I hope everyone is enjoying the start of their weekend. This morning on our walk the air was very brisk and it was breezy making the temperature seem colder than it really was. A heavier hooded sweatshirt was needed and a pair of capri's instead of the usual shorts.
I took some photos of various things that have been keeping me busy over the last few days and thought I'd share them with you and a bit of history in between.
|Painted clay pots.|
Husband has not decided what he wants in his pot yet...waiting for spring I guess. I think he would like some type of cactus but I guess I'll just have to wait to see what he decides. :-)
|Somebody hid a pecan!|
|My fern garden|
|Decorated Pine cones|
It seems to me that this time of year nature gives us a bountiful of wonderful gifts. Pinecones, moss from the trees, acorns and it is when we (husband and I) take our morning and afternoon walks that I take the time to notice everything that nature has to offer.
For the past three weeks when husband and I take our walks, we walk down a street that has a cul-de-sac. Just as we round the corner, coming to the end of it we start to smell the sweet scent of Jasmine and as we get closer to this house the scent keeps getting stronger until we are standing in front of it. The smell is overpowering at this point and I have started to just stand there for a minute or so to try to figure out where it is coming from. There are no plants or flowers anywhere around and the rear of the house overlooks St. Andrews Bay. It is on this same street that I have twice found a dove feather right in my path...I even picked one of them up. Yesterday, also on this street, I found a small leaf with three smaller perfectly rounded seeds sitting inside the leaf that was shaped like a very tiny boat. I am quite puzzled by all of this. Some days we only smell it in the morning and not in the afternoon and other times we have smelled it in the afternoon but not in the morning. And then there are days when we smell it both in the a.m. and p.m. This house is empty and the lady who owned it passed away about two years ago and it has been up for sale all this time. The lady had a son and a daughter who are at odds about selling it...the son wants to and the daughter doesn't. So, every time someone makes an offer on it, it isn't accepted by the daughter. I am trying to figure out what God and nature is trying to tell me. I have at other times in my life smelled fragrances i.e. roses, gardenias, frankincense and myrrh when there was nothing floral anywhere around me at home but never outside in front of the same house for three weeks. It has given me pause... I've been praying to God for an answer to why this is happening. But, until I get an answer, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with knowing that I will continue to smell this heavenly scent and be grateful for it. :-)