Stories of life on our farm in Northwest Georgia where every day is an adventure in this beautiful spot that God has entrusted to our stewardship.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Getting a Jump on St. Patrick's Day

I'm so thankful for my friend Laura Pettit who came over today!  She brought lunch, and we shared about what God has been doing in our lives.  It's such a blessing to be able to encourage each other in our walk with Him.  She and Jim are raising support to go to Ireland as missionaries, thus the "green" theme for today in their honor!
Well, let's say green and brown!  After lunch we took a walk outside and wandered over to the pond where I showed her the extensive erosion that has happened where the pond run-off is.  Laura is an artist, and she definitely has the artist's observant eye because she noticed something new about the stream running out of the pond.  How observant are you?
Here, I'll give you another chance at a higher resolution.  Pretend you're Rembrandt--or even Sherlock Holmes!  Are you smarter than a fifth grader?
Back to the green theme, I love that there's always something new to see here!  This time it's tiny evergreen ferns growing on a piece of dead wood.
More green--beautiful water in our pond!  We both love this shade of turquoise; we just wish we knew what makes it that color.
I'm not really ending on a brown note, because keeping chickens for your own free-range eggs is green!  And so is taking a bath without water, which is what the girls are doing!  Dust bath, anyone?



    Check out this link for an answer to the color of the water. Barbara got me started googling this, and I think the part about Lake Moraine has the answer to our question. It must be the rock particles causing light to reflect off of them. The water is most aqua when the pond has filled suddenly after a big rain--which would be when all the rocks and sand have washed down into the pond.

  2. I'm not sure I see what Laura saw...! I must not be an artist after all. All I see are rocks, sticks, pine needles, a flow of muddy water, and some dried grass...with lots of red mud. lol


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