Tag Archives: Spring Florals

The Chicken Whisperer

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Chickens make wonderful pets.

Chickens help teach responsibility with daily feeding and watering chores.

Chickens provide bonus surprises — eggs! Healthy eating!

Here’s my favorite chicken whisperer with her sweet “Cocoa.” I wouldn’t be surprised if she doesn’t have doll clothes on Cocoa sometime soon. Maybe she’ll even push her in a doll stroller. Cocoa would love that!

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Happy Hostas

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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Rhododendron Beauty

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Fresh. Delicate. Ethereal.

This is just one of the hundreds of Spring blooms in our gardens.

I can’t get enough of this beauty. Simply awesome to see and inhale.

Little Details from the Garden

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God’s beautiful creation details!

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Our Garden Blooms

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
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Luther Burbank

This past year we’ve added a butterfly garden at our home and we enjoy seeing it from our kitchen window. The butterflies, bees, and birds have found this special place! God’s creation is so beautiful and intricate!

Here are some of this summer’s blooms:

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Welcome, Spring! It’s Blissful!

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The flowering Japanese cherry tree has the most delicate, ruffled blooms, and is so pretty against the clear blue sky! I wish the blooms would last all Spring and Summer!

A Celebration of 50 Years of Marriage

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D and E look at her original wedding band, now too thin to wear, but a perfect addition to her charm bracelet of life’s special memories.

For you see, each day I love you more today…

more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.  ~Rosemonde Gerard

ImageThe bride and groom’s special rings,

her wedding veil,

and her wedding pearls,

chosen by her mother, and given to her as a gift from her groom.

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

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D and E in their beautiful yard …a special place

that holds wonderful memories of family and friends gathering together.

Every love story is beautiful, but OURS is my favorite.

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Live. Love. Laugh. Dance!

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How happy! How blessed! How thankful!

The roses they hold are from a special rose bush in their yard.

What a wonderful memory it is that D’s mother went along with him and E to select this rose color.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream!

~C.S. Lewis

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Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. 

~Corrie Ten Boom

God’s blessings, dear D and E!

I pray that you always know God’s love and care for you.

I pray that He gives you many more happy years together!

I pray that wherever you make your home, God is the center of it.

You are an inspiration to all who know you and love you dearly.