" 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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A day of gardening

Every Winter for the last few years (since I passed 45 or so), I end up being pretty inactive, and I always wonder if, once Spring comes, I'll still be able to do the yardwork and the gardening that I enjoy.  It may sound silly, but it's a reality for me.......I get so stiff and out of shape inside this little home that doesn't require a lot of  work to keep going for the two of us ! 

But, praise God, I always seem to find that the rebirth around me seems to spur me on, and gradually, day by day, I find that I can jump right back into the old routine.   I am more tired in the evenings than I was in my younger days, but, hey, that's the price of getting older, right? 

Today, I thought I'd try to weed a couple of flowerbeds, but wound up working at it for probably 4 or 5 hours without tiring.   I was amazed, and just kept thanking the Lord for my renewed energy.  I quit around suppertime, and went into the house, stood about 5 minutes, and TIRED washed over me like a warm shower !   You know what,,.........that's okay.   Hubby-sweetkins was patient enough to settle for a summer sausage, cheese and cracker meal since I had gotten totally wrapped up in my yardwork and forgot to thaw his dinner.  Maybe I'll even sleep good for a change.  

Oh what a blessing a good night's sleep is.........if you sleep well, never take it for granted !   It is a blessing straight from God !

Changing subjects, sortof, I have more flower photos.

These are a perennial called CandyTuft.

 I had never raised them before, but bought two plants last spring.  They stayed green all Winter, and began blooming again in late January or February if I recall right.  The second photo shows where they are in relation to the Violets and Violas I shared yesterday, my front sidewalk.

 The sky under which I worked today ~!~
Ever just take a picture of the sky above your head?   I don't think that I ever had, but I did today !  Rejoice in all things........what a beautiful day ~!~

And this is a photo of my yard from ground-level.  Someone asked yesterday what kind of grass I have because my yard is currently just a flowing carpet (occasionally interspersed with a weed or two) of little tiny white and purple flowers.   I don't know what it is, but it happens every Spring around here, and I wait until it's gone to do a full mowing because I just think that it is lovely !

I apologize to anyone who started following this blog because of quilting info that I might share.   Once the weather breaks, I find myself drawn outside.......after all, this little home is only 700 square feet, and I'm a big girl;  I desire space !   But the lure of the sewing machine is equally strong, and will soon win again !  


  1. How beautiful! And how lovely that you had all the energy you needed and will sleep so well tonight!

  2. Hi Dolly, I so know what you mean about getting extra tired in the evenings and finding sleep elusive some nights. Your flowers are so pretty. Each winter I too wonder if I'll be able to flower 'garden' as I did the previous year. And I come back at it....also. You never know though. God is so good to us!


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