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May 7, 2008

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Once again I'm having trouble getting my blog to post. This is my third attempt just like yesterday. The internet keeps trying to go down. I was up about 5:30 and as daylight appeared I stopped to look out my patio doors. I love my backyard. We have a small garden lined with blackberry vines that borders a field planted in wheat. It is such a beautiful dark green and is beginning to head. I love it when it turns to gold before harvest. A couple rabbits are looking for breakfast and a squirrel scampers up the silver leaf maple tree in the middle of the yard. Four cardinals were in the garden along with two bluebirds. We have lived here 35 years and I have never seen bluebirds here before. I love my backyard and when the weather gets warm enough I sit on the patio say my prayers and enjoy the peace and quiet. The view is beautiful with 60 to 70 acres of farm ground planted in wheat or beans or corn (wheat is my favorite) that expand to trees that line the creek.

Donna had her grandchildren this morning so I walked by myself. I enjoyed the iris on the last street. White with lavender and the bottom of the bloom was deep purple. A White dogwood was in bloom across the street. Quiet morning with the birds once again talking to each other. Talked with a neighbor and invited her to the backyard to take pictures of the cardinals and bluebirds. She and her husband are into photography and she has tried to get a picture of the cardinals for a year. Just never catches them at the right time. She had not seen bluebirds out here either and she has lived here a little longer than we have.

It has been a laid back day here. Cloudy and overcast. Intermittent rain falling that made for a wonderful day to enjoy a nap. And I did.

Gratitudes and positives...........Persistanc
e to blog even though this is getting aggravating (LOL)................a peaceful walk..................beautifu
l flowers and trees to enjoy along the way............... the beautiful birds especially the bluebirds I never knew they were that blue in color.........conversations with friends and family.............an enjoyable nap zzzzzz..........my talks with God.............for all of you that keep me accountable to my exercise just by blogging daily

((((Hugs))))

Marie
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  • KATHEE3
    Marie: As I read your blog I could see your garden , there in front of me. You are blessed to have such a beautiful spot in which to contemplate life.
    I am glad you purservered and posted your blog!
    4584 days ago
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    I love the serenity in your blog. There is such peace in just taking the time to appreciate all God's handiwork!

    Thank you for posting such wonderful positives. You are living your life in a state of gratitude.
    Hugs,
    Wanda
    4584 days ago
  • POLLY20
    Hi Marie, Sounds so Peaceful & Delightful as well.. Your time spent is your time earned.. It's so nice that you appreciate everything in your Life.. So many seem to forget what it's all about.. Your hours with God are the most important part of the day.. He Deffinetally will show you the way.. Keep your
    positive attitude, & your love for all the beauty that surrounds you! Love & Hugs Always Polly
    4585 days ago
  • KSNICKER
    Marie,
    Thank you so much for bringing us on your walk again today... The way you describe the events, I felt like I was there walking with you... I even let my mind wonder about taking picture of the birds... I'd love to do that... I feed the birds in my front yard and we get blue Jays, Cardinals, black birds, brown doves and even sand hill cranes come up... Oh and this year we had Eastern Bird Birds. I'd never seen those here before...

    Those phlox you mentioned ( in my blog) that your sister has, sound beautiful cascading over the wall... I bet that is a sight to see...

    Oh and thanks for your input on me having to cancel my appointment. I believe that you may be right and it was God intervening... And I appreciate the prayers... More than you know. I wish that my faith was stronger than it is... But I'm working on it...

    Enjoy your evening...

    ((hugs))

    K
    athy


    4585 days ago
  • MARLA7
    (((((Marie)))))) Just wanted to give you a big hug tonight. ((((Hugs)))) Marla
    4585 days ago
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