Saturday, October 13, 2007

perfect Autumn day ...

ok, fess up! someone must have prayed for sunshine in my world - because after talking about the gloom in my previous post - today was an absolutely PERFECT day! the sun was out and my world was bright & cheery! :o)

i even washed windows and puttered around in the garden, admiring the flowers that are still blooming! in our neck of the woods, the frost should have hit and killed them by now ... but they are still greeting me with their multi-coloured smiling faces ...

after the household work - it was time for a bike ride!!!! i gleefully hit the trail and even snapped a few photo's to share with you ...


the picture above and the picture below, were both taken at the town dock/beach ... as you can see, the leaves are mostly on the ground now - but it is a tranquil lovely spot to visit ... and one i pass by every day when i go check the mail at the postoffice ...

see how serene the water is? you can see the clouds reflected in it ...

and here is the other end of town ... i must have biked a few miles ... thoroughly enjoying every wheel rotation, grinning like a 10 year old who didn't have a care in the world ... and as i rode, i prayed ... "thank you Lord ... i love you Lord ... you have blessed me beyond measure ... "

how good God is ... how i love the simple sweet things in life ... and despite the burdens that can weigh me down - God brings these joys along, that unexpectantly lift me up again ...

blessings to you, blog buds! and an extra blessing to the one who prayed for SONshine!

Art gallery? Who needs it? Look up at the swirling silver-lined clouds in the magnificent blue sky or at the silently blazing stars at midnight. How could indoor art be any more masterfully created than God's museum of nature?
~Grey Livingston


16 comments:

jel said...

AWESome!

thanks for sharing it!

ya should blow the first one up, very cool!
huggs
blessings

hello to Leo!

Mimi said...

wow,
what a beautiful day for a bike ride...God just knew you needed a day like this to brighten your spirits and remind you of his greatness..
these are awesome pictures!!!

Pat said...

Not only are you blessed with living in such a beautiful area...you are blessed to realize that you do. May we always see with our hearts Gods abundant love - it's all around us.
Those pictures are SO PRETTY!!

Penless Thoughts said...

Serene in deed!!!
Susan

Mari said...

Looks like a beautiful ride. God has truly blessed us with such an awesome creation. And - if this world is beautiful, think what Heaven will be like!!

Saija said...

jel ... thank you ... my bike by the tree! ... today is another lovely day out there ... i should get my act in gear and go for a long long walk! blessings to you!

mimi ... sometimes i pinch myself - because we live in such a lovely area of Canada ... it's mostly an "unknown" area too - so remains very small town!

pat ... i agree that heart attitude plays a big part in gratitude ... and i would need a good swift kick in the rear if i complained about where & how i live!

Susan ... it certainly is ... :o) ... i'm just debating whether i go for a walk today or ride? hmmm? decisions decisions!

mari ... what will heaven be like indeed? i'm sure we will all be speachless - except for the praise & thanksgiving which will pour out of our mouths because if it didn't, we'd just burst!!!

Cathy said...

Well, praise the Lord for the beautiful sunshine! I am so glad you enjoy riding your bike. You make me think I need to get outside and walk to see God's lovely scenery. Your pictures are wonderful as always.
Abundant blessings to you too ~ :o)

Cathy said...

Just had to add - a "2 minute walk to work!" How wonderful!

Saija said...

cathy ... hope you got to go out and enjoy! :o) ... and yes, a 2 minute walk ... i'm curious to see how the day will go tomorrow ... ?

Nellie said...

As you embark today on your first day at a new job at your local library, I offer my prayers for special blessings to you on this wonderful opportunity. It was great to read that the job is such a short walk from your house. How awesome is that! It sounds like a job you will truly love. I do understand that Leo will miss you while you are at work, and my prayers continue for him as well.
Your sister Maria also continues to be on my mind. It sounds like she is having dificult health issues with complications to her diabetes. My prayers continue with her.

Daughter of the King said...

beautiful pictures...thanks for sharing.
Deby

Kathleen Marie said...

What a gorgeous ride through you countryside/beach area. Congrats on the new library job! I would love it personally. Thanks for sharing!

Michael said...

Fabulous.


Take Care
Michael

Mrs. Mac said...

Be still my heart and enjoy the unfolding of God's handiwork. Take notice of all things great and small. Such pleasure from the Maker of life. Enjoyed your pictures ...

Debra said...

Gorgeous photos! And I'm so glad you had sun. Now send it over our way, ok? Been a few too many clouds here this week. :) Blessings, Debra

Saija said...

nellie ... your prayers & blessings are most welcome! thank you!

Deby ... isn't it fun to share through the lens of our cameras? it makes the world a smaller place, because you get to see my backyard!

km ... it was fun fun fun!!! :0)

michael ... there are still a few coloured leaves hanging around ... blessings to you!

mrs.mac ... hope all is well in your world! blessings to you too ...

debra ... you must be getting the sunshine now - cause it is rainy here at the moment - atleast i HOPE you are getting the sunshine!