Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sunshine and Blue Skies

It is forecasted to be another gorgeous fall day here in Virginia.  Yesterday was sublime; sunshine, blue skies and a day full of fall garden work.  My children and I spent the afternoon hours out in the backyard putting the garden to bed for the winter.  We pulled old plants for compost and raked pine straw into neat mounds over the garden beds.

There is so much joy to be had right in your own backyard!  Caleb constructed a refrigerator, an icebox of sorts, using a method he had read about in his "boy camper" book.  He dug a hole in the ground, lined it with aluminum foil and topped it with Styrofoam for cover.  At one point my 7-year-old Tannah raced by me yelling, "I am full of adventure!"  I smiled at her but had a good chuckle to myself about it.  To be that alive and full of adventure that you just have a need to announce it to the world?  Well, that's just plain good stuff.

We are planning on heading out again this afternoon for some more good fall fun and work.  Picking up pine cones, raking more pine straw and weeding are on today's agenda.  And of course, giggling and laughing the whole way as we enjoy the moments that pass ever so quickly.

An area of my garden that desperately needs some tending!  (However, I tend to love wild places best...)
 "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."  ~James 1:17

Enjoy today,

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