October

October

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Only The Cat Saw

Every morning when I open the blinds there is a kitty that sits and watches every thing that is going on at our house. She sits under the tree in her little box shape, her little arms tucked neatly under her tummy.


Can you see her glowing eyes? I liked that shot. She watches the traffic, she watches Ron leave for work. She watches me open the blinds. I always look for her every morning as the sun comes up.

We have rain in the forecast. I read this morning. "
BAKERSFIELD HAS NOT
RECEIVED A WETTING RAIN OF 0.10 OR MORE SINCE APRIL 26 2014 WHEN
THEY GOT 0.18 OF AN INCH. SO IN THE MIDST OF AN EXTREME DROUGHT
THE RAIN WILL BE A WELCOME RELIEF AND WILL BE A TREAT FOR MANY IN
THE AREA AND HOPEFULLY NOT A TRICK."
 
 
There will be 4 to 8 inches of snow in the Sierra Mountains and the snow levels will drop down to 5500 feet which means we might get to have a fire in the stove. Just in case I cleaned it and got it all ready yesterday. Last night when I took Sasha out, someone was burning a fire and the air had that crispy October smell. The one that smells of wet leaves and wood smoke and just enough cold to be so thankful for the beautiful weather of Fall.


One thing that I love about this year verses last year is being able to see clearly. Every time I look outside, or look at the sky or watch a hummingbird or spotting Mr. Flicker, I am reminded of how last year I couldn't see any of that. I was looking out at the sky and the colors of the leaves. My whole life, there has been that moment in October, when it is as if I catch my breath at the beauty of it all. Last year, I kept looking and waiting and trying to see it. I of course, in October last year, didn't know that my eyes had got so bad. So I couldn't understand what was happening. So this year as I watch it is like I have been gone and now I am back. I keep being reminded at every turn. I can't even being to voice how thankful I am this year.


I think this year getting to experience fall, is like having the best Christmas present, and birthday present all wrapped up into a perfect gift, that I couldn't have ever imagined. Going from feeling my world getting smaller and smaller, to this year of watching it being returned to me but better and more glorious. I think that really life is like that, I think having to take that next step, through a new door can be scary, but walking though that door and seeing new things and being in new places is a great gift, that can only be experienced though trusting in God who promises to never leave me nor forsake me, and who whispers quietly in my heart, (because I am after all a coward.)
" Will you trust me?"
I hope your day is a beautiful day filled with joy.
~Kim~


" Surely it is cruel to cut down a very fine tree!
Each dull, dead thud of the axe hurts the little
green fairy that lives in its heart."
---The Fairy Caravan, Beatrix Potter, 1929

7 comments:

  1. I am so glad for you Kim to be able to see the beauty this year and how God has reinforced His care for you!
    God bless
    Christine

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  2. Hi Kim,
    Oh, how I hope that you get some rain, and even a skiff of snow would be wonderful! How nice it would be for you have a fire in the stove :)

    I am so happy for you that this year your eyes are better, and you can enjoy this glorious and beautiful time of year!!!

    May this week be filled with beauty and blessings for you .

    K.

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  3. I'm so aggravated with Blogger. I click publish and my comments disappear. I have to type it all in again, and THEN it will publish. Grrrr

    Anyway, I love the smell of wood burning, and I miss having a "real" fireplace. We have a gas one, but it's just not the same (although I don't miss the mess/cleaning).

    I sure do hope you get some rain - soon and enough of it to do some good!

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  4. I am so glad you are enjoying Autumn this year, Kim !
    I love how that kitty watches everything going on at your house.
    Have you tried to feed him ? Does he venture closer as the day moves on ?
    Rose

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  5. I think that kitty either has a crush on you or is a little furry spy. lol...
    How wonderful to see the splendor of autumn in it's full beauty. I never get tired looking at the colorful leaves. I'm so glad you can enjoy it to a higher level because you were deprived of it for a while.

    Our eyes are such a perfect gift from our Creator, yet we take it for granted sometimes. It's good to be reminded.

    You are indeed in a real serious drought. I had no idea you had so little rain. Here we are soggy almost as it rains too often.
    I so wish we could share some of our rain with you.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  6. It would seriously creep me out if I saw those eyes glowing in the distance. Lol. I can't even imagine that kind of drought. I'm praying you get a good soaking.

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