I am sure that many of you have heard the old saying... "Bloom where you are planted." There is a spiritual depth to that as well. I talked in my last post about being alone. Honestly, I am alone most of the time. I hear people talk about all they have to do for their large family. I could let myself go and be really envious of those God has blessed with many children. I think about in the future when they all come home with their family for holidays and get togethers. I am one of 5 and my husband is one of 7. If I go down that path, I am not a happy person. It is not a path that God chose for me. I need to bloom where I am planted. I can see the good in what God has blessed me with. There are a lot of blessings if I look around. We need to bloom where God planted us. For me that is as an almost empty nester at this point. I am blessed that my Wonderful Neighbor family have 4 children that we get to do things with. They are like our Grandchildren. Then we have friends with 10 children that live about a mile as the crow flies. We get to see them some and we are able to do things with their children. I am SO grateful for that. If I go out and walk around outside, I can hear and see the neighbor children. If I need help they are usually available and come right over to help me. The last 2 mornings they have been on Cow Patrol and helped (read did most of the work) me put calves back in. I am SO grateful for that.
I was out walking in the yard for a bit. I saw this little Black Eyed Susan blooming in the midst of a dry and dead flower bed. It is praising the Lord even though it is in drought conditions and all alone. I need to imitate that in my life.
Autumm is on the way. How do I know you ask... Well, the spiders are coming in the house... YUCK!! Every fall we get a whole bunch of wolf spiders that try to move in for the winter. I keep fly swatters handy!! Also, as you see in the picture below the golden rod is blooming as is the ragweed... AAAAAAchhOOOOOO!! I have seen the purple iron weed blooming as well. All of those speak of crisp Autumn days to come.
The puppy is growing up. She really pesters the 2 big dogs. Here she is trying to shove the ball into Belle's mouth. =) The next picture is of Dixie and Star.
Why is it when a critter knows that you don't like it that it follows you around. I am not a cat lover in any way. I ignore them. This is Gino. He follows me around outside wherever I go. I was going to try and get a picture of all the Sweet Annie growing in the yard, and he plops right down.
Here are some pictures of my newest lambs. OOOOooohhhh, they have gorgeous fleeces. I wish they would come to me. I need to get out there and bribe them with grain.