God splashes his earth with a coat of many colors, particularly in areas which have seasons. Living in the John Day Valley, we are treated with winter in snowy white, spring with the appearance of multicolored life, summer with deep hues of crayon colors, and fall with its golden splendor. Occasionally, nature can orchestrate an original delight to refresh our soul through a unique display that only God can create during any season.
One such occasion occurred on a summer day last year, which also happened to be on my friend's birthday. Kathy was taking a moment out of her busy life to have a "walk-about" in enjoying sights, sounds and smells of the surrounding countryside where she lives. She discovered an unusual creation in nature, which greeted her in an unexpected way. With my camera in tow, she invited me to take photos of her unique find. What you see is an irrigation pipe jutting out of the hillside that was broken and of no use with just a trickle of water dripping at the end. The water was just enough of a component, along with random dirt and seed, to develop a creation of wild flowers in the midst of juniper trees, sagebrush and dry hillside. Nature's colored bouquet burst from the end of the pipe in a styled arrangement, which would rival a florist's talent. I share these pictures with you, my readers, to illustrate the ingenuity of God in blessing my friend on her special day.
|Kathy's birthday surprise....|
|... nature's hanging flower bouquet....|
|...at the end of an irrigation pipe (click on photos to enlarge)|
The following is a great inspirational video, which completes my message in today's post. I encourage you to watch it in its entirety. May you be heartened in your day and your week through the words and the music of "The Seasons of Your Life".
"The Seasons of Your Life", Inspirational video by ARAND Video Services - Music selection "Remembering the Light" by Kevin Kern. You may also view at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xejXXgPmw6Q
Come and visit The Turn-Up Patch for next Monday's posting. In the meantime, have special days during the week ahead.