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Blessed with Garden Beauty


garden beauty

I feel so blessed today. I was able to walk outside into my garden and see all the wonders that have grown up. I have been unable to get to the garden much since surgery and today since I am without the cast or boot I was able to walk and see for myself without fear of falling on uneven ground due to rocks.

My first stop was the compost pile that has a very prolific spaghetti squash blooming and producing large and small squash. As you can see from the pictures of the flowers I was able to catch a bee actively working in the middle of one of them. There is also a weed that this intertwined with a beautiful white flower on it.

Next I looked and was amazed by the size of okra and the two beautiful flowers that you see above. I loved the one that shows down in the center of the flower. Right next to the okra are pepper plants and you can see one nice looking green one in the picture.  Then I turned my attention to the back of the garden where Bob has built a teepee pole thing for the beans. The beans grew so tall that he had to put more boards across toward the fence to keep them off the ground.

I left the garden and headed over to the other side of the yard where Bob planted the yellow squash. And as you can see I found a ripe one, a little small but edible none the less. We also have tomatoes but my picture did not come out so good so I left it off.

It amazes me how small things like the fruit from a garden can make me feel so blessed and loved by God. I am blessed to have a husband who has taken care of this garden mostly by himself because I have been unable to help and blessed to have a God who cares enough to help the plants like the spaghetti squash show up without being planted.

I am on the road to recovery from surgery. Slowly getting back to walking and hopefully my endurance will increase over a short period of time so I can do things that used to be normal for me soon. I forgot what my old normal was but I am about to know what my new normal will be. And for that I am excited.

Enjoy everything around you, notice the things you have missed and be thankful. I will be back next week with more.

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Abundant Harvests


speghetti squashWe harvested the spaghetti squash that took over the compost pile today. It appears that the squash bugs were trying to eat them all so we harvested what we could. I believe we have 21 squash and now I am trying to harvest the seeds while the squash bake so I can freeze them.

This weekend has been full of blessings. I spent all of Saturday with my two youngest grandsons. Rex has begun crawling. He can crawl from one end of the house to another in no time. You really have to keep an eye on him. When he starts walking I am not sure you will be able to stop him. I turned my back one time and he ended up under the kitchen table. It took me a moment to find him.

My daughter and son-in-law took us out for lunch today to celebrate my birthday that is later this week. It was great fun with party hats, balloons, cake and ice cream and great chinese food. I have also received some gifts in the mail for my birthday. the blessings are tremendous from my family. After a long time of struggle with finding a chair that I can sit in without pain I found one at my daughter’s house. And being the wonderful daughter she is the chair is now mine.

It makes me want to praise God for all that He has given me. Without Him I would not have my loving husband and three wonderful children, their loving spouses and six adorable grandchildren. God has given me food for my table and family to share it with. He has given me peace and love in my heart.

1 Chronicles 16:8 (NKJV)

Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!

Join me this week in remembering everything God has given us and thanking Him for it.  I will be back next week with more.

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