The wildflowers have continued for several years after planting over our rebuilt drain field.
More verses of one of my favorite prayers –
“Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses, for they have been ever of old. Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me, for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.” Psalm 25:6-7
Phlox in the Sun
I’ve been neglecting the blog lately due to stuff, but do hope to get going again. Thought I would post more Blooms and Scripture with this years garden.
Here’s the first part of one of my favorite prayers –
“Show me thy ways, O Lord. Teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: For thou are the God of my salvation. On thee do I wait all the day.” Psalms 25:4-5
Here’s a shot of the colored windspinner seen in the garden previously.
And here it is at night – it has solar charged batteries that light the LED’s. It’s neat to see it spinning at night now.
Jesus said to Nicodemus – “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” John 3:7-8
My first video post – had to get the windspinners with the gales we’ve had lately.
Sharon and I continue to add windspinners in the garden. For Valentines I gave here the colored one, and she gave me the “banana peel” – works out great for both of us. The green one on the fence was a Christmas present. The 12 ft. tall windmill is several years old and has really done some turning in its life.
We have three more windspinners that could show up here also. I’ll have more on those later.
I posted this picture earlier when I was trying to get the Angel Trumpet topiary going. Just wanted to post an update and declare a success (at least in my opinion).
Angel Trumpet Trees
Angel Trumpet Topiary Blooming
In the previous post I also wrote about starting new plants from cuttings. I had a successful season for that, too, and gave away several plants – always a fun thing.
God’s wonderful creation – it just keeps amazing me.
Coneflower and Devil’s Trumpet
I’ve missed a bit on the blog posts the last couple of weeks, but thought I would show a few blooms from the backyard. At the moment it has been dry and the last few days were super “wet” – not from rain but from humidity.
“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow ; they toil not, neither do they spin : And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28-29 KJV
New Windspinner in the Garden
Father’s Day Windspinner
Here are a wide shot and closeup of the latest windspinner addition to the garden. Sharon gave it to me for Father’s Day. All the vanes are attached to one pipe so they turn together. Even in a strong wind, it doesn’t madly spin like the windmill and the other spinner on the blueberry frame. This new one takes its time, and seems to methodically turn as it sees fit. It can be soothing to watch – you can glance at the windmill spinning too fast to distinguish the blades, then see these blue vanes regularly advancing around – in no hurry but still in action.
Could be a good example in the stormy wind’s of life, and a reminder for us to remember Who is still in control in those storms.
“And he (Jesus) awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4:39-41 ESV