Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Colors of Spring...

We took a fast trip to our ranch a few days ago. Sometimes the need is so great to just get out of town and the hustle and bustle and walk into the quiet and peace of the countryside.  We need to remember that in the busyness of life that our souls and minds need to unplug and be still and quiet.
I think it is a practice and we need to figure out ways to be still and quiet even in the midst of our busy lives without having to go somewhere to feel that.
Ah, but the times we can...what a blessing.
I have joked that I want to call our ranch the "Red Bird Ranch" because there are so many Cardinals everywhere out there. All of the men in our family stomp their feet and pound their chests in protest saying that it is too feminine of a name. Not tough enough. Oh well, whatever. It is still Red Bird Ranch to me and someday, Lord willing there will be a Red Bird Ranch Bed and Breakfast on the back side of the property with yours truly running it. Dreaming...
When our kids were little the mama's, poppa's and young ones always referred to this outcropping of rock as "Pride Rock".  Can't you just see Simba up there being held high by Mufasa?
Yes, we were really into The Lion King back then.
 So lovely...

Spring is coming on strong and I am thankful. On my way back to the cabin I walked by these fierce mean looking thorn bushes.  I could not help but think about how these might be the like the thorns that were woven together and harshly stuck on the head of our Lord, Jesus. "Thank you God for sending your Son and for Him enduring such horrible treatment and pain for the saving of our lives!"
Blessings on your day!!
Enjoy these lovely spring days.
Never forget what has been lovingly done for us through Jesus Christ.


Vee said...

Hi Amy, I followed you home after you followed my blog. Glad to find you here! What beautiful captures of the cardinals. They are such beautiful birds and I think your name for the ranch is an excellent one if you see cardinals there often. The ranch looks like a wonderful getaway.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing and love your photos, thoughts, hopes and dreams. Don't stop believing.

Carol Z said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Buttercupland. I enjoyed your post and pictures and hope you'll come by often.
P.S. I'm your latest follower.