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Sunday, July 18, 2010


My oldest daughter Patty and I took a drive out to visit my dear friend, Bonnie. She has several acres of land, much of which she has landscaped. She has acres of lawn and flower gardens around nearly every evergreen tree, which are mostly very old cedars. There were huge mounds of white fever few with Lillie's tucked in here and there. Huge Hosta's, wild geranium, roses, you name it, she has it. It is like a huge park. The above photo shows one area. The lawn extends far beyond what you can see. Her grandson came to work for her while we were there. She has done a magnificent job!

Here's something from my yard. I think it's Liatris. I think the stringy blossom is so odd and yet sort of pretty.

This is a little rockery plant that I think is really cute. It spreads easily too.

You will probably have to enlarge this photo to see it better.
This tall Snapdragon is special.
When I think of all the times I have messed around with garden soil, composting, fertilizing, watering, etc., and pampered the seeds to get them to grow, this snapdragon made me laugh out loud!
I imagine our Heavenly Father talking to a little sparrow. "Hey you feathery little critter, go on over there and drop a Snapdragon seed on that big sandstone boulder in Bev's yard. I want to give her something to think about!"
The Bible says that if I have the faith of a grain of mustard seed, I can move a mountain. I haven't managed that yet.
But my God can make a seed grow out of a rock as well as move mountains!
I got a way to go!

I often hear people recite a phrase about a lion laying down with a lamb.
I haven't heard one about a tiger laying down with piglets. Apparently she adopted them but
I don't like how she is licking her chops!
This little fawn needed comforting and the mare was handy.

Who loves ya Baby?
When saying the Lords prayer we come to the part, "on earth as it is in heaven" I think of all the animals, two legged as well as four being friends, not enemies.
Can you imagine it?
Hope you all had a good week end, and will have a blessed week.
God Bless you and yours.



Blogger Angela said...

Hey Mountain Mama!

I love that purple stringy flower you have! That sure is different. I love the flowers that God plants in my yard for me too! They are always so beautiful and they last longer than the ones that I plant plus they are a bonus because they are a gift from God!

Have a Great Day!

Blogger judypatooote said...

Those are the cutest pictures...didn't I send you black berry lilly seed a couple of years ago...I can't remember who, but for some reason you come to mind... I guess looking at that huge snap dragon made me think it was you...LOL..yes the Lord does work little surprises...I'll try and make this short...when my mom was alive I always told her that I loved these little button flowers that she had, and she would say well take some... and of course I never did. She died in Feb. and that next spring, one popped up in my back yard, and now they are everywhere.. Surprise....

Blogger Merle said...

Dear Bev ~~ What a good daughter taking you to visit your friend with all that much garden - it looks great I like the pink flower that you have in your garden. Most unusual. The snapdragon is truly a gift from God.
Thank you so much for your comments and concern for the pain I have been having. It isn't too bad today after 4 awful days. Shopping tomorrow will be the real test for me. Glad you enjoy the jokes I post. Sorry you don't see your cousins now, at 76, I sure appreciate mine and treasure every
meeting up that we have.
Take great care dear Bev, and thanks for caring. Love and Best
wishes, Merle. Hugs.

Blogger Nezzy said...

Hey girl, what wonderful gardens you have walked us through, the best is God's. I just loved you animal pics...too cute! Yep, God so takes care of things. I was too sick to get out to transplant and rearrange my annuals in just the order I like them. They just grew where they came it and ya know what! It's just beautiful...I just think every-time I water....WoW...planted by God.

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed summer day, stay cool friend!

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Blogger Kerri said...

What a wonderful garden! And how nice that her grandson helps with the work.
My Liatris is just beginning to bloom.
Your Sedum is pretty. I love this plant because it's so easy to grow and requires so little maintenance.
I have some self-sown snaps too, but none as special as yours. That's really something. I love the way you think, dear Bev :) God is awesome!
The animal pics are such fun to see. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous Whidbey Woman said...

This post brought a smile to my face. I needed it. In a few hours we learn the results of my husband's scan... I am trying to keep busy, keep the nerves at bay.
Those animal photos are so cute!
Thanks. :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessed by my visit...as always...

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Blogger linda may said...

You make me smile! Thank You.


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