Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine!

This is the view I wake up to most every morning.... 
There's a bit of open sky in our woods and the sunshine peeks in to warm my little flower garden! 
Do you see how the trees are leaning in the picture below?  It's no trick of the camera - and it gives me the feeling I'm living inside a glass globe, like the snow globes we used to get as Christmas gifts when we were small!  Imagine what a view God has as He holds HIS globe in His hands and looks down on US! 

Mr. Wonderful fills the bird feeders with "Black Oilers", as they are known at the feed mill.  Both birds and squirrels enjoy feasting on what we supply, and we have good fortune of being able to watch them from our dining room window.  A perfect set-up for us nature lovers!

The rest of our yard requires me to search for plants and shrubs that require mostly shade to survive.  But Let There Be Light - and I'm filling it up with bright flowers and lots of color!  A good contrast for all of the "greens".

Make it a GREAT DAY!

13 comments:

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

That looks so lovely, cool and serene! We are in the middle of a cornfield - oh how I covet your trees!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

You really are very fortunate to have all that shade this summer... if your having the heat we are. God Bless Trish

The imPerfect Housewife said...

You're living in my dream-come-true backyard!! I don't want to say I'm jealous but...I'm jealous! You are truly blessed ~ ♥

farmlady said...

How lovely, thank you.
Those first two photos are beautiful. You live in a very lush place.
We are so dry here in the summer. It's nice to see this much green.

Chatty Crone said...

You sound so happy today. I love the way the trees lay in to protect you. You have a gorgeous view. Lovely yard. Wish I could see it for real sometime. sandie

Angela said...

Hey Monica!

That sure does look like the trees are forming a globe. You'll have to take a picture of them with the snow on them in the Winter!

You have a very beautiful yard!

Hugs,
Angela

^..^Corgidogmama said...

It sure is pretty in your neck of the woods! Looks like there was humidity in the air today as well.
It's like a rainforest here, so steamy, and hard to catch a breath!
Bring on Fall!

Rose said...

beautiful photos. love your words using a snow glob and seeing the beauty of the trees.

ocmist said...

So much GREEN! It's like being in a forest meadow from the looks of it. So peaceful and beautiful!

Our desert has it's own kind of beauty, but sometimes I crave the green! :)

Shirley said...

Oh, you do have a beautiful place there, that's for sure. Thanks for stopping by. I know that in January-February I'll be looking forward to summer again, but this high heat and especially the humidity is just beating me up this year!

Mulberry Lane Folk Art said...

Oh Monica, your place looks like an oasis. Can we come there for vacation? My Husband is coveting your place in the woods now too. He's from Michigan too and He's homesick. The heat is killing a lot of our green this summer down here in Missouri. ;) Jennifer

Debba said...

Oh gosh, that's so lovely! What a view to wake up to every day.

Melanie @ The Tiny Tudor said...

These pictures are beautiful!