Monday, January 16, 2017

Creek of diamonds

The common phrase “building a personality” is a misnomer.
Personality is not so much like a structure as like a river, it continuously flows,
and to be a person is to be engaged in a perpetual process of becoming.
                                            Harry Emerson Fosdick



The slippery thick ice on the laneway led to a creek. The world was engulfed in a fog that hid everything from the view of a farm girl who passed by in her tractor on her way to work.

The cold water rushed through the culvert, and below the heavily gravelled and travelled lane above. It then ran to the hayfield and back into the earth to disappear.

The water had to pass by the pump house that had stood on the farm long before the farm girl dressed in pink boots had come to live. The cold water had to maneuver around the rocks placed there by a man who loved to make his farm girl happy. He knew that nature’s natural beauty always made her smile, and the rocks, the earth and the sound of water, soothed her soul.


Two days later, the farm girl walked through the frigid cold fast running water that ran past the pump house. She splashed and she played in the water much like the little girl long ago that always found it very difficult to pass any creek or puddle. Some things never change, she thought.


She splashed, and played on her way till she reached the downed cedar rail fence that her cows stepped easily over in the summer, just to get a cool drink. She sat. The frigid cold water rushed inches from her bottom while she sat on that downed rail, and played with her camera and admired the world she lived and loved. The water splashed and laughed as it made its way down the creek lined with diamonds.


Where once ice and fog had covered and hid, the sun had chased it away, to let the water rush through and those diamonds form. The sun bounced off the diamonds under the ice, always indescribable. The farm girl loved the diamonds that nature had shared with her, even though she knew they could never last forever.


The farm girl could never imagine a better piece of land. Never, imagine a land that could suit her personality so well, with its one of a kind natural beauty, its unmatched artistry and of course its very own personality.


Later

23 comments:

  1. Lovely reflection indeed . . .

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  2. They don't last but, like Frost the Snowman, they'll be back again some day. Beautiful shot.

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  3. I would love to live near a creek, beautiful shots :)

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  4. There is something wonderful about playing in the water. After such as dry year I'm sure it appreciated.

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  5. Nothing like nature is there the best vitamin of all . Lovely photos . We are green and mild down here looks and feels like spring already . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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  6. I have these feelings about our small farm. Always great to appreciate our surroundings and be thankful!

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  7. Hello B, nothing like the feeling of home. That's an enchanting stream and those diamonds look to be quite priceless :D)xx

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  8. B,

    A glorious gift of fresh water, great post and pictures.

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  9. perxactly how I feel about Thistle Cove Farm; how can I be homesick for Heaven when I live here?

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  10. The little icy creek sound like a real jewel. Enjoy it beauty. I bet it's peaceful being there in the summer too.
    Enjoy...
    Hugs
    Julia

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  11. Thistle Cove Farm your comment is exactly how I feel about where God planted me. And I too wondered if there are creeks , goats and such in Heaven. Lovely photos wonderful sentiments Buttons. Isn't it grand that He made so many places to match the paradise in our hearts so it doesn't get crowded?

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  12. "the rocks, the earth, the sound of water" are heavenly enough for those of us who love them, and sunshine diamonds are the icing on the cake.

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  13. This post was full of joy, full of life. Thank you.

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  14. Nature's diamonds! LOVE THAT! I love the sparkle on the water and so miss Scott and my walks along the Congaree River. Just have not found a replacement place to walk up here near a river... yet. :)

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  15. How beautiful! There is nothing at all as special as living by water. Lovely photographs!

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  16. All that ice looks familiar after what the Weather Channel has been calling Winter Storm Jupiter. I loved your photos. Take care! Ours melted faster than yours appears to be doing!

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  17. What a wonderful picture you draw or an incredibly beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing your magnificent photos. Specially enjoyed them on a rather hot day in Perth....91F.

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  18. There's definitely something soothing about running water...of course not when it's running out of pipes that have cracked in the freeeeeeezing cold!.... :) :) but your kind of running water!

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  19. Dear Grace your pictures are absolutely stunning .. I have stared at those diamonds for some time now and wish I could put my boots on and find such a beautiful and yes, very soothing of the soul place such as you have here ..it reminded me of when I was a little girl and found everything in nature so engulfing .. set my mind free of all my worries and had me playing for hours.
    Running water from streams and creeks in the woods was glorious .. stretched the imagination and filled me up with happiness.
    I can see how happy you were sitting there soaking in all of this beauty .. well done you and thank you for sharing this .. it made me smile big time : ) Take care Joy

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