Boy do we need to escape from this mess now, and this is a great way to do that. Some of us are busier than ever and some are at a snail pace. I am somewhere in the middle but lean more toward the snail. I wanted to color something to make it feel like spring, even though we are still in long sleeve.
Hearing is such a blessed gift. Cee’sFun Foto Challenge is to share pictures of favorite things you like to hear. There are so many sound that bring us joy, peace, comfort and even laughter. Nothing is probably more precious than a baby’s laughter but since I have no pictures of that I will go with my probably my second favorite. The singing of birds.
These are last year’s pictures as this year the yard is in a total mess of adding a new fence and of course it is raining creating a muddy mess.
As you listen to the things you enjoy, remember the happiness it brings to mind and share it where you can. In all things remember to be kind.
Linda G Hill challenges us to participate in adult color attempts and a lot of you are quite good. So even it if is just refrigerator art, come join along for the April fun. We all need positive viewings and happy thoughts for now.
Now that we are having more “down” time, more coloring is done. I keep forgetting to do a before picture, sorry. I know it is spring but I felt this picture needed woodsy fall colors.
As we all go through this scary time, my prayers and well wishes shout out to everyone across the world. Hopefully we will soon see a decline in cases and we can all come together with real hugs.
During this time know the utmost need for kindness and share it distantly but often. Even a kind smile and wave across the street can be uplifting.
When you have one of those mild winters you automatically expect spring to be quicker, at least I do. I know it is still March, and today is 44 degrees but I am ready. Yesterday I saw my first Gold Finch to my feeder, one male and one female.
I do apologize for what looks to be a bag of garbage in my yard. That is actually home brewed mulch for a raised bed I am adding in front of those firs this spring. Didn’t want to have to carry it to the back and bring it back to the front.
So with the sights of birds and flowers coming up, I am getting more ready, especially since we are home-bond for who knows how long. Hopefully the curve will soon start to flatten and we can begin to relax. I do lift prayers daily for world as so many countries are being taken by storm of this pandemic with the US being the highest number of cases.
Once this storm is passed I hope to get my front fenced in so that I can be outside in the yard with the puppies at the same time without a leash being involved. We both then can be free to move and play. So I shine out hope for quick recovery for all of us and the warmth of spring to come soon. May you all be safe and as always, remember to be kind, especially while this storm is unleashing upon us.
The Escapist Coloring Club sponsored by Linda G. Hill has been a fun thing and I suggest every one give it a try. It really does help you focus on the coloring and allows for pushing aside stress. It works for me. There are calendars, books and I think even downloadable sheets. I was given this book by my daughter last year for Christmas and it really has been fun.
You can tell by the bends and creases in the cover that I am in this book…a lot. Today’s picture helps us remember the beauty of wildlife and the hopes for spring for those of us who live in snow during the months of January and February and hopefully NOT March.
I use pencils as I seem to be able to shade easier with those but I loved Linda’s page this time as she said she uses both. I may try that for next month. You will also see some bend to my page as I had a big helper this time who was fascinated with the pencils – probably because they look like a colored stick – well they are wood…
Come join in with us and we can all color together. And as always remember to be kind, it show the beauty of who you really are.
Irene of Heaven’s Sunshine has a fun Monday post of macros which usually in my mind goes to tiny flowers and insects. Today with 3 inches of snow on the ground, I was not going to find that but I did see these on the steps going down to the garage.
To me they stated, “We know it snowed but we are still here.” Nature has a marvelous way of survival even in hard natural disasters, which of course this is not.
But we can learn from nature in more ways than this. We are stronger and more resilient that we realize. And as the quote says that I have seen several times… “Sometimes God calms the storms and sometimes he calms us and lets the storm rage.”
So stand strong and be kind. You may just be the hope someone else is looking for and together your are even stronger that alone.
There are several of us in my neighborhood who feed the birds. And I look down at the sparrows on the ground and they are fat little critter.
And it hasn’t been that cold yet for them to grow their down for warmth, or are they getting ready for what they know is coming and we don’t. My yard really is a perfect place for them as they can live in the cedar trees on the edge of the property, zip to the feeders, then zip back into the trees. And they are noisy little critters as well inside those trees.
But I enjoy them. Even when I get fussed at because the feeder is empty. They will peck on the window.
The beauty of nature even in your own back yard is an amazing show how everything works together for the good of creation. Even if we get involved to play with nature by feeding the birds. There is a peace about being part of it and playing with its beauty. Even animals understand it and can feel it.
So come along and play and show the kindness God intended for His creation.