Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Artsy Photos

I've been fiddling (not with the same talent as Jessica) around with my new camera. Here are some nature shots I've taken recently.

My Narnia photo

"But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble." Psalm 59:16

These next two photos were taken at a spring in the Arizona desert.

"He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul..." (Psalm 23:2b-3a)

"He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs..." Psalm 107:33

Plunging into the deep

Last time we took the "big boys" to the river, Beau took a little misstep and plunged head first into the water. He came up rather surprised, but was a great sport about it all. Once he got all the water out of his nose he wanted to do more swimming. He's actually a water buffalo, in a horse disguise.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Life, Laundry and the Pursuit of Sanity

And yet, there is serenity and peace in the midst of it all.

Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, but so often I find myself rushing from one designated place to another, never really taking the time to be still. With my hubby "under the weather" I had the excuse I needed to take time to pause.

And this is what I (re)discovered:
• Spring is here: people are lining the roadside to take pictures of their children and pets in the blue bonnets, two new baby horses on my way to the barn, cool and CRISP air makes being outside unavoidable.
• Valiant and Madison are so interactive! I know this, but they are more than happy to remind me, in case I should forget. They were SO HAPPY to have me home to do their bidding (cuddle time, laser pointer, more cuddle time, walk in the park, cuddle time).
• The plants on my porch are starting to blossom and grow, a reminder that we can plant the seed but HE makes it grow.
• A phone call from an old friend, which I was actually able to answer because I was home. A sweet walk down memory lane.
• Garlic. I roasted some garlic and it was yumm!
• The book of James is so direct. I haven’t read it in a while and I forgot how much I love it.
• My horse is losing her winter coat and shedding into her shiny new summer coat. Another reminder that life is seasonal, always changing.