Category Archives: Gardening

Black & Yellow Garden Argiope (spider)

Just so you know up front: I am NOT (nor ever will be) a spider lover, but when I saw this amazingly colorful spider, I couldn’t help but stare. And marvel at the Creator’s handiwork! The web extends from the top … Continue reading

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Green shoots

Before my head rises I hear melodic tunes Sounds of mourning doves Looking for morsels of food Under the bird feeders        I rise willingly At last, maybe Spring is here Green shoots poke Tiny heads above wet … Continue reading

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Alone Time

Precious Rare Underrated Craved        

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Come away with me

“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth, the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming … Continue reading

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Smaller tasks … less grumbling

There it was. My very first baby tomato. I felt almost as if I’d birthed the vegetable myself. Of course, I didn’t. I just planted it and watered it. And God watered it for me too. I saw other yellow … Continue reading

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Green beans & Growing up

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2 Peter 3:18) Sometimes I wonder if I ever will grow up. When I repeat the same … Continue reading

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Something went bump in the Night

I heard a tremendous thump, then a crash. What in the world was that? I looked over at my snoring husband. Remembering his alarm was due to ring at 4:00 a.m. so he could catch an early plane flight, I … Continue reading

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Fried Green tomatoes anyone?

I eagerly watch as my first green tomato crop grows heartily on the vine. I can almost taste the juicy, red tomato next to a bacon slice surrounded by leafy lettuce all sandwiched between two pieces of toast. But patient … Continue reading

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a sweet fragrance

While walking this afternoon, I spotted a lilac bush. At first I smelled something extremely sweet. What was that smell? I recognized the smell when I saw the delicately formed purplish blossoms and recalled my Mom’s lilac bushes. I walked … Continue reading

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Rejoice!

“The world seems sad mid winter’s gloom. But all’s well when the jonquils bloom.” This is so true. Winter (at least in the mid-west) can last forever. My spirits sag dramatically when the sun doesn’t shine for days. As soon … Continue reading

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