Praise !

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Satisfying Saturday

Well, it's VERY hot now, but this morning was nice enough for a bike ride around our little town, looking at yardsales.  I came across a nice laptop case for this new baby of mine, for only 25 cents, and got my morning's exercise in the process............not a bad hour's activity.

Yardwise, my Poppies have started blooming...
.......much better than previous attempts to raise them. I have the most of them out in front of my storage shed, including some double poppies that were shared by my neighbor, Rose.  
Each one is just such a perfect work by the Master gardener, our Lord, maker of Heaven and Earth and all therein !  I get such joy from my morning forays to see what's new out there !  

The lovely Nasturtiums are  such bright spots around the yard, and I am eating around 2-4 blossoms per day, for all the amazing benefits that the plant is said to offer.

The entire plant is edible, but I'm not much on greens.......still having trouble swallowing them.........but I enjoy munching the fresh blooms, which taste like the leaves of a radish plant....YUM !
My Sweet Williams have gone to seed for now, 
but the Hardy Hibiscus are just getting covered with buds (and the occasional Japanese Beetles). 

 My giant Daisies are in bloom in the mailbox flowerbed, and the Cannas are growing nice and tall.

The Easter Lillies that I purchased post holiday, last year, have come back wonderfully well.  This picture reflects what's left after having removed 3 or 4 spent blooms.

These Lillies were given to me as a gift last year, and have multiplied enough to be able to share with Rose.

And here's a shot of the other side of the driveway, with the Black-eyed Susans in bloom, among the Hardy Hibiscus bush, the Rose of Sharon and Crape Myrtle bushes, and the yet-to-bloom Gladioli.
I almost forgot to share this photo of my favorite new Morning Glories.  They are a branching, rather than vining type, and I have them growing in window boxes off of my back deck's railing.

And the Phlox are budding this week.  They have really filled up this spot beside the back steps, and there are a few started out in the shade garden.

Our trip to Nashville went wonderfully well last Sunday, with the LORD blessing us with beautiful weather for a picnic on the nursing home's grounds (lovely park-like setting), and good health and attitude for all the family attending.  
Considering the ages of the three siblings, this is a MOST PRECIOUS photo.  Praise God for this wonderful reunion.

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