Where we live we back to woods and over the past 10 yrs. (when we built our home) the woods have only become more lush and filled with life. The symphony of sounds makes my heart swell and my eyes weep:D The air and ground is alive with God's creatures running here and there playing and looking for food. The male Cardinal was bathing in the birdbath as I sipped my tea and the ground hogs were scurrying around on the patio playing. The rabbits were looking for a bloom or two for breakfast and the deer were cautiously watching from a distance. A small bluish lizard made a run for it across my stepping stone to safety under the Stella Dora lilies. As the sunlight was flickering through the tall trees and the soft breeze blew across my being the squirrels scampered in the tree branches. They are able to leap from one to another without fear and it simply amazes me:D
The trees we planted have now engulfed our entire backyard and have grown around the deck, sheltering us from what is beyond. It is almost like being in a nest where you are protected on all sides with only the heavens open above. This year, due to the abundance of rain, the plants and trees are in their glory! And, with our abundance of time, are pruned, weeded, fed and mulched making them the most beautiful I have seen them:D
As much as the high price of gas and the 20 mile trip into town are keeping us a bit secluded....and the constant longing of my sister for us to move close to them....and the distance between my beloved grandchildren and us.....how could I ever leave this paradise? I have found the place God meant for me to be. It fills my every sense with overwhelming joy and thanksgiving. Here, I am still on VACATION!