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Snipets and Grace


Hummingbirds flit around the feeders. Chasing one another, especially the red chested one (the male perhaps), away from the sweet nectar. Swooping so close at times I wonder if they will fly right into my head. My daddy will refill the feeders for a third time later that afternoon. He sits watching them. Never tiring of their antics.

Later hubby and I walk around campus. Blue sky deepening as the sound of the Marching Southerners permeates game day. β€œI miss walking around campus,” he says. β€œMe, too,” I reply. Fifteen years since we spent our last Fall on campus. Fall will always be my favorite time to go back to the foothills and The Friendliest Campus in the South. It never seems like Fall until we make it back to a football game. At least one during the season.

Today just snippets of an Autumn weekend. Continuing to count the gifts. Grace. Eucharisteo. Joy.

581. For getting through a Monday. (9/12/11)

582. For a day at Grants Mill and time spent Karla. (9/13/11)

583. For an understanding husband when plans spontaneously change. (9/13/11)

584. For a friend asking for my opinion and help with a project and their affirming words about my gifts. (9/14/11)

585. For paint and canvas. (9/15/11)

586.For hearing Rick Bragg speak at JSU. (9/16/11)

587. For hummingbirds. (9/17/11)

588. For an afternoon date with Chris to the JSU game. (9/17/11)

589. For being on campus at JSU during Fall. (9/17/11)

590. For the blue of the sky moving closer and closer to October Blue. (9/17/11)

591. For the planet in the eastern night sky. (9/17/11)

592. For time on the porch. (9/17/11)

593. For a spirit feeling at peace again. (9/17/11)


  • Barbie - September 19, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    Visiting from Ann’s place today. Beautiful post. I love Hummingbirds.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel M. - September 19, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    Your list brought back fond memories of fall. I live in S. Florida so we don’t really get fall weather. Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from Ann’s blog. Hope you have a lovely Monday.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen - September 19, 2011 - 7:36 pm

    I love hummingbirds. I grew up in a little town in southern AZ near a bird sanctuary that was known as the “hummingbird capital of the world” People would come from all over to take pictures. Love your picture!ReplyCancel