I saw a feather drop from the sky today!
I was sitting here thanking the Lord for all He has done in my life. I was thanking Him for my son being able to come and help me for the last couple of months. With all the changes in my world, Charles being here to help, has been an extraordinary blessing! I was also thankful that my son was able to see, and stay, at my favorite place to camp, Empire Ranch!
I’m getting ready to move and I will miss this place, as I always do, but the good Lord has provided other places for me to park. Each of them have their own separate beauty, and special reasons why they are good for me. I have reasons to look forward to each one. But there is something special about this place. A serenity. A peaceful, calming, beauty, that always touches my soul.
I was sitting here just being thankful and quiet for a moment, while taking a break from packing, and I saw this little shadow right outside my door. I thought it must be a butterfly the way that it floated and fluttered a little. Then when I finally saw exactly what it was, it turned out to be a feather, that landed right in front of my door, pointing off to the distance. It is now a part of my little creation of lovely things I have found, or been given, since I’ve been on the road these past three years.
It is the monsoon season here, so there have been rain storms almost everyday. Cooling rains. Thunderstorms, that live up to the name. Thunder that cracks, rolls, rumbles, and echos, on and on. Lighting that sears the sky. It’s often like watching a tree of light grow in an instant! Lighting that illuminates the entire valley. We even had another hailstorm a couple days ago! The grass has grown so high and the trees are full of leaves. The sky is graduating shades of blues so intense and clear that you could gaze at it all day long. I never tire of the grandeur.
Wherever you turn, there is more to appeal to the eye, to the soul.
This has been a wonderful respite. I will hold the joy and peace, the calming serenity, that I find in this place, deeply within my soul.
Farewell for now, Empire Ranch.