The day begins with birdsong out the window. Wish we could have windows open year round.....wonderful way to wake up.
We went for a drive yesterday and saw that the corn is over my head. No damage from recent heavy rains and wind. I'm married to a wannabe farmer. Joe always watches the crops and talks about the problems of the farmers. Lots of people out enjoying the last of the 4th weekend. Music at the restaurant while people eat.
Rain during the night. I listened to it and watched the lightning as I drifted off to sleep....forgetting the cushions on the front porch. They are damp this morning.
I'm going to make Ernestine's zucchini bread this morning. Check out her blog for the recipe.
http://myjourneytomindfulness.blogspot.com/ She posted her 40 yr old, often used, original recipe on her blog. If she posts a recipe I know it's good. She and I may be "kindred spirits." We often like the same things.....and often are doing things similarly.
I saw another green frog this morning....or was it the same one? This time he was enjoying my petunias.
I have some transplanting to do, but that will be for another day....a cooler one.
It always seems to me that summer is winding down after the 4th. Sales in stores to get rid of clothing before the fall season. Christmas movies non stop this weekend... on a TV station.
My garden is getting tired.....not from heat, but just tired of pushing out those blooms. My fertilizer will perk it up, I hope.
Grand daughter's birthday coming soon. Just ordered her gift...I love Amazon. Saw that my book is on the way. I have one more to read from the library before I can start this new one. Love this summer reading program. Makes me sit and relax a bit more. Five books in less than 3 months. It's all for a tote bag to carry my books in. I could buy this tote bag over and over again....winning it is special. I won my insulated coffee mug last year. Love it.
A story from Father at Mass, yesterday. He was camping with his two dogs, this last week. He heard the weather forecast for heavy rains, 100 mph wind gusts, lightning, and hail. Soon after, his camper started shaking, lightning was coming down and his doggies were getting scared. He remembered that his awning was still up outside. So he donned (his words) his foul weather apparel and stepped out into the weather. He started to take care of the awning...holding the metal pole up in the air. He was a human lightning rod. He laughed at himself at this point. I could just picture him out there, soaked to the gills, holding up this metal pole.... while his dogs barked inside the camper. He said that this was a good example for him to trust in the Lord.
So, I guess that I will trust in the Lord.... and start my day, knowing that He will help me all the way.