Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring is here!

Spring and summer are my favorite times of the year. Here in Northern California, our "rainy" season ends in April. In fact, it's rare to see any rain again until October. When I first moved here from Florida, I thought that was extremely weird, but I've grown used to it. I thought I'd share a few pictures from around my house of Spring in California. Here's a field of wild flowers just outside my house! Gorgeous.

I'm so blessed to be able to live right next to a state park. There's a trail that winds around a group of hills that I walk on every day. I usually use this time to pray or sometimes, I plot my novels while I'm walking.
Here's a picture of a nearby field of mustard.
And here's a shot of some of the hills. Right at spot where the lowest tree sits is where God spoke to my husband and opened his eyes to the Kingdom! (But that's another story) By the way, these hills will be completely brown by June.
And here's our famous California Poppy. (This is directly across from my house)

I love nature and I love the beauty of God's creation. If this is the earth in a fallen state, I can't wait to see what God has in store when he renews our world and creates the New Earth!
"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." Revelation 21


  1. Wow, your backyard looks amazing! And looks like spring! Up here in southern WA, our weather doesn't seem to realize that its spring. In the past few days we have gotten, snow, hail, rain, mix of snow and rain and sunshine. And sometimes all in the same day...crazy...But despite all the weird weather we do have some flowers popping up:-) I hope when we get to heaven that there will be cameras so I can take pics of everything!:)

  2. I love your pictures. Makes me homesick. We lived in Northern California,up in Napa Valley for over thirty years. Jim was transferred to Colorado seven years ago.Our daughter followed us out here two years ago this summer. We share that we miss the springtime there and the ocean. We were so close. I also am thinking today of the field of daffodils in my front yard that were so very sweet and full of dew every morning when I picked a bouquet for my bed and breakfast guests.
    Check out my colorado blog and see what you think. I am bravely jumping off the deep end into the blogging world.
    hugs from Colorado,
    Paulette Harris

  3. wow that's so pretty. I live in town so there's nothing like that around, but I wish there was.