Blooms in My May Garden

May was a glorious bouquet.  Stroll with me through my May garden, admiring God’s palette and glimpsing his smile in the petals. The peonies bloomed . . . soft, billowy pillows my eyes like to rest upon!  I once met a woman in Alabama who claimed to have a garden full of peonies.  “My garden,” she said, […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Blooms” in My March Garden

Winter battled with spring this month. Sleet bowed my daffodils’ heads just as they donned their yellow bonnets. The delicate pear blossoms froze, along with my Texas tulips. Nevertheless, spring is now victorious! The perennials are waking up everywhere, with fresh green foliage and the promise of beautiful flowers. The following is a list of […]

“Blooms” in My February Garden

The flurries earlier this month are giving way to snowy pear blossoms.  Although the calendar doesn’t reflect it, Texas is kicking off her winter blanket in exchange for spring’s multi-hued quilt.  The following is a list of blooms, both literal and figurative, in my garden this month. *  Beef stew and tulips, carried in loving arms, through […]

“Blooms” in My January Garden

I didn’t plant pansies, so my January garden is void of petals.  I’ve turned my attention to houseplants this month.  A room with a living plant in it just feels so healthy, doesn’t it?  (All those cheery leaves releasing oxygen for us to breathe!)  The following is a list of blessings in my life over […]

A Little “Country” Here: Finding Contentment Where I Live

The ‘Country Girls’ in the front flower bed just finished their fall flush.  I identify with those garden mums.  I am a country girl too, in spite of the fact that, like them, I’ve never actually lived in the country. Our house in this suburban city is a dear home to me now, but it […]

Could a Grandfather Clock Improve My Garden?

I met a fascinating clocksmith on Friday, when he visited my house to install a moon dial.  It had fallen off during shipment of the grandfather clock I’d been dreaming about for much of my life. To me, a grandfather clock, with its carefully crafted workmanship, stands tall for the value of time well spent, […]