After breakfast I headed out on my daily walk. Our farm pond has been bone dry most of the summer and fall but thanks to the recent rainfall it now has some water and today I caught these guys enjoying it. Click to enlarge these photos to get the best view.
I love watching these wild Mallard pairs as they swim.
They are always obviously in pairs.
Love the reflections !
This middle drake seems to be saying "hey where did the girls go?"
Ahhh, there they are !!!
As I walked the pasture was alive with Bluebirds, they seemed to be everywhere and some were watching me from above.
I find it strange that so many of these guys are in our bottom pasture but I never see one at my bird feeders.
That must mean they are finding plenty to eat in the pastures and woods that surround them.
I had to cut my walk short as I have a busy day ahead and I did spend too much time watching the ducks on the pond !!
I finished my Avon order and sent it off, then iced 6 caramel cakes before lunch. After lunch it was off to work at church. I had another upsetting day there as a pew was damaged, the beautiful poinsettas were scattered about losing there bracts with all the movement,and the nativity set was missing from the communion table. Maybe a nativity set doesn't fit in with the image of the contemporary church !!
I was determined not to get to upset because this evening we are having the deacon's supper with our guest. To relax my mind I came home and snuggled up with Bernie and Dolly out in the sunroom to watch the bird activity around the feeders and took a short nap.
Thankfully I felt better and as soon as hubbie got home from work we did the chores early and headed up the WNC Justice Academy. #1 son and d-in-love were there also as he is hubbie's yokeman deacon.
Our invited guest were the widows and widowers of the church. We had twice as many in attendance as we did last year and everyone had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and all went well. I went to school with the lady that runs this restaurant and we had a nice catch up visit.
Several folks approached me with their displeasure with the contemporary church, so all my resentful feelings came flooding back.
I'm looking forward to January when I don't have to be the one that finds the damage and praying that by stepping down I can turn all my displeasure over to God and let Him handle things.
It is warmer tonight than it has been,39 degrees at 11:30, but tomorrow is supposed to be cooler than today.
I iced chocolate and coconut cakes tonight and am ready for market tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a better day than Thursday.
G-son stayed with his Aunt T tonight while we were all at the dinner and they seem to have made a gingerbread train in this picture she sent me from her phone.
Looks like he is getting ready to take a big bite right out of it. He sure looks like he is having fun, but that's what Aunts are for you know !!!
He went to talk to Santa earlier this week and d-in-love sent me this photo.
This Santa is in the Asheville mall and is the same one he has seen every year. I noticed this year Santa is really showing his age or maybe he was just really tired that day. G-son looks like he was promised everything he asked for with that big smile !!!!
Praying for our church family tonight and that the right decisions will be made to keep us all together .
May God be the center of our love.
Good Night and God Bless.