Taken at various times in our old neighborhood in East Tennessee.
Hello! Here are some photos I wanted to share with you of things that have happened in my little world lately. :-)
We had an ice storm at the end of February that gave us these pretty icicles along our eaves. Since we don’t get much snow in these parts, I tend to photograph whatever “frozen stuff” we do get. :-)
Doesn’t this chocolaty dessert look mouth-watering? Strange to say, it wasn’t. Neither my husband nor I were very impressed with it, and neither of us are particularly picky eaters. I invented this myself, but it was a dud. Oh well. Some you win and some…
I asked my husband to pick up some flowers one day when he was doing the grocery shopping. I expected him to bring home a small bunch of inexpensive flowers such as button carnations. Instead he came home with these beauties! He said all the other flowers looked “scrappy”, so he got a more expensive bouquet! I was not complaining. :-)
One evening recently some of us cooked our supper over my brother’s portable fire pit. It was a lot of fun! Here my husband was helping get the fire going so that we could cook hot dogs and sausages. The night was lovely – just the perfect temperature for being outside by a fire.
Another day a friend came over with her children and we had a nice visit. Here is “Big Brother” looking at the chicken yard.
“Little Sister” had a grand time playing with some of my soft furnishings.
Some sure signs of Spring:
(Photo actually taken a few years ago).
A Quote from my dad:
”I love these flowers. They tell me winter is past, even if we get another cold snap. Also, you have to see them late in the day which gives you one last cheerful message from God before dark.” - Steve Van Nattan
An article I posted last week over at The Home Maker’s Corner.
Clouds, clouds, clouds. We’ve had so much cloudy weather here in Central Texas since December. It may be “normal”, but we haven’t seen this much of it since we moved here almost 7 years ago. With my SAD (seasonal affected disorder) this weather can be a real challenge. Up until recently I have been doing pretty well with it, but it’s starting to get to me – even with all the things I do to deal with it. (See Dealing with SAD – Seasonal Affected Disorder.)
One enigma to me is that when the sun does come out for a few days or part of a day, sometimes it’s almost as if it were “too much” now. I should be used to lots of sunshine! After all this is Texas! But, still I tend to get a headache sometimes or feel like it’s too bright. This doesn’t happen every time, but it has been enough to notice. I have to conclude that I’ve grown used to the darkness.
That makes me think, though. How much is our spiritual vision impacted by the increasing spiritual darkness of the world we live in? How much have we grown accustom to the gloom of sin and sorrow and wickedness. I wonder if some or all of us wouldn’t be rather over-dazzled by the glory of the Lord if we had occasion to really “see” it.