Monday, June 30, 2008

Everyday Blessings......

We are truly blessed.

We have good health, we have a warm and comfortable [although very small] home....we have family, we have friendship, we have food and drink. Truthfully, I give thanks everyday for the Blessings in my life.....sometimes many times a day I stop to marvel at all the blessings that surround me and my family.

One beautiful blessing is my neighbor Bonnie [she is Emma Sage's riding instructor, friend and mentor] and her generous offers to accompany her on her wagon rides.

We all love to travel on these horse drawn wagon rides....but Emma Sage just adores this time.

Here she is waiting for Bonnie to arrive at our house.....





After our house, we slow down to pick up our wonderful neighbors, The Garcia Family, and head off to Melick's orchard, which is a half-mile up the lane from our house.


Isn't this a beautiful team........

Our journey the other evening was to gather some cherries.......and Emma Sage and I made a cherry pie [thanks to Greta who pitted every cherry for us!]

Emma Sage picking Cherries....

and realizing that they are sour......look at that face.

Otto, giving Emma Sage a lift up to help pick the cherries that are on the higher branches.

Look how beautiful this team is......and what a blessing to us to be able to ride in their wagon.


and this is Emma Sage's favorite spot to be, up in front behind Ms. Bonnie, watching everything around her.

and this is the scene from the orchard looking back towards Maple Lane........

Yes, we are truly blessed.


4 comments:

amy flege said...

Those are beautiful pictures Tara Marie.. you are so blessed!

Anonymous said...

oh wow! What beautiful horses, what beautiful scenery and what beautiful photographs of it all! You have truly transported me and I feel like I am there, riding along in the wagon with Emma Sage and everyone else!

Love,
Allie

akakarma said...

What a wonderful day, so many blessings in a gorgeous spot! Thanks for sharing!

Lara, the Neurotic Att'y said...

Indeed, you are!