“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
Fritillaries visited our butterfly garden en masse this summer, perhaps due to the southerly winds from Hurricane Harvey.
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Flowers make me happy, especially in the bleak winter days when the sun doesn’t shine for weeks on end!
Alstromerias can be found in a variety of colors in our local florists’ shops and gardening stores. These are a bright spot on a January day!
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This is the last Monarch to visit our butterfly garden in 2016. We enjoyed each and every one that we saw, and thank God for His creation and their beauty! The monarchs enjoyed our butterfly weed, milkweed plants, and butterfly bushes (this one is named “Ruby”) as well as the zinnias and impatiens blooming here.
Read more about Monarchs and their migration here and on other sites that you find when searching Google for “monarchs” and “migration.”
Remember to save your flower seeds and plant in the early spring to help make your environment more butterfly friendly!
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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