Peekers and Seekers

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The weather the last few days has been glow-rius!  In the 80's, soft breezes, birds chirping...after 2 weeks of 97-99*...s'posed to go back up soon.  Wish I could bottle it to share.
Below is a photo of an unusual flower on a wild vine in the back yard.  I don't know what kind of flower it is, looks exotic doesn't it?  only lasts a few hours and sprinkles much pollen on surrounding leaves while it labors to stay alive.
Don't ya see, it's doing the exact work God made it for...wonderful plan.  He made it for US to enjoy...He doesn't need it.  Thanks go to Him!

"Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun."
Psalm 74:16

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Princess, bride, Cinderella...

One of my many grandaughters is hoping for Princess status.  It seems to me, she began this when she was a pre-schooler, and continues today into her twenties.  Not queen, or at least not the "Off with her head!" type queen...nope, Princess's have more FUN with less responsibility. 
Did you see Princess Beatice' hat at William and Kate's wedding?  A doozy!  Sold for $131,000 on eBay a few days later.
But, I digress. 

Our princess was fashioning and wearing hats (helped by her gramma) when she was so young.  She's about 4 years old here, primping in the Hat Shop (gramma's living room).
I borrowed "the princess' car" this week and found this glass slipper hanging from the rearview mirror...she's still hoping to become Princess.

Go for it, Lexi!

Friday, July 1, 2011

My Father built and dedicated a park.

I was just listening to a Father's Day message by David Platt...he's so passionate about God.  It made me think; He, our Father, planned, created and gave a huge park to the first couple on earth.  They could run and play tag in it all day, drink the clean water from rivers and waterfalls, eat the most lush fruit that ever grew.  They had lots of sunlight to warm them by day and a huge viewing screen of stars and moon by night.  Their own personal zoo and aviary for entertainment.
What ecstacy, what perfection.  But, they traded it all in for One, it was one-half an apple (they shared).
Back to Platt.  He was describing the beauty of scenery in Arizona, the handwork of our creative God.  That made me think of other beautiful areas of our country that are parks and playgrounds for us.  Not National Parks, which after all used and put boundaries on His creativity, charge a viewing fee and consider it theirs...but the gifts from a loving Father to His children.
I visit these parks and wonders now by internet and television, but still am pleased and in awe of the playgrounds and gifts from my Father.
"So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her and he ate."  Gen. 3:6
                            below is photo of a 3 wk. old robin in nest in the yard a week ago