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Sunday, June 3, 2012


I am joining  in  with several parties this morning....
SUNDAY FAVORITES, showcasing one of our favorite past posts and 
THIS ONE is from last FALL.
Happy Sunday to all .....

I found this ADORABLE basket at the THRIFT STORE and just had to take it on a photo shoot.. the PARK, of course.
Nothing fancy....nothing elaborate...

I loaded up the back of my SUV with a little FALL.....and off to the park did go....

See how low our little PARK LAKE is ?
All the brown dirt you see here...water USED to be there.

My little boy, DAVID, used to play at this park a lot...he and a neighbor friend.
Mr. Sweet made David a little Styrofoam boat and put a tiny motor on it.
David would get on one side of the lake...his little friend, Jimmy, would get on the other side.
They would send the boat back and forth....and, YEP, sometimes the boat would not go
just where the boys wanted it to go.
And, the best I remember, every now and then, it would get to the middle and just DIE.
Then, the boys had to wait until the wind blew it back to the bank.
They had a lot of fun, good days here on this little PARK LAKE.


The WATER CYPRUS almost died, due to the drought.
The little park lake is so shallow, I might could just walk across it, from one side to the other.
The white line on the old tree shows the depth of water, once a few years ago.

These poor, struggling trees are just about the ONLY fallish change I could find..
Even GOD'S struggling trees are beauties.

Yes...I had to bring my OWN FAUX FALL in my thrifted basket.
The leaves on the trees aren't turning yet...
A couple weeks more, maybe, and I can make another trip to this park for lots of COLOR.

Acorns, pods...pine cones....all from this neighborhood park.

I found a tiny bit of Autumn Color...

"They hid him for three months. But as the baby got older, he cried louder and Jochebed knew that soon Pharoah's soldiers would hear him. They would find the baby and kill him."

"Jochebed wanted to save her baby. It was not safe to keep him in the house anymore. She went to the River Nile and picked some bulrushes. She wove the bulrushes to make a basket. She covered the basket with tar and slime to make it waterproof. Then Jochebed wrapped up her beautiful baby and gave him one last cuddle and kiss. Then she tucked him gently into the basket and crept down to the River with Miriam.
Gently, she lowered the little basket into the river among the bulrushes. Jochebed went home and prayed that God would keep her little baby safe. Miriam stayed hidden in the bulrushes to watch over him."

We have ALWAYS so enjoyed the ducks and geese that live on this lake.
Our kids and then the grands have been feeding them for years.

This is an adorable AUTUMN TASSEL that I won a couple years ago from our
It is a beautiful piece and it will be showing up several times during all the fun FALLNESS.

Isn't a FOUND FEATHER supposed to bring you GOOD LUCK?
I am pretty sure that's true...

Again, when all the kids were little, we took many, MANY
Treasure Hunts....and a really good feather was always the
most sought after. Of course, we found a lot around the little lake and, acting like it was just a MIRACLE that we found one there where ALL THE DUCKS WERE, made it three times
as exciting for the little ones. They would keep the feathers until all the feathers fell off...SWEET MEMORIES bringing tears to my eyes.
I am so thankful to be a mother and a grandmother..even a GREAT grandmother. 
I try with ALL MY MIGHT to be the best mother and grandmother as I can possibly be.
Thank you, Father, for all the blessings you have poured over me.

"Pharoah's daughter came down to the river edge. She had come down to wash and was surprised to see the little basket floating just out of reach. She sent one of her maids in to fetch it and when she opened the lid, the little baby woke up and started to cry. Pharoah's daughter loved the little baby and even though she knew he was an Israelite baby, she decided to keep him."

"Miriam was very frightened. What would happen to her little brother? Then she had an idea. She ran up to the princess. "Shall I fetch a nurse to look after the baby for you?" she asked. She was very happy when the princess said, "Yes, go!"
Miriam ran quickly to fetch Jochebed.
The princess gave the baby to Jochebed.
"Take this little one and raise him for me, and I will pay you for looking after him," she said.
Jochebed took her little baby back home. God had answered their prayers and their little boy was safe. The princess called the baby "Moses" because
Moses means "taken out" and she had taken him out of the river.

God had chosen Moses to be the one who would lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.
God made all these things happen so that Moses was saved.
Jochebed could not save Moses. She had to leave him in the bulrushes.
But with God all things are possible. God arranged everything in a wonderful way and Jochebed was able to keep her baby while he was young and teach him all about God.
THANKS to all those that have seen this FALL post before....
I appreciate you looking at it again.

THANK YOU, hosts...and thanks to all of you for coming by.
My Sunday wish is that you have blessing after blessing bestowed upon you today
and all thru the coming week.
My love to you all,


Madeline's Album said...

This is the first time I have seen this fall post. Very nice. You told the story about the baby very well, I truly enjoyed this post. Have a blessed Sunday. Madeline

Olive Cooper said...

Truly one must relinquish what one cherishes and then you will be blessed. Lovely thoughts BJ.

Abramyan Avenue said...

I actually remember this post, might have even commented on it! It was beautiful then and it is still beautiufl now. We had a hard summer last year with the drought. I hope you return this fall and take more pictures.
When I was little Mom would take us to the "duck pond" to feed the ducks. We made many happy memories there. Thank you so much for bringing those back to mind!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

a great set of shots and biblical story 'woven' in with that basket. :)

MG Atwood said...

Beautiful post. Sweet Moses basket. thanks for sharing.

Susy said...

A beUtiful encore BJ, and blessings to you too. How wonderful it is to feel like you've made a friend through reading blog posts.

Kris said...

Love your basket. Love the lake. Love the story of David and his pal and their little boat. Love the cypress trees!!! Love FALL!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This was a beautiful photo shoot bj!
I love the basket! Happy Sunday! hugs, Linda

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore the symbolic meaning behind your "picnic" basket!!! Spring and Fall are two of my favorite Seasons!!! Enjoyed this post the "second time around", as well!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow of the basket, thanks for sharing the scriptures too.

Delicious Shadows, have a blessed Sunday!

Theresa said...

Sweet post, precious little Moses saved in the basket:) Love it! Hope the lake has filled back up some! Have a blessed day and week, HUGS!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you bj for showing this beautiful post again. I wasn't around all those years ago, and I would hate to know that I had missed it..Very fitting post for a beautiful Sunday morning..Happy Sunday..Judy


What a comforting post. With all the wonderful images of the basket, the trees, the colors...well, it just made me feel so relaxed and at 'home with nature'.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A tisket, a tasket
I know you love your basket!

Hard-to-See Shadows

Jojo said...

Such a beautiful post. I had no idea about the good luck of finding a feather.

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post, Bj. Just gorgeous from last Fall. I love your basket, too. BTW, your new header is really sweet. xo Diana ps...Didja see that we had a new baby boy grandson born last night? Am I blessed, or what? xo Diana

Patty Patterson said...

What a lesson! And what beautiful pictures. I actually have a basket like that. It's sits in the guest room taking up space because no one here has thought to take it on a photo shoot! And I'm a photographer????? I guess I need to keep blogging. It's inspiration!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Your fall post is beautiful and "New to Me"! For a moment I thought I had fallen asleep and MISSED SUMMER,hehe! I love how you told the story of your basket. I recognized it RIGHT AWAY!
Such fond memories for you there at the park. How is your rainfall THIS YEAR? Is it getting any better?
Thank you for REsharing with us. "LOVED IT"!!!
Have a wonderful week,
Big Hugs to you,

Kim, USA said...

Very beautiful. The basket reminds me of a biblical story ^)^ Great post!


Cafe au lait said...

Great pics BJ. I can imagine David's and his friend's frustration when the boat didn't go where they wanted it to go. Love this post!

My Blue and Mellow Yellow Monday.

SmilingSally said...

We also have brown dirt where water used to be; rain is desperately needed!

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

LadyD said...

Beautiful post. I love how you take the time to tell the story with wonderful photos and share God's word. New follower. Nice to meet you!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wow BJ, those water cypress are really something to behold...never saw a tree like them. Love that Moses basket and your reference...Happy Blue Monday.

Irene said...

Thank you for reminding us of the story of Moses. Love your fall photos and that cute little basket.

Nancy Claeys said...

The basket was an awesome find, BJ. Love how you've decorated it so lovingly. :)

Leah H. said...

Great photos, beautiful memories:)

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by:)

Kelly said...

I love how you used the basket (which is wonderful!) in so many shots! Our pond has really dropped from lack of rain. I can't believe it's already so dry this early in the summer!