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Gardening

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These fine May Days find me gardening. Violas and pansies are always the earliest annuals planted here at Harmony Hills.  They do not mind a bit of frost and even thrive in cooler temperatures. They have the sweetest faces and come in so many varieties.  Mr. Bunny was happy to take his place once again among these beauties. As warmer weather arrives more time is spent outdoors weeding, digging and planting.  There is always garden chores to be done. So for now friends I am off to the garden. Have a lovely week. Hugs Debbie    "The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." Gen.2:15 (NIV)

"My Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me"

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There Is an old hymn that comes to mind today..."My Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me". My beloved Mom was a woman of prayer and I know she prayed for me throughout her life. Today I am so grateful for all those prayers. Hope you will enjoy hearing this song. God Bless! "...and do not forsake your mother's teaching."  Prov. 1:8b (NIV)    

Gone

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April is gone and May has returned.  I confess friends this is one of my  favorite months.  Yes the bluebells and the daffodils have faded but there are some lovely tulips stepping up to take their place. The dogwood are giving us a lovely show... azaleas too. In the midst of  all this beauty I have begun to paint again. Seeing the spring flowers blooming gave me back the desire to pick up my brushes. Sometimes there are certain seasons that inspire more than others - perhaps this one is mine. So even though April is gone let us welcome May. Have a lovely week dear ones. Hugs! Debbie "I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit."  Lev.26:4 (NIV)

Cheer

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There are certain moments that bring us cheer. When I spotted this visitor yesterday I had to smile. Is it any wonder the bird feeders are empty so quickly? He knew he was caught but that didn't seem to phase him.  Breakfast was over and it was time for lunch. For sure he will be back for dinner. Hope he brought you a little cheer.  Have a happy week. Hugs! Debbie "An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up."  Prov. 12:25 (NIV)

Daffodil Tour

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For many years our county would sponsor a daffodil tour during the month of April.  Folks would meet at a designated place and pick up a map.  They then were able to travel at their own pace along scenic country roads. There were historical places to stop and visit... spots of fun activities for old and young...as well as refreshments being served.  It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon .   Unfortunately it was one of those annual events that came and went ... not sure why, but I miss it. Today I am sharing a little daffodil tour of mine for all those of you who love these spring flowers. Over the years there have been so many new varieties offered.  The pink cups are one of my favorites. Love these frilly centers... and this orange one really catches attention... and are not these wee white ones sweet?    As you can see the daffodils are one of those flowers that is easy to grow and never disappoints.  Once they are planted in the fall spring blooms are almost guaranteed.  I

My Father's World

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 In April when the Peach tree begins to bloom... The Daffodils blossom... and the Blue Jay stops to visit I am reminded of that lovely hymn - "This is My Father's World. Amy Grant does a lovely rendition of this song. Hope you enjoy. Have a lovely week dear friends. Hugs Debbie "Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.  Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever."  Psalm 111:2-3 (NIV)

Spring Arrived

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 This week spring arrived.  Abundant sunshine, warmer days and glorious blooms testify this lovely season has come for her annual visit.   In the midst of life's happenings she appeared. It was as if I went to sleep one night and awoke to find the daffodils in full flower shaking their heads and tossing off winter's chill. How appropriate was her timing as we begin Holy Week. I will leave you with one final picture that I captured one early morning as I was "looking up".   It gave me hope and may it do likewise for all of you.   "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16 (NIV) Have a blessed week and all who are celebrating- a wonderful Easter.  Will be back in two weeks - God willing! Hugs Debbie