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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sunday Snaps!

I have to start this post on a very sad note indeed, and would ask for prayers and loving thoughts for a very dear blogging friend, Belle, who lives in British Columbia.  Her much loved grandson, aged only 21, passed away very suddenly a short time ago.  Dear Belle, please know that we are all sending you our love and prayers to you and all the family at this sad time.

Now that the grass in the adjoining fields has been cut, the livestock are now back, so here are a few photos that I took earlier today :






This is just one of the apple trees in the orchard, and we have a good crop this year - the horses love them!





37 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

What a lovley view. Sorry about your friend's grandson; sending prayers.

Desiree said...

I have visited Belle's blog and left my condolences. What a dreadful shock for Craig's family! My heart goes out to them all.

You have a most marvellous setting to call home, Diane! I trust you and your precious family are all well.

Big hug,
Des xoxo

Pat MacKenzie said...

Poor Belle. What a sad time for her family.

Your horses are beautiful - knobby knees and all.

Shady Del Knight said...

I have tears in my eyes and pain in my heart, Thisisme, just like you do. I am emotionally wrecked by Belle's sad news. I am devastated. I love Belle so much I and don't want her hurting this way. Tragedy will come to all of our lives eventually and it's good to know that our friends and loved ones are there to rally 'round us. I hope that you have a fine Sunday, dear Thisisme. Join me in praying for our dear friend and her family.

orchid said...

Oh, I'd like to express my condolences to your dear friend,
I also am sending prayers!!!

Lovely view and horses, LOVE xoxo Orchid.

Shady Del Knight said...

The horses are beautiful, Thisisme. I always wondered how horses and other beasts can tolerate all of those flies crawling on their faces. Maybe there's a lesson in stoicism in that.

becca said...

gorgeous photos and i'm so sorry to hear about your friends grandson..hugs

Odie Langley said...

I loved your pictures so much by my heart is hurting for dear sweet Belle and her family. I wish I could be there right now to give her a comforting hug. Thanks for letting us know and join us in prayer for Belle and her family. Have a great rest of the afternoon and you know I wish we could all have a group hug today.
Hugs,
Odie :)

Thisisme. said...

Linda - thank you, and thank you for your prayers my friend.

Desiree - what a terrible shock for them all. Like you, my heart goes out to Belle and all her family. They are a very close family and will obviously be totally devasted right now. Thank you, my family are all well - thank God.

Pat - yes, a very sad time. I just can't imagine what they must be going through. Glad you liked the horses!

Shady - hallo Tom, my dear friend. I think we all have a heavy heart today for poor Belle and all the family. I know that you are very fond of her, and she is such a sweet person. Of course I will pray for them all and hope that they may find His comfort to get through this dreadful tragedy. On a different note, yes, I know what you mean about the flies on the horses. I suppose they get used to it! Take care.

Orchid - thank you my dear friend in Japan. It is a sad day indeed.

Becca - I'm glad you liked the photos of the horses. Hugs back to you my friend.

Odie - I know how you're feeling my friend. As I said to Shady, most of us will be writing with a heavy heart today thinking about poor Belle and all Craig's family. I think a group hug is very much needed today :(

Bouncin' Barb said...

I wrote to Belle earlier. This is truly a devastation to her and to his parents and loved ones. Words just don't cut it do they? Loved your pictures. You know I love horses. Those are some beauties. I got your comment earlier and so appreciate the words. You're still AWESOME! Sorry your family is back home but it won't be long before you see them again I'm sure!! Hugs my friend!

Thisisme. said...

Bouncin'Barb - hi there. You're quite right, words just don't cut it when something like this happens. I can't even begin to imagine what they're going through over there :( Take care and sending hugs.,

Chatty Crone said...

Can't imagine what Belle must be feeling.

Are those your horses and apple trees - it is a beautiful scene.

Bethe77 said...

So sorry to hear of Bella's loss. May the Lord hold her and care for her in her grief.
The horses look like they are enjoying themselves. Beautiful snaps of the fields with the horses. The apple tree looks yummy. I can see why the horses would enjoy them.
Blessings

Pearl said...

Such a small world. Belle and I have been friends for months and months -- here I come to a "new" site and you share the news of your friend Belle in BC...

The poor dear...

Pearl

Thisisme. said...

Chatty - I agree. I can't begin to imagine what poor Belle is going through right now. It doesn't bear thinking about, does it? Not my horses, I'm afraid. They're just kept in the field adjoining our garden, but they are our apple trees! Take care.

Bethe - yes, I do hope that the Lord will care for Belle in her grief. Such terrible news. I'm glad you liked the photos of the horses.

Pearl - a small world indeed! How lovely to see you here today and thank you for popping across to leave a comment. As you say, it's such terrible news about poor Belle's grandson. Such a shock for them all. Hope to see you again some time.

Claudia Moser said...

I am so sorry for Belle, I hope she will be all right ... sad day suddenly!

Thisisme. said...

Claudia - yes, I hope that poor Belle will be alright. A sad indeed my friend.

Carol Wyer said...

Oh Belle, I am so sorry to hear your tragic news. I too am sending you my love and prayers.
The photographs are lovely - I showed them to Hubby and told him we are to visit you-he said 'Oh good I like Devon cream teas'
XOXO

Denise said...

Thank you my Dear. I love your country veiws,How nice to be in the country.I will visit Belle's blog.

SkippyMom said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Belle and her family. Sometimes with the distances words and thoughts are all you have to offer but I hope she feels them. So truly sad.

Take care of yourself my friend. Hugs

Thisisme. said...

Carol - wasn't it a sad day today for poor Belle. Terrible news. Glad that you enjoyed the photos today my friend. Thanks for popping over. I know how busy you are at the moment!

Denise - I'm glad you enjoyed the country views today. Yes, I'm very blessed to live where I do. I'm glad that you are going to pop over to Belle's blog. Thank you.

SkippyMom - Isn#t it just awful. I feel so sad for what Belle and all her family is going through right now. Makes you realize just how fragile life is. Craig, Belle's grandson was just so young. Words and prayers are all we can offer. Sending big hugs from across the pond my dear friend.

Shelly said...

My heart aches for our precious Belle and she and her family have been and continue to be in my prayers.

And, LOVE the horses. They are some of favorite four legged creatures.

EmptyNester said...

So sorry to hear about Belle's grandson. Always tragic when a young one is ripped from us. Always.

The horses are gorgeous! Did you go out and give them sugar cubes? Carrots? Apples?

Jeanie said...

I just wanted to give and get some comfort as we all share our grief for Belle and her family. It is such a stunning loss and I hope she feels the love coming her way from around the world.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Loved the photos but it sadden me to hear about Belle's grandson 21 is far to young to have passed away..........

BECKY said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's tragic news. She will definitely be in my heart and thoughts.
Your home is so lovely! The horses are beautiful, and I can just see them eating the apples!

Thisisme. said...

Shelly - that's all we can do for poor Belle really, is to offer up our prayers for her and all the family. Such a sad time for them all.

Empty Nester - lovely to see you here today. Tragic is the word when they die so young. We feed the horses apples from the apple trees, as we have thousands of apples!!

Jeannie - it was so nice of you to pop across to my blog today, and I appreciate that. I think we all need a bit of comfort after the terrible news, as we feel so sad for poor Belle. Thank you.

Jo-Anne Rambling - far too young. A lot of us have grandchildren, and I simply can't imagine the pain she must be feeling at the moment.

Becky - Thank you. Yes, it's a lovely spot in the countryside where we live.

orchid said...

My Dearest Lady, Orchid again here!!!
Wow, how wonderful to see my button in your wonderful blog's side bar♡♡♡♡
Thank you SO much, I deeply appreciate that.
Many thanks and Hugs, xoxo Orchid.

Gawgus things... said...

Gosh that's awful about Belle's grandson - so very young. Lovely photos of the horses :)

Katherines Corner said...

lovely photos. and sending prayers to Belle. xo

Dizzy C said...

That is very sad.

I do like you horse photos. Those apples seem to be just right for them. Nature. :)

carol

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Back catching up after my week of no computing, ok just a little FB and a photo a day. Your posts as always are entertaining with the lows and highs of life, so sad to read today's news. My husband will empathise with you on the over prescribing of steroid creams, his legs are now in a poor way thanks in part to this! On a more cheerful note glad you had a good time with grandchildren.

Thisisme. said...

Orchid - I was pleased to put your button on my blog dear friend! Hugs.

Gawgus things - hallo! Lovely to see you here again. Yes, I feel sorry for Belle and what she must be going through right now. Glad you liked the photos of the horses.

Katherine's Corner - thank you for your prayers my friend. The horses are beautiful, aren't they?

Dizzy - Hi Carol. It is sad for Belle and all her family, isn't it? Glad you liked the horses!

LindyLouMac - Hi there. Good to see you back! Good for you though that you took some time away from the computer! Those steroid creams have got a lot to answer for, and I'm sorry that your husband is affected like that as well.

Life 101 said...

Oh no! I follow Belle. I had not heard about her grandson. Thanks so much for letting me know.
Rick

kneesandpaws said...

Awww, another young person has died this week! I am keeping Belle's family in my prayers. I loved seeing the horses and beautiful apple trees. Heavy hearts need to take in all the beauty and goodness that we are blessed with.

vintch said...

sending strong, strong prayers to your friend. what an awful thing to do through. but i believe in the power of prayer, and when two or more are gathered in His name (in this case 36!), there is healing and hope. beautiful tribute, my sweet friend!

Thisisme. said...

Life 101 - hi Rick. Lovely to see you hear today! It was so, so sad about Belle's grandson. Hopefully all our prayers and thoughts will help in some way.

Knees and paws- hi my friend. Yes, it's so terribly sad this week, isn't it. You're right, we must take in all the beauty we can to help us through the sad times. Take care and I hope your hubby is okay after his loss. Hugs.

vintch - hallo my friend. Good to see you today , and, like you, I really do believe in the power of prayer. Belle's faith is so very strong, and she knows that God is with them all.