Friday, March 2, 2012

3/2/12 - A Walk in the Spring

Okay, yes, I know it isn't Spring yet. Spring doesn't arrive until March 20, but try telling that to everything in bloom around here!

The dogs even had a spring in their step during our walk this evening. (Sorry, couldn't resist the metaphor.)

I love this time of year but I feel for those in our country being hit with tornadoes and high winds. I know 'tis the Season, but that doesn't make it any less heart-wrenching, especially since the 1st picture I saw after logging on was an RV on its side. :(  HugZ, prayers and blessings to all.

On a happier note! Welcome to our newest wonderful reader, annandwade42206.  Ann has a delightful blog, Snap Edit Scrap.  And as the rest of you know, that's right in line with my heart strings so I read her blog regularly. And, as if that weren't enough, wait 'till you see the pictures of her puppy, Duke. OMG! Way too cute. Welcome Ann!

RV NEWS - the girls at the office are starting to help me come up with ideas for parking my RV during the week. What fun! As soon as I get the parking figured out for the work week, I will aggressively pursue finding my perfect starter RV. 

My boss walked the parking lot with me the other day, but with so many 18-wheelers pulling in and out, we didn't come up with anything.... yet. He told me to let him work on it.

Stay tuned my wonderful readers!  I'll let you know as soon as I know. I have no clue how all this will work. I just know it will.

Which leads me to a poem I want to close with from the book, “Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On” by Stormie O’Martian. (Thank you to my friend, Marty, for telling me about it.)

Just Enough Light
Sometimes only the step I’m on,
or the very next one ahead,
is all that is illuminated for me.
God gives just the amount of light I need
for the exact moment I need it.
At those times I walk in surrender to faith,
unable to see the future...

I would add that it is especially at these times I walk in complete joy, feeling fully loved by God, complete in life. There is no other feeling like it.


  1. Are those dogwoods blooming in the top pic?? I love dogwoods!! I am spending the weekend in Ohio, the storms in Illinois/Indiana were to severe to bother going home...have to back in Ohio on Monday anyway, so just as well hang out the weekend!!

    1. @ John, I'm glad you didn't brave the storm (so to speak) to drive home. I think those trees are wild pear and wild plum. At least that's what I've been told. I will get a botanist friend of mine to look at the pic. He will probably laugh at me guessing instead of knowing - biology degree and all. LOL. Have fun this weekend. Stay safe!

    2. @ John - here's our answer:

      Debra: The one in front Purple flowers is a redbud and the back one (white flowers) is either a plum or an ornamental pear. There is not enough shape visible on the back one to make any distinction between a pear or a plum.

  2. Thanks for the sweet welcome. I sure wish things were blooming like that around here.

    1. @ Ann - you bet! I was honored, humbled even. I am already looking forward to your pictures of when things do bloom in your area. Hopefully, for both of us, it won't be long. :)