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Leaves are Dancing In The Streets!

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 6:23 PM

I never thought that I would ride a camel, but I did a couple years ago at the zoo. They are very different from horses.
On my way to work this morning, I watched the leaves dance across the road. I love fall! All of the trees are dressed in their finest colors to greet Old Man Winter.

The wind seems to blow a little harder and the sun comes down a bit sooner than the previous day. I don't care. I love the wonder of autumn.

I remember those football nights at Hull Park growing up. The leaves were big and thickly placed on the lawns except for the football field. Kids were allowed to play games long after dark and no one was afraid

If it got too cold, there were hot baked potatoes or Hot Chocolate to purchase. Either one warmed you up on the inside while keeping your hands warm too! And who could resist a candied or carmel apple?

Missouri is beautiful this time of year. As far as the eye can see, trees are dressed out in wonderful shades of red, orange and brown.

Autumn leaves are just a small sample of the Blessings that God provides for us each and every day. When we fight and fuss at each other, we miss out on something precious, and that is; love and respect for each other.

It is not the loss of the leaves on a tree in winter that makes a bare tree ugly but the trash left behind by careless and thoughtless individuals.

Even when a winter is bitter and cold for more days than you can imagine, a tree is silently preparing for spring. A person can watch each day with anticipation for the buds that will become leaves or angrily predict that a tree has died.

As long as I can proclaim that God is an Awesome God, I will take each season of my life in stride. Those buds can become leaves overnight or a frost can come and freeze them all.

We have choices that are not predicated by a political party or any religion. An agency that allows us to not just take anyone's word about truth, but an ability to seek it out on our own.

And that is one of the best blessings of all! Have a good week everyone!

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I love Autumn colors too.... So bright and vivid!

Cool photo on the camel, I've never ridden one

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Oct 18, 2012, at 2:53 PM

Think of a sway-backed horse with a very long stride.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Fri, Oct 19, 2012, at 12:18 AM

Think our friend is back.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Mon, Oct 22, 2012, at 8:22 AM

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Fixing fence is the one of the hardest jobs on a ranch. I no longer live on a ranch, but I do know what hard work is. Fences are everyone's concern, but nowadays,the "hole" is always your neighbor's side not your own. It used to be that you would respect your neighbor and mend the fence together. If their cows got in your field, a simple phone call resolved the problem. You might even saddle up your own horse and help them gather them up. We need more people who are willing to roll their sleeves up and fix the fence regardless of who your neighbor is. There are people in this country who need to be reminded that a fence is like the way you should conduct your life. Your posts should be straight and neat. The wire needs to be stretched tight and your gate might be closed, but can still be easily opened. And most of all, we can all saddle up together and ride the range, it won't matter if you have an Appaloosa, Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred. The cows still have to be gathered, fences have to be fixed, and the range is a wide open space of opportunity for us all.
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