I could not believe my eyes when she pulled out the eggs, and lo and behold there was this beautiful array of rainbow-colored eggs.
Of course, I have seen colored shells before, but this stack of broken shells just called to me.
Luckily, I take my camera with me everywhere, so the next thing you know I'm taking shot after shot.
Isn't it funny how we forget to appreciate the little things in life...the simple pleasures?
Every morning we waken to the sound of geese flying overhead as they approach a nearby stubble field. Their honking is glorious, and I love hearing them...
As a child when I would see anything that thrilled my little soul---a flower, or a rainbow, or the sound of the birds--I was sure that it was a special gift just for me. And you know what? I still feel that way. I am surrounded by the simple things in life that bring me joy and pleasure.---the sunset with its rays slicing through the clouds turning the sky to a watercolor of glorious golds, purples, blues, grays---the way the bare branches of a tree create unusual negative spaces---hearing a bird call just as I step out the door---bacon frying in the pan--all evidence of just how much God loves and cares for me, and wants me to find pleasure in his creation.
Some more pictures for you to enjoy.....
And,what, you may ask, does this have to do with quilting? Well, nothing, and perhaps everything.
I most certainly am not planning on making a quilt of eggshells. But I sure do like that color combination...and I like the lines that I am seeing---the smooth shell broken up by the cracked areas...now that has some possibilities for some abstract work, perhaps. And I love how the light reflects off the smooth exterior shell and wet interior of the shell differently.
I also believe that all observations we make help inform our art work...we may not reproduce something, but a line here, a space there, and a texture over there, all combine to influence our decisions.
But most of all these simple pleasures remind me that all gifts are of God. Large or small, they are a part of his design. Whether I am taking a picture or making a quilt, they serve to remind me of God's glory and his hand in my life.
Last night we shared a simple meal with some dear friends. Life truly does not get any better than that......