WALKING TO ENJOY
Walking to enjoy the outdoors is a favorite pastime of mine. On this particular walk the air has a chill and is cloudy, but you can still see plenty of deep blue sky. At first I go down the hill to get the mail. While standing at the bottom of the driveway heading back up I look forward. On this particular walk the air has a chill and is cloudy.
I notice the tall tree losing its leaves while the short, full evergreen surrounds it like a hug.The driveway curves around and up, but I decide not to walk that way.Instead, turning to the left I keep walking along the bottom of the hill and spy this maple leaf. Its yellow color stands in contrast to the dull brown and bit of green.
I continue to walk across the yard and look up towards the house. Everywhere I look in the sky, the view is practically the same – puffy white clouds floating in a sky of cobalt blue.
Next, I turn and look behind me upwards to the sky and this beautiful sight met my eyes. While looking at the beauty I had to linger for a bit.
Don’t you just love the fluffy clouds and the blue sky? It seems like God put them there partly for our enjoyment.
COMING TO THE GARDEN AREA
When I get to the top of the hill I walk across the yard and up into the garden area. Many things are still growing, but I really love to see these miniature roses blooming in December.
Then I wander around to the back of the house taking more pictures. This big old oak tree is so tall and strong. It’s almost like a faithful sentry keeping watch over the house.
I love the contrasting dark trunk and branches with the rich blue and white of the sky and clouds. What better way to end our photographic walk than with this magnificent view of the setting sun!
After I took the walk and reviewed the pictures, this scripture came to mind:
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
Because I love the beauty of the area where I live, I wanted to share some of it with you. I pray that you were blessed while walking along with me. Most of all I pray these photos awaken a sense of awe in us for our Creator. May we praise Him for His wonderful works.