Saturday, April 19, 2008

Nature Trail

This is the nature trail where we walked yesterday. It was perfect ~ beautiful weather and no encounters with wildlife. I was worried about rattlers, but the trees are not dense, so you can see the branches (I was worried about rattlers being up in the trees).
I enjoy these beautiful Ash trees. Not only are they shady, but their branches make wonderful climbing trees. Perfect for a tree swing!
Halfway through the trail is this surpise playground.
The trail meanders along Oso Bay.
The palm trees were huge. When we passed under them, it was cool.
You could tell by the grasses that this whole trail must go underwater often.
We could see little dens in some of the bushes. Probably coyotes.
The whole trail was probably only a mile.
Afterwards we ate dinner, then went to the beach until dark.
It was fun sitting on the beach under a full moon. My children played at the water's edge. Tonight we did the same thing and we found a live starfish. Allen found a whole sand dollar. In the above picture you can see a covered picnic table. There are 25 of them along the beach. During the daytime you will see sunbathers lying on the roofs.

Grandaddy leaves Sunday morning to come back down here. We are so excited! Tomorrow we will deep clean in preparation. This is the most low-maintenance home I have ever lived in. So easy to clean and keep clean.

One of the things I like about the Bible is that there is something for everyone. On Wednesday evening, Pastor Berry related about working in 108 degree heat here in Texas. Every 30 minutes he would take a break in the shadow of a nearby 18-wheeler to get out of the sun for a few minutes. So he cherishes verses that tell of God's shadow. "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Ps 91: 1. And "The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand." Ps 121:5. The constant sun has kept me meditating on these verses.

Later on that night I finished reading Psalm 91. Imagine the pioneers who crossed the continent by wagon train when they read Ps 91:5 ~ "Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day." Something for everyone!

We are watching a local station that is featuring a cowboy concert including an accordian, a banjo, guitar, and cowboys! They are singing what we call "banjo pickin" songs. Wonderful!

Have a restful and worshipful Sunday. Many blessings ~ Kathie

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