Thursday, April 27, 2017

Yellow Yarrow

Jilda and I walked on our new property yesterday. Part of the land looks as well tended as a golf course. Just beyond the field, is a stand of old growth oak and hickory. Near the edge of the field was the remains of an old stump. The tree that once stood there was a casualty of a spring storm about 10 years ago. Our small community lost hundreds of stately trees in that storm.

The man who owned our new property back then had the trees cut in small sections to burn in his fireplace. The woodpile behind his house grew to mountainous proportions.

Now, all that's left where the trees once stood are little mounds of loam. The roots and the stumps were reclaimed by Mother Earth. The soil is a perfect place for wildflowers.

Yesterday as we walked we came upon a small patch of yellow yarrow. I stopped and leaned in close to smell of the blossom but with a steady wind out of the northeast, I couldn't catch an aroma.

The property looks more beautiful than when we first bought it. The only change is, we paid the last payment on the property in March.

In the scheme of things, do we really "own" anything? We may take possession for awhile, but when viewed through the eternal lens, our lifespan is but a blink of the eye. Still, it's comforting to know that for a while, we can call this little place our own.


  1. I've found out the hard way that you never really own anything...found out twice!

  2. We have had the pleasure to walk over a few acres we shared with nature, and YES it is a great feeling. Ours was always, this is it, we will stay here, BUT......
    I think you and Jilda will enjoy that land for years to come. Good for you!

  3. The yarrow is gorgeous, and I hope that you and Jilda enjoy your time treading lightly on that patch of earth.

  4. Anonymous12:01 AM

    You own a golf course?!!

    1. Anonymous12:02 AM

      Sorry, I misread it!!

  5. If it looks like a gulf course, then keep it mowed and play gulf. I bet Jordan would agree with me. It's a good place to practice.

    I agree, we own nothing. We are only steward in charge of caring and using what we think belongs to us.

    I love yarrow. There's some pink one and white one growing in our area.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. So true everything we have is on loan. We would all do well to remember that.

  7. Take in the lovely views, breathe in the fragrances and be happy with what you have. It is fleeting but those memories are everlasting. Sorry for not being around much...The A to Z is killing me:)

  8. All of the items we love and care about get reshuffled like a deck of old cards when we die, and that's a good thing.

  9. But isn't it nice to know that it is yours to enjoy right now?

  10. Its always nice to have a place of your own, congrats on making the last payment.

  11. This photo made me think of my childhood not sure why it just did


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