Sunday, August 10, 2014

the frog serenade

in the spring, it is hard to beat the beauty of the Hill Country in Texas.  there are miles of bluebonnets and multi-colored wild flowers as far as the eye can see, the creek is flowing freely, the butterflies and dragonflies are performing their spring dance across the field and early in the spring the frogs begin to perform their nightly ritual and sing their "frog serenade".

every night when i come home, it is my custom to stop in the middle of the creek, roll down my windows and sit and enjoy the cool breeze and enjoy the song that the frogs are singing.
"Colley Ranch" - sunset
for Texas, the summer of 2014 has been more temperate than usual.  until last week we had not had any days that climbed to 100 and most had hovered in the low nineties.  

(digressing a moment) most summers, even i who am a weather tolerant person, would love to escape to the mountains.  in the summer i miss Idaho and Washington, hiking, camping, the cool evenings, all the things i loved during my childhood and young adult years.

last week our temperatures hit 100 and since last week, they have been 97-100.  it's hot - and because we are presently in a drought and our temperature have soared, our creek is quickly drying up.  

today has been an emotional day - with all the ups and downs of a roller coaster ride while dealing with some overwhelming issues.  issues that had persisted for years without let up. issues that without supernatural intervention would once again not be solved.

as i was having dinner (tex-mex at chuys) with my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter i received a text from a friend stating that the issue was finally solved and it was over. 
"Colley Ranch" - sunset

first of all - i being the softie i am - almost started crying while sitting out on the patio.  in fact i wore my sunglasses all night because my eyes were filled with tears.  then i was overflowing with gratefulness - God had taken an impossible situation and turned around it within an hour.  

i drove home after dinner, turned into the Colley Ranch, drove down the road and stopped in the middle of our now dry creek bed.  there were only puddles left from our beautiful creek.  i rolled down the windows and sat back to listen as, even in our dry creek, the frogs were serenading the goodness of God.  i listened to the beauty of the song, enveloped in His peace.

"Colley Ranch" - sunset
to all my amazing friends and family who love me and pray for me and encourage me in every way - i love you!  all of a sudden 62 feels really young!
Cassie and Nonnie
Chuys Patio - Aug. 10, 2014

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