Friday, November 6, 2009

A Few Thoughts

We've been roasting pumpkin seeds, making applesauce, (both are so much better than store bought) and enjoying the last warm days before winter sets in. We've had beautiful, unseasonably warm weather, but it will change, the winds will come, and the cold nights will set in. I thought I'd share a couple photos of what we still have growing around here.

As I look at these flowers, I'm reminded that God grows my garden, I just tend it.
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matthew 6:28-29

My mother told me that this was her mother's favorite verse, and she used to quote it often. Raising 5 children during the depression, I'm sure she took much comfort in it. I pray that you will too.


heather said...

beautiful flowers Marcia!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Marcia,

Well if I had that many people living in this house I wouldn't give up a shower either!! But it's only us three and we have two other showers.

Your flowers are beautiful! Isn't it lovely to still have things blooming now. I have a few that are holding on.

Manuela said...

Great Reminder and Verse!! Thank you :-) Very special to have that kind of heritage linked to it.

LLJ said...

beautiful flowers! Love the verse too.

Sheila said...

Lovely flowers! We have had a frost, so everything has died. I went outside today and raked up more leaves and rearranged some pumpkins and decorative corn (what we used to call Indian Corn, but that is no longer polictally correct). I planted two pine shrubs in the planter by my mailbox....because that is the only thing that will survive our Minnesota winters! :)
I love the changing complaints from me.
Check up on me this winter....I'm sure I will have some frosty temps to report. :)

ruth said...

Hi This is my first time to visit your site and I'm glad I did. I'll keep that verse as my favorite today. Thank you for sharing those lovely flowers, too. I love gardening so was thrilled to see them.

Beverly said...

Marcia, what a beautiful verse to go along with your flowers. I love flowers and plant many every spring, but most are gone now.
As I read this, I thought that flowers fade, but God's promises live on. I love what you said about tending Gods garden.

Shirley... said...

That is a beautiful verse.

We have had warm weather too, but your attitude about it is much better than mine. :) I do love the warm weather, but cooler fall weather is my favorite and I have been looking so forward to it after a HOT summer.

Beautiful flowers, too!

Becky K. said...

A very lovely post.
I love the soft pinks in the flowers.
Scripture is such a blessing.

Becky K.

Gae said...

In our situation at the moment I have to pick myself up with texts such as these. In fact this is one of my favourites at the momennt.
I love the flowers too.
God Bless

Toia said...

Beautiful post and flowers. Thanks sharing God's word. Have a bless weekend!!

Julie Harward said...

Hi Marcia, I'm glad you are blogging, be prepared, you are gonna love it! Funny that we had the same-ish thoughts huh! I liked your perspective too, he is the creator of out gardens for sure! Looking forward to knowing you, as I will follow your blog also. Come say hi often! :D

Terri said...

You have become quite the blogger! Love reading your posts! Ooo - and thank you for loaning me your girls today - we have missed them!