Monday, May 27, 2013

Just Add Water and What Happened to Pinterest???

 Yesterday, one big bloom.


 Today.........


THREE blooms and a bud.

Just gotta love gardening!

I so enjoy Pinterest, but now when I click on it, all I get is a short, nonfunctioning list with buttons that are unclickable running down the left margin.  Help??!

Carol

Thursday, May 23, 2013



Everywhere I look I see green.


The ferns are especially lush this year.


They camouflage the need for repair and paint on the porch step.


The geraniums take front and center stage.  What a wondrous number of blooms on the one plant!


Got the shrubs trimmed this week.  A nice workout.
And then I just kicked all the trimmings onto the ground of the garden bed.  Free mulch, don'tcha know?!
That's just how I roll.

Have a terrific weekend!

Carol

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Monday!

Here's a picture from the front porch that epitomizes the season!

Verdant green, sunshine (on some days ;)......)

Pops of color.

Have a marvelous day, and I hope you are enjoying the season!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Extravagance, Grace, and Extravagant Grace

Today I am thinking about extravagance. And grace.
Separately, and together.

"How marvelous the grace that caught my falling soul!"
Unmerited favor.  Infinite, extravagant.


Every day I ask for grace for this day.
And He grants it.
"Every moment is alive with MY glorious Presence, to those whose hearts are intimately connected with Mine."  (Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young)

Every moment.  I call that extravagant.
Look outside.  The lilacs are blooming, the trees are greening.  Today there is more detail in my tiny backyard than I could take in, in a lifetime.  I call that extravagant.

I call it grace, too.  Because it is unmerited.  It delights the Giver to see the joy we receive from Him.

This morning, during my quiet time, He spoke.  "Look at Me; don't look at '------'."  I'm taking my eyes off my concerns and circumstances.  Look at Him.  You know, He's been carrying it all along.  Why be grabbing hold, holding on for dear life, when you can release '-----' into the arms of One who has actually had '------'  all along?!  And there you have your solution!

Be blessed today,

Carol

(Currently the charger for the half functional laptop that I load my pictures on isn't working, and the battery only has 10-15 minutes of life.  NOT extravagant.  So I am using old pictures and the other half functioning laptop that cannot be updated or printed from and that cannot communicate with my camera and  which loses online connectivity several times each session.  Thank you for bearing with me!)