Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fall Leaves and Abundance

It's one of those days. I wake up.....WOW! It's sunny out! Get everyone where they need to go the pull on the decade old duck boots, grab a rake and head out to the yard. I haven't been out in a while, it's been really rainy. In the northwest it's misty rain a lot of the time. Most of us love it. The mist keeps everything a lush green. Lately, it has been really rainy. Anyway, out I go to rake soggy leaves. Outside, I discover the last of the seasons flowers.They are bright, spots of color, next to the spent foliage of plants (as I like to think) going into retirement before winter.

It feels great to be outside, stretching, doing physical activity. Filling my lungs with fresh air, enjoying the sun, enjoying all that is still growing. The scent of the earth is more muted now than in spring and summer. Energy is returning to the warmth under the blanket of compost.
The greens are still producing in abundance. I share some with the girls as they search for tasty morsels.

The ladies have gone into overtime production. Eleanor Rigby and Hadassa are laying everyday now. They are entertainment running all around the yard poking into everything. They love to scratch and send the freshly raked leaves fluttering into the air and onto the grass again. Making me rake twice as much. They talk and cluck and follow me around the yard.
I am so thankful for the abundance that we have been given. Thankfulness that I want to express as I go day to day doing the mundane and the exciting. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.


Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh my goodness, Debbie- I didn't know you had posted! I've missed you!! So good to hear from you again...
Your hens are SO pretty! I'm glad to hear they are still laying so good... my silkies have slowed down and I haven't had an egg from the big girls in a while now. (Ever since the raccoon attacks!)
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving- stop by my place and catch up when you can!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love the redo of the shirt! Looks very pretty. The pillows you have are very pretty, too. I love rainy days. I think I get more done when it is gloomy outside. I am not sure why. Maybe the sunshine distracts me. Who knows!
Glad you are back.