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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thankful Thursday - Spring Joys

As we are into the final few weeks of spring, I continue to be awed by the beauty of spring flowers and the lovely green leaves of the trees which, until so recently, were just dry bare branches. I thank God for the joys of spring.

Other springtime blessings are the perennial flowers and herbaceous plants which just come up on cue. Right now, I am thrilled with the blooms on the rhododendron shrub.

I am also thankful for the nurseries that prepare the annuals for us to put in gour garden beds. I bought six-packs of white pansies and yellow violas, and 4" pots of licorice. These are planted in containers on the front steps.

This brings to mind how Christ also valued the beauty of flowers when He declared, "Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 NIV

In about four months we in the northeast will have to put our gardens to bed. As the cycle of the seasons come and go, we are happy to acknowledge that
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."
Isa. 40:8

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Denise said...

I love flowers, yours are really beautiful.

Ann said...

Beautiful flowers! I also like the reminder that there is a season for everything in our lives too...though I must say I like late spring best :)

sharon said...

Oh I just LOVE flowers...I'm homesick just seeing yours. Thank you for sharing them.

IRENE said...

What a beautiful, wise perspective! Thank you for sharing the beauty of your flowers and of your heart.