Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday's Thought

My "thought" for today :

A little act of  kindness can go further than one could imagine. Whether it is  a helping hand, a good deed or just a smile to someone who is having a bad day. We need to plant those  "seeds of friendship"  and keep them well watered and watch them grow!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dear oh Deer

We have an abundance of deer. Every year there seems like the herd is growing. I noticed that one of deer has triplets - oh my!  It is a good thing that our gardens are fenced in withe electric tape else there would be nothing left for us. The mature deer are not too afraid of us. They will stay there distance but not run off. The fawn however, are more nervous and sprint away with tails up. Quite comical to watch as one goes then they all decide to run. We can look out our windows and see a deer about any time of day. I have seen some even take a snooze on the back lawn. The following pictures were taken with our trail cam.

                                         Mom, dad and twins
                                           

Triplets in the fog

                                      Two bucks having a tussle

                                       Some of the Herd

                                     Mom and the twins

Monday, August 21, 2017

Festival of Sail

Festival of Sail at Port of Saint John. These are just a few of the Tall Ships that were there. Entry was free to watch the ships from the wharf. Nine of the ships offered free tours. The pictures are from a friend. I was not able to go..... perhaps next year!

The first one under full sail just coming into the harbour.

Five ships in a row at the wharf. Sails down,

Ships along the pier with sails up. Close up.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Fun

                                     Just a little fun for today.

It is raining sparkles. I am sure these little fairies don't mind.
Used different photo editors. The mushroom is my picture. I seen it in the woods the other day and thought it would be perfect for fairies.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Flower Garden Surprise

When I look at my flower gardens this year they really make me smile. They struggled and flourished during our summer. True little fighters! We have had an extremely dry summer. The forest industry was shut down for a few weeks. No camp fires or open barbecues were allowed. I would have had more crackerjack marigolds but the deer decided that they would like a night time snack and nipped off all the buds. They decided that they don't like lilies after a sample. That's wonderful. I'll plant more of those next year.  So for now, I will enjoy the lovely colours they left me with.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday's Word

Although I love all the Word of God the above scripture is one of my favorites.  It has directed me so many times over the years. I first discovered it at the end of 6th grade. My teacher had written it at the bottom of my year end report card. Those were the days when prayer and Bible reading were the first things we did as a class each morning.
I was thinking on this scripture again the other day. On by just a whispered prayer on a situation where a decision is to made God will direct us. Whether it is a major or some small daily decision the Lord is there to guide us.  Learning to trust God turns things around, moves mountains and gives us peace that passes understanding.  It is a daily walk to trust in Lord  with all your heart and not to try to figure things out by yourself. I know his direction for my life is always the best and with that, I  want to travel the road that he wants me to on.
God bless

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Harvest Has Begun

Well, the garden was not as good as I had hoped for this year. Regardless the vegetables are starting to mature and produce a nice crop. Peas and beans are always the first to appear. I look forward to that first meal of fresh snap beans and peas. M-mmm!  Today I am preparing the first basket load for the freezer. They will be enjoyed for dinners and soups this winter. We have had potatoes already but they are not ready for a full harvest. My days will be full I am sure with canning pickling and freezing vegetables. I so much enjoy this though.