Days of Our Lives & Apple Salad
|Watches are so named as a reminder — if you don’t watch carefully what you do with your time, it will slip away from you. ~Drew Sirtors|
Time…on my mind so often recently. It marches on, always changing, this road of life with all of its twists and turns. Our days and weeks seem to keep us ever busy and yet, it seems sometimes that we are moving on a wheel. ‘Round and round…each day those same familiar movements, yet somehow a little older and hopefully a little wiser. Tending the gardens, mowing the lawn, working, folding the laundry, cooking, cleaning & caring for our family. Sometimes, I sit and wonder, simply marvel at the swift passing of time. When did my hands change to look like those of my mother? When did my babies suddenly grow up? When did my reflection suddenly change into that of a rounded, middle aged woman? Time…when
we are young, it seems to be our friend…as we get older…it seems to get away from us.
I thought I would share some of the ins and outs of our days here in our little home, the tapestry of our little world. Our little life…though seemingly insignificant to the outside world, is vastly important to those who make up our own small corner. May we live each day…to show love for one another…to be kind…to remember that however small our existence may seem, we matter. We are an important thread in God’s beautiful tapestry that he is weaving from on high.
|My Clematis and Phlox. A work in progress. We are busy mulching our many flower beds and preparing our gardens for the summer heat.|
|The patio peach tree. Only a few years old. But coming along quite nicely. =) Wish I had gotten a picture of the gorgeous flowers this produces in early spring.|
|One of our many Hosta Plants. Just peeking out from their long winter nap. Such a lovely site to see the tender green spikes after a long cold winter. Signs of new hope.|
|Our freshly painted porch and white columns. My favorite place to sit and crochet in the spring and summer. A fresh coat of paint always makes the porch a cheerier place.|
|The Patio Peach is one of my favorites. =)
The squirrels love the tiny fruit that this tree produces. Haven’t found a way to keep them away from it.
|My little dolly. She loves the flower gardens.|
|My apricot colored Carpet Rose in the corner is growing. To be only two years old, it has spread to fill up the whole corner!|
|Speaking of the passage of time. My son just turned sixteen!
The youthful glow of promise and opportunity, in the warmth of sixteen candles. =) Time is marching on.