Sunday, May 13, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Hope all of you have a lovely month of May.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
It is always amazing to read that there are places in the U.S. and other countries where people purposely plant them in their gardens.
Here they are considered to be a weed or at best an invasive wildflower.
Growing up my mom would often gather the leaves early in the spring before they bloomed.
She would wilt them in a skillet with bacon and serve them up for dinner as our veggie dish.
It was not a favorite of mine but there was no option. At that time one always had to eat what was served. (How things have changed!!)
Read somewhere that if one rolled the flowers in flour and fried them in butter they tasted a bit like morrels. I tried doing this once - probably won't do that again.
(Fried morrels are fabulous and there is no substitution for the real thing.)
Over all the plant is rich in vitamins and exceptionally nutritious...just doesn't suit my taste buds.
My father- in- law always loved to see a patch of them blooming. To him they were pretty and signaled that warm weather had arrived.
Guess it all comes down to perspective. Where one sees a weed another sees a lovely flower.
Perhaps it is a lot like life...circumstances may seem like weeds but in retrospect they may be growing us into a bunch of pretty flowers.
Upon that thought I will sign off hoping all of you are seeing flowers instead of weeds growing in your garden.
"As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field;" Psalm 103:15 (NIV)
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Wouldn't it be nice to know for certain?
This peach tree knows it is not finished until it bears fruit.
As for the little sparrow it seems to always know when the bird seed is finished and it is time to go.
Hope each of you have a wonderful week.
"Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work."
Genesis 2:1-2 (NIV)
Sunday, April 15, 2018
This is what I found.
Forsythia starting to flower...
Virginia blue bells showing color...
someone singing a sweet tune
and lastly two friends basking in warm sunshine.
May each of you find some spring today.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Yes friends April is here!
We awoke to a lovely snowfall.
Every shrub and limb was covered.
By noon it was beginning to melt and at
4:00 P.M. it was gone. It was as if
it had never happened.
So yes April has arrived - she may be teasing us but she is here!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week. BTW - this post is early - we are celebrating my Mom's birthday tomorrow. She will be 80.
"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Prov. 31:30-31 (NIV)
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