Time Capsule Piece 2023

March 17, 2023 – St. Patrick’s Day Asheville NC

Red Bird lands atop the garden and tomato stake to view the latest morsels below for a scrumptious breakfast,

Daffodils dot the bank of grass in shades of yellow; while forsythia makes a show

Atop the pond, on a slab of granite, an Angel rests, hand on cheek carefully watching over the fish and fauna below,

It’s an overcast day with clouds gathering the 17th day of March, St. Patrick’s Day, and the grass is green,

With no Winter to speak of in 2023 in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, one can’t help but wonder, if we will ever see snow again?

Grateful am I to have a computer and ability to gather my thoughts to articulate what is underneath,

Three years of COVID, Russia at war with Ukraine, Earthquakes in Turkey, Enormous amounts of Snow in the Northern USA, stories of water shortages to come associated with climate changes and a homeless population that continues to grow out of control, increased food, and gasoline prices. We recycle, plant trees, garden, have rain barrels to catch water from the roof to water the garden, pond as needed.

If we didn’t have faith, love, compassion, and a true sense of gratitude for those in our lives and those gifts provided to us by our Creator, we’d go mad.

This is why writing and recording the days, months, seasons or years helps me to put my life into perspective. This is why I am sharing a snippet of what’s good in my backyard and what I know about worldly events.

This piece may wind up in a time capsule at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church to be uncovered in another 100 years.

Know that I am Catholic, a member of St. Eugene’s Parish in Asheville, NC, God willing, I will be 63 in June, I am married to Steve Henry, the Facility Manager of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and my friend for more than 19 years. I have two children, Richard, and Alicia and three grandchildren, Grayson, Lincoln, and Saylor Marie. My parents are Bob and Peg Adams of Windsor Road, Asheville. My Dad is an amazing Golfer with 20 hole-in-ones, they are both 91+. I have four brothers, Michael, David, Mark, and Richard. My husband Steve has two brothers, Paul and David.

As I close this piece of history, I will add to my picturesque view of the backyard oasis to say that with the Red Bird, Cardinal, Mrs. Cardinal appeared along with a Squirrel, and a Titmouse who are all seeking the black sunflower seeds I placed in a birdfeeder which hangs from the pruned Cherry Tree.

May this snippet of one’s life on this day, St. Patrick’s Day 2023, and the times as I see them, find their way to the hands and hearts of loving Beings who are seeing a world better than what we are experiencing and/or predicted to see.

~ Anita Adams 3/17/2023

Yellow Forsythia in Bloom

Backyard Oasis – Pond, Trees, Chimenea, Pagoda, Light, Angel, St. Christopher, Birds

Yellow Daffodil dripping in Raindrops

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