Just Simple Times

Every journey begins with that first step!

Category: Nature

The Joys of Springtime

I so love the Spring season.

The Winter doldrums and gloom goes away, and Spring replaces it with warmer weather and sunshine.

People smile more, life seems a little happier, and it’s just a renewal of life.

That pitiful looking yard becomes pretty and green, the leaves and trees bud and bring forth beautiful lush leaves swaying in the wind.

And oh the flowers and shrubs, my favorite part,  the daffodils, tulips, daisies, forsythias, petunias and on and on.

Then you can’t forget those Boston ferns for the front porch, at least down South.

I buy four every year and hang them on the front porch waiting on the little birds to come and build their nests in them for yet another generation of sparrows and wrens.  

Oh, how I enjoy them.

I start taking pictures when the eggs are laid, and their new babies and even as they grow and start flying back and forth.

I even have the bird feeders hung nearby for them to come and fuss over the food.  That part is comical watching them.

It’s just a wonderful time of year.

And Spring cant be here without cookouts and picnics and families and friends getting together for some much needed time outside.

It’s almost Spring, I for one am so looking forward to it!

How about you?

Happy Spring!!!!

Till next time…

The Month of March

March at last!

I love the month of March!

There are fewer days of freezing weather, a few warm days, and the flowers and trees start budding.

That is my favorite part, the beauty of nature peeking through, showing that new life abounds.

The old dreary harsh part of winter is fading away, to be replaced with the beauty of crocus and daffodils popping up, among many other flowers and shrubs.

Yes, we still have some cold snaps to go through, maybe even a bit of snow, yet springtime is just around the corner.

God has allowed another spring to start and before you know it, everything will be in full bloom, the trees green, and the birds singing.

Baseball and softball will have their signups, people will be out in their yards, taking away winter and prepping for the beauty of Spring.

People will be uncovering that patio furniture and firing up the grill for some great food and fun.

The days are fixing to be longer, for that I am so very glad.

It means I will be able to go to Church on Sunday night and be home before dark.

I so can’t wait for Sunday evening to get here for that, been anticipating it for weeks!

Well yall, welcome to the month of March.

I hope you get out some and enjoy Gods beauty that  He so lovingly is preparing for us!

Til next time…..

Our Crazy Weather


Have ya’ll noticed how weird our weather is here lately?   

Last week when we were up at the cabin, there was a day that saw almost every spectrum of the weather.  Rain, snow, ice, wind, thunderstorms, clouds and sunshine, changing back and forth throughout the day and night.

 Ain’t that just completely crazy?

It seemed like it changed every few minutes.  We got out to go to breakfast and back to the cabin, just to relax; because the weather was so unpredictable. 

The cabin just seemed the best place to be that day.

It doesn’t seem anything like it was when I was growing up in the 60s and 70s,  back then you knew what to expect.    Simply the four seasons:  Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall.   They all seemed to roll around about the right time, and that was that.

What on earth happened?

You never know how to plan things anymore, because it changes so quickly.    I think even the meteorologists struggle at times to keep up.    I don’t know about you, but I do a lot of last-minute planning nowadays.

I know some say it’s global warming, some say we’re burning up our atmosphere, some say its the earth’s changes, some blame it on the vortex, aerosol cans, pollution, the end times, and on and on.

Who really knows why?  

One thing I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt is, none of it takes God by surprise.

I remember some of the old wives tales from way back when but I never remember to follow along with them.

For instance, the wooly worm in August the blacker it is, the worse the winter will be; thick corn husks bad winter, the number of fogs in August is the number of snows in winter, the 12 days immediately after Christmas, December 25, help you to know what the next 12 months will be and on and on.  

I know a lot of folks just don’t put much stock in the old wives tales; but they worked for many generations of our ancestors, over and over again.   And most of the time they were pretty accurate but yet in today’s world, I’m just not so sure. 

The Bible says you can tell the Seasons by the bud of the trees; but bless our hearts,   I think God has changed that just a bit or we have destroyed our world on our own; which seems more probable.

Because you can’t tell the season by the buds of the tree this year.  I currently have some thrift bloomed, dogwoods budding and daffodils and tulips coming up.  Aint that just so crazy?   We all know winter isn’t over, but even Gods’ creations of nature seem confused in this day and time.

But in thinking about it all as I sit here and write, the good Lord, after all, does allow people to follow their own will and path; suffering the consequences at some point.   There’s one thing for sure this country sure doesn’t worship or even know God the way our ancestors did. 

Sometimes God just allows us to destroy our own world, our own selves when we turn from Him. 

 Just sit down and read your Bible, especially the Old Testament, time and again, people went astray,  and each time there were dire consequences.   Sometimes to the point of destroyed cities, lost crops, dead cattle, and loss of many lives, just to name a very few of the repercussions of worshiping idols and doing stupid things against Gods’ will. 

 And we all know this country as a whole sure has taken God out of the picture,  something to seriously think about.    The people have allowed abortion, took God out of the schools, fight to keep prayers from public functions, changed wholesome television and movies to just plain garbage, created all kinds of evil games that so many people are addicted to now, and on and on we go down this spiral of destruction.   

People can’t even worship free of concerns anymore, why because people consumed by Satan think it’s a great thing to burn down our Churches, or worse yet just walk in and start shooting.     I never imagined that would take place in our world, but here we are in a world that the majority of people would rather do evil than good.   

Then there are all the school shootings, hurting or killing children and people for kicks and out of rage.    All these things happen why?  Because people want to hear what they want, do what they want, and destroy all that is good. 

It truly is a crying shame how so many people in our world have turned to evil, and so few are still faithful to God.    

No wonder our weather is so crazy,  a vast majority of the worlds people are destroying everything that is pure and Holy and meant for good.

Well, I’m pretty sure I went way off subject in this blog, but I simply write from my heart, and whatever God places in my thoughts.

Blessings to you all!!!!

These Long Rainy Days

Do you like rainy days?

Me it depends upon the season and if I have to be out in it or not.

There are times when I’m home I love rainy days. 

I get to just be lazy and blog, have a hot cup of herbal tea. 

Curl up and binge on hallmark movies, one of my favorite channels.

Possibly even a good book to read, or better yet a nap.                       

The sound of rain on a metal roof is so very relaxing. 

Sometimes when it’s not so cold, just set out in the rocker and just listen to the rain dripping on everything.

My least favorite rainy time is traffic, ugh. 

I so hate driving, even riding in the rainy weather.

Most people can’t drive good on a clear day. 

They are always in too big of a hurry or worse yet texting and driving.

When will people learn?

If the car is cranked the phone is off limits. 

Goodness gracious people!

But then there are my most favorite rainy days, of all.  Those are the ones that are always in the spring and summer.

God sends showers and they just seem to make everything look clean, and the air smell sooooo fresh.

 I absolutely love those rainy days! 

A walk in the rain on those types of days are so enjoyable!

And then, of course, you can’t forget watching the little ones get out in the rain and play in the puddles.  



Are you smiling over that thought, I am???

I think it makes a body feel young when you go walking in the rain.

It definitely brings a smile to your face, makes your heart a little lighter.

Well, there’s my “food for thought ” for the day.

Hope you have a great day and enjoy the weather wherever you might be.

Till next time!

Autumn Days

Autumn days, don’t you just love them?

I sure do, Autumn is one of my two favorite seasons. Spring, of course, is the other one, but that’s for a blog a few months from now.

But Autumn, and the beauty it brings, oh my how I love it!

One of my favorite things about autumn is the trees. God has a way of just painting the leaves such brilliant colors of red, orange and yellow. I know sometimes they are not as pretty as some seasons, but they all are still beautiful to me.

And don’t you just love when the leaves start to fall? When you walk through them and hear the rustling of all those leaves. And the scent that they bring.   Oh, I so love that.

Or maybe when the kids gather to rake them in huge piles, just to run and jump in them over and over again. When my kids were young, we had two huge old maple trees in the front yard which made for some wonderful leaf jumping times for them. We would rake them up, they would then run and jump and roll and laugh and have a good old time. In time they would be scattered. So what would we do? Why just rake them back up all over again, and repeat. Those were some really fun wonderful times. Goodness, how fast time passes.

Even today, the grandkids enjoy doing the same thing. We have a hill in our yard and a maple tree near the bottom. We all get out rake them up, and here they come; running down the hill for speed and jump right in the middle of them laughing; or sometimes just rolling down into them, even a few times running, then sliding into them as if your stealing home base. I so love the fun that autumn brings to children, and the beauty it brings to all.

Another thing I love about fall is the beautiful deep blue sky. Usually towards the end of October as the thermometer starts dipping to cooler days and nights; the sky will appear such a beautiful blue, and it looks as if you can see forever, all the way to the Heavens. I love days like that. And if the trees have become full of beautiful foliage, it is well just absolutely picturesque.

Then there’s the bonfires, hot chocolate, football games, sitting on the porch with an afghan on those chilly evenings. The fall festivals, apple orchard visits, corn mazes, hay rides, the yard filled with decorations of mums, hay bales and pumpkins. Wonderful times had by all, well unless you’re just a miserable person that doesn’t enjoy anything. I know a few people like that. All I can say about them is well, “bless them,” they don’t know what they’re missing.

Autumn really is a wonderful season, full of chilly days, cooler nights, and laughter and beauty beyond measure.

I so hope you get out and enjoy it, with family and friends, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy Fall Y’all…………………….

© 2019 Just Simple Times

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑

%d bloggers like this: