Sunday, March 29, 2015
Just another week...
The weather has been very Spring-like, changeable and unpredictable! One day the temperature got up to 78, the next day the high was 48. Yesterday it stayed around 29 all day and there were even a few flakes of snow. We were hoping it would be green here when the Acors come to visit, but I don't think it will be. We are sure looking forward to seeing them on Friday, and having them here for several days. Can't wait!
I enjoyed the General Women's Broadcast last night. I support Bonnie Oscarson's challenge that we should be Defenders of the Family, especially of marriage between a man and a woman, elevating the Divine roles of mothers and fathers, and in preserving the sanctity of the home. She challenged us to be brave, immovable, and steadfast warriors. Yes! What a good meeting. Such a privilege to have General Conference sessions to guide and inspire us. Next weekend will be awesome too.
Here is our bird lesson for today. A very common sight around here is turkey buzzards or turkey vultures. They are big and ugly. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about them: If you’ve gone looking for raptors on a clear day, your heart has probably leaped at the sight of a large, soaring bird in the distance– perhaps an eagle or osprey. But if it's soaring with its wings raised in a V and making wobbly circles, it's likely a Turkey Vulture. These birds ride thermals in the sky and use their keen sense of smell to find fresh carcasses. They are a consummate scavenger, cleaning up the countryside one bite of their sharply hooked bill at a time, and never mussing a feather on their bald heads.
One day we drove quite a ways out past Seneca Rocks to visit a ward family. On the way back we passed a pasture with many ewes and lambs in it. So cute, the picture doesn't do it justice. Just what I needed for a Spring perk-up! More sunshine would help too, I think... Have a great week.