Sunday, October 25, 2009

Joy Challenge - Day 35 - Flower Gardens

I love flowers. I especially love those English flower gardens where all sorts of beautiful flowers grow in abundance. I admire those who have green thumbs and can seem to make any plant flourish. I am not one of those.

However, I am familiar with a Gardener who freely shares His garden with me. I revel in its beauty and variety every time I walk.

The other day He displayed it against a backdrop of perfect blue.

Yellow seemed to be the color of the season - coming in a variety of shapes and sizes.

He even decorated them with beautiful butterflies.

He planted grasses along the sides of the road that rippled like spun silk in the morning breeze.

- for variety He put in a splash of red.

- tiny yellow flowers mingling with lavender ones.

- then some white flowers against the green.

- and for breathtaking beauty, red holly berries.

- a still pool of water among the rocks adds just the right touch to His garden.

- a little rock garden to set things off.

He also planted some oaks - long before I ever took my first breath. They stand like sturdy sentinels in our front yard.

Then He added more - to grow strong and continue the vigil.

"This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118: 24



  1. What beautiful splendor HE has blessed us with! Such a blessing to notice all these details!! ♥

  2. Beautiful post and pictures (o:

  3. Hi Linda! Isn't it great when we notice a particular color and everything in that color just pops! Koralee, at Bluebird Notes, notice the white underside of some maple leaves and later that afternoon while walking, I saw so many that I hadn't noticed before...

    The trees, the old trees... I respect their long life and give thanks with you here tonight.
    God Bless you, Linda!

  4. The grass at our dog club is finally growing. It is so refreshing to see it, al tiny, growing between rocks. And the pomegranates are ripe! Thanks for reminding me of the little things that bring joy.

  5. Rejoicing in His garden and learning to bloom in the light of His son.

  6. I noticed some huge trees last night on my drive home from work and they had to have been massive oaks, growing for years in their place, with those strong, sturdy branches. There’s just something about His creation that melts my heart. The display of His splendor and majesty. A glimpse of Him would be too much for our minds and souls to live through!

  7. This post was especially lovely as I sitting here with wind pounding a snow/rain mix against my windows. The Lord's artistic nature is truly a wonder to behold.