I bought three small mums at Wal-Mart and plunked them in the ground by my backdoor. I absolutely love the splendor of autumn colors and fall vignettes. We have a local greenhouse that always has hay bales and pumpkins and mums and gourds and cornstalks set up in a glorious display. So beautiful. I put some more fall touches on my porch this week. My sister-in-law brought me a couple of pumpkins and I went out and found some more gourds from our vines. I pulled some corn from our corn field before the hungry combine devoured it, and brought it home for the porch. I stopped along the road and pulled hedge apples off a tree and cut some milo heads from our ripening field. It made me reflect on the bounty of God’s earth again. This time of year is always that way.
My sis-in-law also brought me tomatoes for salsa. Yippee! I so appreciate having them. Salsa to can today.
Around the farm ~ there was seed wheat work and groundwork and wheat drilled and corn harvest!
We mowed and took the pool down. I actually did some mowing! It was relaxing. I think my mower has missed me. Saturday afternoon was the most gorgeous weather ever. Just perfection. My men were cutting corn and after I took them lunch and rode in the combine, I came home and mowed.
I’ve been reading Eats, Shoots, and Leaves and as I was typing the above sentence, I accidentally hit the comma and the semi-colon keys. The thought entered my mind that perhaps when in doubt about punctuation, it would work to just use more than one mark, thus indicating that the effort was made. Rather like a back-up plan. Surely, if a comma is good, another one added is better! 😉
I got out some fall decor in the house and did a bit here and there. I’m slowly letting go of summer. It soothes me to take time and set things right around the house and pick up all the helter-skelter and “nest” and create my space. I’ve been doing this for eighteen plus years, yet I felt like I had this little revelation last week about how much it speaks to my soul to do these kind of homey things.
The Suburban had to go to the mechanic shop to have a/c work done. Bother.
We cuddled my friend’s new baby again a couple of times and hugged on our little nieces. We baby-sat for one of my good friend’s little boys and pulled out Boz and Thomas Trains and Winnie-the-Pooh stories. I love Pooh Bear. He’s the best. We visited another new baby and her brothers. Renae cleans house for their family. Sweet baby! She is going to be well taken care of. She has four big brothers! So fun.
This quote=good stuff.
Feelings should neither be ignored or placed in charge. ~ Dr. Henry St. Cloud
Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God from His sanctuary; the God of Israel-He is the one who gives power and strength to His people. Blessed be God!
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.