Nature’s Bounty

The garden is going into hibernation. The sun is too far away to warm the soil. Soon snow will blanket the earth and keep peaceful dreams of springtime.

This morning, as I looked out the kitchen window, a friendly, neighborhood squirrel, was rummaging through the composted leaves mulching my beds. What was he looking for? Walnuts! Our single, backyard walnut tree, is 30 feet tall and every two years there is a bounty of fruit. I am not keen on picking up nature’s mess, so I leave them until spring. Imagine my elation when I saw a squirrel doing the work for me. I pray every evening that he decides to invite his friends over for a Walnut Party.

Thank you Shelton Sherwood!

He has made a nest at the top of the tree. I wonder where I was when he was so busy building himself a place for the winter? Perhaps busying myself with my own housework.  

Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. (ESV)

Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (NIV)

 

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