In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
Well, it has been a bad year for gardening and growing flowers – due to storm after storm. I planted several types of sunflowers for the birds and butterflies this year. The storm Barry that roared through New Orleans and headed straight through Arkansas caused flooding and wind damage. The red sunflowers, which turned out to be every color – all went down in the wind last night. Discouragement is not worth my time – I just think – Oh well, a few sunflowers are nothing compared to those who lost their homes or their business.
The Gardenia bush this year was so loaded with blooms it touched the ground.
Blackberry Season has begun. So much work, but at least our vines have no thorns.
Gardening in pots – works much better this year.
Thousands of Reasons by Doe Zantamata
If every morning you can find a reason to say, “Yes, it’s going to be a beautiful day.” And every day, you find a reason to say, “Yes, it is a beautiful day.” And every night, you find a reason to say, “Yes, it is a beautiful day.” Then one day you’ll look back and easily say, “Yes . . . it was a beautiful day.”
Psalm 104:33-34 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have being. My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.
Took this photo in my backyard yesterday. Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Mexican Sunflower. What a beautiful world God has created!