Sunday, June 12, 2022

Sowing Seeds

Early in April I was busy sowing seeds.  Now we are enjoying fresh lettuce and looking forward to harvesting sugar snap peas in the coming week.

Gardening has taught me so much.  Patience for one,  the importance of good soil, and that in the end hard work has its rewards.

Like many of you hobbies enrich life.  Tending a garden is certainly one that makes my days more delightful.

Whether it is a veggie patch or growing flowers there is a joy that comes in seeing something one has planted grow and thrive.

So it is with all areas of creativity...painting, writing, baking, making something with your hands, sewing, music, etc.  The list is endless.

Not every creative endeavor leads to what we consider successful.  For every plant I have grown well, there have been a huge number that did not flourish.

Early on it came to me if I was striving for perfection whether in the garden, art, baking, etc. disappointment would steal the enjoyment of doing.  Yes, one is always happy when something turns out good but that is not what necessarily feeds our heart.   It is the process, the engagement, the knowing that this is time well spent.  What matters is not giving up.  It is continuing to do that which one loves no matter whether it is turns out to be a success.

That is why I had to resow some squash seeds yesterday...the first ones planted didn't come up.

Here is to hoping these ones will :)!!

Have a great week.

God Bless!  


"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."  Galations 6:9 (NIV)


  1. Great thoughts about doing what you love and not giving up. Like seeds some things take and some need a little more coaxing...and some things will not succeed at all. If we love it we will continue. Have a wonderful week and enjoy reaping what you sow.

  2. Lovely post. The white flowers remind of balloon flowers. Their shape adds interest to a garden.

  3. Oh so true! Very thoughtful post-good to be reminded of this!

  4. Your post comes at a good time, Debbie. I just had a frustrating morning trying to get connection for my phone, Not getting a signal at the moment. I had to call three times, so when I read the verse you shared, do not give up, it made me think of that. Your garden sounds wonderful with lettuce, snap peas, and squash. I hope the squash seeds you planted produce some nice looking squash for you.

    Have a very nice week, Debbie.


  5. Great post. It is fun seeing what artists do for hobbies or to relax. Happy growing in your garden. That would be most frustrating for me!

  6. Debbie, I love your blog. I have visited here before to admire your beautiful water coloring. Wow on that!

  7. Dear Debbie,
    You are so right. Gardening taught me patience, that is for sure. Some of the most beautiful flowers I have grown were from seeds, and that take patience for sure.

    I have a feeling this round of squash seed you sowed will come up.
    Gardening has always refreshed my soul. There is just something about turning the soil and planting that is so rewarding.
    Wishing you a beautiful week.

  8. Beautiful pictures and I love that scripture. I needed to read it today.

  9. Since I remember I have liked the flowers and the gardens, the cultivation has been very regular throwing badly, but tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and some more vegetables I have grown.
    Happy weekend.
    Best regards.

  10. That is so true, Debbie. It's the process and not the perfect end result that matters. There are lots of life lessons in growing plants! Love your lettuce! And I pray for your squash!

  11. Dear Debbie,
    I am so happy you enjoyed my colored pencil bird. I use the prismacolors, and still am having a little trouble when I layer the colors, but I will keep trying. It's not easy, is it? Thank you so much for your kind comment. It is always so nice to see you there.

    I hope you are well and are still enjoying your gardening. It has become much too hot here to do much of anything outside. Yesterday it was 103 degrees, so I will find projects in the house.
    Take care, dear friend


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