There is such openness out back now. What used to be hidden from view is now a vast and airy openness.
A broad swath of bare earth!
It was laid open by the dozer. Almost anything can happen here.
It’s been my experience that birds will come and drop seed and trees will come up and one day—the cows will be hidden from view; or the pond that is just a few yards from this fence will be obstructed from my sight. I will know it is there—because I will see the ducks making their landing or calling out to one another as they are taking flight to the next pond.
I’m happy this tree set far enough inside the fence; escaped the terror of the BULLY dozer. It can stretch out its branches to create shade—for birds, for cows, and for us.
I have different thoughts. One is of a pruning. Like the gardener tending it’s prize rose bush. A cleansing.
The other is like a scrape on the elbow; one might have gotten as a child. It’s ugly and it stings. But after the wound has healed, you’ll barely notice the scar!
The ‘anything can happen’… has already begun.
Black Eyed Susan and Wild Blackberry
Have you ever heard that saying regarding a dumbfounded look
“like a calf looking at a new gate” ? This might be what it looks like! See the horns on those Longhorns? I’m sort of glad there is a fence between us!!
I wonder if they miss the tree line or the protective covering? The hedge.
They might be thinking…”get a load of that Bi-ped taking pictures of the fence; as if she can’t believe it!”
So, there is the fence. To keep the cows.
There is the fence ...to keep me.
Til next time, Be Blessed!
Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
~ Psalm 139:23-24