" 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


Monday, June 20, 2016

Sibling Saturday Picnic

For the first time in nearly 3 years, all 5 of my daddy's kids were together in one place !  We celebrated with a Fathers' Day picnic.

I'd have to say that a good time was had by all, and I'm so glad that we got this shot that shows that too ! I praise God that we are all alive and healthy.  My love goes to my half-brother, who lives in Murfreesboro,  and my half-sister who lives in California, as well; I wish that we could have ALL been there !




In other news, (big to me, if not anyone else)  I took the plunge and cut off all that hair !  Phew !


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.

Friday, June 3, 2016

I'm still around !

Springtime finds me out in the yard all the time, and having been put on a low-dose blood pressure medication, I just can't seem to concentrate enough to work on piecing or quilting right now. 

But I'm in my element watching things grow and come into bloom, so time is passing quickly.
My old computer bit the dust, and I'm currently using my new laptop.............loving it.

I don't have my old editing program for my photos, so I haven't resized this one.  I want to figure out how to do that again before I post more photos.  I also haven't learned how to highlight text so that I can change the font or size or color.........or copy and paste.  Learning..........it'll come !

  I haven't loaded many photos onto it yet, so this post will just be sharing the picture of my newest plant obsession, Nasturtiums.

I'm planting them everywhere, and having learned of the health benefits that they offer when consumed, I have tried eating the blooms and the leaves.  My health is strangely rough right now...........nothing I can put my finger on, (nor can the doctor), but seemingly more than just the aging process. 

Sunday, we're driving up to see hubby's two sisters, so that will be sortof a stressful day, driving in traffic more than I'm used to.  Lord help !

Anyway, I just thought that I'd better check in here before I lose all of my lovely blogging friends.   Hopefully, I'll have more to share in my next post.

Blessings to you all !

Dolly