Wednesday, December 21, 2011

When Day Ends...

and evening falls...
 the kitchen is cleaned up from suppertime...
and I wander outside

making sure the chickens are safely tucked inside the coop before securing their door

and kicking a few balls across the yard for the dogs to chase...
while the last glow of the sunset is fading into a velvet darkness...
and twilight quietly tiptoes in

and, it is time to call on the quiet of the evening...
as the tree frogs and crickets begin to sing to one another
through the curtain of the night

so now, the promise of a warm shower begins to slowly call to me...
after a day of work and duties finished

and once we two have shared some hot cocoa tea...
and put in a little reading...
the lull of dreamy sleep beckons from the comfort of bed

If the Lord is willing...
I shall be back after the new year has started
and I will post on why we homestead

May the Lord shine His grace on you and turn your eyes towards Him.


  1. Beautiful...May Our Lord bless you and yours this upcoming year!


    by the way...the picture that shows your husband with his cap...he is holding what we call a guanabana...and they are delicious!

  2. We sure do have a lot in common. You've described what it's like in the evenings here with the cicadas and frogs singing in the cool of the evening.

    I see your house has a fabulous verandah as well, although yours looks to be screened in, no doubt to keep the insects out.

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and a joyous New Year.

  3. nice post! thanks for sharing..happy holidays...blessings..soraya

  4. As always, have enjoyed all you pictures (I especially am enjoying your goats on previous post... so precious). Enjoy a very blessed Christmas... will see you next year.

  5. Merry Christmas my garden friend. I love your Bible verses and poetic ways.
    David/ :-)

  6. Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Congrats for your work. If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at
    Thanks for sharing!
    Merry Christmas!

  7. You painted the most beautiful picture with your words. Sounds like the perfect way to wind down your day. Looking forward to your next post. Hugs friend!!!

  8. Those photographs are gorgeous, and I loved our poetic way of describing how you spent your evening.

    Looking forward to reading your next post. :)