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, April 1, 2013

"Like the Gleaming of the Sun on New Grass After Rain"

We got 1.1" of rain over the weekend followed by bright sunshine this morning.  I grabbed my camera as I headed down the driveway to get the newspaper.  Care to join me?

Misty and Hero wrestled their way down the rain-soaked hill while I admired the mist-sparkling morning.

Spiderwebs shone in the woods, every strand glinting in the bright sun.

Misty pretended to be vanquished by Hero, only to spring up and tackle him.

A redbud blossom hinted at beauty-to-be.

Pesky privet glowed in the woods, draped in countless diamond raindrops.
Bursting pink in the orchard testified to an escape from the pre-Easter freeze and tempted me to walk back the long way, past the Lower Pasture and up the hill through Kara's Pasture.

Siobhan came galloping across the Lower Pasture to see me.

I was glad for the heart-felt greeting and laughed at her head-tossing good spirits, all the while bemoaning the halter around her neck--again--and such a lack of decorum in a pregnant lady.

As Sara joined Siobhan in a bucking leap, this verse came to mind:

But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.  (Malachi 4:2, New Living Translation)

The Bradford Pears stood bright against the blue sky and the hint of green beyond them.

Across from the barnyard, kindred spirits shared a friendly moment.

The God of Israel spoke. The Rock of Israel said to me: "The one who rules righteously, who rules in the fear of God, is like the light of morning at sunrise, like a morning without clouds, like the gleaming of the sun on new grass after rain."   (II Samuel 23:3-4)


  1. Those cows are so happy to see you!

    1. Nothing like an animal to make you feel good about just BEING! I didn't even do anything--no treats. They repay us so well for the work we do caring for them!

  2. I enjoyed the walk with you! Spiderwebs are so beautiful when they look like that!

    1. Thanks, Barbara, I was actually thinking of you when I wrote that invitation! :)

  3. Pure Bliss...Siobhan and Sarah are so fun!

    1. :) Yes, they are--and bliss is the perfect word! I was just reading one of Temple Grandin's books about how she doesn't like to see cattle run out of a chute because that means their FEAR is activated. This running isn't about fear, but bliss!


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