Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumn Joy

Not to be confused with the plant with the bee-lovin' pink and red fall flowers.
This joy is GOLD.
First spotted one afternoon after school. 
Bright, almost blinding in the sun.
Out of place, 
as every other branch is still green.
Then a closer inspection. 
Inner leaves are losing their chlorophyll.
Now isn't that just another miracle in the garden? That yellow has been there all the time and is revealed to us only in the fall. I can relate this to my walk with God because He is with me all the time!
God is everywhere.
Look for Him!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mid September

It's the usual keeps me busy. The cooler days mean that I actually want to go outside after school. Cool meaning it's about 82 degrees. I think I remember hearing that we had over 75 days of 90 degrees or higher temperatures during June, July, August, and now September. Out here on the plains many of those days were over 100. I can not imagine living where you have high humidity.

King Kong coleus was fun to watch this summer on the shady side of the house. I kept the buds pinched off so it just grew taller and bushier.
The licorice plant grew even when I had to remove the dead petunias. I love the gray-green soft leaves. This just shows what is growing over the side of one part of the pot.
After a horrible hail storm most of my mom's garden recovered and gave her a colorful view out the dining room window. The cosmos in the top left corner grew and grew but didn't flower much at all. Last weekend they looked almost as big as the mugo pine that my brother removed.
Still having a few issues with a different camera! I'll work on a solution some weekend when I get caught up around here! Oh...that might be next spring.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Palisade Peaches

This was my final peach from the western slope.
Red velvet skin. 
Thought I was joking about it being a peach?
 Skin too dark?
It slides right off with the knife blade.
That's because it's RIPE and ready to eat. 
The first two slices went down my throat so fast I didn't get a picture~oh so YUMMY!!

They came from the Rocky Mountain Peach Company via the local 4-H clubs. Thank you, Daisy!! Please come get my order next summer!!