I love spending time in our little camper down here on the ranch. The day goes by with no hurry or scurry and then the evening softly folds itself around us. While I'm not up for the sunrises,
I do stop and gaze in wonder at the sunsets!
Louis Dean carried our chairs and the artificial green turf square around to the other side of the camper this morning and that's where we had our coffee and did our reading.
We do a bit of exploring here and there. Robert spied this praying mantis....
he was looking right at me! Reminded me of ET!!!
The critters around here are so entertaining to watch.
Today was Art Day!!!
Late this afternoon I opened up my art tub and finished basing in this Santa.
I am going to do a Giveaway of this painting next month.
It took me a good hour of painting plus the hour I spent on it last week. Another 2 hours and I will have it completed. I hope to work on another one tomorrow that I will keep for the Cousins' Auction next October.
This is the best place in the world to paint!!!
As I painted, the horses decided to pay us a visit.
Just look at that scowl on my face!
I think I was trying to tell Robert how to use my camera.
Who knew the horses love bananas and Funions??
A moment to cherish......and I do.
Dean has three horses and they are all rescues.
This horse is beautiful ..... except for his crazy blue eyes!
Still, I love him!
I do believe Robert is a Horse Whisperer!
He was the one who enticed the horses to come up to us in the first place.
We started this day with coffee sitting in the shade by the camper and ended with wine on the deck as I was cooking dinner - campfire style.
Baked potatoes and carmelized onions cooked in the coals of tonight's campfire.
T-Bone steaks cooked on the grill and carrots from Stephanie - our dear next door neighbor.
She brought them over before we left home and they were DELICIOUS!!!
I've been reading, doing needlework, watching Season 4 of LOST - we are halfway through - and writing. I've never written a book before so I have no idea if I'm doing it right or not. Still, I have a story to tell and it seems that the Lord is guiding me through chapter by chapter.
Dinner has been consumed and I am here at the table writing while listening to Louis Dean and his son and grandson talking. They are good talkers. They talk about the past, the present and the future. There are certain stories that are told and retold at every visit. Like a ritual. It fills my heart with joy to sit here and see how much they enjoy being together. Right now they are talking about the games they played when they were children. Back then play was simple. No electronics or TV. They made up their own games. They talk about their cousins up in Oklahoma and I am hearing them make plans to visit them next spring. This makes me smile as my siblings and I have formed such good relationships with our cousins in recent years.
It's almost time to go to bed. Nearly 10:00!
Country Time is a bit different than at home.
I am enjoying every single minute!!!