Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Garden

August harvest speaks
In leaf and vine, flower and fruit
Its own color poem.

My august garden is not as prolific as it was in June and July, but it is still supplying us with fresh produce regularly. Fall greens have sprouted, and I'm looking forward to watching them grow.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

BB King at Club Ebony

Brother Park accompanied me to Club Ebony in Indianola, MS, last night (8/22) to see and hear BB King and to experience the historic night club. It did not disappoint! We arrived after 8 pm and listened to the warm-up Mickey Rodgers Band while the seats gradually filled. BB King and his band got started around 11 pm and WOW! He still has the touch and his band is superb, playing a very upbeat version of blues. They were still going strong and the crowd was still loving it when we left. I am sharing just a few of my iPhone images below. For more information, explore the links below.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bread of Life

Bread of Life sustains,
Nurtures body and spirit.
Living Holy Bread.

Bill and I spent a lovely morning fishing and kayaking on Melton Hill Lake last week. He caught most of the fish which we enjoyed for supper.

Fishing Buddy

Good Catch

Saturday, August 4, 2012


I haven't visited my blog in several weeks. Summer is a busy time for a country girl, tending the garden, picking the produce, canning green beans and tomatoes, making jam. It is also a time for playing outside, not sitting indoors at the computer. The last couple of weeks in the garden, with sunflowers blooming, have brought lyrics from the old gospel to my mind: "When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun, Oh, Lord, have mercy on me." In my heart is thanksgiving, praise and a plea for mercy.

Faces lifted up
Seeking energy, power,
Sun (Son), Source of life.

Another recent meditation theme from "Alive Now" online was deserted places. My thoughts:

Alone with Spirit
Renewed in meditation
Sometimes just alone.

A deserted place can be a refuge from the business o f the world; a place for gaining sustenance and gathering strength; a place eagerly sought and hard to find.
A deserted place can also be where we find ourselves alone, friendless, abandoned, frightened, without the resources we need to live.
To intentionally find my deserted places brings us peace that can help me in the times when the deserted places find me.