" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Friday, April 23, 2010

Just for fun......

......it's a rare thing for me to drive somewhere by myself, just for fun, just to spend a little money on myself.   I'm not trying to be modest or anything, it's just not been a part of my life for a long time now.   Since I've come back to driving, I mostly run errands or go to Church......or those seemingly frequent doctor's visits.

So last night was really fun.   I went out to the tongue of the trailer, where I had grown a tomato plant last year, and had transplanted some Irises that I found on the next lot while that trailer was empty.......(is that bad?  They were being mowed frequently !)  Anyway, I've planted a few Marigold seeds among the Irises and they've started to come up, and I'm really hoping that the Irises themselves will decide to bloom this year.   But seeing as how Irises are already in full bloom all over town, I suspect that it'll be atleast another year before they've overcome their 'mower shock'.......I don't blame them at all; it'd take me alot more than 2 years !  So, dreading few blooms, I dug up the rest of the spot across that end and worked in a large bag of potting soil.......alas, the ground around this trailer is nothing like the fertile soil I had in my Oklahoma yard.   (And I remember complaining about clay in the soil back there.)

Well, knowing that I had stuck away a little rat-hole money over the last few months, I told the hubby that I was heading out to all-mart to get me some bloomers !
I messed around out there for atleast an hour in indecision, picking up this, putting back that,......you know the drill if you know me and spending ! 

Finally, I decided to get me some of these luscious Geraniums that just kept calling to me.   I bought a dotted pot, in honor of my days as ...dotty...,  and have placed them on my front deck where I can see them first thing every morning as I enjoy my coffee.

I also picked up my traditional pink Vinca (I call them periwinkles), and for a change, I bought Dusty Miller to put between them for contrast.   My little gardens always look so pitiful at this point before they grow up and fill in all the empty space......but I have a vision of this Summer's beauty, and look forward to daily visits to chart the growth. 

Lastly, I bought Salvia a few weeks ago, when it was really too early to put out flowers, so I just grabbed something that wouldn't break my heart if they got frozen out.   They're around the mailbox, with Marigold seed sprinkled between and amongst, and I have 3 that I potted and now have on my back porch. 

Hooray.........flowers all around !   And we found a used lawnmower this week and got the yard mowed, Praise the LORD, so Spring is looking GOOD around our little tin residence.  Once again, I say, this is not my HOME, ....that's in Heaven,.......but I'm looking forward to a little bit of God's beauty around me here, for now.


  1. your flowers look so pretty...and cheerful. good for you for doing something for you

  2. What beautiful Martha Washington Geraniums! Some of my favorites! My irises around the mailbox aren't blooming yet either, and everyone else's are-so maybe they're like mine and are special!

    Everything else is a promise of a summer's kiss. Thank you for your heart and your spirit of Sonshine, Dolly!

  3. Isn't it so nice what a little color can do around the yard? I love the flowers, glad you could have a little floral happiness!

  4. That is the CUTEST pot with geraniums! I bought some flowers to populate my window boxes Sun. night. It was hard finding a variety of shade plants. Haven't put the plants in yet...maybe this evening. Also got bulbs - gladiolas to bloom in late summer. It is right at the edge of planting time, so hope they come up OK. I will be home this summer so want these flowers to enjoy. I'll send pictures when they bloom :)
    The lilies from last year are coming up strong. Probably another month or so before they are get to blooming stage. My goal is to attract hummers at the window box area so I can see them too. Need to get a feeder and to coax them here. Wish me luck :)


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