Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Morning in My Garden

This morning I walked around my garden to enjoy a few quiet minutes before the busy-ness of the day. Let me show you what I saw.

Welcome to my garden!

Hollyhocks beginning to bloom!

Ripe Raspberries!

Bunches of baby grapes!

A house high in the sky near the grapes!

(A mamma bird sat nearby scolding me.)

Miss Savannah hiding from the birds!

We live in the heart of a growing suburban community, on a very busy street. What used to be rural areas, orchards and agricultural fields all around us are quickly becoming row after row of closely placed homes on very small lots. I am blessed to have a big yard and garden. Sometimes we talk about "down-sizing" and moving into a place with less yard work. That may happen sometime in the future. But, will we really be happy with no garden? With just a few pots of plants on a deck or patio? We will be happy wherever God leads us but, when that time comes, we will always look back and savor the memories of the yards and gardens we've had through the years and the quiet moments here and there along the way that brought us such pleasure.

So I will sing this song that I love and treasure every moment of today.

Verse 1
Hold tight to the sound of the music of living
Happy sounds from the laughter of children at play
Hold my hand as we walk through the sweet fragrant meadows
Making memories of what was today

Chorus
We have this moment to hold in our hands
And to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand
Yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come
But we have this moment, today

Verse 2
Tiny voice that I hear is my little girl calling
For [mommy] to hear just what she has to say
My little boy running there by the hillside
May never be quite like today

Verse 3
Tender words gentle touch and a good cup of coffee
And someone who loves me and wants me to stay
Hold them dear while they’re near and don’t wait for tomorrow
To look back and wish for today

Verse 4
Take the blue of the sky and the green of the forest
And the gold and the brown of the freshly mown hay
Add the pales shades of spring and the circus of autumn
And weave you a lovely today.

Song: "We Have This Moment Today" - Words and music by Bill and Gloria Gaither

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this beautiful post.
    xo,
    Kim

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  2. Adrianne, just dropping by to say hello and thank you for visiting with me and commenting on our home......I do enjoy working in my flowers....I like your hollyhocks....mine are between blooming right now...please come again...Betty

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  3. This is a lovely post, pictures and all! We are contemplating downsizing also, but that would mean leaving a little bit of property too. Cutting back on spending may be the way to go for us so we can keep some of our privacy and beauty.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures. We love our little gardens in our backyard as well. Such a blessing to sit outside and observe God's palette ... no artist can ever compare.
    I love your yellow roses. Yellow is my favorite color and I carried yellow roses in my wedding bouquet 20 years ago.
    Blessings,
    Deborah

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  5. Adrianne,
    What a lovely post! My Hollyhocks are just beginning to bloom too. We, once again, have much the same situation as you do. A house on 5 acres in what used to be a town about as big as Mayberry. I enjoy our garden and yard so much. We talk about downsizing some day too, but it will be hard to someday leave our little 5 acres. Especially after 26 years here so far!

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