Authentic Compassion

Sunday, February 28, 2010

How can it be the end of February?

Not only too rapid passage of time is disturbing --how can our baby goats be growing up so fast? I've included this unique look at an eyeball and ear (belonging to Milky Way) to explain one of the hazards of photographing kids - they are far too interested in the camera or my coat pockets or running and chasing - they do not pose properly at all. My delight with a digital camera is taking tons of pictures then being able to delete, delete, delete until one or two are usable.

Montana - mother goat in next picture isn't the best mother in the group but occasionally I can catch her letting Susannah nurse and be nuzzled affectionately.

I haven't mastered action photography but managed to capture Lulu in the midst of a wild run and jump adventure around the pens. Those ears are distinctive - reminds me of the Flying Nun (google Sally Field is that isn't familiar)

Here is Lulu slowing down to avoid hitting my legs - something doelings aren't always good about. I stay a tiny bit bruised up around my lower legs during "baby" season.

Evening comes to Buhlaland - we hear the whispers of spring's arrival - birds calling to establish territory and begin their spring rituals. It is good on Buhlaland to remember - to everything there is a season - sometimes we reflect on what roads brought us to this place. We are so grateful for both the physical place and spiritual "home" we have.

Seasons are not just markers of time passing - but times to experience. Bless you this Sunday - whatever season you might be experiencing - be assured


Mary Humphrey said...

Bruised legs and sore knees. I am with you on that one.

Kids are such a joy. I love their acrobatic stage. Wouldn't it be great to be able to whirlygig like they can?

Thank you for the reminder to soak in and enjoy the little things in life.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Yes Mary - perfect word - whirlygig - they get so excited they absolutely are spinning around and bumping into one another.

Wobegon Cottage(alice) said...

Your pictures are great, I really enjoyed them. I love watching and listening to wildlife of any kind.

Vickie said...

Awww, goat babies. Lucky you! I do love those flapping goatbaby ears! Looks like she's gonna take flight any minute.

As for bruised legs, guess you could get you some of those shin guard the kids wear to play soccer in???

KathyB. said...

I always love the way you appreciate God's goodness and attribute your blessings to Him. Baby goats really are blessings, and cute ones too. But they are here for a season, as are all the years of our lives, the years offer us different 'seasons' and are ours to enjoy and praise God for, whatever they bring and sometimes, no matter how difficult they may be.Thank-you for the perspective LindaSue.

Sandra said...

It's tough not having kids and lambs but the way I feel now, it would be crazy on top of crazy. My energy level is just so low and babies would be the end of me. Heck, puppies are just about killing me.
I sure love to check in with you and see your kids though!

Lanny said...

Great photos, glad you are having so much fun with the new camera! I still keep way too many pictures! As you say, God is good, truly good and His seasons are right.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love your photos! You make Buhl-a-land look so peaceful! blessings,Kathleen

Kelly or Alex said...

Love the goat pictures. They just warm my heart. What sweet ears. And yes, I do remember the Flying Nun. I loved that show. I hate to admit it, but I loved Green Acres too. Maybe I have farming at my roots. LOL Maybe just bad TV.