Friday, September 4, 2015

Not a coincidence

 

Good morning Folks ~ Here it is another Friday already, the first Friday of September. This year is certainly zipping right along.

Thank you again for all of your support. It uplifts more than you can imagine.

It is still very hot and humid down here, but I feel hints of fall coming. Yesterday as I was working outside there was a lovely breeze from the north and I just stood there, closed my eyes, enjoyed and thanked God. It was in the mid to high 80’s yesterday but with the humidity, it feels like the low 100’s. I worked outside for around 3 hours, mowing, trimming overgrown shrubs and vines, raking and bagging. Working in the shade was nice, in the sun, not so nice. Still LOTS more to do, a little at a time.

Last night I was browsing through You-tube movies, and one came up that caught my eye, and it was ‘perfect’ for me right now. It is called ‘Do You Believe?’ It is a Christian movie, one I’ve never heard of. As I watched, I was deeply moved, and then the ending blew me away, so to speak. It was an affirmation of what I had written in my last post. A smile broke out on my face and joy and thanksgiving filled my heart.  I am always amazed, and shouldn’t be, at how God speaks to me, letting me know He loves and cares deeply.  It was definitely not a coincidence. The movie is almost 2 hours long, but moves along and keeps your attention. For any who wish to watch, here is the link, Do You Believe?

Now for a few shots around Plum Cottage gardens.

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Have a lovely day and weekend whatever you do, wherever you are.

FlowerLady

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Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. ~ Terri Guillemets

As a gardener, I'm among those who believe that much of the evidence of God's existence has been planted. ~ Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Learn to be an observer in all seasons. Every single day, your garden has something new and wonderful to show you. ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It’s a ‘new’ day

 

Good morning Friends ~ I want to thank you all for being such a wonderful, encouraging support system at this time in my life. I felt better yesterday and feel much better this morning. I’ve already got a load of laundry going in the machine and will hang out on the lines to dry when finished washing. I enjoy hanging out the laundry and taking it down too, and most especially enjoy the fresh air scent of it being sun dried.

Last night before bed I was reading the book ‘Friends Through Thick & Thin’ and it really put me in a positive mood before sleep. Here’s the bit meant for me right now.

“It’s not necessary to own a home, but it is necessary to make a home. It can be your nest & reflect who you are. It should be a place that contributes to a feeling of solace & comfort deep inside yourself.  Make your own celebrations, moments & rituals ~ being a whole person on your own, is reason to celebrate.’

My little cottage is paid for, it is my nest,  it is filled with lots of memories that make my heart glad. So, may I take each day as it unfolds and be glad in it.  It is a gift from our awesome God.

This morning I got a wonderful poem from a dear blogging friend, Ilene, that I want to share here.

"The Tapestry

    My life is but a weaving,
    between my Lord and me;
    I cannot choose the colors,
    He worketh steadily.

    Oft times he weaveth sorrow,
    and I, in foolish pride,
    Forget he sees the upper
    and I the underside.

    Not ‘til the loom is silent
    and the shuttles cease to fly,
    Shall God unroll the canvas
    and explain the reason why.

    The dark threads are as needful
    in the Weaver's skillful hands,
    as the threads of gold and silver
    In the pattern He has planned."

A verse from scripture just came to mind and I had to look it up.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. ~ Pro 25:11 

Thank you all for lifting me up when I was feeling down.

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Well, my little 36 day job with Bella and Max is over.  It was quite the experience and I’m glad we made it through our time together. Their Dad brought me some goodies from Finland. Liqueur filled chocolates that are wonderful. He told me to just let it melt in my mouth not bite into it, so I did as told and then an explosion happened that was a shocking delight. The other treat is Cloud berry preserves, which I’ve not tried yet.  It is made from the berries of a little plant that grows there and in other northern countries. You can read about the plant/berries here.

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This morning I ordered three items from Amazon for my needlework aspirations.


Lacis Sit-On Round Embroidery Lap Frame, 10-Inch

Yesterday I started another pin.  It is 2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches tall. It will have a crazy quilt look when finished.

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That’s it from Plum Cottage. I may go out and do some trimming of overgrown shrubs, although it might be a little too late for that now, as it’s 9:30. Temp is 86 and with the humidity feels like it is 99. UGH!  I am so ready for cooler weather.

Enjoy your day whatever you do,

FlowerLady