I'm a wife, mother, and grandma, I live on the plains of central Kansas. I have chickens, goats and a miniature donkey. I also share my life with a very special toy Australian Shepherd, Wylie. Life doesn't get any better than that.
Such a beautiful start to Spring. Warm temperatures in the 70. It’s too bad that it’s not going stay that way. Roads are closing out in Western Kansas because of blizzard conditions. We are not to get snow, we will have below freezing temperatures.
The morning started out with rain and as the clouds broke up there were numerous rainbows. Full rainbows, half ones and just pieces of rainbows. (It was really quite amazing, wished I had taken photos of each one I saw.) I always feel blessed when I see a rainbow and to see so many today I felt hopeful.
Wylie and I certainly enjoy our walks. It’s so peaceful and all seems right with the world. It’s wonderful to see trees starting to bud out, beautiful green wheat fields and so many little baby calves. I hope you are able to find peace and hope in these uncertain times. Take care. Blessing to you and yours.
I always enjoy my zinnias out by the chicken house, (which now is just a house as there are no chickens currently living in it. I do miss them at times, but will not miss the COLD winter days of having to go out and tend to chickens.) Zinnias, one of my favorite flowers, they are so easy to start from seed and SO many colors from one packet!!
After the first frost they aren’t so colorful. A post by shoreacres, on her blog The Task at Hand made me feel so much better about my dried up zinnias and the upcoming winter months ahead of us. Please visit her blog and I hope it can lift you up as much as it did for me. (There is a link to her blog at the end of this post. )
From Turning Toward the Morning, by shoreacres, The Task at Hand
by Gordon Bok
a portion from his song: Turning Towards the Morning
It’s a pity we don’t know
what the little flowers know
they can’t face the cold November,
they can’t take the wind and snow.
They put their glories all behind them,
bow their heads and let it go,
but you know they’ll be there shining in the morning.