Thursday, June 3, 2010
our little world
I love mornings on a June day. The temperature is bearable with a slight breeze. From our side porch, many beautiful things can be seen and heard. The birds are chirping, you can hear the neighbor's dogs barking as well as our 5 "babies" Missy, Molly,Megan, Murphy, Micki.Having numerous and very large trees, we often see squirrels running up and down the trees trying to avoid the dogs. While taking in the scene, you can hear the wind chime making beautiful music as a light breeze is causing it to play. No sound such as this can be duplicated. This year seems the best of the best in noticeable beauty in our surroundings. We have 4 acres of land, we have a small vegetable garden with no plans to farm. The flowers are roses(red,pink, yellow)and a number of other flowers that we have lost track of their names. My husband is an inventor, jack of all trades. Because of his imagination, we have numerous items in our yard that are unique and one of a kind. Gerry, built a windmill made of metal, wood, and plastic. It's great to see the windmill blades turn with the wind. I was frightened when my husband positioned this item straight upward as it's over 7 ft. and he had no help but myself. I took a picture of this item, but unfortunately, the photo didn't develop . Near this item, we have the large white bee box. this is for those bees in need of a home. the vacancy sign has been put up for 2 years and still no takers. In the years that I have been married, my husband always wanted a grotto. Over 4 years ago, with the help of family, we now have a grotto which has a statue of the Holy Family, placed on a mound consisting of rock and pink glass. This place is a place to go to think and pray. Before entering the grotto there is a wooden entrance with 2 red bird feeders as well as pink climbing rose bushes. My husband had an old Mercedes station wagon. As a result of a tree hitting it, it was not repairable. What do you do with this item/ well, you carefully mount it on a side wall of our old barn. Now everyone can admire it's beauty. This item is definitely an"ice breaker". in conversations. Near our garage,which is really a workshop, a large bright yellow sun acts as a trellis for flowers as well as gives a glow to our property and smiles to our faces. I, love watching the numerous butterflies of different sizes and colors fluttering around the butterfly bush. In looking in all directions , you can see, hear, smell, the beauty of nature and reflect about family and friends connecting with us in our little world.