This is a post just to let you know we are still here, and that Flat Creek is still rolling right along.
Many floaters; in canoes, inner tubes, boats, kayaks, etc. have come by. I have not seen them all, but I have heard many of them as they float by and go over the small rapid behind our house.
With the rain we have gotten this Summer it has been a busy time just keeping up with the lawn mowing. I have loved every minute of it. I appreciate every drop of rain. Thank the Lord for His blessings everyday.
My wife and I spent a couple of days with our son Philip and his wife Sarah and their daughters; Rene’e, Natalie, and Kylie in Booneville, AR. this past week. It was kind of our family get together time. However on July fourth we were with most of our kids at the family swimming hole for our annual Fourth of July get together. It was a wonderful time, both times
Our daughter Monica, husband Sam with their two kids; Addyson and AlexZander were at Philip’s too. All great kids.
Those Poplar trees we planted back in the Spring of 2011 are about twelve feet high now. Some not quite there, but most are. The Rose of Sharon’s we planted are just now blooming. Some have not yet made any blooms. Others are about to.
I have also built a Yard Deck, for our charcoal grill to set on. I really like it away from the house where it will pose no problem with flames, yet not so far away as to be distant. We have enjoyed the grill on the new deck two or three times this Summer. Good food.
It is amazing how fast the Summer is rolling along. School will be starting in just less than a month now. I am sure no one wanted to be reminded of that.
From the banks of Flat Creek
…Once again. It is wonderful to remember the birth of our Nation, her heroes, her victories, and even her failures. Yes we have had some failures, and hopefully we will or have learned from them; though I am not so sure about the D.C.er’s . That could mean Debilitated Criminals or it could be District of Columbia. You take your pick.
We will be gathering in a few hours down at the Ole Swimming Hole of the Blankenship family, along the banks of Flat Creek; not quite one half mile, down stream from our house.
Last July I wrote a post about “Survival” and told you I had a rifle and knew how to use it, but I did not have a four wheel drive or a shotgun. Well, now I have a four wheel drive, and I someday I will get a shotgun. With God’s help and by His grace we survive whatever evil, the devil, the world, and the chastisement of the LORD comes our way.
Have a wonderful celebration today. Remember from whence you came, and from whence your freedom came. Thank the LORD for our soldiers, who have fought, bled and died that we might be free; however, even more thank the LORD for giving us FREEDOM.
On the afternoon of December 31 I took a walk along the banks of Flat Creek; from just below the old mill pond down around the bend, and then to the place where our family picnics and swims – the Swimming hole.
It was at the Swimming Hole that I sat down for a spell and just looked, watched, and listened for awhile. I have enjoyed doing that along the creek since I was a boy old enough to venture away from the house; and maybe even before I was old enough.
As I was setting there a bald eagle came soaring near me over the still water of the hole and I assume was looking for his/her prey for food for the day. I do not believe I was ever as close to a flying eagle as I was at that moment. I have seen them in zoos sitting on logs for all the world to gauck at, and admire; but never had I been as close as I was at that time and place; while they were flying.
I watched as she/he soared, flapped wings, turned out over the land on the other side, and back over the water, and then flew on down the creek continuing its search.
A beautiful, majestic, bird. Yet, “bird” for an eagle just seems so small a word.
Remember to go to church today and worship our Creator who has given us all things to enjoy and glorify His name.
By the way… HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Last Saturday evening we had a birthday party for two of my grand sons. The youngest Eli was born of June 30, and the older one was born August 01, so their mom decided to combine the two in July and have one big party at the families Swimming hole and picnic area on Flat Creek.
While we were there a couple floating in a canoe had a small dog swimming with them as they came through the hole of water. Guess what? The little dog got out of the water, came up and started playing with the kids. The couple in the canoe went on. We still have the little dog.
The Little Girl looks like a Corgi . Little Girl is what I have been calling her. I know not too many people will read this, but if you know someone who has lost a little golden colored Corgi looking dog, we would appreciate you coming to get her.
She is friendly, and strong minded; for such a little one. She is probably an indoor pet, but we don’t allow dogs in our house; or any kind of pet. We are providing her a place out of the sun, water and food; and petting her occasionally.
Our dog seems to be a bit jealous of her.
I guess if no one wants her or claims her we will take care of her.
That’s from the banks of Flat Creek.