Skip to main content


Sometimes we fail to recognize the treasures of nature.  Usually I  rush past the wildflowers peeking from weeds beside our road.

Yesterday I took a walk and observed the wildflowers.  They danced with streamers in the wind.

The performers wore colorful costumes of lime, lemon yellow, tangerine, grape, and vanilla.  Each little flower played an important role in this show.

Suddenly deer appeared from the woods.  They flicked their tails and savored the grass.  Honeysuckle perfumed the mountain air and carried the cooing of a rain crow.

Wild turkeys took center stage in our neighbor's soybean field.  The birds pecked at seeds and bobbed their heads as they high stepped across a banquet table.

After my walk, I decided to water the petunias on my porch.  I started when a brown thrasher flew past me.  I discovered a nest with eggs in the flowers.

I'm glad I took time to enjoy the beauty of nature.


Susie Swanson said…
So beautifully put Brenda..I often fail to take the time to enjoy what's there for the taking.. This is a beautiful time of year and the wildfowers are so pretty this year with honeysuckles and roses drifting through the air..Thanks for this beautiful post. Susie
Betsy Adams said…
Yes, isn't nature fabulous? I certainly take time these days to enjoy it also... I certainly didn't take the time to enjoy it when I was younger... Wish I had have done that back then --but I guess a single mother raising her kids and working fulltime just doesn't have time... ha

Beautiful photos.
I almost feel as if I were there on that little walk with you - just beautiful!
Such a wonderful post. How wonderful to see the little one in the nest!
Daisy said…
This is lovely Brenda. There is so much to enjoy in nature, and you really captured your walk well with your words. I felt like I was right there with you.
Paula Fraker said…
I love to take time to enjoy those things too, Brenda... and I LOVED the picture!

Popular posts from this blog


The Blue Ridge Mountains
unfurl royal blue ribbons,
ancient; carved from granite;
patchwork farms dot the cove.

Cornfields sway like ripples
in the honeysuckle wind,
Queen Anne's lace spins
doilies on the banks

welcoming me to the old homeplace.
Granddaddy's old grey barn
painted with a Lone Star quilt,
a raincrow performs the coda
to a love song.

The gravel road forks,
Hyatt-Mill Creek gurgles
over moss-covered rocks.
A footbridge shimmies,

Great-Granddaddy Dallas Matheson's
log cabin sheltered at the foot
of Shewbird Mountain;
I savor the sweet memories.
                   --Brenda Kay Ledford

Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibit

"A Poppy for Mother" Karen Ponischil; Charlotte, NC

The Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit was displayed at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville, NC in May, 2016.  The display of art quilts explore themes of joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief, peace and brotherhood.  The exhibit is staged in Herndon, VA in odd numbered years.

                                                    "Aspen IV-Sunny Day"
                                           Dorothy Raymond; Loveland, CO

"War in Black & White" Deb Cashatt & Kris Sazaki, Cameron Park, CA
"Let Justice Roll Down Like Water"  Kit Tossmann; Louisville, KY
"Fiery Shield" Marianne Williamson; Miami, FL "Swan Song" Sally Wright; Los Angeles, CA
"Hallelujah" Jane Bachus; Paradis Valley, AZ "Joy" Judy Warner; Victor, NY
"Hope & Love" Yvonne Porcella; Modesto, CA

Brenda Kay Ledford Published in Best Angel Stories 2016

Brenda Kay Ledford's story, "Angels Over Iraq," was published in The Best Angel Stories 2016 by Guideposts Organization. This hardcover book is available at

Brenda's story, "Angels Over Iraq," was first printed in Angels Magazine. Guideposts selected the best stories that appeared in this magazine and published a hardcover anthology.  Brenda's story was included in this book.

Her story is about her nephew who served two tours of duty in Iraq.  She had a dream that angels were protecting him and wrote a story about her vision.  It was included in both the magazine and anthology. 

The Lord did in fact protect John and he got home to America. He was called to preach and is now attending divinity school.

God does great things!

His grandfather was also a Southern Baptist minister for 40 years.  We are praying God will lead John in the field where it's His will to use him for God's glory.  We appreciate very much the prayers of our blogg…