Saturday we spent the day at a friend’s house tucked into the waking woods.Forsythia bloomed sunlight-bright against leafless brown bark.Along the slope leading to the pond lay acorns, scattered about like marbles and collected by the handful to be toted home in bowls and bags.Binoculars on hand inspired a search for woodpeckers that tapped the trees.Pine cones drooped from branches framing a peeper-filled pond, their spring song mirrored by tree frogs chirruping in the forest.A pot of sweet tea, a treat for me.
Many thanks to our friends, for creating a quiet place to rest.
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Photos by Ann Kroeker. All rights reserved.
Shelly Miller says
This sounds and looks a bit like a heavenly place of rest to me. So glad you got this time away to rejuvenate.
Thank you, Shelly. It was just what the doctor ordered. Rest. Friends. Nature. Food (lots of food–I didn’t even mention that).
Sounds like a perfect day. Thanks for taking us along. And sweet tea? It’s one of the best treats!
Yes! I don’t have it all that often, because the caffeine keeps me up at night. So it’s a treat (and a risk).
Megan Willome says
So glad you got such a beautiful day of rest.
The only problem? Too short. 🙂
Nancy Franson says
Well thank heavens somebody knew what I was talking about when I mentioned peepers! Our forsythia just started to bloom today, and it seems to be exploding. Hallelujah!
I think drinking in beauty the way you did leads to truly authentic, heart-felt worship. Thanks for taking us along.
Thanks for your note, Nancy. Good stuff.
Diana Trautwein says
LOVED this, Ann. So glad you had a day of beauty and rest. Your pictures are gorgeous – and now I know what peepers are, thanks to you and Nancy. :>)
So glad to share those little frogs and their spring song. I don’t know if they’re called peepers because they peep out of the water, or if that’s what someone thought their song sounded like, “Peeeeeeep.”
Hazel Moon says
A lovely respite and visit with friends is restful and needed. A nature hike and views of birds and flowers.
Yes, and I didn’t talk much about my friends, but they were key to making this rich and beautiful.
Thank you for sharing the day with your beautiful words and equally beautiful pictures Ann. It is my idea of a perfect day.
Thank you, Linda, for leaving a note that expresses our shared love of God’s creation. 🙂