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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Pause

I hope you will pause with me a moment.













Perhaps you will stop and enjoy the morning mist...











savor the first ripening raspberries ...

be delighted with a bright orange lily...

 a few pink poppies...


or this lovely purple clematis.

I am so grateful you decided to take a moment and pause with me.

Hope your week is filled with many joyful pauses.

Hugs Debbie

"...a cheerful heart has a continual  feast."  Proverbs 15:15 b (NIV)


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Honoring the Memory

Today I am honoring the memory of my Dad.   He enjoyed westerns, cowboy hats - boots and country music.  I still miss him...I always will.

One of his favorite singers was Johnny Cash.   Hope you enjoy this song.


To all the Fathers, Husbands, Uncles, or Stand-in Dads - God Bless and Happy Father's Day.

"Honor your Father and Mother as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you."   Deuteronomy 5:16 (NIV)

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Arrival of June

The arrival of June has brought a myriad of delights.

A butterfly's visit...










Sunshine and Shade...

Fragrant blooms ...


 and floral portraits that inspire

the heart of this artist.

Hoping all of you are enjoying June's arrival.

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37.4 (NIV)

Have a great week. 

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Thinking on these things...

"...whatever is true...



whatever is noble...

whatever is right...

whatever is pure...

whatever is lovely...

whatever is admirable...
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about these things."  Phil. 4:8

Have a blessed week. 

Hugs
Debbie











Sunday, May 26, 2019

Decoration Day


Hubby reminded me that many years ago Memorial Day was once called Decoration Day.  It became a federal holiday in 1971.

Tomorrow in America we will be celebrating this special holiday.  It continues to be a time that one can stop and remember all those who gave their lives for our freedom.


May everyone have a blessed week.

God Bless 

Debbie

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Garden Days

This week has been filled with garden days.














Yellow day lilies have opened bringing cheer.

Lavender Rhododendron started its lovely show (gift from hubby's mom thirty two years ago for our 10th wedding anniversary)...

this pink beauty was found at a local greenhouse (I just could not resist )...


impatiens are a necessity for a shady nook...

and of course one could not forget a few colorful annuals for the flower cart.

I adore garden days!  Hope you enjoyed them as well.

Have a lovely week.

Hugs Debbie

"Consider how the lilies grow.  They do not labor or spin."  Luke 12:27 a   (NIV)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Wishing


I am wishing all my blogging buddies who are Mom's a lovely Mother's Day.   To everyone
    have a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie

" ...do not forsake your mother's teaching."  Prov. 1:8 b (NIV)

Sunday, May 5, 2019

First Days of May

The first days of May were filled with wonderful happenings.

These Azalea bushes donned their beautiful blooms to usher in this merry month.

Then guess who returned...


the sweetest little visitor.    I know he will be staying a while.










This wee one made his first fledgling flight.   He had a rough start - landed hard but as you can see  managed to make it to a branch for safety.



Shelby and Schindler kept a careful watch to make certain he was fine.










I got busy and bottled up some spring...Dandelion/Rhubarb Jelly.   When winter arrives this delicious treat will be a great reminder of the early days of May.  (Might not last that long - lol)!

To finish...

saved the best til last...
Hubby built this special flower cart with his own two hands.  Me thinks he is a "keeper" for sure!

Well I hope everyone enjoyed their visit this week.   If the rest of the month remains this full - May will fly by fast.  Let's make a plan to savor it.

God Bless!

Debbie

"How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts."  Psalm 92:5 (NIV)  







Sunday, April 28, 2019

Return

 
It is good to be back from spring break.   I have missed you and am glad to return.   Will do my best to visit everyone and catch up on all your news.

While I was gone look what started blooming:


Tulip and Virginia Bluebells

Apple Blossoms
Isn't it amazing how just a couple of short weeks ago the fields wore winter's brown.  Now they are wearing that lovely spring green.

Hope everyone has a blessed week.

"He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him."  Psalm 126:6 (NIV)

Saturday, April 13, 2019

"Spring Break"


Friends I am taking a short "Spring Break".

May everyone who is celebrating Holy Week and Easter have a blessed one!
                                    Will be  back in a couple of weeks.

"The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."  Matt: 28:5-6 (NIV)

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Awakened

Well look what has finally awakened from a long winter's nap.




 Pussy Willows...











A honey bee...


a few daffodils...












 
a hidden crocus...














and last but not least a sweet robin.

Yes my friends I think spring has awakened!

Hope all of you are enjoying some of the same awakenings.   Have a lovely week.

Hugs
Debbie
 
"...when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness."  Psalm 17:15b (niv)





Sunday, March 31, 2019

...came in like a lion...

March came in "like a lion"...















Is she leaving us "like a lamb"?  Not necessarily - it is a high of 33 degrees today and spitting snow.  Still I am hearing the robins ...seeing the crocus blooming and finding inspiration. 

5X7 watercolors

April Fool's arrives tomorrow.   Hope she fools us with a bit of warmer weather.

As the Apostle Paul says "...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances."  Phil. 4:11b (NIV)  

Have a wonderful week.

Hugs Debbie


Sunday, March 24, 2019

First Day of Spring

A full moon welcomed the first day of spring.

When I went out in the early morning for my walk  this lovely light lit up the dark side of the sky.









In a few moments a  beautiful design appeared.

    Then as the dawn waved to the last of the night spring arrived.

So glad you stopped to see the beginning of a new season.

Have a blessed week.

"The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down." Psalm 104:19 (NIV)  

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