Around the Block…

After a busy week of planning and carrying out great celebrations of our youngest ‘chirp’ graduating, it’s been good to recoup and regroup…and make myself get out in the little windows of brightness without rain and see that all is well and still beautiful in my Father’s world…





P1110309One saggy evening after a slow day of much rain and little inspiration I stepped out to walk around the block. This little bird, intent on rousing me from my malaise, kept swooping down at my back—till I turned and had a talk with him now high on his perch. He twittered back and we had a little responsive whistling going for just a bit before I went on my way, just a bit brighter than when I’d set out ( : P1110312

So, may I commend to you a walk around the block next time your day  hangs heavy?

And consider too these lyrics which brightened my morning today, sung here by GLAD:


This is my Father’s world, should my heart be ever sad? The lord is King—let the heavens ring. God reigns—let the earth be glad


A sad little end note here… no longer are my solo walks under surveillance from this window. My elderly neighbor of all these years, who moved here with her husband from Italy in the 50s and built the house next door to us, has moved away to live with family. Her house is now up for sale, complete with these ‘pinks’ that she always insisted smelled so much better than mine!


Singin’ in the Rain

P1110187 Will it rain? Will it not? Will it rain? Will it not?

Sometimes it’s hard to guess.


We took the chance and headed out.

And it did rain…


…until we got under cover.  And then it stopped, and started again just as it was time to head back to the truck…


But the world is beautiful, even in the rain.

We walked and sang and it was good to be together, singin’ in the rain!

What’s a little rain between friends?


The strawberries haven’t minded a  bit!


In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Jn.16:33