Monday, March 25, 2013

Pink Cadillac's and Diamonds!

Worldly riches are like nuts;
many clothes are torn in getting them,
many a tooth broke in cracking them,
but never a belly filled eating them.
                  Ralph Venning


I am sitting back here on the edge of the pond near Gracie’s Lane thinking about how lucky I am. Huddled under this old cedar tree sitting on a rock while the snow falls down lightly landing on my orange jacket supposedly silent but I can still hear it. The bush is extremely quiet today but very busy. I watch as a large black Squirrel scampers across the fresh snow as fast as he can go his bushy tail in the air, I am thinking he must be late for a very important appointment. I watch a Chipmunk run in the other direction with a huge nut in his mouth. I can see a couple of very healthy looking Deer on the top of the ridge running, they cannot see me. I on the other hand think of the things that await my attention back at the house, my chores are done out here and I push those thoughts of inside work out of my mind. This is my time, I am so lucky to have it. I do not feel the urge to run anywhere today.


I had watched Annie this morning drink out of the stream as I held the bottle under water with the nipple just out of reach, I think she has finally figured it out. I stood in that stream for about half an hour the snow falling down around us watching and making sure she knew this was where she could drink anytime she wanted. I am pretty sure now that my patience has paid off and I can now go visit my girls in the city without worrying about her. I climbed out of the water and watched as she took another drink then turns to head back to the other cows without a sideways glance back at me. Success.


Sitting here now on this rock surrounded by those animals in a hurry while I rested I look at the ice and snow stuck to the bottom of my Stylin’ Black Coveralls, a result of already playing in the water in another creek and trying to photograph those diamonds that springtime tends to leave in the fast running creeks after a very cold night with my Pink Cadillac Boots as the back ground. I question why anyone would have a need for those things. Having already lost my real diamond months ago I enjoy these natural ones knowing they will disappear when the sun comes out but I know I have enjoyed them while they were here and may or may not see them again. I will always be searching.


I am truly blessed with surroundings that I realize others will never be lucky enough to experience and I wish I could share this moment. The peace, the contentment and that love of nature. Just when I thought I was growing weary of the cold and grey days of winter Mother Nature dished up this delightful banquet for me to enjoy this early morning. A Crow flies over and then another heading for somewhere, it seems all the forest creatures are in a hurry today, yet here I sit.


I look forward to heading to the city later this week and experiencing all that it has to offer but I truly do not think I will ever have to look any farther than my own back yard to find those riches of real Diamonds and Pink Cadillac’s. I am truly a lucky girl.

Later.

45 comments:

  1. Everyone needs to sit back and think about how lucky they are. Time well spent.

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  2. You have hit upon life's true treasures. I love the picture in my mind of Annie having her Eureka! moment. Lovely, lovely pictures, as always!

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  3. What a peaceful picture you paint for us. I love what you can do with that camera.

    Have a wonderful trip to the city and enjoy the girls!

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  4. Little miracles are right under our noses every day if we care to look, aren't they. x

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  5. I place a very high value on having a place of solitude- with trees, plants ,animals and birds.More so than many material trappings we humans can become enamored with.It soothes and heals so many things.
    The woods are coming to life again aren't they?

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  6. You are truly lucky indeed and I love how you can appreciated it!

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  7. Very nice series! I am looking forward to the next post ;-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    DzjieDzjee

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  8. You handle winter so much better than I do :-)

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  9. Your love and appreciation of nature is evident in your words and photos. I feel the same. Have a great week!

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  10. Another lovely post Buttons!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  11. It doses sound like a little piece of heaven..

    Hope you have a happy week..

    Hugs~

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  12. We are all lucky - we just forget it, too often!!
    I love your images of the ice in the stream, the fourth one especially!!! I should climb down to the stream here, but not today...
    I am getting better - I had the dogs out for an hour yesterday, loving every minute of it!!!

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  13. so glad miss annie is cooperating with her bottle weaning so you can go enjoy yourself!

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  14. I love your icey shots! You've got it made in those surroundings! Nother better than being able to enjoy all that nature has to offer. We have fresh snow here this morning too, I don't mind, I'm a winter person!

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  15. You have done such a great job with Annie! I'm so happy that she figured out how to drink in the stream. I may just have to get me some cadillac boots soon because one of mine has a big tear in it and I can't splash around in the water anymore!

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  16. I know those moments,like when you look up from some mundane chore and see something in nature so perfect that you get lost in a moment of admiration at the touch of the Master's Hand.

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  17. Very lucky! And what a great job you've done with Annie. Enjoy your trip to the city!

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  18. Oh the joys of nature I do love those diamonds and pink Cadillac.

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  19. Always a lucky girl.

    and we are lucky to call you friend!!!!

    ;p

    (love the ice and water photos - I can hear the creek when I look at them)

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  20. You are one wise woman, B. Some people will never find contentment, no matter how hard they look, and I feel sorry for them. I'll take a calf who's learned to fend for herself, or ice diamonds, or the peace and quiet of nature any day:) xx

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  21. You are truly lucky to live amidst such beauty. Enjoy your time away in the city.

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  22. You have found true contentment...so much more than many never find! Congratulations to Annie...she's growing up!

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  23. So quiet -- and so full of life...

    Hope you enjoy the city as much as you enjoy the country -- in different ways, of course!

    Pearl

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  24. i feel exactly the same way!!

    good for annie....beautiful images today!!

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  25. ah, but you have shared the moment! and we are the lucky ones who have found you and your ever inspiring insight! *hugs*

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  26. Wonderful post and photos ! I feel the same of our little country village in the valley here with the river and forest surrounding it and the fact that nature entertains me everyday in our own back yard and that Miggs and I can enjoy so much of it when we go for our walks in the woods ! There is nothing like being at one with the fresh air and nature ! Have a good evening !

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  27. You are truly blessed! Being outside among nature is the best thing for the soul! Having a quick eye for details is a gift,
    Seeing thing many would overlook.
    Thanks for always sharing your world! Have fun in the city!
    xo Cindy

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  28. Such pretty photos! Glad you had some peaceful moments.

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  29. Being in the city always makes me appreciate my farm even more. Enjoy your trip and be safe.

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  30. Don't I just wish I could live nearby and explore with you, then invite you in for a cup of something warm and a slice of something fresh out of the oven! *hugs*

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  31. I feel that ice is slowly melting. Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear. Here comes the sun!

    Glad your baby finally learned how to drink without a bottle. Now potty training would be a much bigger challenge!

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  32. Buttons,

    Being out in the country and having the ability to breathe fresh air, smell and see mother nature in it's entirety is the best medicine one could ever ask for.

    Annie's growing up! She knows how to drink from the water all by herself, woooohoooo.

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  33. I love how much you appreciate your own place and nature...love it!

    I'm so glad Annie has figured it out and that she has you to teach her.

    Marissa

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  34. I felt like I was right there with you in the bush, watching the natural world, enjoying the quiet. You remind us of what is truly important in life.

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  35. In the past year I have so totally opted out of the hustle and bustle...sometimes I think I am secretely planning my "great escape"..though I have no idea what that means!!xo...have a great trip!

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  36. I think most of us can find the best treasurers in our own back yard if we take the time to look for them.

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  37. Many people will never experience what you have on your property plus the snow...enjoyed your post as always. Hugs M xox

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  38. Most of us are surrounded by beauty every day, but the truly blessed person is the one who appreciates those surroundings. Lovely.

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  39. You see, appreciate and are blessed with understanding the beauty around you on a daily basis. God blesses you with such awareness and in turn you have many many blessings on your land.
    ((hugs))

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  40. Sometimes I feel guilty at having all of the things I have where I live -- being grateful comes easy here. :)

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  41. Such a blessing, Buttons! Hoe fortunate you are to know that happiness can be found right where you are. :)

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  42. Glad you are going to be able to visit your girls this weekend. I am also glad you are enjoying the snow. I think you might be the only person I know that is enjoying it! I'm tired of it!

    Cindy Bee

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