Friday, February 27, 2009

Visiting Boyhood


One of our close friends and her son spent the day with us last week to get some advice on her latest home-making interests. Throughout the morning we walked through the gardens acquainting her with what we had growing, planted some new seeds for her garden and explained our small chicken flock and bunny herd and how they support each other in our mini farm. We enjoyed her company very much. Young mothers with vision are a beautiful thing.

All the while I had the delight of capturing "boyhood meets farm life." With so much for him to explore and things to do, I was never at a loss for a good shot. My favorite moment has to be when he after, "having seen all there was to see," spotted the rototiller. A light bulb went on above his little head, he climbed aboard like it was something to ride and started looking for a way to start it up. Boyhood is a beautiful thing.

We ended our visit with a picnic lunch outside on the lawn. It was very refreshing and I can't remember the last time we've done that. The conversation was wonderful, edifying and not superficial in the least bit. All-in-all, our day became a reminder to drink in God's goodness, His blessings and all He calls beautiful.

6 comments:

Marci said...

You got some great shots. He is adorable and all boy!!!

miss mary said...

Hi, miss mary here.. what an adorable little guy. Great pics.

Miss Kelly and Miss Andrea said...

Thanks Marci. :)
Miss Mary, nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping in.
~K

Nick Jesch said...

That one image of your young friend asaddle the tiller is priceless!!I can almost imagine, twenty years further on, his wedding, and that image coming up on the slideshow history of the couple. guaranteed to bring the house down!! Great shot in its own right!! And what a wonderful way to pass an afternoon... building up friends, sharing time, food, outside in the spring... we won't be able to enjoy a meal outside here for perhaps another two or three months.... it WAS 51 degrees out at 9PM last sunday as I was driving home from church meeting.... which was only the prelude to the snow we awoke to Monday morning. But then, you lot used to LIVE in Washington, so you understand. Perhaps that's part of why you are now in Texas? One more good reason to move......

Miss Kelly and Miss Andrea said...

I heard about the snow out there. That's something else. Right now it's quite chilly and we're glad to have our Alaskan wardrobe still. It's been put to good use down here. I'm not particular about areas but rather partial to the people. Ruth 1:16
~K

Nick Jesch said...

Miss Kelly, you are perfectly correct, it is the PEOPLE and close relationships (such as your friend over for the day with gardening as the "excuse") that matter in the end. Weather alone is not enough to cause me to endure the hard work and chaos of moving. Many factors are working together to cause me to look at other places, but one thing is certain: wherever I DO end up going, a strong church body (with attendant relationships) WILL be a part of the picture. And, since I've basically a "clear slate", I will consider the climate as a significant (but not deciding) factor. Abraham had it easy, in a way. He knew not whither he was bound, just went out.... and God showed him, led him. I may not know now, but when it is time to pack up and shift, I will.... hopefully! If not, well, then, I suppose Abraham will become more a role model than I had thought!! Life as an adventure is alright....