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Welcome...I'm delighted that you chose to visit! I started this blog in March 2010 and I am so happy that I did. It has made me more aware of the many ways that God is blessing my life. I have made some special friends who bless,teach,encourage,and entertain me! My desire is to be an encouragement to you. I hope you will tarry for a while and that you will come back to visit often.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

an afternoon in the backyard

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


  1. We are getting a shower right this minute. That will perk up the little garden plants!

  2. OK - that fish is too much! I never would have guessed that they will eat right out of your hand!!:) So cool.

  3. I didn't know you guys had a pond. As you know, we inherited the pond that is at our new house. I might have to bug you for some pond tips! Is there a date set for the wedding yet?

  4. to Heather.....Yes, Sept 18. Thanks for dropping by.

  5. I'll enjoy the garden through your pictures for now. It has felt more like winter than spring out here this past while...and so my garden is not thriving just yet. I love hydrangeas...but am not familiar with wood hydrangea.

  6. I loved looking at your garden pictures...a breath of fresh air! I linked to your blog through my sister's blog (turnedloose) and I live in Mongolia right now. It is cool and dusty with no gardens. We haven't seen a tulip this spring (and won't as far as I know), but we've heard the grass will green up soon and there will be one area where the government has land that some flowers spring up in a month or two. It has just warmed up in the past 10 days. So, suffice it to say, I really enjoyed your pictures! I enjoyed reading some of your blog too! The wedding dress story is wonderful. We also have a daughter recently engaged and we have a neat dress story...not free, but still a provision from Him!


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