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This is for all of you Moms out there and for all of us whose Moms have already left this world.
The Lord took my Mom home six years ago but this is how I often remember her:
When I was growing up, one of the houses we lived in had built-in brick planters that bordered the front porch. Every year Mom would plant bright red geraniums in those planters—just like the ones in this photo. They made the entrance to our home look so pretty! I wish I had a photo of her standing next to those gorgeous geraniums but I guess that doesn’t matter because I’ll always have the memories in my mind and in my heart.
Beloved, whether your Mom is still here with you or dancing in heaven, what memory is your favorite about her?
I love and miss you Mom!
Aren’t these gorgeous? On this Sweet Saturday, I’d like to introduce to you Sweet Willliam if you don’t know “him” already.
Sweet William (aka “Dianthus Barbatus”) is a perennial, sweet-smelling flower that is usually planted as an annual. I remember buying these as Dianthus, where I included them in one of my flower beds way back when. They do enjoy some shade so if you live in a particularly hot and sunny climate—like I do in the southwest—plant these babies in areas where there is at least partial shade for a good portion of the day and keep them well watered.
I just thought I’d share this sweet flower with you seeing as it is Sweet Saturday!
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MISHMASH MONDAY You all know what a sucker I am for anything pink. However, there are many other colors equally worthy of consideration, so on this Mishmash Monday I give you… blue!
I absolutely LOVE Karla Dornacher’s artwork and this piece is no exception. In fact, I’d have to say this is one of my favorites of hers. The combination of cheery colors, cute flowers and that sweet little bird just make me smile and want to sing. And I feel happy just looking at it!
So on this Happy Sunday I wanted to share it with you and invite you to visit Karla’s site. You won’t be disappointed—she is one very talented lady!
I’ve shared here before that for various reasons—some health related—I make up many of my posts ahead of time and schedule them to publish on specific days. This morning is one of those days when I am so thankful I did so. Here is my Facebook status a little while ago:
Awed because even though I am an extremely optimistic and happy person by nature, there are some mornings when I wake up in so much pain that I get discouraged. I know I’m not alone in the extreme pain department, but it does get to me sometimes.
Humbled because God loves me so much that He gave me this message way ahead of time. Not only to share with you but to remind me to be happy regardless of how I feel.
Praying and singing songs of praise here…
I came across this pattern for a sweet crochet bouquet while browsing one of my favorite crochet pattern sites, Lily SugarnCream. Their cotton yarns are wonderful to work with and come in a variety of yummy colors.
I think this bouquet is so sweet and cute that I might just make it myself! Unless I buy flowers at the grocery store (which my frugal self only does a couple of times a year), the vases in my home are filled with silk flowers because I no longer have the urge for a flower garden. And even if I did still garden, I have a notorious “brown” thumb, so it’s better that I stick with silk.