Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Today. .

water iris shared with me last spring by my aunt and uncle..blooming TODAY.
Today. .
I am thankful. .
Just because!
Is this a picture of peace?
The yellow roses still wet with the moisture we were blessed with last evening.
My body is healthy. .
My home was kept safe. .
My family is well.
These new lives were discovered yesterday evening. .and were a thrill for everyone at our house
And despite the losses we have experienced. .
new life abounds. .
when we choose to look.
Delicious Lily of the Valley blooms shared by my friend GonSS
Psalm 63:5-7 encourages me today. .
5 You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy. 
 6 I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. 
7 Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.
Food for the soul. .and the body!
Purple basil and the volunteer purple petunia
Sometimes joy is a choice. .
And sometimes being joyful isn't easy. .
. .But it IS possible. .
Soft colors inferno strip is starting to sizzle
You just have to look for joy in the RIGHT places. .
and TRUE joy will never come until you look. .
For the things of this world are not certain. .
closer up of Salvia-Cardonna and Jupiter's Beard
People disappoint. .
Jobs may come and go. .
Homes standing at the present, may disappear into the clouds in a breath. .
Health fails. .
Earthly wealth is ALWAYS self-limited. .
Drumstick allium. .a new flower for me. .Lovin' it.
But the joy of the Lord. .
Lasts forever!!

Romans 15:13
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

God bless and keep you my friends. .
And have a blessed. .
And JOYFUL day!


  1. Kittens! How sweet!!
    And I LOVE the Soft Colors inferno strip. Is that from High Country gardens?

  2. Sue. .it is from HCG. .most of the collection has been flourishing this season!

  3. Miss C went out the door for preschool this morning, and had to come back in to tell me about the kittens. How cute are they?
    Beautiful pictures!!! And yes..we have so much to be thankful for!!

  4. Beautiful photos and beautiful words. The kittens are too cute and you are really getting the flowers. I thought you had rain last night.
    This spring is really bringing the flowers.

  5. That was absolutely lovely. :) Thank you for that.

  6. A beautiful post Melanie, and how true are those words. Thanks.
    PS....I want the kittens!

  7. Hi. I seriously just came back by this post to see the kittens again. They are so cute.
    A calm afternoon here so I put in some more plants and dug all the containers out of the garage attic. Making planting plans.
    Have a good night.