Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday Morning

 Saturday, six O'clock in the morning. The sun is up, the birds are 'beating down my doors" because the feeders are empty. I love this time of day. I can get up, or if I want to, just snuggle back down for a few.
But this morning, the sun shining in my bedroom window won't take 'no' for an answer.
First thing to do is to satisfy my feathered friends, feed Abby,my Golden Retriever, then take a trip around my backyard to see what has bloomed this week while I was at work. 

The brightest stars of the day are the Irises. Several shades of purple are out today. I pick a couple to bring in, but mostly enjoy them with my "camera's eye". It is a sad thing that they don't last long, but it is a wonderful thing to think how much God loves the beauty of His creation. To create such color! What would our world have been like if God had made everything in black and white? I shudder to think!

Sunday, May 13, 2012



As I sit here on Mothers Day,thanking God for my children and the blessing of being their mother, I am also thinking of my mother, who is no longer with us. This delicate pink fushia is one of hers that I took while out there the last summer I spent with her. She loved her fushias that grow wild all around the yard. She also loved her children and grandchildren. She would have loved her great grandchildren as well. 
She was an example of what a mother should be. She prayed for each of us and never failed to encourage us to seek God's will for our lives.

Proverbs 31:25
"She(a wife and mother) is clothed with strength and 
She can laugh at the days to come.
she speaks with wisdom, and faithful
instruction is on her tongue."

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tuttle Marsh

I don't know if I mentioned I was going up north to spend some time with my son, who lives up there and works at Tawas State Park in Tawas, Michigan.
While there, I was privileged to attend one of the outings of the Audubon group he belongs to, and to meet many of his 'birding' friends. We took a field trip to Tuttle Marsh, a protected wetland in the area. It was a cool and windy night, but I was fortunate and got this beautiful sunset over the marsh along with a pair of Osprey who make their home there.

I will never tire of the beauty God has created for us to enjoy and the responsibility He has given us to care for it. I hope you enjoyed this little bit of Northern Michigan with me.