Saturday, November 29, 2008

November mist...

"I like the fall,
The mist and all.
I like the night owl's
Lonely call~
And wailing sound
Of wind around.

I like the grey
November day,
And bare, dead boughs
That coldly sway
Against my pane.
I like the rain.

I like to sit
And laugh at it~
And tend
my cozy fire a bit.
I like the fall~
The mist and all."
~Dixie Willson

Saturday, November 15, 2008

treading softly...

Yesterday was one of the most peaceful days I've had in a long time. We got up real early and drove to a place in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mtns. called ~Indian Grinding Rock~. We parked in our favorite campsite, #15, and set up our folding chairs, then just sat there in the midst of forest trees drinking hot tea, listening to the dribble of a nearby creek and watching leaves fall. The quiet was deeply satisfying and filled me with such contentment. We slowly, softly treaded the hiking trail under the 300 year old Valley Oaks, beside gently flowing waters, breathing in deeply of the refreshing mountain air. We spotted a bee hive hanging off a branch of a tall tree. And a nest high up in the pines fit for a king...I'm guessing an eagle or hawk. The green meadows we're the kind you want to lay in for hours. I can't wait to return Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Autumn in Yosemite...

"I SAID, "I will guard my ways,
Lest I sin with my tongue;
I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle,
While the wicked are before me."

I was mute with silence,
I held my peace even from good;
And my sorrow was stirred up.
My heart was hot within me;
While I was musing, the fire burned.
Then I spoke with my tongue:

"LORD, make me to know my end,
And what is the measure of my days,
That I may know how frail I am.
Indeed, You have made my days as

And my age is as nothing before You;
Certainly every man at his best state is

but vapor. Selah

Surely every man walks about like a shadow;
Surely they busy themselves in vain;
He heaps up riches,
And does not know who will gather them.

"And now, Lord, what do I wait for?
My hope is in You."

*Autumn captured on my husband and youngest son's recent trip to Yosemite.