I've been sitting in my favorite chair for a bit, drinking my coffee and reading a little of Psalm 22, which is where I left off last time I read. As David prophetically describes the crucifixion of the Lord, I am enjoying a beautiful sunny view out of my window.
The beauty of scripture and of God's handiwork in my backyard join and make me very thankful and content.
It's a sunny, humid summer day. I have all of the windows and the sliding patio doors open so that the breeze can waft through along with the sounds of bird song and the whispering sound of the wind in the trees. I've seen gold finches, blue jays, crows and a brown thrush this morning. All are busily flitting hither and yon. I see Mama Cat stalking through the long meadow grasses looking for voles.
The "Oh, deer" part of my blog title? Well, I suppose deer must like sunflowers, because I came home last night and the first thing I noticed was these odd looking sticks in my garden. Wah! I have some more seeds, so I'll toss them in the ground and see if they can make sunflowers before the first freeze! Why not try? :)
Everyone else is growing, though I'm thinking I won't have much for produce this year. I'm overdue for a feeding of Miracle Gro, so I may do that this evening.
The population in our area swells during the summer. On my way home from work last night I was so thankful to be headed home while hundreds (thousands?) headed into town for fireworks. I'm not a crowd person, so I was glad to escape the noise and confusion. There were lots of private fireworks shows going on all around me at home, though I could only see a few because of the trees. That was enough for me! (The trees are much more interesting than fireworks, in my way of thinking.)
I hope you all have a splendid weekend!