Sunday, August 8, 2010
My husband and I are "early birds". We usually get up by 7a.m. this is probable crazy since we have been retired for years. At our house, we are surrounded by 4 acres. I, love it in the morning. There are so many sights and sounds of nature. Early in the morning, it sounds like an orchestra is preforming. I, usually don't see the crickets, but the sound is overwhelming. I, always wonder what those critters are saying or singing. Are they telling us we" need to get up and enjoy God's earth "or are they saying" don't bother us , go away." I wonder how many crickets occupy our property.It's got be millions based upon the loudness of their sound. Magically, this sound disappears with the light of the day becoming more noticeable.When we moved into this home over 5 years ago, I thought we didn't have any squirrels but given time I was mistaken. It's amazing how squirrels can act like a circus performer, running, jumping among the trees. They have great speed but can't always make up their mind. Do I go left, do I go right,do I move at all. Well, if you can recall we have 5 dogs(our Babies), and they are determined to conquer and take the squirrels to their deaths. It's funny watching our babies thinking they can jump up a tree that over 12 ft. high. Oh! let's add the charming sounds of the "babies" to the early morning hours as well as day and night. Our "babies" don't give up this battle. I think I witnessed only one capture seeing my youngest baby Micki, running across the yard with his enemy in his mouth. Naturally, his parents yelling to Micki"drop that, Come here". Micki, isn't the best well behaved child, if you can, "get my drift". As the heat and summer are at odds with each other, the beautiful flowers are dying. Let's hope they grace us with their beauty next year. Lo and behold, we still have some sunflowers smiling to us and could be saying"catch our beauty, we are slowly dying".Years ago, we planted a butterfly bush. WE cut this bush back and this amazing bush grew much taller. The sight of butterflies enjoying this bush ,flying from one frail limb to another. Butterflies of different sizes and colors have no hesitation to flutter about no matter who is present.This morning, I hear birds chirping and flying. Well,I need to go into the kitchen to do the dishes. As I am leaving nature's bounty, I can't imagine life would be so empty without God's gifts. There's a saying "smell the roses". We need to do this and not take life and nature for granted.