Sunday, July 20, 2008

In His Glory

We just love Rose of Sharon. They come up in the most unlikely places and require absolutely no help from us. While we're busy with all the things we do, God just goes on quietly with His handiwork.
This is the first year we've had a hibiscus. Last night when I watered it was all closed up, and behold! Sometime between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. two gorgeous blossoms unfolded from a tight little bud. It would be fun to see it happen.

"To every thing there is a season." Eccl. 3:1

The mailbox revisited. If I were any good at links I would show you the tulips of spring back in an April post.

At first I didn't really like those bobbley looking alum - it's our first year for them, too. I've come to like them even though they smell like onions.

This coleus is from a cutting Larry took last summer. He kept it going all winter, and planted it in the spring. When it was in full glory last summer Daniel was just relearning how to walk with his new hip hardware, courtesy of the orthopedic surgeon. That story is in an earlier post as well, ( A Story Retold) and we are ever so thankful he can walk again. We are having a much better summer this year!


ladydi said...

oops! Some of the photos and captions are a bit out of order. While I was posting I accidentally wiped out a photo. I'm just not very good at all this!

Suzanne said...

I didnt notice that things were out of order. Do you know my brother and sister in law have a farm stay in Vic called Rose of Sharon.
Your garden is looking beautiful.

Daisy said...

Beautiful flowers, such a gift they are to us! :)

The Gingerbread House said...

Your flowers really are beautiful and show they receive good care, they are so healthy the look of the soil at a close up too! I didn't know you could save a coleus all during the winter..I'll have to try that ....Ginny B.