Friday, June 3, 2011

Fearless Friday

Today I will look about me and know His peace. Won't you join me?

Isaiah 41:10 encourages, "do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God."

I've always been a 'worry wart'. Did these pinks worry about blooming this year?

I give up easily to my anxiety. The original plants of this coral bell came from at least 3 generations before me back to my great grandmother. They have endured all anxieties.
I bend easily to seeds of doubt. This peony bends under the weight of its flower but never gives up its sweetness.

I let negative thoughts pop into my mind and take root at the drop of a hat. These poppies simply wave too and fro in the comfort of the breeze.

May the peace that passes all understanding be in our hearts today.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Too damaged to use; too nice to dispose of

This past week-end while 'outdoor homemaking' two new items made there way into the garden. A favorite wicker rocker that 'let go' in the seat area and a fresh pine mushroom (more about that later).



So I'm asking all of you "Outdoor Wednesday' participants at Susan's "Southern Daydreamer" for your suggestions to enhance my new garden additions.



And now the saga that brought about the pine mushroom keepsake.



This is what appeared before my eyes as I drove up to our home last Thursday. The sun was shining brightly without a hint of the very ugly storm that proceeded.


Thirty+ years to become a gentle giant and less than 5 minutes to come down. Its twin was also uprooted enough that it had to come down too.





And so after many hours in very hot temps they are gone. But there is good in everything bad. The scent of pine wafting around our little acre for a few days was pleasant and the resulting open area didn't turn out to be quite as disconcerting as I thought it might.



Life goes on and our loss doesn't even compare to the devastation others have experienced in recent months. May they be blessed with a new beginning and continued hope.

I'm looking forward to seeing all of you at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/



Home Office View

Today I am feeling blessed to have progressive and forward looking employers. Several months ago I presented the idea of working part of my week from home. They were open to the idea and we worked out a plan that works well.


Last night I re-arranged my home office and only this morning realized what a wonderful view I now have. I only wish the photo could convey the birdsong and sound of the waterfall at the pond.


Care to share your home office? I'm always looking for ideas for combining decorating with function.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

This Should Be Interesting

Finding I don't quite remember how to do this. But I have been peeking in to many of your blogs and remembering what a peaceful thing that can be to do. And since this is a week-end for remembering those who have served our country I'll just get re-started by sharing my outdoor patriotic doo dads.