Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

With highs in the 70s and a gorgeous blue sky overhead, we were glad that the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center's Free First Thursday was today. 

We took a picnic lunch and stopped at a shady spot overlooking Joe Pool Lake where we could hear birds singing and catch a breeze.

I love watching my kids unfold and bloom and make good choices.  While we were walking, Sarah accidently stepped on the end of Katherine's walking stick and broke it.  Katherine, in tears but with no malice toward her big sister, wailed, "But it was just right for me!"  After looking for a replacement, Katherine dried up, tossed the stick and decided to find a stick for her baby doll, Anna.  In no time, she discovered the perfect choice and resumed the hike.  Her actions mirrored the growth happening in her heart, and I'm so thankful for those glimpses into a little life that praises the Lord.

"Praise the Lord, everything he has created, everything in all his kingdom.  Let all that I am praise the Lord."  Psalm 103:22


quilt'n-mama said...

We have had beautiful weather here too the last few days! I love the little buds on the trees preparing to bloom, I love spring time trees!

Abi's Blog said...

Love the picture on the tree branch! And can't wait for the redbuds to bloom. I need to plant more of those.
Love ya,

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh, that IS a lovely day - weather, location, and people :D


The dB family said...

What a beautiful day! I have to confess I'm a little envious. Spring still seems very far away here. So neat to watch our children grow!