I finally got my nose out of the canner for a wee bit this afternoon. I was surprised to find the leaves falling from our Catawba tree in the front yard. The sun was warm but the breeze was
cool. We have been out of the city for about 7 years but feel like we are just beginning to recognize some of the signs that God gives us in reference to weather and seasonal changes.
I don’t recall the weather being this mild or the leaves dropping this soon in 7 years. I will have to take a look at the horses’ coats and see if they are “wintering” up already. Help me out here folks…what should I be looking for/listening to?
I had the sweetest birthday present today…my 7 year old told me after breakfast that he had a special present for me but needed to go outside to “catch it” and it might take a long time. How could I refuse those big brown eyes (after I made sure it wasn’t a snake!)? Well, I kept an eye on him through the kitchen window. He was after a butterfly! He spent over an hour standing with a bloom he had clipped off of the butterfly bush and sure enough a beautiful butterfly landed on it and Elijah walked ever so carefully to the window to show me my present. This inspired him.
He put the bloom in his screened bug box and spent the morning catching more butterflies for me. He would race to the door…show me his catch and then set it free and start over. He truly loves and enjoys God’s creation and being outside!
Seems we get in such a rush in life…hurry to get this done and that done that sometimes we forget to take the time to enjoy the beauty that God has given us here on the farm. Isn’t it wonderful how God’s creations come alive again through the eyes of our children?!