The flowers still bloom here…

What better place to spend a rainy day than a cozy and bright little fabric store.
Flowers are still in bloom here.


And funky paisley catches my eye with its blend of summer and fall color…


And the biggest problem on my mind is which ones to take home,

…and how  they will all manage to share one crazy quilt peaceably.P1160458


…so as to warm the newlyweds new home…


It is good to have such small problems fill my mind on a rainy day.  I needed a reprieve from  writing and books and study.

Crazy quilt here we come!!!


Have you ever tried a Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt?  They’re great fun!

Welcome Calm


We woke to the welcome calm of a new day—rain-washed and wind-swept by the torrential rains and savage winds of the night…

Remains of the havoc wreaked lie at our doorstep.P1160423


A roof will need attention too.P1160426


But the morning breeze is invigorating.

The garden paths reflect the sky… P1160437

And all is well…P1160429

I’m grateful for a roof over my head, for the man under that roof who keeps me snug, P1160441

and for the privilege of calling the God whom all the winds obey, my Father.


Praise the LORD from the earth… fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word! Ps.148:7,8

He makes the clouds his chariot;
he rides on the wings of the wind.

He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! Ps.107:29-31

Come sit a while…

It is a season for sitting and watching. The bustle of summer is history. My work of harvesting and preserving is done…Cycling is winding down with cool and rain more days than not.  And my body needs a break evidently.  This week sciatic pain reduced me to a poky hobble and the sun shone one morning so invitingly…I thought I may as well just sit a while and feel it’s precious warmth on my face…


…and watch this hungry acrobat glean the last of the sunflower seeds.P1160380P1160374




jay with seed

I would have missed his visit had I not taken time to sit a while and be still….


The ground beneath my feet is littered now with the first of the willow’s leaves


Above my head her gangly-arms stretch waiting to drop their load for raking and raking and raking…


But for now, I’ll just sit a while and treasure the opportunity to rest.P1160401


Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!