the season of flowers

and fragrant musing


and mothers
and sons and daughters

Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.~Elizabeth Stone

Looking forward to sharing the potting bench my husband is making for me, special request for Mother’s Day. Thank you for the inspiration, Erin (my painted garden).

I can’t seem to visit as often as I used to without getting a little overwhelmed, but you’re all in my thoughts. I hope you’re enjoying this season, dear heart. Every day has its own beauty …when the heart surrenders …when we learn or relearn to pause …and rise above all. Oh, I have so far to go.
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Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. ~Isaiah 60:1

flowers that laugh

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.

~Malcolm de Chazal


My beloved has gone to his garden,
To the beds of spices,
To feed his flock in the gardens,
And to gather lilies.
I am my beloved’s,
And my beloved is mine …

~Song of Songs 6:2-3


Dear heart, you’ll always have flowers that laugh.

under the copper tree

let’s sit outside
shall we?
under the copper tree
for a minute or three

you take the adi on the left
i’ll take the one on the right

share this afternoon

hidden treasures
beautiful mysteries

God has still His hidden secrets, hidden from the wise and prudent. Do not fear them; be content to accept things that you cannot understand; wait patiently. Presently He will reveal to you the treasures of darkness, the riches of the glory of the mystery. Mystery is only the veil of God’s face. *

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. ~Philippians 4:8

now wasn’t that a lovely afternoon

*from streams in the desert, by l.b. cowman