“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues
Walk in a favorite place. Soak in the sunshine. Bask in God’s goodness and love. Pray in adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. Delight in all His blessings to you and yours. Breathe deeply and feel grateful. Go and serve others. Catch the sun. Share the Son.
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Tagged Autumn, Flowers, Life, Missouri grasses Sunlight, nature
The bumblebees have found my purple coneflowers! I’m still waiting patiently for the Monarchs to arrive. I’ve spotted one Tiger Swallowtail so far.
The “blanket flowers” and butterfly weed and many more plants that attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and yellow finches are just waiting for visitors! I think our cool, wet Spring has affected the pollinators and butterflies so far. So I’ll keep watching!
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Tagged butterfly garden, Flowers, Gardening, Life, nature, Pollinators
Looking forward to digging in the garden and planting beautiful veggies and blooms — dreaming through these next few months!
Love the colors in a variety of ornamental cabbage plants that range from dark to light shades. It’s fun to browse the seed catalogs and plan …
Posted in Botanicals, Family Memories, Fauna, Garden Blooms, Gardening, Gardens, God's beautiful creation, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Macros, Memories, My Gardens, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Perennials, Snapshots, SOOC, Vegetable Gardening OurBackyard
Tagged Gardening, Life, nature
Where did Summer go?
The watering cans, well-used, gave drinks to so many flowers and veggies
planted on our deck.
Now we’ve picked our last cherry tomatoes,
watered the impatiens and petunias for the last times,
and prepare to winterize soon.
But not too soon.
Give us more beautiful Autumn days to sprinkle thirsty flowers,
though spindly and fading,
just to enjoy the task.
Posted in Autumn, Backyard Play, Family Memories, Fauna, Floral Gardening, Gardening, Jane's Scripture Cards, Landscape, Lifestyle, lifestyle photography, Memories, My Gardens, natural light photography, Nature, Nature's Beauty, Snapshots, SOOC, Textures
Tagged Autumn, Gardening, Life, nature
Posted in Animals & Insects, Bees, Botanicals, Butterflies, Butterfly Garden, Fauna, Floral, Floral Gardening, Monarchs, Summer Days
Tagged bees, botanicals, butterfly garden, coneflowers, Gardening, milkweed, nature, summer
Rain has been abundant this spring and summer. The fauna and flora in our area are all very happy. The best watering comes from heavenly watering, a wise gardener once told me. Better than any spigot and garden hose.
Hosta blooms captured with my macro lens right after an early morning rain:
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Tagged Flowers, Hosta blooms, Hostas, Landscape, natural light, nature, One with nature, Raindrops, Scripture, Snapshots of daily life, Spring, Spring Florals, summer
God’s beautiful creation details!
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Tagged Autumn, Flowers, Forest Park, Landscape, natural light, Snapshots of daily life, Spring Florals, St Louis area photographer of families and children, summer