....and shamefully, just a few days ago, I vowed to never purchase any again, as they are so straggly-looking when planted by themselves. Today's gorgeous blooms make me rethink that statement. I need to just be sure to plant them among other flowers, maybe even other tall ones, in order to truly enjoy their presence. If I could afford the extravagance, I'd consider blowing up this photo into a poster size to mount on the green bedroom wall. This photo just came out so beautifully balanced and clear.
In sewing news, I started piecing the blocks for the Natalia Bonner quilt. My-size version will require 15 large blocks and 31 small blocks. Today I finished all 15 large ones, and made 8 small ones, so far.
In court news, for personal friends and family, the case has been deferred for second review on August 22nd.
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4