Monday Musings

It’s a soft, gentle rain we’ll be having today. Tropical Storm Fred is visiting the Pensacola area, many miles west of us but we are getting small bands off the system. The tropical depression has left our big picture windows all steamy, like a Friday night on Lovers Lane. I can hear the pitter, patter on the steel roof that then runs softly down the drain pipe onto the always thirsty ground. Even though we’ve had a lot of God’s Special Blessing this year, our little ‘hood is always in need of more moisture. We live on the highest point in our county and it’s quite sandy. The rest of the county enjoys a clay mixture that will hold the water better. Makes for better crops. Our only “crop” has been mushrooms. There’s a wide variety all over the property. I was hoping the what I call “Fairy Mushrooms” [a stock photo below, not the exact type we have] would be peeking through the grass but, alas, they are nowhere to be found this summer. They are delicate little things. Very dream-like in appearance. If any pop up I’ll snap a photo between the rain drops.

Instead, we have a lot of these type fungi to the right. Not very pretty, but functional according to God’s plan, I’m sure. They do help breakdown that which is dead to turn it into new soil. God is always taking care of His creation, including us. I thank Him for that.

If we were farmers, it would be to our advantage to raise livestock. Other than planted pine, that is the income of choice of many of my neighbors. There is one Blueberry farm but the water has to be piped up from deep wells. Most near us raise cattle, goats, sheep, chickens, and whatever else is needed and will do well at the markets. When our neighbor, “Mr. Kenneth”, was alive he took me to one of their annual Tractor Sales and Livestock Shows. I think it was in Hazlehurst. What a hoot that was! I could totally be a farmer, just to have all the heavy equipment and be able to ride around on tractors all day. I sure would have a lot to learn, though. Unfortunately, I’m too old and feeble to start that kind of career now.

The Mexican Petunia [Ruellia simplex] on the south end of our home are in full regalia. To me, they have the appearance of big, showy stars, like in the Heavens. Pretty, aren’t they? Hummingbirds are attracted to them too. They are blooming all up and down that end of the house. Once established, they require no care or pruning, drought resistant and require full sun. My type of plant! I’m sure they’ll be blooming happily on their own long after I’m with the Lord.

Time for more coffee ☕ and to listen to the first of one of my radio Preachers. I enjoy Rev. Charles Stanley (Atlanta, GA) and then Rev. Chuck Swindoll (Texas) on GNN Radio. Their sermons are almost always uplifting, edifying and educational. I need that. I don’t think I’d look good in prison orange. ❤️‍🔥(ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥

I hope your day is blessed dear friends. 😘

14 thoughts on “Monday Musings

  1. We’re only 30 miles east of Pensacola and haven’t had one drop of rain. This goes a long way in proving that weather forecasters are almost as bad at lying as politicians. It could be a toss-up, though.

    Blessings to all …

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    1. That’s so true! Steve and I are always saying that! “And they wanna be global warming alarmists … they can’t even tell us what will happen with the weather in the next 5 minutes let alone 10 years from now …” LOL More fool us for listening to that mentally ill crowd.

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    1. Their sermons lift me up. Keep me encouraged so I won’t be afraid. It’s such dark days for our country.
      I wish I could share the rain. Praying along with y’all that it will start soon.
      Blessings to you all. xx

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  2. The Mexican Petunia is beautiful!! Love the color and the simplicity of the bloom! Watching TS Grace now, hoping she tracks the same way Fred did, though I’m sorry for the panhandle. Glad you are getting some gentle rain! Have a blessed week! xo

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  3. That mexican petunia is so pretty!
    I grew up on a farm. My Dad let me drive a tractor only once. He was haying and hopped off the tractor to grab a stray bale. I was supposed to just drive straight. I didn’t do that too well and that was the end of driving for a while! 🙂
    No orange for me either. I love to listen to both of those pastors. I hear Chuck Swindoll more often because of the time he’s on.

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    1. Lucky you! I wish I had been raised on a farm. Sorry the tractor experience didn’t go well. I do know that farming can be dangerous. Many times here someone has gotten injured or killed by the heavy machinery or the implements.
      Listening daily to God’s Word helps keep me on the straight and narrow. I need that. lol
      Blessings. xx

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  4. Ha Ha. I love your last comment about prison orange. LOL. And yes, those are both good men of God to listen to. We are blessed to still have them. I enjoyed your post and pictures. We got some rain this afternoon, I assume remnants of Fred as well. Thankful he didn’t become anything too serious. But we needed the rain. We ended up staying home today and just relaxing. We had a busy weekend, and so today was better for me to be kind of quiet and just enjoy time with my hubby of 52 years. Oh, I loved your reference to the steamy windows like car windows on a Friday night… Ha Ha. Or at least I took it to mean car windows, I guess you didn’t really say that, but I got your message. Yeah, we do think a lot alike. LOL. Our windows were like that today too. Well, it IS our anniversary! LOL. Okay, enough of that. Have a good night, and take care my friend. I love country too.

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    1. As “cool” as this summer has been, I don’t think we’ll have any serious storms. The ocean isn’t hot enough. That’s what I understand.
      Your comments always make me smile and giggle. Thanks so much for stopping by.
      And Happy Anniversary again!
      Blessings. xx

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