Have you ever never mowed your lawn? Well, this year was the first time for us. No, it wasn’t intentional; it was just that our lawn mower kept breaking down and has thus been in the shop all summer. Of course we keep the grass around our house cut really nice (that is Jonathan’s job!) but as for the rest of the seven acres, we let it grow wild!
If you ask me, I think it is kind of nice to have a “real” field. It’s beautiful to see the grass waving back and forth as the wind blows down the valley. The color is simply spectacular too. When the late afternoon sun streams over the grass, the hillside glows with golden light. The tall grass also provides a great habitat for countless insects and wild flowers, which, in my opinion, are great photographic subjects. Of course, if you ever have to wade through it in the morning before the sun has time to dry up the dew, then there’s no way to keep from getting completely soaked. But what’s wrong with that?!
We are thankful for the backyard arboretum but we are still praying that the mower will be fixed soon. “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:18.