April 1, 2013

Yippee for Spring!

Here on the West Coast of Canada,
we are a little sun-starved by the time spring arrives.
It's wonderful to finally feel its warmth on our faces,
and to get out into the sunshine after many months indoors.

This past Saturday, we were able to get some work
done outside, and when we were finished, 
we ate supper at the picnic table in the yard ~
Yippee for Spring!

I had the camera handy to capture life 
as it happened, and these are the results.
Bits and pieces of our day...

~ Fraser's hat on the picnic table

~ Hockey sticks set in the corner, just inside the front gate,
waiting to be used by the boys in a street hockey game

~ Three of my men...working hard!

~ Calvin got in the way of Howie's shovel  :)

~ The finished drain in the back lane

~ Looks like a job well done

~ Emma...my gardener

~ She's a natural

~ Nourishment for our boy...what a blessing!

(Austin's missing in our photos these days due to the fact 
that he's not been feeling well at all ~ 
Consequently, he has not been *out and about*).

~ Clothes ready to pass along

~ The view from the sliding door on the deck
looking into our home toward the front room window

~ The view looking from inside the open sliding door
out the back ~ see the sheets on the line?
Mmmm...I *love* sheets fresh off the line.

~ My Sweetie at the front door

~ Calvin and Howie heading off on their bikes together ~
they were on their way to the airport to watch planes and cycle

~ Our ornamental cherry tree ready to burst out in colour

What a blessing it is to experience the seasons
and the changes they bring.

I *love* the freshness and smell of spring.
I *love* the long days, warmth and change of pace of summer.
I *love* the colours and coolness of Fall.
I *love* the cosiness that winter brings with its
dark nights and fires in the fireplace.

I *love* the seasons.

"To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die:
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
 A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace."

~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ~

May the LORD give us wisdom to know what
to do with the seasons HE gives.
For HIS glory alone.

Many Blessings,


Julia said...

It looks very productive in your back yard...what a blessing Spring is after the winter season!

Praying for Austin..may the Lord nourish his body {{hugs}}

Maryann said...

spring is my favorite of all the seasons but it has been so slow coming this year. Spring has always been a reminder to me of the new life we have in Christ. I love looking at all the little plants that looked like they were dead come back to life
Nice to see your guys working together, will continue to pray for Austin
much love

Camille said...

Dear Julia ~ I *love* spring, too. It's amazing to think you are just beginning your fall...I still find that fascinating. :) Thank you so much for praying for Austin...what a blessing you are.

Dear Maryann ~ Oh, how true it is...spring reminds us of our new life in Christ! How wonderful the thought! :) Thank you for your prayers for our Austin...they are such a sweet blessing to us.

With Love,

Sun Valley Homestead said...

Oh yes...it's been amazing here. Love all the new buds on our trees.

Looks like a very productive weekend. Continuing to pray for Austin.


Camille said...

Dear Connie ~ Thank you so much for praying....the LORD is Good. Always. Welcome back to blogging my friend!


Farmgirl said...

You are enjoying spring!! I so enjoy your pictures and glimpses into your daily life Camille!
The Lord is Faithful!

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ It's an exciting time, isn't it? I *love* the seasons!

Love to you!