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Friday, December 8, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

From a Few Years Ago


This is a super close-up of a moss rose
(It's actually a picture of a picture I took years ago before the digital age.)






Confession:  This is a store-bought daisy.  But I've always loved this photo.  (This is also a picture of a picture I took years ago.)  But honestly, I prefer white daisies.  They're so happy.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Gift of Creativity

I love to garden, but I also like to paint.  I think that our creative spirits are gifts from God - a love of beauty, a desire to make something that wasn't there before, to add a little delight to life.  I'm not good at drawing or painting, but I enjoy doing it.  And so I found a way to do it that doesn't require drawing skills.  
 
To help me deal with stress one day, I got the paints out and began doing this kind of painting - a liquidy blend of colors that looks like rainbow water.  I call it Water Colors.  It's relaxing to paint like this because I don't have to be worried about trying to make something look realistic.  I can just "go with the flow."  And I love seeing what develops as the colors blend.  I think I'll do more of this when I feel the need to paint.  It really is relaxing!
 
   












This last one is a double-canvas painting that I hung in our stairwell because I needed a large colorful painting for a huge blank space.  I can see it from our bedroom every day.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Last of the 2017 Garden Pictures

Things should be freezing around here soon.  So while all my boys are at the movies with my husband, I went outside to take some final pictures of the flower garden before saying goodbye.  Here they are (with a bunch of earlier ones that I might have posted but I'm not sure ... so why not do it again):














 

Friday, October 27, 2017

God's Way of Saying "Good Morning"


 
 
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  (Psalm 19:1)
 
 
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.  (Psalm 118:24)
 
 
Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  (Lamentations 3:22-23)
 
 
 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Some of My Favorites

A time to inhale deeply, exhale slowly, and enjoy some beauty. 
(Some reposted, some new.)