Observing

So the weather has been amazing here, and I’ve been outside quite a bit more… this afternoon, I laid out on the grass in the front yard, and just looked. There is an incredible little word that we so rarely see… in such a teeny part of our yard, I saw insects I’ve never seen before and tiny flowers I’d never noticed. (And I notice things like that.) After awhile of being mesmerized by all these tiny wonders, I got my camera. You just can’t help it after awhile if you’re a photographer of some sort… haha.

Anyway, here’s some of what I saw as captured by my camera. Though there was a lot more. I hope you enjoy! (By the way, bugs are camera shy. They don’t mind if you watch them, but when there’s a camera involved they keep hiding. Hence so few pictures of them… but there are a few. You just have to look hard.)

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(I also looked up)

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Which one(s) struck your fancy? Why?

I’m Back (Also a Rainbow)

For those who were waiting for my next post on the abortion issue, I’m sorry I haven’t posted it yet. I inadvertently took a break from blogging as well as social media for the last few weeks… I’m back now. I should be continuing the series shortly. 🙂 Until then… I just wanted to share this with you.

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Yesterday morning, I was getting ready to go to work, putting my things in the mini-van. I sat down inside the side door way, and began praying for the Bright Lights Leaders (we had a meeting on Sunday and they all gave requests.) I looked up for some reason, and to my total shock, there was a brilliant rainbow. My mouth literally fell open. 😀 It was not raining at all… It did not make any sense that there was a rainbow.

It was one of those times where you just feel like God is smiling at you. That He knows, He cares, and He’s looking out for you.

It’s especially awesome because those things are all true. They aren’t just feelings. Still, though, it is very kind of Him to let us feel it sometimes, too. 🙂

Gardening!

Interesting new thoughts in the morning; gardening for the next several hours. Welcome to my world. Actually nevermind, we don’t garden that much. This is the first year we’ve REALLY tried… we’ve messed around the last few years. Enjoy watching us work! 😛

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Sisters! 🙂 (And yes I did change my clothes part way through.)

Our Cattail Adventure…

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Emily cutting up some of the stems… (Yes our kitchen is messy. This is called Real Life…)

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This is what it looks like when you are cutting up cattails…

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We found a recipe on youtube–very simple. Cook them in butter on medium high, turn lower, add salt and pepper, cook till soft.

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William and Matthew were at first very freaked out and then fascinated.

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We ate it all up pretty fast. 😀

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And this is the third batch… we liked it so well we went and got more. 😀

So, there you have it. Perhaps this is one of the reasons I don’t fit well into any particular movement… one moment I’m having all these high-brow thoughts, and the next I’m running around outside cutting down cattails and cooking them. Ahem.