There’s a rain storm approaching but this morning started out lovely. It’s about 65 degrees, sunny with a light wind. Time to burn all those deep piles of leaves in the back yard. I love having 6 acres but it can keep one busy.
I’m so glad Steve helped with the raking. I was on the lookout for little critters hiding in the leaf litter but it was Steve who rescued a Redbelly Snake hiding under the giant Chinkapin Oak. He put him out in the woods further back from the house were he’ll be safe to continue on his hunt for bugs.
I planted the Chinapin in 1997 and now it towers over all the other trees. It has the coolest bark, I think. And the leaves are big and pretty in the Spring. It’s a nice change from all the Slash Pine, Loblolly Pine and Red Cedar on our property.
The rain is almost here. There is supposed to be a lot of wind and lightning. ☇ I guess it’s time to shut down and enjoy the show. ⛈️ The doggies will need a lap to cuddle on anyway. Jack especially doesn’t like the noise.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope the rest of your day is blessed with kindness, prosperity and joy in Jesus Christ.
It’s been a busy week, in spite of the severe heat. Today is supposed to be over 100 degrees. It’s almost noon (yeah, I know, I’m late) and it’s “only” 87 but it feels like 100! Ugh. I am not a Summer person. How about a few photos from around the yard from this week.
As the sun began to descend yesterday, I took my usual walk around the property’s perimeter. I use this time to check the fence, pray and enjoy where God has allowed me live. A pair of our Carolina Wren’s had nested in the brightly decorated yellow gourd up in the shade that Steve had made for me many years ago. Lo and behold the hanger had come loose and it and all it’s contents crashed to the ground. The Wren babies, nesting material, everything was scattered all over! Poor babies had ants on them too, so, as gently as I could I brushed the brutes off the little guys, put the material and them back in the nest, then secured the hook with sturdy wire. I think it had just happened as the babies seemed none the worse for wear. I watched from afar as the Mama bird returned to the nest. She popped in and out. Guess they’re all OK. I’ll check them again this evening. This made my heart race, that’s for sure.
I snapped a pic of a homemade sign not too far from us this week and put it on FaceBook. It’s out on Highway 84 between Jesup and Screven (Wayne County, Georgia). These once graced many roadsides here in the South.
Our current Administration needs to heed this advice. I guess most have heard how our own Government is bringing in thousands of unvetted illegals. 😲 Then our own Military is secretly shipping them all over our country after giving them our own tax money to spend as they please. These unknowns have horrible contagious diseases, many are terrorists, and they are carrying that Chinese drug that’s killing our citizens (fen… something). Our own Government is at war with us. ☹️
And how about a couple of photos of our Butterfly Bushes. We’ve had lots of lovely rain this Summer. All my flowering bushes are blooming like gangbusters. The plants are doing so well I almost wish now I had had more of the Red Cedar trees removed and planted flowers and grass. Might do just that this Fall.
It’s dried out a bit and gotten very hot but the weather channel says it will start raining again on Monday. Sure hope so. It’s blazing today. I’m staying inside and enjoying the A/C.
Y’all take care. Keep praying and looking up! 🇺🇸 🙏