I thought I would share the ongoing saga of my garden with you. The past couple weeks we have continued to have thundershowers almost daily, which is very unusual for this time of year in Oregon. The nice thing about it is that it does save on some watering! ;-}
Right now my roses are the stars of the show and the clematis are waning. Some of the clematis will bloom again later, though not as profusely as the first bloom of the season. Other perennials are wonderful supporting actors, just blooming their little hearts out--filling in and contrasting nicely in color and shape to the roses. I just love them all!
Of course, running through all the flower beds, I have strawberries, which are in full production. Everyday my Grandson Gil harvests some to snack on and share with the rest of us (strawberry waffles--yum!).
I made a slide show of the current production. Hope you enjoy it! There's even a little shot of Gil, the strawberry hunter, at the end.
Gardening is a good worship and meditation time for me. Gil's scripture memory verse for this past Sunday echoes my sentiments: "I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Psalm 34:1 (NKJV)
Hello Dear Friends! I would like to join Kelli's Show & Tell Friday with a slide show of my garden right now. The roses and clematis are especially pretty right now, in spite of the rash of thunderstorms we've been having lately. There is such a lot to do that sometimes I even work in the rain! My Dear Husband and Grandson have been such troopers lately, too! They have been continuing to work with me on the hardscaping for our walkways. Thanks for visiting my garden!
Hello My Friends! It's been over three weeks since I posted anything. I've really missed interacting with you all. We have been super busy here, though. Our ten year old grandson, Gil, has been visiting us. He has been a real joy (and a little extra work ;-). He's also been a big,big help to Grandma and Grandpa working in our garden.
The garden has and will continue to be a lot of work for all of us, but I do love it so!
I had a great, inspiring, learning time at the Beth Moore conference.
I had a wonderful, wonderful Mother's Day!
Besides all that, Steven and I have been getting even more involved in church activities. Our church is starting up a Marriage and Family Instruction/Counseling Team which Steven and I have committed to getting involved with this summer. We have been doing some informal marriage counseling with a few people that we know and definitely feel that this is God's leading for us now. It's very gratifying to "comfort with the comfort with which we have been comforted"!
Hopefully, I will be able to update my blog on a semi-regular basis. But we shall see.
I have put together a slide-show to show you some of my loves right now. Enjoy!
The theme of my life is God's enduring mercy that does not let us go. I have been married to Steven for 36 years. It's been a long, winding path with many hills and valleys, but God's gracious love has brought us through. We are still loving God and each other! We have a grown daughter and son, who are each married to wonderful spouses. And we have one grandson thus far. After many years away, we have returned to the Rogue Valley in Oregon. We are thoroughly enjoying our retirement home.
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Below are some of my favorite worship songs. You may listen to them if you click the big arrow button (>). They will randomly shuffle through, but if you would like to listen to a particular song, you may just click on that title in the list. To pause the player just click on the pause button (ll). Enjoy!