Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Photos from a Warm Spring Day!

Here are some photos from our walk today. We have a 70 degree April day out there. "Bzzzz!" that was the sound of a bug -the first one that flew by my ear this season! It was a welcome sound.

A few interesting mushrooms we passed along the way

Like Little Miss Muffet's tuffet! A seat fit for a princess...

Ah, Princess Coco!

My brother built nice seats into the stone wall. Mom's house in the background

Everyone poses on the wall

heading home

It's just nice to see "green"! Here come the irises
Then it was home for a little raking and window washing. The windchimes were hung back up also...nothing like windchimes to accompany window washing!

Though I hate to be inside, it's time to start supper. I opened the window to hear the chimes! Thanks for stopping by to check out our pictures. Happy Spring!

Hid With Christ

As my Aunt Jan wrote in the "corner", the bright little coltsfoot flowers are starting to sprinkle the ground along the roadsides and banks. Their sunny faces are a welcome sight. Until she mentioned boiling them and making a cough syrup I had not heard of it. As many of you readers know, I did experiment with the violets last year and certainly plan on making as much as possible again this Spring! The violet syrup is very soothing and supposedly a good expectorant. Syd does tend toward chest colds, I do not. He used it often and it's all used up. I'll post the simple recipe again  when I make more.

We've seen one fawn so far - seemed early. This is the one I stumbled across in the grass next door, from a few years ago.

 This has been a chilling Spring so far. We've been firing up the woodstove off and on. Our water thawed out and we're not having to hand pump the shower, yay! As I sat having my coffee and reading the Bible this morning I just looked around at our tiny little cabin and thanked the Lord for this comfy, warm shelter that He has provided while we sojourn here on earth. Sometimes you feel a little tucked away on the side-hill, but that is why we have a car (and a job in the outside world in some cases), to get out amongst folk; to be salt and light in this dark world. I was reading from Luke this morning, Christ's words to the seventy, while they were reminded that they had the power to tread on serpents; "Notwithstanding, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are made subject unto you ; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven."

As Christians, our names are written in heaven!! Colossians 3:3 says "For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." It is wonderful to be tucked away under the shadow of God's wings, in the hollow of His hand; hid with Christ, in God.

Coco is here with us again this week. The three dogs and I are all getting ready to head out the door to a little office on the hill. I am thankful for the accounting, side-job that takes just two mornings a week. It's a respite from the post office and gives a couple relaxing afternoons to work around the house and visit with Mom.
Yes, Quincy emerged from the snow. I know I should not leave him out all winter; next year I'll bring him in

My tulips from last Tuesday still look this fresh! They are a great reminder of Spring!
I hope you'll journey up Darling Hill this morning. Remember to take the time to admire the little sunspots of coltsfoot along the roadside. They'll remind you that Spring really is here and sunny days are ahead.  Thanks for stopping by!