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.
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.