Chains

I rented a Bobcat skid steer today to do some heavy work. The Bobcat was secured to the trailer with these heavy duty chains. They are solid and heavy, reminds of Jacob Marley (was that his name), when he visited Scrooge, dragging those chains. #photoaday

Texture

The corn crib is the subject once again. The emphasis here is on the texture of the wood and the rusty nails.  Years of exposure to the elements have produced this rugged texture. We are like wood, in that the older we get, we develop texture and character. The once smooth taught bodies develop texture and character earned through the experiences of life. The more texture the more experience and wisdom.  Here’s to texture. 

Corn Crib Black and White

We have this old corn crib in our yard. It’s totally useless, we do not grow corn or store grain, and it has definitely seen better days. Still, it kind of has a place in my heart. I know at one time this crib was filled with corn that was probably used to feed the farm animals.  I like the look of the aged wood accented with the rusty old nails. 

Reflection

While walking with Vicki this evening along the Cass River in Heritage Park, we noticed the beautiful sunset.  As I stopped to take the shot, I marveled at the calmness of the Cass, smooth as glass and the reflection of the sunset in the mirror like water.  

Peony

Working in the yard, spreading mulch, I had to stop and take in the beautiful bloom of our Peony plant. The peony produces big beautiful flowers like this one.   As the saying goes, “sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses”, or in this case the Peony.   Take time from the busyness that occupies so much of our lives today, to stop and see the beauty of God’s creation. He speaks to us with more than words, God’s “eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. ” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬