Lemon Meringue Pie (made from scratch) and an outing to Point Defiance Park to see the Dahlias and other beautiful bits of nature.
I climbed a mountain today! It has been a long time since I have done anything quite so strenuous. In fact, it has been since 1996, when I made the four hour trek up The Koncheto (The Horse, in Bulgarian), a part of the Pirin Mountain Range. The difficulty in climbing Black Bear Mountain was not even close to the physical stress of ascending The Koncheto, and yet I feel mighty proud to have made it up and down the climb in one piece!
159 more calories burned walking to the bridge again. The difference was that it has turned seasonably cool (55 degrees), making the walk even more enjoyable. There is something about the autumn of the year that is exciting! No longer are the trees a multiplicity of shades of green. No! Yellows, oranges and reds have intruded into the green scene, and now an artist’s palette greets the walker through the forest domain.
One hundred fifty-nine (159) – that’s how many calories I burn when I walk two miles round trip to the bridge on Trout Brook Road. I don’t, however, concentrate on that magic number. Instead, my attention is turned solely to my senses, to what I see, hear, smell, and feel as I become immersed in nature.
I believe the world is rich with value. You don’t have to be a lay person to glorify God in your labor. A farmer can do so by growing good food; an artist, by creating beautiful works; a writer, by delving deep and being unwilling to settle for trite tropes when there are deeper and more meaningful matters at hand. Some are called to be teachers and preachers. Some are called to be artists and farmers. We are all called to glorify the Creator in our own ways.
A glorious day this has been! Friday the 13th, and it wasn’t the least bit frightening or negative. Mr. Sun has been shining brightly all day, with minimal cloud cover. Birds and insects have been busy all day twitting there and buzzing here. Just a nice day. Until a sweet barn swallow, chasing after his supper, met my front window.
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)