Friday, January 6, 2012


Last night we did our no less than once a month exercise plan by walking up at our property.  Russell has been doing so much work there and I haven't been in a while.  We're getting (and I use the term WE loosely) ready to burn and plant pines soon.  

We walk the fence line and behind our property is a pit where teens ride four wheelers and have hit the fence numerous times.  It's got to be painful because there is barbed wire on the fence, but it doesn't seem to phase the four wheelers.

Tonight as we were walking, we came up on a bunch of kids riding.  They would get back behind a hill, jump the hill and turn sharply to avoid the fence.  We watched them get within a gnat's wings width from the fence almost grazing it several times.  When we were within talking range I had a conversation with a couple of the boys. careful and don't hit the fence.

BOYS....Oh, yes mam.....we done hit it further down.  

ME....You know the fence is expensive.....and expensive to fix.  And you could get really hurt.

BOYS.....Yes, mam....I reckon so.


My last thought as we continued our walk was that I hope none of them break their necks.  At least you can fix the fence.

But it was such a beautiful evening and by the time we got back to the barn, this is what we saw.

The sky was painted with the gorgeous colors of the coming night.  This is what I was thinking of when I named this post Fragments.....fragments of the day were lingering as the night was approaching.

And on the other side the moon was saying hello to the darkness.


 I have always proclaimed the blog world to be the biggest prayer chain in the world, so go over and offer your prayers and words of encouragement to Anna who is suffering through a rough time.


Also pray for Mary, my BIL's mother who fell yesterday and is in the hospital.

That's Mary sitting beside her son at Christmas dinner.

Thanks all.....


Reading through the book of Acts with this group

Try it!  I read through the Bible with their help last year.


Needled Mom said...

You know that you can count on me for prayers for both.

I love your beautiful sunset pictures. Are you staying warm? I heard they were having chilly temps down your way. Warm it up before we head there in a few weeks...please!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is so beautiful at your place. Those kids are crazy, just waiting for something to happen.
I have been leaving comments for Anna. I will also keep Mary in my prayers. Have a nice weekend.

Sweet Tea said...

Beautiful photos.
Kids love the four wheeling, don't they?! Hope they wear helmets!

Cathy said...

Were they wearing helments?? Great photos.

UnicycleRose said...

Ha! My boys ride quads and yes, I reckon they are a tough bunch! Also, nice photo work ... Beautiful sunset photos, nothing like a red-orange sky ;0)

Dawn said...

Love the sunset shots - we had such an amazing sunrise the other morning that the whole world looked pink. I posted the pictures on FB. After the gorgeous sunrise, the sun stayed behind the clouds the rest of the day! It was strange.

Those kids and the 4 wheelers make me nervous - what do you think their parents would do if one of them was hurt when they hit your fence. They just have very little common sense! Reminds me of Kev jumping into this deep quarry when he was in high school - someone died there the next year - they just don't think it can happen to them.

Come on over and see the twins' 4th birthday party celebration! Have a great week, my friend.

Tonja said...

Your blog looks so pretty! That sky is amazing! Doesn't God use such terrific colors? And, they always blen so beautifully! I guess that's why try as we one can ever paint like Him!

Sorry you are having trouble commenting on the blog. Kat was too. Ian is working on the problem.

Thanks for letting me know.

debi said...

I prayed after reading your requests, yes prayer is powerful and blog land is a great place to form the big prayer chain. Keep us posted.
Happy New Year, I've been gone from blogging for sometime and have missed reading your daily adventures "-) You always bring a smile....

P.S. Hubby and I read through the Bible two years ago, then the following year. Amazing how much we learned....I learned I loved the old testament...who knew?

Donnetta said...

The pictures are beautiful!

Don't you just love all the praying that takes place because of this world called the internet?! Can't think of a better way to use it for good!!

Loui♥ said...

prayers for those in need..
prayers of thanks to our Maker..
for all the blessings he sends our way..
that gorgeous moon..
the painted sunset sky....
even for mannered boys who trespass..
but most of all for the gift of friends!
I'm thankful for having found you!!
warmest hugs..
ps,, the park to the let as you are coming from under the bridge is where my beautiful sister was married eons ago.. How well i remember that bridge! we'll have to talk about where your sister lives..