Located a few minutes from Clear Creek State Park, and down the road from Cook's Forest State Park, it's a well know establishment that offers food, a small zoo, golf, play areas for children and on this lovely day the goats were showing off their newborns!
As always, I had my camera with me. Hope you enjoy the snaps!
The spring season started a little late for me. Daffodils are only now blooming. They were in beautiful form as we went to church on Easter Sunday morning.
While out snapping the daffodils I found these three turkeys practicing their fanfare!
We'll visit The Farmers Inn during the spring and summer. A few years ago they had a bear, but I must admit, he didn't look very happy to be there. Advanced in age. In a rut. But, a bear is a bear.
Our new driveway up to the front porch is now complete. They put down fine gravel over the limestone on Monday. The worker said it would harden and be similar to concrete. As I mentioned on Facebook, it has been a long four months of snow, rain and mud walking down to the vehicles. It's so nice to be able to walk down the porch steps and have the vehicles right there!
I read a short work on "The Power of Humanity: Why Women Need Their Girlfriends" by Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis. It speaks for itself. "Our girlfriends can't save us, for only God can do that, but girlfriends can help make a tragedy bearable. They can read our mind and our emotions, intuitively recognize what needs to be done--then do it. They can listen, empathize and show compassion. They can be used by God to comfort us and provide a timely shoulder to cry on."
I do write a lot about girlfriends. I think one reason may be that I don't have family members close by, like my sister who lives in Oklahoma, or my estranged daughter who lives in Florida. Their presence is missed.
Relations in my family have not been good through the years. So I've built my life around friends. It's been a good relationship all these years, but at special occasion times, like Easter, a side of me hurts for not having family members near. I am thankful and grateful for the joy I receive from my friends, and will always carry them close to my heart.
If you are fortunate to have close family members to enjoy, say a special thanksgiving today for those people.
And if you're like me, with little or no family around you, thank God for bringing you into His family and fulfilling a need that we all have.
And now a thought to leave you with . . .
"If we are involved in doing what we were put on earth to do, a joyful heart is almost guaranteed--even in the midst of deepest difficulties."
Thomas Kinkade, Lightposts for Living