God’s bounteous gifts

This morning dawned a bright and beautiful day.  I believe it actually got up into the early 70’s today.  We went to Friends Community Church where there were representatives from the Gideon Bible Society speaking.  I suggested they talk to my boss who usually puts out Bibles for people to take free if they want.

After church, Mark and I came home to get some things done around here.  We have been so busy doing things on the inside of our house (and the weather has contributed) that we have left the outside to go kind of wild.  Mark got out the riding lawn mower the former owner left for us and spent a couple hours mowing.  He had fun with his new toy!

Mark pretending to be a crazy lawn mower driver!

Mark pretending to be a crazy lawn mower driver!

While I was out taking his picture, I decided to take pictures of some of the things that are growing around here.

Lilly of the Valley smells heavenly on the walk to our front door.

Lilly of the Valley smells heavenly on the walk to our front door.

Shy violets

Shy violets

Lupine, if I'm not mistaken

Lupine, if I’m not mistaken

Forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots

All this in a place I was told nothing would grow because of the sandy soil!  Then I had Mark put up the bird house we got as a gift at the house dedication.  It’s hanging outside our big living room window.

An adorable trailer bird house!

An adorable trailer bird house!

About the time Mark finished mowing the back meadow, we started getting a thunder storm that lasted most of the evening.  I know it was crazy of me, but I went out in the rain and took this picture:

Lilacs near my clothes line

Lilacs near my clothes line

One of our guests pointed out on Monday that we have morel mushrooms in our yard and Tim Guckenberg told Mark how to prepare them for eating.  Several people have told me they think I have a grape vine on the side of the house.  I’ll wait to see if it actually is.

What a beautiful place God has given us!

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