Monday, July 26, 2010

Seasons of my life

Here in the mountains of NC we have 4 seasons.  I'm thinking for me personally, I have lots more than that!  Seems like I get thru one and when I think it's going to be ok, I start thru another.  I know that's life tho.  To everything there is a season 
Some seasons are so hard to bear.  Like the extreme cold of winter and the extreme heat of summer.  I much prefer Spring, when the temps are more to my liking, everything is starting to put out and bloom, a renewal of life and Fall, when the temps cool down, there seems to be a calm about things.  But we wouldn't have those two without the others. 
I received this in my email box the other day and it was just what I needed so I thought I'd share it with you. 
So, enough of that.

My husband has been getting some squash from his vines.  I fried some to go with our dinner yesterday.  Yummy.  I don't fry a layer at a time, I just throw it all in the iron pan and fry it up with some corn meal!!  I saw the green tomatoes on my husbands vines and that got me to thinking about some fried okra.  mmmm.  Gotta get some this week. 

We've enjoyed our porch this year.  Always a nice breeze going.  We sat there this afternoon, chatting, watching the hummingbirds fight.  There is one male in particular that will sit down below the yard in a tree, watching and if another gets near the feeder-which is hanging on our porch-he is up there is a flash, letting them know he is king of that feeder!  It would be fun to have a slow motion camera so I could see what he actually does when he does this.  They are fast! 

The katydids have been singing their song.  I love hearing them. 

All in all it's been a good day.  I'm thankful for that. 

~~til later


thoughtsofaworkingmom said...

What a wonderful post Patty! I hear you about the 4 seasons(right now I am literally begging for the fall season). And the other seasons as well. Praying for you and your family!

Tipper said...

I like your thoughts on seasons-the 4 main ones-and the ones of our lives. Glad your summer is going well too!!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Hey, Miss Patty- been trying to get back in the swing of this "blog thing" again, and thought I would drop by for a visit. Enjoyed the "Seasons" post- I don't have children of my own, but I remember my mother and I having many conversations about how things like that used to make her feel...
Hope you are well and staying COOL- I know it's hot over on your side of the mountains, too.
Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

So loved your post and the post on touched home for me........there are some things going on in my life.......Loved your thoughts on this! blessings,Kathleen

prairiesun said...

What a lovely post. What kind of squash are you frying? It sounds so good.

Jerrie said...

What a beautiful picture you painted with your words! Thank you :)

Sandy said...

I just read your blog and feel a "link" to you -- reading some of the older posts, you and I share a lot of the same views --- friendship, trust, lack of goals, etc.
Hope you've had a happy day and hope to read some more of your blog later.