Let me see--(easier said than done with these drops in my eyes) I think in my last post I told you we were going to relocate. And we did. Hubby found a mobile home/RV park that had one RV space available, so we took it. We are in Gillette now.
The view out my back window is not the baby mountain I had before. No, it is quite different.
We are also located just a few dozen paces from a ...
Gillette is a coal mining town. So several times a day, (and night) coal trains, along with regular freight trains, come and go and come and go and come and go and... Well, you get the picture. Too bad I can't post sound here too. WOO WOO!!!! DING DING DING DING!!! WOOOO WOOOOO!!!!!
It's not all bad though. The move enables hubby to get an extra hour of sleep every morning, gets him home and hour earlier every night, and saves us several dollars in fuel costs each day. I've got a whole bunch of sparrows that will eat an entire feeder full of food in a single day. And God knows I need a little entertainment sometimes, so today, this guy wandered into town.
This morning visitor made me think. (Yes, here I go again.)
In your adventure of following the Lord, have you ever felt like a wild buck stuck in the middle of a busy town? Did you wonder what in the world you were doing there? Did you think that because you were so frightened or lost or felt so out of place that surely you had missed God's direction or call on your life?I'm going to try to keep this deer in mind the next time I'm a bit uncomfortable in the place God puts me. If I start to whine, and cry and complain, you can remind me that it's not all about me. Just remind me with love, okay?
Did you ever stop to think that maybe outside your security and comfort zone where God placed you was not all about His plan for you but about His plan to bless someone else? And maybe, just maybe, He wanted to do that through you?
Okay, now on to the other stuff.
Sunday hubby didn't work. It poured rain here all day and he usually tries to take some time off on Sunday anyway, so it worked out great. We loaded up in the truck and headed for a place that some of you might think was named for me. But it wasn't. Crazy Woman Canyon. There is more than one legend in these parts about the Crazy Woman...I'll let you do the research for yourself. Just keep in mind, I'm not her! (You might think differently if you'd been with me as I tried to take pictures on our drive through the canyon.)
Our drive took us through some of the most beautiful ranch land I've ever seen in my whole life. And, being that I'm a ranch girl from Texas, I've seen a LOT of pretty ranch land. Honestly, I saw so much beauty my eyes could hardly take it all in. Rolling hills, mountains, canyons, creeks, ponds, wild life, domesticated animal, ...
I'll try to keep my narration down to a minimum so you can just enjoy the pictures. (Which by the way, can't even begin to do to the scenery justice at all.) For this part of my bold adventure, you are going to need to put your chair in front of your opened freezer/refrigerator, get out a bag of frozen peas and place it on the back of your neck, and have someone spritz you with a water bottle ever now and then because it was a cool and rainy day.
I didn't get to see the animal that left this pile behind, but I used all my detective skills and sound reasoning and determined it must have been an elk. These "pills" were too big to have come from a deer.