Treasures: Beauty and Peace on a Farm

In last Tuesday’s memoir post I wrote about the birth of our first child, Sara. This past week I spent some time at her place, Edgewild Community Farm, to help out while two of her kids were sick. There was plenty of time to get outside. I walked and looked for beauty to photograph, and I found so much. Treasures are all around if we can remember to slow our pace and look for them.


[bctt tweet=”From a swing in the woods to puppies to flowers, bridge and stream, sunshine and opening gates – I found treasures of beauty and peace.” username=”GaylWright”]


Doesn’t this swing look inviting?


treasure of puppies
Aren’t they adorable?


Flowers and Streams


Wild daisies are some of the best treasures found growing all over the farm. As you can see, this photo inspired a haiku.


Flower treasures


This stream flows through the property and across the driveway. The old bridge was washed out, but you can see a part of the new one that will soon be ready .



More Haiku


Out of all the photos I chose two more to use as prompts for writing haiku. One is about the sunshine and the other an open gate in a field of flowers. I hope you enjoy them, and maybe you’ll be inspired to write one of your own.


treasures in the sky


Treasures on the Farm


Sun high in the sky

An orb of bright light shining

Through the well dressed trees


Daisies lift their heads

Yellow dots with fringe of white

Graceful, wild and free


Wildflowers surround

An opening gate that calls

Come through and explore




[bctt tweet=”I hope you enjoyed this mini tour around Sara’s farm. Might it inspire you to take a walk of your own? ” username=”GaylWright”]


Maybe you’d like to respond by writing a haiku. Or maybe you have another way of expressing your thoughts and reactions. I’d love to hear from you! 


Psalm 66:3-4 (NLT)

3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!

Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.

4 Everything on earth will worship you;

they will sing your praises,

shouting your name in glorious songs.” Interlude


I’m linking up with: #Grace&Truth, #FreshMarketFriday, #InspireMeMonday, #LMMLinkup






10 thoughts on “Treasures: Beauty and Peace on a Farm

  1. Such a blessing to read your Haiku and see the beautiful photos of your daughter’s farm. I love the way that God blessed you with beauty, even as you were there blessing your daughter and her family too. His ways truly are so awesome! Love & Hugs Dear Sister! xo

    1. Thank you, Bettie! Yes, God is so good to give us blessings while we are giving to others. It was such a blessing for me to spend time with her and her family. Blessings, love and hugs to you dear sister! xo

  2. Lovely photos–and sweet encouragement to take time to pause and see the beauty around us! I enjoyed your haiku.

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