Where’s Jack? – September 1st

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The end of summer brings these Giants out, they guard our gardens, and reach toward the sky. Like the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, they start so small, like a little bean, and reach for the kingdom in the sky. I have felt like them recently, reaching for the kingdom in the sky, but never quite reaching it. And I am left to wonder what to do next with the wounded dreams. I suppose I will keep on dreaming, keep on hoping, it’s all I can do. Well that and keep climbing the stalk toward the dream, with trembling muscles and a wounded heart, and a smile on my face from the warm sun. I think before it’s done, I’m going to have even more freckles.

All I can do is lean into God in the midst of life, especially a life I don’t understand, all the time. For some reason the heart always hopes, that what God does, gives us the ability to hope when the dreams look like they will never happen.

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I know how you feel Mr. Sunflower, sometimes I want to hang my head too. On a sad note, we had a awful wind storm and most of these garden giants got blown down overnight. Sigh…

Have a blessed evening!
Heather

Weekly Photo Challenge – Fray

This weeks Weekly Photo Challenge is Fray, even though I am a little bit late this week. You can find more info about the Weekly Photo Challenges at The Daily Post.

I saw these beautiful sunflowers out for a walk last weekend, their stems looked frayed to me. What do you think?

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Have a blessed evening!
Heather

A Prayer in Spring – January 30th

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A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day,
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stand still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

The Pasture – November 20th

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The Pasture by Robert Frost

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring;
I’ll only stop to take the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
I sha’nt be gone long. – You come too.

I’m going out to fetch the little calf
That’s standing by the mother. It’s so young
It totters when she licks it with her tongue.
I sha’nt be gone long. – You come too.

The Sun is Shining – November 19th

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Because it is a sunflower kind of day! I snapped this photo a couple months ago when it was warm and sunny. I love the yellow against blue skies. The sunflowers were very popular with bees, because they were everywhere.

We are so close to Thanksgiving I can almost taste it, turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Can’t wait, it will be the first time I am making a full turkey, lets hope everything turns out well.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Sunflowers – November 18th

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I love sunflowers! I love the way the bright yellow looks so pretty against a bright clear blue sky. A couple month ago when I moved I chose to put some in my kitchen because they are bright and cheerful and remind me of spring.

On a more somber note, really praying for those in Illinois who were effected by tornadoes yesterday. I may not live there anymore but I have many family and friends who do and so it has been on my mind. It’s always something isn’t it, tornadoes, earthquakes or typhoons, there is always something.

Wherever you are, what every is going on. May you be blessed beyond measure.

Have a blessed day!
Heather