I love my yard because the house backs up to a wildlife refuge. I get to see a long list of birds from herons to hawks, robins to blue jays, crows to yellow finches, cardinals to woodpeckers. They all travel through there on a regular basis. I have had over 20 robins in my yard at a time and over 100 crows. They must have picked my yard for a Crowfest.
This verse, "So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:21 tells me that God loves His creation.
The temperature dropped to 52 today, and it feels like fall! Autumn is my favorite season and it cheers me with its nippy air.
nippy autumn morn
winds whip up on the sand and waves
moving into fall
David Jeremiah wrote in his blog The Turning Point.
“Autumn” only occurs once in the Bible. In Jude 1:12, false teachers are compared to “autumn trees without fruit,” implying that autumn should be a fruitful season, the most abundant of the year. How can we take advantage of the “autumn of life”?
The Unchanging Nature of God
The seasons come and go, so focus on the God who remains unchanged and unchanging. “LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (Psalm 90:1-2).
God's nature never changes, yet His creation is always changing. I love to take one word and look up the scripture references.
|One for You and Two for Me|
6 x 12
acrylic on wood panel
Cupcake shops have been springing up all over. On a recent trip to DC, Kate and I rode a taxi to Georgetown to shop (while the guys went to a Redskins game) and look for the
famous Georgetown Cupcakes. You know the one with the line that goes down the block and
lets only a few people in at a time. The wait wasn't too bad but I won't tell you how many cupcakes we ate. They were all so good.
This pair of chickens was found in my cousin Heather's yard. She has a coup and loves them for all the delicious eggs they provide. All of the 6 chickens Heather has were very friendly... except one!!
I painted this on a new surface called cradled wood panel. This has a 1 inch depth, but can also be purchased in a two inch depth. I am planning to paint lots of small paintings of many different subjects in the next two months. (Please suggest one, or email me a photo if you'd like). Have a great weekend!
Here are some of the lovely garden inspiration spots I saw today. The limited palette of plants in color and type such as hydrangeas, mallow, Indian Hawthorne, hostas, crepe myrtles, and knock out roses are some favorites that were repeated over and over in these beach y landscapes.
Do you post pictures of gardens and flowers? Find me on Instagram here's the link~ http://instagram.com/claudiasfinn.