Tag Archives: nature

Backyard Paradise

Spring is slowly, daintily, tiptoeing into the dance of seasons. Sunday, I chose to explore, enjoy, and try to express the wild beauty of my backyard. I hoped to even find morel mushrooms, just as I’ve hoped this property is home to Redbud … Continue reading

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Coffee on the bridge, anyone?

So, I really wanted to park on the Coplin Bridge and drink my coffee this morning. Would anyone be able to blame me? Friends, I hope you see a beautiful image this week!

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Soul Sunday

Everyone needs a place where their soul finds peace.  Since Pig-Farmer’s schedule and the budget isn’t allowing for my derriere to be seated pool- or beach-side, with a fruity drink in my hand, I am lucky to have the river … Continue reading

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If I were an artist,

working in oils or water-colors, or maybe pastel chalk, I would name these pictures. Delicate Morning sun Breakfast Details Jewels Reaching Waiting At Peace May you see God’s artistry around you.

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It may be a strangely rainy summer for central Illinois … with a high of only 64 degrees predicted for today. It may not be the summer for bumper crops and beautiful vegetable gardens. It is, however, just another day in paradise! Especially when compared … Continue reading

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Photo Friday (on Saturday…)

Don’t let that adorableness fool you: I meant to blog on Friday…then, of course, I got distracted.  When the UPS driver delivered a package, he told me about a bald eagle he spied nearby.  I yelled for my son to … Continue reading

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The Pace of Nature

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I am normally not a “winter” person.  This year I am trying to enjoy it. For instance, I was on the edge of my seat in my … Continue reading

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Positively sure that negativity doesn’t work.

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” ~ Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind I am reading Joyce’s Battlefield book for a Sunday School class.  I am pondering how to have a positive … Continue reading

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November’s Beauty

I do not normally find the beiges and browns of late-November beautiful … unless it is in the form of potatoes, noodles and dressing. We have had several sun-less days; so this morning when the sun was shining brightly I … Continue reading

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