Blooms in My April Garden

I do not live near the mountains.  I do not live near the sea.  But I planted a little garden and brought beauty here to me. 🙂   Isn’t planting a garden magical?  It’s like lifting your house up and moving it to a scenic place . . . especially in springtime!  Come inside my April garden.  It struck […]

May Day!

The earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson   At the end of a long day, after I tuck my littlest son into his bed, he begins to laugh. At first, it is funny “pretend” laughter because he is self-aware of how irresistible his toddler charms are at prolonging bedtime. Looking at his squinched […]

The Great Gardener

I first saw this poem in its entirety when I was surrounded by beautiful blooms at Bellingrath Gardens in Alabama.  The last stanza will probably be familiar to you, as it timelessly echoes the reveries of every gardener. God’s Garden THE Lord God planted a garden In the first white days of the world, And […]

The Legend of the Bluebonnet

The bluebonnets are blooming this week. The roadsides are thick with them. I felt compelled to get Little One out in them to take his picture. Normally, I would have been hesitant (to say the least) to let my three-year-old frolic beside a busy road, but the blue beauty so captivated us that we hardly noticed […]

God’s Love Song

“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”  Zephaniah 3:17   I was hesitant to go to Australia. Please don’t gasp and call me ungrateful. Label me, instead, with the […]