Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Wonders of God's Creation



Have you ever taken a walk or stepped out on the deck or yard late in the evening, when the sun was just setting? Or in the morning, when it was just rising? How about in the afternoon, when the sun was at its peak and the birds were out? You should; or you'll miss some wonderful things. Here in the mountains, I get to see the beauty of God's creation EVERY day. I can look out my window in the morning right when it's getting light and see the horses grazing in the pasture, or step out on the back deck for a brief moment to watch the sun rise. At night, when I go outside to call our cats in, I can look up at the stars and moon, or early in the evening watch the sun set. We have woods around our house, and every now and again, I see a deer in our back yard; we also have many visitors such as rabbits, opossums, ground hogs and LOTS of birds. It's fun to watch them all. Mr Blue Jay comes to our front yard almost every morning to grab a piece of dog food and carry it to a nearby tree, or Mr Opossum welcomes himself onto our back deck occasionally to grab some cat food; he is very sly. Our horses our a joy to watch as they run around our pasture or graze under some trees, and they fill up many of my photos.
It's just a good idea to get out every now and again to enjoy God's creation, and to take a walk whenever you can. We have a mountain in front of our house, and have hiked it a few times; we are blessed to be surrounded by such beauty. We take so many things for granted in this busy, noisy world of cars, planes, machinery and so forth, that we don't take the time any more to sit out on the deck or porch, or just in a swing with a good book and a cup of tea (or coffee...for the guys:) and to just relax and watch the birds.
Here are some pictures from my home, and the beauty that we have been blessed with.

In Christ,
~Rose

13 comments:

Rachel M. said...

Those are beautiful pictures, Rose. God does an amazing work! :) That is so neat that you have woods in your backyard. We live in the city, so we just see the mountains from a distance. I would love to live by the woods. How peaceful! :)

Stephanie Stanfield said...

Nice post. I LOVE the first picture!

Rose said...

Rachel~
Thanks! He does, and we are greatly blessed to enjoy it every day. Even if you do live in the city, you can still watch the birds and a sunrise/sunset when you can. :)
Thanks for the comment!

Stephanie~
Thanks, that one was actually from an overlook that goes down the mountain. :)

Thanks!
In Christ,
~Rose

molly said...

Great post! you have such beutiful property!

~Molly

Sarah said...

Pretty pics!!!

Crystal said...

Hay Rose,

You've been tagged! Check out my blog for more details!

Sisters in Christ,

Crystal

Miss Carey @----'---------- said...

Thank your, Rose for your sweet encouragement to make and take time to enjoy the beautiful creation of our Lord.

Your message is well-written, and your pictures are delightful.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to share with and encourage us.

Rebecca said...

Hi Hannah,
I am sorry I have not commented more often I really need too. You did a very good job on this post it is great. :) I hope you have a great day.

Your Texas friend,
Rebecca Marie

Rachel M. said...

That is true Rose. I got up early this morning and I saw the sun rise and it was beautiful. God does an amazing work! :)

Lauren Ann said...

great pictures!

Rose said...

Hi everyone! So sorry for not replying sooner: We've been running up the walls with stuff to do...:I
Oh well, I'll be nice and reply to all of you now:)

Molly~
Thanks! God has blessed us.

Sarah~
Thanks again! ;)

Crystal~
Thanks for tagging me, but, if you don't mind too much, may I please skip this one? I really don't have the time right now to do that; I'm buried in work to do...:( Sorry! I'll try and get it next time. :(

Miss Carey~
I do believe I know who you are! Give me a hint: Did you go to the Civil War Ball Saturday? :D
Thanks for the comment, and I shall try and do more posts soon.

Rebecca~
That's okay, and I'll try and comment more on yours, too. :)
Thanks!

Rachel~
Yay! Good for you. :) I did too, and it had been snowing the night before: It was SO pretty!

Lauren~
Thanks!

In Christ,
~Rose

Bethanne said...

Love your pictures. Oh so lovely.

Rose said...

Bethanne,
Thanks! All of them are from our property. I think that my favorite one would have to be the hummingbird at the feeder.:)
Thanks for stopping by!

In Christ,
~Rose