will be nice so we can take it outside at our place and not have to go to the studio...
here are a few pictures from recent days....
...what I've been seeing out my kitchen window...unfortunately a lot of the leaves have already fallen...


 ....a few fall 'pretties'....

 ...a rain bow today...
 ..after the storm....


 ...and a little later still....the moon!


And here is my refurbished wagon!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall

There is no doubt fall is here....trees are turning, pine needles are falling, asian lady beetles are coming out (in hoards) as well as box elder bugs...and our conventions are over...and we are having some lovely, sunny, warm days...a little frost but only enough to nip things a little.  We are having a family picture the 15th. so hopefully we'll still have a few flowers for then!

Recently a very dear lady from near us passed away...she was a lady of integrity and her passing leaves a very big gap...I didn't know her real well but my memories of visits with her are special....the kind of visits where a person comes away feeling there was something learned, something worth applying to life....she wasn't really old...past 65 but not 70...and her death came as a shock because she was such an 'alive person'....I was glad  I was able to go to the funeral...it was special to hear words expressed because of what she had let God do in her life...her life was what it was because of that.  Some time in the past she had expressed her desire and made arrangements that each family who attended her funeral would receive a rose...her favorite flower...so as each family passed her open casket at the end of the service they were given a long stemmed red rose....

...I'm glad to feel again...I've learned something and know there is much I can be exercised in, in my life even as was seen in hers.