Monday, September 22, 2014

Life is good and back to my normal!

To get all there is out of living we must employ our time wisely:
never being in too much of a hurry to stop and sip life,
but never losing our sense of the enormous value of a minute.
                               Robert Rawls Updegraff


My eyes captured a quick flash of white in the field full of lush green grasses with only a few round hay bales still waiting but trying to hide. My heart started beating faster excited about finally having time to enjoy those simple things the farm has always had to offer. I ran to grab the binoculars then scanned the field searching for that fast moving blur hoping it was something I have missed, hoping it was something new, an Elk would be nice, I thought.


There it was a beautiful thick shiny haired coat of white and brown, a white tailed deer running quickly, frightened from an unknown and not visible to me reason. My heart beats faster worried about its safety then it suddenly stops and looks behind. There was nothing there that I could see and the deer must have figured out it was racing from shadows, she dropped her head and started munching on the green morsels of alfalfa buds covered in a layer of frosty white. A cold frosty morning that reminds me that the summer was now gone slipping by without a glance from me and that winter was indeed on its way. I had missed so much of my world.


Scanning the field for other things that may have possibly been overlooked and hiding in the lush grasses there were six of my taunting turkeys dancing, oh it was a beautiful sight indeed. I could only see their heads bobbing up and down but I am convinced they were dancing only for me. They missed me as much as I had missed them. There was Mr. Tom strutting his stuff no doubt but I could not see because the lush green grass was hiding his familiar routine. He was staring straight into the lens of the binoculars, straight into my eye, and straight into my soul, oh yes I knew this was true. Dance, dance, and keep dancing Mr. Tom. I set the binoculars down on the counter and danced around the kitchen.

Oh I love my world, soft music floats in my mind thinking of heading to the comforting, sounds and wonders of that bush full of now changing colourful leaves. I have missed a whole block of time and now it was time to reconnect.


As I turned to get dressed in many layers I glanced out the back kitchen window to see the cows heading thorough the gate, no doubt heading to that comforting full of soothing sounds tree filled bush off in the distance. I thought to myself I must hurry but my feet would not move, my eyes locked. Six more taunting turkeys were dancing under the old apple tree that had produced no fruit. They were pecking the ground and I wondered what they were eating, they looked up as if they knew I was watching. A flock of Canada Geese flew over the barn unusually silent heading south, I wondered if that was the right direction, I always wonder.


With those imaginary soft sounds dancing in my head and surrounded by dancing turkeys and deer that run from shadows to the safety of the farm I smile and my heart is full of love knowing I am truly where I need to be. My normal is back, and there is nothing I would change.


So, now I must tell you I am taking a little break. If you are wondering where I am, imagine my sitting on a rock in the middle of the bush smiling, with a sweet music that only I seem to be hearing dancing in my head. Sheltered and held tight in Mother Nature’s comforting arms and gathering strength for the next round of life that may be lying ahead. See you all soon.


Later

45 comments:

  1. Do enjoy your break and although it may be little, Mother Nature will re-fuel you. Been there and she does a great job!...:)JP

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  2. Loved the beautiful fall colors. I understand the excitement nature can supply. Enjoy your break.

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  3. I'm so glad you have found your 'normal' self again. The photos are lovely. Keep dancing see you soon I hope.

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  4. Grace girl .. I know you went through a lot of happy stress with the wedding and all the forethought/preparations ... it must have been so overwhelming at times .. happy or not ! haha
    Now to have "normal" back it would be impossible not to appreciate it .. so revel in it's glory ... soak up all it's happiness .. enjoy every minute of it girl ... I wish I could sit in the middle of the woods some where and enjoy all of those comforting sounds and smells too.
    Your pictures are beautiful !
    Take care
    Joy : )

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  5. You enjoy every "break" moment . . .
    Lovely post!

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  6. Enjoy your break, Buttons! I do hope you find lots of time to spend in nature.

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  7. Our timing stinks.... I may be coming back just as you are leaving. Lol. Hope you are well. Have a great break! xo

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    1. Oh Your coming back I am so excited you have been missed. I won't be long Hug B

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    2. Nancy, you are coming back! YAY!
      Buttons, I know you will enjoy your break in the bush with Leo, and all the cows. Enjoy this Fall season, I think it will be a memorable one.

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  8. Oh, I'm so glad to see these beautiful glimpses into your lovely, lovely world, my sweet friend. I will miss you on your break, but I will imagine you like you described~

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  9. Beautiful collection of shots! Especially the mushrooms. Enjoy your break. Bring back lots of pics and stories.

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  10. just lovely glimpses into your day. enjoy your break!

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  11. Sounds wonderful....I will be with you in spirit.

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  12. Breath deeply and rest fully and see you on the flip side!

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  13. It's all so beautiful B. you deserve your heaven! enjoy your break and take many photos :) hugs B.

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  14. Oh those mushrooms are cool!
    I always think the white tail are waving bye bye as they are running away.
    Enjoy your break.
    Cheri

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  15. i do love being outdoors with you!! enjoy your alone time!!!

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  16. B,

    The great outdoors, is the best place to be to relax, become stress free, and to be with the good Lord.
    I love all of your beautiful fall pictures.

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  17. Dancing turkeys, silent Canadian geese, and deer prancing through your fields...how awesome! I feel like I'm right there too Grace, maybe even dancing with you in your kitchen, celebrating Mother Nature and all her wonders....thanks again for another great post!

    Your writing buddy.....
    Wendy

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  18. Love the photos!
    Enjoy your break :)

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  19. Let me tell you, from one who's been there, the next chapter of life will bring sweet surprises. :-) Lovely fallish photos!

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  20. Normal? What is normal, Buttons? Popping in to see what I have missed and you're off to your little hidey hole. Enjoy yourself. Hugs Sue

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  21. We will all be here when you get back. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  22. Beautiful photos! - Would love to see a deer...

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  23. Fabulous post Buttons, enjoy your break, these are gorgeous photos that go so well with your dialogue! Hugs to you too..

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  24. Enjoy your time away. Hugs M xox

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  25. Wonderful photos! Enjoy your time off

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  26. Beautiful photos... Beautiful words...

    It is Wise to take a break, when it feels right. Enjoy!

    Happy Autumn,
    Tessa~

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  27. Have a good break, and come back to us refreshed, with a million new photos!!! I love the ones of the leaves, here!
    Happy Autumn!

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  28. love that smile!! enjoy your break and also, yay, did i read that right, nancy is back!!

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    1. We shall see I do hope so Tanya she was missed. xo

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  29. You will be missed on your break :) hope you're not gone too long!

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  30. It is wonderful isn't it to come back to your world and enjoy the simple things it has to offer.

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  31. I'm so glad you are back in your beloved Nature. You write in such a close, lovely way--I can see and hear and smell what you describe. Enjoy your break, but please come back soon! :-)

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  32. Back to normal is usually good. But for some of us, normal is not a happy experience.

    I hope you thoroughly enjoy your time in the bush!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  33. *and all in a sweatshirt dress*

    you forgot something....

    ;p

    xoxo

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  34. I can feel your excitement about nature beckoning you back into the fold. Enjoy your break away. Awesome shots! Don't forget to come back to share your experience with nature and such.

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  35. Beautiful fall pictures. I love the pictures of those mushrooms. What pretty things surround you.

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  36. Fulsome fungii, and life back to normal...what else can we ask for?

    Jen

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  37. Ahh...glad to hear all of this. Gorgeous photos. I saw the largest taunting turkey the other day and I thought of you!

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  38. I'm just now reading this...as you know I've been a little distracted lately. I hope you enjoy your much deserved break!

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  39. Enjoy your break, but don't forget to come back to us! Your pictures are beautiful. So glad nothing was after that poor deer. Hunting season starts soon here and I asked a friend to help me crochet a bunch of orange deer vests!

    Cindy. Bee

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  40. I always love your photos, but these are exceptionally cool.
    (and yay for Nancy's Pending return)

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