Monday, June 26, 2017

Celestial Yard Decor


A sweet white angel statue has provided a calming presence in our back yard for several years.

The mirror hanging on the fence behind her was an experiment.

It's heavy and remains outdoors all through the rather brutal winters.



The angel, on the other hand, along with all the other yard statuary, spends winters on the chilly but enclosed side porch.

So far so good.  The mirror has survived a couple of New England winters so it bravely remains outdoors on the fence.



Some of the faux greenery near the mirror is new since the old plants really showed signs of wear and needed to be replaced.

There are living plants near the mirror and angel, too.

Little angel also got a sudsy bleach bath to make her whiter than the driven snow of winter!



Maybe the angel's heavenly counterpart visits, too, because the backyard is a peaceful place.

DO YOU USE MIRRORS FOR OUTDOOR DECORATING?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Forgiveness


What does it mean to forgive?

Well, first of all, it takes a special person to be able to do it.


It takes a person with a big heart and  the gift of humility to forgive.

Sometimes in life, we are very, very hurt by someone.

To think of forgiving that person seems impossible.


But a person with a humble spirit and big heart can do it.


No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. 



In my own life, I've always tried to think of the following.
 
If Christ could forgive the people who murdered him, who am I to say I will never forgive?

HAVE THERE BEEN TIMES IN LIFE WHEN YOU HAVE HAD TO FIND A WAY TO FORGIVE?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Rhododendron


Our rhododendron bush is blooming profusely.  

We didn't plant her. 


She came with the house.

A memory comes to mind when I think of rhododendron.


When I was a little girl, my father always made up stories to tell us at bedtime.

One made us scream in delight because it was about a creature called the "Rhododuntie."



At the end of the story, he'd always yell out, "The Rhondoduntie's coming" and we would all squeal and put the covers over our heads.




Now, remembering those hilarious stories, I think he got the name "Rhododuntie" from rhododendrons that are so reminiscent in spring. 

Wasn't he a riot?

DO YOU LIKE RHODODENDRONS?  HAS A RHODODUNTIE EVER CHASED YOU?
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