I spent some time on our patio this afternoon. It is a beautiful, sunny day with blue skies and warm temperatures. Thought I would show you what is going on in our backyard today! First, our amaryllis is blooming. They were gifts from J's mom years ago and they bloom faithfully every year. The blooms are big and pretty... just wish they lasted longer.
The largest Koi in our pond is feeling frisky. She is about 6 years old and likes eating out of J's hand. She jumped out of the pond one time a while back. Thankfully, J rescued her in time. We have other fish, but she is the boss.
The peas (top) and the tomatoes are up and growing in J's little garden spot. He has three rows of peas and ten tomato plants. We have moderate sun, so we will see how they do. We have had tomatoes before...some years we had plenty to eat and give away, other years not so bountiful. If they fail, it won't be from lack of attention. J is a good caretaker!
The ivy is thriving on the north fence which is great. We will
probably use some of it in decorating for the wedding.
The honeysuckle on the south fence smells so sweet.
The wood hydrangea is just beginning to bloom. In a day or two,
all the blooms should open.It is a huge bush, so it will be pretty "showy"!
And the woodpile is growing! J and our youngest son worked together this week to cut up some downed trees in a co-workers yard. Love that free firewood!One thing I couldn't take a picture of was the wind. It was blowing briskly today. I love to watch the trees dance in the breeze. It is lovely to watch them sway and bend and to see the leaves wave. We've all heard "you can't see the wind, but you can see what it is doing". The same can be said of God. Today as I enjoyed the beauty of the wind's work, I was reminded of the work our Heavenly Father has been doing for us in these last few weeks... His provision and care... and I was filled with gratitude....
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise.
Be thankful unto Him and praise His Name." Psalm 100:4
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