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Easter Reminders of Eternal Life

Life blossoms in the spring.

Apple Blossoms
Apple Blossoms

You know the drill.  All the leaves fall off the apple tree in the Fall.  The tree looks dead all winter.  But then tiny specs of green appear again in the Spring.  Before long, the pretty, delicate, pink buds are revealed and then blossom.  It’s kind of a relief when I see the apple blossoms.  It’s a reassurance that the tree is not only alive but healthy and it will again fulfill the purpose God gave it.  The blossoms make me smile.

Pansies on Post
Pansies on Post

We all have a purpose whether we know what it is or not.  I believe it is through serving others (family, friends or strangers) that our purpose is revealed.  Small, kind, acts or words that make someone smile renews hope.  That, I believe, is the message of Easter.  Jesus Christ gives old things new life and purpose.

Happy Easter!

Giraffes on the Alsea River

We planted a tomato plant in each of our 2 Topsy Turvy containers.  As they started to grow I remembered why they are not a great idea.  The plant wants to grow up and the roots want to grow down.  So the roots seem to get root-bound around the base of the plant.  But we have wildlife that will eat the plant if we put it in the ground so this is our best bet….

so I thought…

Topsy Turvy Container
Topsy Turvy Container with Tomato

HEY!  WHERE’D THIS PLANT GO?

Topsy Turvy Container
Where’d the tomato plant go?

It was there earlier in the day!!  How/who could get to that plant to munch it off at the base?  That’s hanging about 14′ above the ground!

Chipmunk?  Giraffe?

Apple Blossoms
Pre-Applesauce

Well, at least we’ll have applesauce next fall; if Don can keep scaring the bears out of the tree.

Muskrat
Muskrat

I’ve seen this cute little muskrat a couple times and I saw a small river otter by himself a couple days ago.

I haven’t seen an elk in over a week.  I’m guessing they’ve retreated to the mountains to have their calves.  I think they can protect them better up there.

Heron
Scopin’ out the river

We saw this heron and an osprey have a little tiff over their fishing grounds.  The heron actually made a pass at the osprey.  I think the heron won.

Heron with Fish
Heron Caught a Fish