Friday, July 20, 2012

Peaceful Thoughts

Yesterday was GOD sent. We received much needed rain. Although most corn will be a loss in our area I hope this may save some of the soy beans... Only time will tell that however... but experts are predicting loss to be greater than thought... Life, holidays, and seasons will move on however amid our trials and struggles.. How we handle life's happenings makes or breaks our peace and contentment.  I must admit I haven't been totally successful with the struggles lately but also admit I am trying... Patience is not a strong point of mine but I have been forced to practice it... as of the last month and a half... It is still a work in process....
     As the days tick by it to brings us the opportunity to seek out creative forces that help shape our homes and lives. Making us with talent for creating something original, beautiful, and extraordinary.
     Blossom by blossom spring began this year with thoughts of loveliness for the summer... I had posted a couple lovely pictures early spring but as summer progressed we suffered a very severe drought and all the loveliness faded into golden brown biscuit colors as it continued to dry and eventually burn up. as the rain kindly saturated the fields and grounds yesterday so did new hope arise... My hopes are for refresh and reawakening of our surroundings... The temps are not to be so hot as past days that the joy of pushing open the windows and curtains flying in the breeze can once again be enjoyed... The 4th of July holiday has past with many firework displays being not held as the fear of starting fires were strong... schools will soon be starting for many once again very soon and vacations will come to ends.. I personally will not be sorry to see the dog days of summer end but Tom and many others that love summer and spent hours of everyday on the golf course will not be as happy about the idea... Nothing in my eyes beats the feel and shades of fall when temps become comfort with the wearing of a sweater of sweatshirt...and a drive through the countryside has arrays of colors.. This year may not prove to be a lovely but we will see.. Harvest and garden production has decreased...
     In my thoughts and desires I am ready for the season of simmering pots, pies, and other treats in the oven... And then wonderful apples.. sliced, cooked to sauce, spiced with spices for luscious apple butter.. With fall comes chores of cleaning gardens and yards as leaves and fading flowers arrive.. Also comes overflows of autumn produce.. as we travel closer to this time of the year, I must remember to be thankful for the blessings I do have,, and continue to do so as the season for family and friends and the gathering of families grows nearer.. It seems the desire for all of us want to be home again... making our desires to make our homes more comfy arise...

2 comments:

Ira Huberts said...

After all this drought I can fully understand why you were so happy with the rainfall yesterday Marietta, let's just hope that it will be enough to save most of the crops and harvest. I really hope that life is treating you kindly my friend, for I only wish you the best. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and am sending you lots of love.
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Ruth Kelly said...

We are all so spoiled in this land of plenty that when hard times hit, we don't know how to handle them.