Saturday, January 21, 2017

Photographs and french fries

The weather around here in North Georgia has been unseasonably warm. The temperatures when I leave school have been in the mid 70s, which is delightful especially when there's no humidity. I have taken to going to Hardees for an order of fries and then driving around the scenic byways of our rural county, snapping photos. With my car windows are open and the music on and with little traffic and the sun beginning to lower, it creates both a relaxing half hour or hour and many great photo ops. Here are a few of the favorite snaps I caught yesterday while driving around:

What a nice way to put a buffer between me and the work week. As I drive around it arouses my gratitude for living in such a quiet, beautiful, restful location. Then when I get home I can brew a cup of tea and play with my photos in Pixlr. More relaxation!

A brown box leaning against my front door with the happy Amazon logo was waiting for me when I arrived home. A kind soul had given me a Christmas-Birthday gift certificate. I used it to buy the world's softest socks, some pants, and two books. Here are the socks:

I had heard a sermon a while back by Sinclair Ferguson at Ligonier Ministries on Proverbs 26:4-5, titled Answer a Fool, Don't Answer a Fool. It was an amazing sermon, full of insight and wisdom. I realized how few sermons I've ever heard on any Proverb. When I recently saw this Commentary on Proverbs recommended by a credible leader, I bought when the gift certificate came along.

The other book I got was a recommendation from a friend since she knew of my interest in Queen Elizabeth's life. It's called, The Little Princesses: The Story of the Queen's Childhood by her Nanny, Marion Crawford. It's a Kindle book.

I have a lot to do today but it's all fun and at my own behest. I would like to do another lesson in the Ligonier "Understanding the Tabernacle" class, read more of my current book, Memoirs of a Medieval Woman, write several blog essays for my other blog to have them ready for the week, read my Bible, make yellow squash patties, and do some art journaling with two new rubber stamps I found at the second hand store for 10 cents! All that might not sound like a lot but it will take me the entire day to accomplish. Happily so. This evening I might watch a movie. Maybe there'll be a nap in there somewhere. I love Saturdays.

As a kid I remember reading a young adult book called The Saturdays (pub 1941) which I really loved. Four children living in a NYC brownstone with their dad and housekeeper, lament the fact that their lack of a healthy allowance prevents them from embarking on really grand adventures on their day off. They come up with an idea to pool their allowances so each child can take off on a Saturday for a really good time. I liked the cooperative element of the premise and of course I loved seeing what each sibling dids with his loot on the Saturday of his turn.

Anyway, Saturdays are great! I hope you enjoy yours.


Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I love the photo of the red barn with the steep roof, the big tree, and the pasture.

I might listen to that sermon by SF on Proverbs. Proverbs is one of my favorite books in Scripture, it's so full of practical daily wisdom.

I'm also fascinated by QEII. If you can remember to post your review of that book, I'd love to hear what you think of it.


Elizabeth Prata said...

The red barn pic is on hte corner of the industrial boulevard road and Route 98, ( no worries, it's not too industrial around here and Rt 98 is just a 2 lane road from one town tot he next with pastures in between. It's where the Middle School is. The cow with the white face is in that pasture.

It might take me a while to read Little Princesses but I'll be sure to post a review, thanks!