Thursday, May 14, 2009

Three for Thursday!

"If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents."
~ Robert Browning

"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you'll only get to play one round." ~ Ben Hogan

"Some people, like flowers, give pleasure just by being." ~ unknown

Today is Thursday. That means it's time for me to share three things with you. There are so many wonderful things I could share.. Pictures and stories and even a recipe or song. I have a blue gazzillion thoughts running around in my head just waiting to be shared. I reckon that means I shouldn't run out of material for a lot of Thursdays huh? Let's get started with today's Three for Thursday!

1:) A photo~
I searched both high and low for a four leaf clover to share with y'all. As luck would have it, I only found this beauty in full bloom. This plant lives in an old igloo, ice water, cooler on my back step. I love to see it with blooms open wide in the early morning sun. I also like to tiptoe quietly past it as it bows it's head and pulls it's blossoms closed in the early evening dusk. It's as if it is sleeping. I guess it goes to bed with the chickens.

2:) Speaking of Chickens!

This is Red Rooster. He is loud and proud. His hens, or wives as we like to call them are a little bit lazy and don't lay as well as the other hens but nothing stops him from being the loudest crowing rooster in the chicken garden.

The Black and white hen is one of his lazy wives.
She lays only about two eggs a week. Her name is Regina. I keep telling her and her other pen mates that they are going to have a new name....
"Pot Pie" will be a fine name for them if they don't get into the game and start laying me some eggs! Actually I would most likely never eat one of them. They run to the edge of the pen when they see me coming in the mornings. They know I have a treat such as sweet feed or a slice of bread. They are spoiled. I think it would be hard to eat something that you have spoiled like Dave and I have our chickens. We love the fresh eggs though! And we love seeing the little ones hatch in our home made ( cooler) Incubator.

3:) a Haiku


the weeping willow
shelters a laughing maiden ~
a young man searches

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Well there ya go with three for Thursday! Today has been a good day for me. I enjoyed some time spent watching my newly hatched quail babies try to figure out how their legs worked. I picked some fresh dill for a salad and stood and ate strawberries right out of the barrel where they grow in my back yard bucket garden. Dave and I walked off a quail run for the males that we hope to either sell to the hunting clubs or eat. We spent some time together just watching the babies in the brooder as they try to figure out rather they want to fly or just run. Take time to enjoy simple things.
Smell the roses or the evening primrose or whatever blooms near you. If nothing blooms near your home you could always plant something in a tin can or a cast off ; cut off; milk jug. I love the simple things! Relax! Enjoy a few minutes daily just looking at the simple things in nature. It will lower your blood pressure and who knows, you might even see something that leads you to a smile! Have a wonderful day!


Sunshine said...

Good Morning Patsy! I smiled when I saw the wonderful pictures of your Rooster and Hen. I went on a bike ride with a friend of mine the other day. While we were riding, I smelled the honeysuckle blooms and almost tasted salty ocean in the air. This was a terrific day! It is great once in a blue moon to just stop...and enjoy all the things around you. Thanks for your post today!

Big Time said...

denver0Well, Patsy you did it again. I truly enjoyed today's post. I love you. Reuben