Monday, February 24, 2014

Dancing Seagull Thrift Find

I get inspired by some of you bloggers when you share great bargains you find in thrift stores and yard sales and here I share one of my finds. Every garden (well, my garden) wants a dancing seagull who does acrobatics on a ball, and now I have one. He cost $2.25 at a Goodwill store. Isn't he a cutie?
 This photo below shows him on our front porch; as you can see he likes to travel around in our yard as he gets acquainted here.

I like to smile in my garden and on our patio and this fellow brings me smiles.
What shall I name him?

Monday, February 17, 2014

My camellias in February

Here are some photos of our camellias on our patio in February this year.
One of our sons cut back the ivy and the camellia is happy and is loaded with blooms.

The camellia bush is about seven feet tall and I planted it maybe 20 years ago. We have several other camellias not in full bloom yet. To me it looks like each petal is hand painted with a touch of pink. I imagine God coloring each petal, they are so unique and pretty.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Lovely Watermelon Radish

Lovely Watermelon Radish
Originally uploaded by catchesthelight

Do you already have spring fever? I do, and I want to plant seeds. I bought some on impulse because the photo on the seed packet was so beguiling.
Do you ever buy seeds because the packet photo grabs your attention?
Watermelon radishes are fabulous looking, pink interiors, white exteriors with pale green shoulders. Yes, watermelons! They look like watermelons when sliced, which is so pretty and colorful and unexpected that it makes me smile.
They are round, large (3 inches round) and said to be sweet.
I bought a pack from Lake Valley Seed and aim to plant them soon. This pack is nonGMO. It is about 65 degrees here and they like cool weather.
They are new to me. Aren't they cute?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Prayers and a Heavenly Photo

mario's heaven
Originally uploaded by mRio

For a sometimes dark month, here are some of my favorite short prayers and a photo to inspire us.

“The firmament of the Bible is ablaze with answers to prayer.” T.L. Cuyler

“Prayer is the key of heaven; faith is the hand that turns it.” Thomas Watson

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” Corrie Ten Boom

“Restraining prayer we cease to fight;
Prayer makes the Christian’s armour bright;
And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.” William Cowper