Experiences with Nature

Summer Flowers

I live in a rural environment. My home is surrounded by trees and meadows. There are a variety of wildlife here – some I would prefer would remain outdoors. I have lived in this environment for a large part of my life. I love it here because I see God’s Hand everywhere I look. People are flocking to the area. The roads are busier now than when we first moved here. Sometimes I want to move, but then I realize that this place is a small glimpse of the glory of Heaven. So I stay and rejoice that I have been so fortunate.

The God of Surprises

Over this past week the weatherman had predicted rain for Sunday night into Monday and continuing during the day on Monday. Rain is so important…

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Hearing the Voice of God

In the early 1970’s my family purchased a bluebonnet covered 4 acre lot on a windy hill just south of Round Rock, Texas and had…

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The Fire Pit Miracle

This has been a difficult Lenten season which followed a horrible year of lockdowns and mask wearing due to the Wuhan virus. The Lenten season…

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A tale of four leaves

Three years ago, a friend, Luanne, gave me four leaves from her night blooming cereus cactus. Three years later the plant is thriving. In fact…

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Night blooming cereus

Two years ago I was given a “start” of a night blooming cereus from my friend, Luanne. The plant I was given was just a…

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A special morning

As has been my morning habit since my friend Lillie passed away, I took my cup of tea outdoors, sat in one of the lawn…

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My Lillie has left us

On Thursday our Lillie returned to the Lord who had graciously given her to us. She had been suffering, limping even with the pain medications…

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Frog Whisperer

 Erin has called me that, but I think I have lost that title already. Last evening after dark I made my usual “frog and toad…

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A Little Miracle

I don’t know if what happened was a miracle, but I intend to think of it as such. After the rain the day before yesterday,…

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The life of a rose

At the Adoration Chapel yesterday morning, I was looking at a vase of roses before the Monstrance. There were roses in the vase, some of…

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Chickadee behavior

This morning as I ate my breakfast I noticed a chickadee taking a dip in the pool. He would sit for a moment on the…

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September Flowers

This morning I noticed a spray of September flowers cascading over the rocks lining part of the driveway. Some of the vine was even climbing…

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Toad in a Flower Pot

This evening when I went outdoors to empty the air conditioner “buckets” – those container where we save the water that comes out of the…

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Hummingbirds

Last Saturday morning I set the sprinklers on for a few hours, one in the front by the citrus trees and one in the back…

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Baby Chicks

One of our older hens, Miss Chicken, started sitting on eggs a few weeks ago. When she could not be discouraged, my husband bought three…

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God Does His Work in Secret

Some months ago a potted plant on my front porch bloomed. The plant is a succulent (a variety of Crassula called Silver Dollar plant) with…

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