Monday, August 17, 2015

The harvest continues.  I put up these beans and blueberries and then Saturday I picked another two baskets  of beans and yesterday one more basket of blueberries.  The cukes and the squash go right on the table or I take them to church for dinner there.  It's been a great harvest so far this year.  

Love my blue morning glories.  They just started blooming and though not many yet, I know by the end of the season they will be covering this vine in this glorious blue color.

The little dish lawn ornament was something I picked up at the plant sale this spring.  I thought it was a cute idea and my daughter Joanna went on to make a few of these for her garden and for friends.

I purchased these little flowers late in the season from a local shop.  They were nearly dead and now they are blooming in the little moss covered cement urn that Mr. D picked up at the dump.  Please disregard the weeds around it, but one day I'll have this sitting in a more picturesque setting.

These pink blossoms were from Home Depot.  They also looked a little sad when I bought them, but perked up once they were planted and watered.  I like rescuing plants that have been neglected.  I think these look a little like butterflies and they have bloomed all summer.

The dill and the cosmos and a poppy that is perking up a little now.

More happy cosmos.

I'm sharing a few short verses with you today that are appropriate for the gardener.  Though I love, love, love gardening, I'm completely aware that it's not my green thumb that makes things grow.  I've had fellow gardeners with much better talent than I who have had a rough year this year and we have also had some very rough years in the past.  None of that is in the gardeners hands, it's totally in the hands of our mighty creator God!  I also have had folks that I have shared the Lord with.  I've shared verses from the Bible with them and they seem not to respond, but it's a little like gardening, at least God uses that comparison.  We may just be the planters.  Another may water and move the plant into the sunshine, but God is the one who makes those seeds of the Word grow in the heart.

I Corinthians 3:6-9
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

When I am telling people about the Lord and share verses with them, I need to remember that even though I don't see the produce right  then it's like the planting process.  Plant the seeds faithfully and allow the growth to take place.  Sometimes we might find a plant that is struggling and we're able to give it a little boost, a little more water or a little more sun.  What I need to remember is that God is the one who makes the increase. In lives as well as gardens.  Don't be discouraged.  It might not look like much, but God can use it since he's the one who causes growth.  

I'm a happy gardener:)


  1. I love the JOY you take in every little thing ... the joy in the beauty of God's blessings on your garden and the almost-dying flowers you bring to life. It is a good reminder to ME that while I have a black thumb, I can take joy in the little things God has given me!!

  2. Thank you for the comment Conny. I haven't been on here much, so don't have many visitors anymore. I should really get rolling and get some good posts up. So much happens in my life and it'd be great to have a record of all that stuff. Norman and I are going to the Cornish Fair this weekend, so that should be fun. Maybe I can get some pictures of that.

  3. Oh, I LOVE the blue morning glory. Had them all over our deck at our apartment when we first married :D What a wonderful garden you have! Lots of work - well done :D

    1. I loved the pictures of you all splashing and enjoying the lake this summer. We have a river near us that we love to splash in all summer. My father's family was from Bellingham, WA. His mom and dad and brothers are now gone, but I'd still like to visit one day again. I still have cousins there. It's on my bucket list, so if I end up coming to your side of the USA someday, I'll look you up and say "hello".