When we go down the channels at the lake, we sometimes see the turtles out. One year though, they were much larger than these, and as you might know I hadn’t taken my camera along. Made me have second thoughts and hopes that they never ventured to the beach area. This past weekend though, we did see these few smaller ones.
Nature is so interesting, but I’m glad God made me a human. 🙂 The one looks to be a family with their young.
Textured with rainy day for sharing with Texture Tuesday. Frame I used is compliments of Rita at The Coffee Shop Blog
They have created a walking path along what use to be railroad tracks that went through our town. The walking path begins at the edge of our town and has been transformed into a Nature Preserve as well. Once it is completed, the walking path will continue to the next small town (if you’re able since it is about 7-10 miles).
The railroad has long ago been taken away, but sometimes you can see what remains of the bed and some ties remain. There are birdhouses that have been constructed along the way, and this little fellow was flying in to deliver feeding time to its babies.
Also, along our walk we saw many pretty flowers among the weeds. Below are just a few.
What’s left of one of the railroad bridges.
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Psalm 139: 7-10
Love the Quiet when we’re out on the lake with only God’s Nature and Splendor surrounding on a beautifully warm Summer day, and the only disturbance once and awhile is the tug of a fish.
Sharing with Texture Tuesday for her theme of Quiet. Textured with kk_Summerlovin.
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‘COLOR’ is the Texture Tuesday theme for this week. Sharing some of my wild flower pictures that I took a couple of Summer’s ago, and the one up in the corner is the swim area at my local YMCA. The grandbabykins loves playing there winter and summer. (Note: you can click on the picture for a larger display of my submission).
Textured with kk_pinitonly2
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The view across the field and down the road from my house. This is not this year, but the snow has fallen and it looks the same. Each time I look across the field with the bare tree line, it reminds me of a painting. What gorgeous work the artist Mother Nature and our Lord does. I love looking out at the snow with the world all white and clean like a renewing. When Fall is over and the leaves are gone and before the winter season starts with the snowfalls, it is like the world is kind of sad, and then the glorious snow starts falling, and the world is bright again.
This week and last, the snow is falling…I’m having a good time this year as we head into the holiday season getting back to the basics of what Christmas is all about. I’ve been doing the Advent Study with the Good Morning Girls and enjoying getting back to reading Scripture, which I had let go by the wayside in the past few years. Enjoying my memories of the childhood Christmases with my mom who couldn’t provide and how the small things were appreciated even as a child. I had two sisters, and she was newly divorced, but such fun we’d have going to the corner store at Christmas and dragging a cut Christmas tree three blocks back home to be decorated. I now know the lovely people who owned that store gave the tree to us, but at the time I assumed we’d paid for it. Life was simple, and I now know that maybe it wasn’t so simple for my mother, but she never let it show. She sang, we made paper circles to hang on the tree and we loved every minute of that time. Christmas morning I don’t remember presents being under that tree, but the memories of magical Christmases still remain. Family is Christmas to me.
As time went on and I had my own family, times were better for my kids, they got to be spoiled by gifts, but I tried to keep some of those traditions.
My wish is for everyone to have a blessed & fun holiday season and enjoy the smiles that we see on children’s faces and the light in their eyes as they enjoy the wonder of Christmas. Their faces are a gift to the world as we find gifts in many forms and different places.
Sharing with Kim Klassens Texture Tuesday…textured with her kk_touch of texture-1
Who could paint a picture thus as this
When nature and man combine
the field of corn, the splendor of green trees
against a skyline enhanced only by an ocean blue sky
with just enough wisps of clouds to add to the beauty of God’s splendor
Softly blows the breeze
That whispers through the trees
As snowflakes fall; each unique shape circles around
And eventually makes it to the ground
As one by one they pile atop another
As the whisper turns to a growl
The snowflakes dance and swirl
Painting the trees and landscape a luscious white
As fast and furious as a painter’s brush
using the World as his Canvas ~
and he names it
by Peabea (Patricia B)
(c)opyright 2013 September
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Another from my ‘WEEDS’ photos. Edited with Adobe CS5.
There are so many free things in life..Nature being one of them even if it’s only in an edited photo. Every day there is something beautiful to see just by being aware of the color that is around us. The birds are go getters; up early and busy taking care of themselves and their families. They even fight at times over who found the worm first.
The Butterflies share their beautiful colors as they flit about and seems at times they flit close enough to tease just so we can admire their abstract wings that look like an artist’s finest work. (it is)
I’ve always been such a people watcher. I know it’s impolite to stare, but I’ve never been able not to because we are each such beautiful beings in our own way. When you see a person, do you wonder what they are about? What there life is? How things are going for them? Do they have stresses that don’t show on their faces? Is the smile genuine ~ are they truly happy? When staring at people, I wish all good things for them. We are such intricate, amazing, people just like birds and the butterflies.
When enjoying Nature, there is nothing more soothing than the sound of a bird warbling with trills and melody. There is even something soothing about the cicadas in the evening. And the fireflies doing their magical show has delighted children and adult alike for years.
Among the busy weeds of life, entertainment can be found just by looking.
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Two Eggs & then 4 by 4-27-13
Mama Robin sitting on 4 eggs by 4-30-13
Baby Robins born 5-14-13
Mama & Babies 5-17-13
Babies have grown some 5-19-13
Baby Robins 5-21-13
5-24-13 Babies have Flown
I will now have my hose back. The longest part was mama sitting on the eggs before they finally hatched. They were bulging out of that small nest and by yesterday, they had all flown.
Hope you enjoyed the saga of the Mama Robin and Spring at our house.
If you followed my other post about the nest on my hose hanger, the babies are finally here. Mommy Robin has faithfully sat on those 4 eggs, and now has four babies. Finally, she got off long enough so I could capture this picture. Maybe I can get a video or other photos of her feeding the babies.
I’m just hoping they can fly away soon and I can have the use of my hose now that it’s Spring and things need hosed down. ~smiles~