photos from my little walk yesterday morning

I’m still not feeling well.  I do hope that soon I will have more energy.  The weather was so nice yesterday that I did go out and drink my coffee by the side of the stream.

Spent the majority of the rest of the day on the couch.

My spirits have been low, but I am leaning on Christ at this time (and all times), knowing that my body needs rest and time to heal from the stress and busyness of the holidays and being sick. 





For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground:  I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.  Is. 44:3

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.  Is. 12:3

“Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of HIM, and he would have given thee living water.” 

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”  John 7:38

And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in droughts, and make fat thy bones:  and thou shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.  Is. 58:11



It’s been so warm that the ponds have water on top, I thought it was so pretty how the wind was making ripples in the water.


I thought the underside of this tree fungus so lovely–the design and the color–


some red in my pocket. . .to take back home with me



Later on in the day, I tried out my new tripod:




“Oft I tell Him I am weary, and I fain would be at rest;

That I’m daily, hourly, longing to repose upon His breast;

And He answers me so kindly, in the tenderest tones of love,

I am coming soon to take thee to my happy home above.”


0 thoughts on “photos from my little walk yesterday morning

  1. Hope your feeling better soon!
    Try taking extra vitamins. My mom once told me if I felt a cold coming on to double up on my vitamins. It seems to work.
    Love your pictures! One of my absolute favorite things to do is sit by a stream. I love to watch the water and listen to it trickle, so peaceful!

  2. Sorry you’re still feeling yucky. I’m trying to fight off the worst of mine, but it feels like I’m losing so far. The pictures are beautiful. I love the first, one you can just see the movement of the water.

  3. Awww sweetie, I am sorry you aren’t feeling back to yourself yet. Hugs. Your pictures are so beautiful and peaceful. I love seeing God’s creation through your camera lens. Beautiful. Feel better soon and get lots of restMelody

  4. Oh, I do pray that you will regain all of your strength soon! I have been extreemly worn out also from all of the extra work that I have been doing. It’s so hard, but we must lean on God for strength and trust that he “will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground.” (the pictures of the water are so lovely… it must be beautiful out at your home even in the middle of winter)
    I LOVE the tree fungus picture!

  5. We are all finally getting over our colds – however Meghan has been complaining of some pretty bad headaches the last day or so…I’m not sure what that is about.  Meg’s headaches get so bad that she just wants to sit and cry – so you know they must hurt.  Right now Advil seems to be helping.  We will see.   Meg and Marissa just had their physicals yesterday. Meg didn’t have a problem with headaches until yesterday afternoon…so we didn’t even bring it up at the appointment.   Marissa had an ear infection…although I was a little surprised since she had been acting fine.  Other than that the girls checked out ok. 
    I hope you are feeling better soon…I know how much we both love creeks.  We had so much fun playing in the ones around “the hill”.
    Love You!

  6. I’m sorry you have been sick. There are some nasty bugs going around lately. I hope you feel better really soon. Garlic is my immune system’s dear friend. It seems to really help keep the bugs at bay and if I do get a bug, it helps me get over it faster. I usually don’t get as sick as I used to since I have it in my daily diet. I’m praying for you that you will be strengthened and well very soon!
    The pictures are lovely!!! You live on such beautiful property. It’s a photographer’s dream!!! :):):)
    Have a blessed and restful day of strengthening,
    gentle (((((hugs)))))

  7. I was inspired by the scriptures on your site today sissy. Be glad that it is Thursday and soon the weekend will come and your husband will be home to help you with the children so that you can rest. I love you and will continue to pray for you. I am thankful this is only a cold and I am sure you will be better soon!!!

  8. praying you feel better soon.  the time after the holidays can always be a little blue regardless of illness or not.  such a build up to one day and then “poof” it’s over.  then to be a little under the weather just adds to it.  so much is going around right now in our area too!  hoping and praying you are better soon.  you delight us all so much everyday with your beautiful photography and wonderful attitude toward life.  bless you!!!!

  9. Sorry, Shanda, hope you’re on the mend soon….I love that first picture with the softness of the water rushing….do your remember what settings you used on your camera?

  10. First, I am so sorry that you are still not well. I’m glad, however that you are leaning on the LORD and that you are getting some rest.
    Second, those photos are indcredible. I mean they are frame worthy! You are so blessed to be surrounded by so much of God’s good unhindered creation.

  11. rest well.  it’s a cure-all for anything.  i’ve not been feeling well either… i suppose alot of people could say that right now.  πŸ™‚ i really enjoy your pictures.  they’re so peaceful.

  12. I see very tired eyes dear heart. You do need lots more rest. The photos are brilliant, the tender red rosehips (isn’t that what they are?) are full of vitamin C and can be made into a tea (making sure they ARE rosehips) I am praying for you dear girl. REST now! with the knowledge that many here love you! M

  13. Hey Shanda-Yes, please just continue to rest even though you want to probably get around and so something. I am praying for you. I would to have your stream by my house! The sound of a running stream, soothes me. I am going to go take a nap now, you better do the same! πŸ™‚

  14. Praying for you! Keep resting as you are able.  What a lovely walk and so restful.  I am not sick but feel abit blue after the holidays…..Thank you for the timely words of life! Jenny

  15. Keep those berries away from the dog!!! LOL!
    The picture where the wind is moving the water is so soothing!
    How did you like the tripod?  I am very proud of you! Did you use the timer?

  16. I hope God speeds your recovery from this flu/cold.  I have enjoyed your last couple posts.  I always enjoy looking at your photo’s and seeing what words/scripture you tie in with them.  Miss you, love you, Elisha

  17. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground:  I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.  Is. 44:3
    This really spoke to me!!
    I’m sorry you’re still not feeling well…we’ve all been fighting illness in our house too.  Fortunately, it hasn’t gotten me to bad off…just a few sniffles.  As much as I hate to see the kids sick it’s always a blessing if I don’t get it.  How can I take care of them AND me? 

  18. I’m right where you’re at….sick/recovering from the flu and the holidays….still ach-ey and taking tylenol.  Love that last pic of you with your son…you’re beautiful even when you don’t feel well…. Thanks for the day-brighteners you always provide on your site.

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