In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Monday, April 5, 2010


We were by ourselves this Easter and the weather was so nice we took a walk by the river and through the gardens. We are planning a Spring Dinner for the kids in a few weeks so I can at least let the grandbabies have a little Springtime basket. We walked through the gazebo to get to the river.
A little wild life by the river...opps...that is the next picture

It was nice to see this pair of ducks sunning themselves on a rock..not long ago this river was frozen and the paths were covered in snow.

two ducks basking in the sunshine

The mighty Mississippi River and my Hubby standing on a rock jetting out from the path.

Lots of benches and swings to sit and take in the beautiful day.

I have some time off and have been able to get some reading done the first four titles are
The Christmas Secret
Life Among The Lutherans..Garrison Keillor
True Believer..Nicholas Sparks
Pretty is as Pretty Dies
Sorry I forgot the other two Authors but all were worth the time I spent reading. I am spending sometime now reading a series by Karen Kingsbury an author my daughter suggested. We have over 100 TV channels and I still can't find much that is worth watching. The stations where I spend most of my TV viewing are Hallmark, HGTV, Foodnetwork, AMC(old movies) Fox News,PBS, and a few regular shows from time to time but nothing right now...just the occasional movie. Hubby spend his TV time at ESPN I have watched some March Madness. I am tired of paying to watch the "PAID PROGRAMMING" where there use to be some oldtime shows. Have a great evening I am going to read:)


Marydon Ford said...

This is wonderful walking in this garden ... so peaceful & picturesque. You will so love having those kid-lings there to smother with love, I just know.

Hope your evening is peaceful ... enjoy your reading.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Nezzy said...

Thanks for the stroll through your beautiful gardens. It looked like the perfect Easter day. This Ozarks farm chick thinks you have the perfect place for your spring feast complete with Grandkiddos! This rockin' grandma has eight of the little boogers! I too have the love of a beautiful flower garden but it's become a real illness with me...I call it OCFD(obsessive compulsive flower disorder) Heehehe!

From the happy hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a nice, quiet time for your walk. I know you are looking forward to the Spring dinner with the grandchildren. I am a big fan of HGTV also. That's about all I ever watch.

KathyB. said...

A quiet Easter, like Jim and I had, is very nice. It is amazing the extremes you have, frozen to sunny and warm, must be a contributing factor to the healthy mosquitoes you have there in Minnesota.

Your reading sounds like the kind I would LOVE! Did you enjoy Garrison Keillor's book? How about 'Pretty is as Pretty Dies'? Lovely walk Alice~

Wobegon Cottage said...

yes I enjoyed his book and the other one is a murder mystery about an older woman trying to solve it. I think you would like both.

Nezzy said...

Howdy sweetie, I just wanted to drop by and thank you for visitin' with your sweet comment. I hope ya'll drop by often, the door is always open here on the Ponderosa.

Ya'll have a beautifully blessed day!!!

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Alice~ things are popping out at your place! Enjoyed the walk sweetie! XOXO :)