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Moments of Peace

Updated on February 22, 2012
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Good Morning

It has been close to one of those all night keyboard sessions again. Writers are a weird bunch of people are we not or is it just me. Come 7-8 o'clock at night I can hardly keep my eyes open. Come 11 o'clock and I either get inspired or go to bed.

Last night I went to bed as usual and at 2:20 am it was like the light came on and this is where I have been sitting since. Crazy in many ways and yet it happens. I guess maybe the still of the night has it's benefits. Mrs Quill and Quigley have been sleeping the night away and the midnight oil has been burning here.

So please make yourself comfortable. The fire has create a nice warm atmosphere. It is one that is inviting and just begging for company. Rest and be still and know that He is God and He is the same today as He has always been. A kind and loving Father who seeks His children.

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Chill is in the Air

We are chilly here this morning but loving what we have had so far. Yesterday morning there was a hoer frost that went through and left in it wake a special beauty all its own. We have had some here the last few years which leave you in awe of the perfection the days sunshine creates a whole new world.

This little guy stand guard out on the back deck watching over the outside world. I have caught Quigley drooling a few times wondering why she can not have it. As if there are not enough toys laying around. It is a full time job cleaning up after her. There is a box upstairs and one downstairs for all her toys. I pick them up and toss them in and it is much like a revolving door. It just keeps coming back.

Her order of business is to greet us at the door with any toys she has handy. Some of her favorites are the homemade ones Dad makes for her. Treat hidden in the anything are a challenge and she loves the game. When ever we go anywhere and leave her behind a milk bone is offered with instructions to not touch it. Low and behold when we come back it is still intact. All it takes is for us to come through the door and she knows it is ok to eat it. Then comes the playtime.

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Hoer Frost

Here is a good example of some of the frosts that bless us here. This was taken last month close to the small town I live in. I have taken a few of the exact same spot and this is one of the heaviest I have seen here.

It changes the whole look of the landscape and step up and kick the tree and who ever is standing under it will be just as white. Ask Mrs Quill, the secret is first to run fast enough to not get caught in the downfall. Next is to run far enough to not get the reward you deserve for doing such an unspeakable thing. Can you imagine anyone being so cruel. (As he grins)

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God and Nature Speak

Found this picture as well as I was looking through my collection. It was taken in our neighbouring Province of Saskatchewan. The origin of the name comes from the Cree Indian word Kisiskatchewani Sipi meaning swift flowing river which runs throughout the center of the capital city of Saskatoon.

At first when I seen this I was not sure if it was man made or made by nature. It was explained to me by a friend. Some dug up the ground around a power pole years before and planted som Virginia Creeper and this is the result of many years of growth. In the fall of the year it turns a brilliant red and it very noticeable.

What caught my eye is the resemblance of Christ on the cross. It stands a a sentinel at a three way intersection in the heart of the city. It is an impressive sight indeed.

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Projects

It is interesting the response we get when we write about some things like a hub I wrote recently about landscaping and the pending summer months arriving here soon. I posted on picture of a project I had done and many sent emails asking if I would write more and share some photos.

This one I found as well while looking through some old photos. It is situated in a mountain town. A project I was offered asking me to match the area in as natural a way as possible. This is what I came up with. Some of the work had already been done but close to a total renovation was need to solve some of the problems. The end result is what you see. This picture was taken from the walking path which runs beside the Bow River behind me. The area is overrun with wildlife who loved the flowers I put in each year.

I will see what else I can find and do a hub of others.

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His Design

No matter what man can do God will always outdo him. I too this picture at the top of a mountain a few years back. I have no idea what sort of plant this is. The stocks are very hardy and solid but what catches the eye is the flower. It has a soft woollen feel to it and the twisted flower you see comes just like it is.

In the fall of the year the spores are much the same as dandelions and they fill the air. Hundreds of thousands of seeds move with the slightest breeze. The result after a few years is a meadow filled with this sight.

God has a way of finding a balance in nature and creating a landscape of terrain and plants we can never reproduce with our hands.

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Blessings

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to have experienced some of the most wonderful setting the Father has given to us after travelling over this great land. I have lived in cities and some of the most remote locations found in the far north of Canada.

I have been truly blessed in being one with one of our greatest resources being nature. Can she speak to us, she can with her power and might and yet she can be as gentle as the plants in the picture above.

No matter where you find yourself in life I know we can all find peace in nature. I know I have written about this before but for me it is a personal inspiration. I have been asked by several if I would be willing to share one of the first books I have written in the series of seven books called Quiet Reflections. I would love to share it with you and it will be following shortly one chapter at a time. It is a book titled "The Quiet". I do hope you enjoy it and it is not meant to any form of promotion.

Be at peace during this day and know that you are loved by the Father and the many whom have come into your life. Make this day special for you and the many and simply love and be at peace.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Thank you for telling this story! I love how you incorporated all those stunning pictures too! Voted up!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Up and across, what a nice first read this morning. There is so much God has put on this beautiful creation of His I will never get to see but I am so thankful for what I do see and that I can. May God bless the eyes of all who see His work and know that it is Him.

      Thanks for the nice hub and pictures and sharing your joy in God.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning iamaudraleigh... so nice to have you join us at the Fireside. I do hope you enjoy your time here.

      Blessings

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Jackie... so nice to see you here already this morning. I agree nature and His creation is so vast we will never see it all in our lifetime.

      Morning Blessings

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      gogogo 5 years ago

      Beautiful hub, enjoyed it and it is a good way to start my day 7am where I am. Thanks for sharing

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning gogogo... love the name and welcome to the Fireside... do hope you enjoy your time here.

      Blessings from Canada

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      Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

      I always enjoy the pictures that you share...and the restful way that you write.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Enlydia... hugs for the visit and the always welcome comments.

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Truly beautiful, the words as well as the photographs. Yes God does give us the best of the best!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Curiad... He is good... glad you visited again... Thank you for the comment.

      Blessings

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I loved the pictures and the story that accompanied them. Your nature pictures are just splendid! Quigley is certainly a member of the family and he obviously brings much joy to your lives. God bless you and your family.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hugs Pam... thanks for the comments and the visit... Yes Quigley is a large part of the family. Worse than having a teenager in the house with all her upstairs and downstairs... Think we wil keep her around.

      Blessings and Hugs back at you

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Good Morning. I am so glad I woke up to read this.. so beautiful. I love your pictures especially the one that looks like Christ.. I love your story and the message.

      God Bless you

      voted way up

      Debbie

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rolly, a wonderful, wonderful hub that made me smile and feel warm inside.

      The photos as always, were a real treat, thank you.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I loved the photos, so serene. The waterfall is spectacular.Your story about Quigley not eating the bone until you returned home is so cute. Thank you for sharing once again..Cheers

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      itakins 5 years ago from Irl

      This is so nice -should be called 'Chill out with Rolly'-fantastic photos too.

      Wouldn't it be good to be able to go to bed when normal people go......I wake up when the world starts to sleep :)

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Debbie... thanks for the visit and yes it is a special picture. Certainly caught my eye as I was passing...

      Blessings from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Lesley... good to see you again and blessed to hear you enjoyed this little tid bit.

      Hugs

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Always... thanks for the wonderful comment and yes Quigley is something else... tested by Dad everyday and well she does test me as well but a blessing.

      Hugs

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi itakins... ten the same blood runs through our blood... it looks like this might be another of those quiet nights here and I need to get up at 6:00... lol

      Blessings and Hugs fellow Night Owl

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      Jennifer Essary 5 years ago from Idaho

      The photo of the Hoer Frost was my favorite. March will be here in a few days and I'm still waiting for winter. I could take a drive into the mountains to play in the snow but there is something peaceful about a snow storm. Not only does it cover the world in a blanket of white perfection people who are ordered to stay home escape the rat race for the day. Voted up and beautiful. Smiles : )

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Jennifer... You are so right about a good snow storm... we have a monster passing through here again and there are no tracks to be found on the streets. Tells me people are spending time together and getting reconnected and that can be nice...

      Blessings from Canada

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the photo of the frost and the words are wonderful. Yes writers get inspiration at the strangest times and that includes at 2am! I vote up.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Christy... let me be the first to welcome you to the Fireside and yes we do get inspired at te strangest of time... just come back in from clearing close to 25 cm of snow from the drive and walks around the house... a rude awakening from the protection of inside. Glad you found something of interest here.

      Big wave from the other side of the big rocks

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Reading this beautiful and inspirational hub was a wonderful start to this brand new day! Your words are captivating as well as your pictures. Quigley sounds like a beautiful friend to have around. Thank you for sharing. Voted up. Blessings from Sweden!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi SanneL and welcome to the Fireside from all here... good to have you aboard and may you find some peace here. Thank you for the comment and yes Quigley is special... always there when you call her... ball in her mouth and ready.

      Blessings from Canada

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      winbo 5 years ago

      such a beautiful story..enjoyed it. Thanx 4 sharing

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning winbo... welcome to the Fireside and thank you for the comment.

      Hugs from Canada

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