Winter

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

Walking in somewhat anxiousness and lots of pain today ~ going to be a slow energy day. Hard to cycle through the pain & anxiety ~

I step outside and sit on my deck, and then decide to put out bird seed, and suet for my birds, as a major winter storm is in our forecast.

We all are getting ready and prepared for the journey at hand. May your day be blessed, and may you find the energy to move forward today.

Spring

Good morning from the lakeside deck …

This morning started out way early with our new pups. It’s a great morning workouot for Leroy and I — from little ones greetings of hello, for immediate outside necessities, followed by eating every morsel of food, then outisde again, then finally in with warmth, fun play and naps! Sounds like a perfect schedule for me! Ha

My morning write —

morning stretch
highs and lows reaching
sleep finds me

Winter

Good afternoon from the lakeside deck —

After a cold and foggy mornning, our day is finally warming and clouds are departing! Expecting to feel warmer today. I have had a hard time getting going today… trying to make good decisions with using my time. It’s a work in progress. Trust me!

My day is full of cascading tasks and to dos. However, I’m trying to squeeze in a short 5 minutes to do this post and to breathe.

My spirit is blessed today by Psalm 46:10, “Be Still, and Know that I am God.”
Living with God each day.

Love with intentional grace and mercy.

My writing:

abandon
escavate moments
linger still

Prayer, Winter

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

Surprise, we did get a sciff’ of snow last night about 9:30 ~ a fairy dusting of light powder, as my niece said, my grand nieces were outside drawing pictures in the snow.

I’ve been wanting some snow as we have missed most of it this year with snow storms going around us here in these northwest Ozark hills.

This morning, I’m thinking about Joy and it’s presence ~ and this is what I’m thinking. . .

If I step aside from my day, and take time to just be here, in this present moment, then I can become more aware of and open to God’s beauty, blessings and love that surrounds me every day.

I feel his presence, here and now ~ as His love and peace is here ~ inside me, and surrounds me at all times ~ for He is forever with me.

My writing this morning ~

Haiku 3/5/3

music air
heart holds believing
joy is full

I sing my song this day ~blessings for mercy, peace, love and joy.

Winter

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

Oh my, we have an early start with our new puppies up about 5:15 am this morning! Sweetie & Ginger doing fine and are really growing in size and ~ learning new ways to get our attention.

Lots of rain last night and still this morning ~ the cold rain hangs in low clouds and cover most of the hills, to where we can barely see the outline shape of the eastern ridge. Looks like winter out there!

Then suddenly, I sighted the brightest blue spot in the oak tree nearest our deck ~ surprise ~ a lovely Arkansas Bluebird!

If you could only see it ~ you would just be thrilled how lovely the color blue looks shrouded in grey.

Wishing you a warm and cozy day!

My morning write ~

Hauiku 3/5/3
Blue and grey
Living life in actions
Moves forward

Hauiku
5/7/5
Blue grey sit side-by-side
Bluebird bright – spark delight
Winter’s hide-a-way

Winter

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

A seasonal cold front is moving through this weekend. However our temperatures should remain above freezing, so we will have lots of rain instead of snow or ice.

When all around us is being effected, we stand in a different world ~ only a few miles apart from the snow line.

I sure would have enjoyed a good snowfall ~ nothing like seeing our landscape in white!

New beginnings ~ fresh and unlimited possibilities ~ this day ~ even in the rain!

Ok ~ right now, I’m thinking I may even try my hand at baking a loaf of bread!

My earlier morning write ~

Dark night skies
Light – soft breezes flow
Touch my heart

Standing out
Cashmere grey landscape
In the pines

Grace, Lake Ann, Loving Spirit, Prayer, Winter

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

Last night I went to sleep way early and slept most of the night, so after a long night’s rest I was ready to wake up early and be with the puppies playing and Dado getting ready for school this morning.

I stepped outside with Sweetie Pie & Ginger Bread and was surrounded by darkness of early morn and it was a brrrr cold greeting. Ha! We evacuated fast back into our warm home and I settled down with the pups laying on my lap and me sitting on the couch.

As the black of night turned into twilight with pale blue lights just hovering over the horizon, I kept thinking about all of the tasks I needed to do today. Pushing them away, I turned to my hands holding a warm cup of coffee! Warmth and calm.

About sunrise, we again stood on the deck and marveled now at the sudden changes as the sun rays began to claim day and touch the low clouds turning them into a blazing superhighway!

Short lived, I tired to hold this glorious sight in my mind and heart as I began to wonder about all the changes we go through and how quickly life can indeed change for us.

I’m reminded of how God is here for us and holds our hand along the way. Wishing each of you blessings of grace and love ~

My morning writing ~

Watchful eyes
Sunrise colors fade
“Still I rise”

Lake Ann, Nature, Ozarks, Winter

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

As I awake in a clear night sky and frigid temperatures there is Saturns’s starlight shining along the ridge. And I quickly go back inside until about sunrise ~ then with gentle blues filling the lower curtains of such a grand open sky. I bundle up and put on my grandma’s quilt over my shoulders as I sit out on my deck.

As light fills the sky and turns into colors, and then to clearly golden lights, I see the fog rising and swirling as it traveled alongside the lake currents. Beautiful!

I’m so blessed by this moment and I hope you too may find time to step out of your day long enough to hold a sacred pause of prayer and sight!

May we See our world differently ~

My morning write ~

Sunlight beads
Fog dancing on top
Sweet rhythm

Lake Ann, Nature, Record-a-Poem, Winter

A Cast of Thousands

There are brand new beginnings for our mornings now with our 2 new pups, Ms. Sweetie Pie & Ms. Ginger Bread, who are eleven-week old Crocker Spaniels! They were escorted by Mr. Les Barry from Alabama to us on Christmas Day, and given to us by Mrs. Sweetie Barry. Life changing for us, and my husband loves them so much, never seen him smiling so much! He us like a brand new Papa! We love our girls!

My morning writing ~

I walk on a sunrise morning
softly I rise
And tip-toe across the cove
to the other side of the sky
where there are soft stepping stones
in pink lace and pink pillow-tops
I float across the ridge
as the fog begins to rise
and I’m lifted up to where
the skywinds roam free
And in this one morning’s sunrise
I begin again
After a thousand nights have passed away
And I ~ still blessed
by life’s small gifts
to me