Last weekend I was blessed with the opportunity to visit my family again and celebrate my niece’s Baptism! It was a beautiful celebration. My brother and his wife hosted their first big family gathering at their new house! It is a stunning home and even with 30+ people there, it was as comfortable as could be. How could a home with handmade touches everywhere, surrounded by lush woods and rolling hills be anything but comfortable?! I am so happy for them. God has certainly been pouring out blessings upon them.
As always, I seized the opportunity to spend some time in the woods that I grew up in. After several inches of rain had fallen, the woods were saturated with color and water. The creek nearly looked like rapids! Dad and I walked together, looking for ramps and morel mushrooms. I think these are called ramps anyway.
|A patch of ramps|
|Holly (the frisky German Shepard in the photos above) stirred up a mama turkey from her nest!|
|Umbrellas in the backyard|
|Remnants of last year's apple harvest|
|Soon to be wild strawberries!|