Fog and Beauty at Heatherhope

 

 

 

Here’s another reminder that Life goes on during the pandemic.

 

Martin Luther said that one of his weapons for keeping the Devil away was to cut a fart. We can do something akin if, in the midst of the threat of COVID-19, we habitually open our eyes to the beauty and holiness all around.

 

A foggy morning is a good test case. This morning we woke to a thick fog on the farm. But a fog can reveal the haunting beauty of form, as it does when you look at the trees silhouetted against an uncluttered wall of mist.

Beautiful, foggy morning at Heatherhope Farm. Photo by John

Beautiful, foggy morning at Heatherhope Farm. Photo by John

One of the special treats of having sheepdogs is that they are always up—way up—for a run around the hay field.

 

So, picture one is of the trees along our drive; and picture two is of Nell, who at age 13 is still fit enough to jump on the back of the ATV waiting the run. (I tried Zac first, but he is way too excitable, and every time I backed away from him to get a shot, he jumped down and up on me. He is definitely not the type to settle down.)

Senior citizen sheepdog Nell is ready to roll on this foggy morning. Photo by John

Senior citizen sheepdog Nell is ready to roll on this foggy morning. Photo by John

Be good to each other, and try some novel adventures in the time of novel corona virus!

 

BY THE WAY, YOU CAN FIND ALL OUR PANDEMIC BLOG POSTS BY CLICKING ON THAT TITLE IN THE “CATEGORIES” LIST AT THE SIDE OF POST PAGES OF THE WEB SITE, OR BY SEARCHING FOR THE WORD “PANDEMIC.”

 

About John

John is a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who has served congregations for over 40 years, including in rural, suburban, campus ministry and urban settings. His love of Border Collie sheepdogs has been fortified by his many friendships with shepherds all around the world. Nothing he has ever or will ever accomplish is as significant as the patience God, his wife and his friends have shown in putting up with his deficiencies.
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