Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Corner of the World


Here is my little corner of the world, brought to you by the color GREEN.  Amazing all the life and energy that can be packed into such a small space. 





BEHOLD!



The BURGEONING



BOUNTIOUS




BUCOLIC




BEAUTIFULNESS



Is BACK!


BRAVO! 
FROM WHERE I SIT IN MY CORNER OF THE WORLD, TO THE CREATOR OF ALL THE CORNERS IN THE UNIVERSE! 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Good, Random, Fun: Spring Play

Good
Costumes for my play Sense and Sensibility.









Random
Thank you, Lowes for having a half price sale on ferns just in time for the play. Don't you love when that happens? Ferns just have that Regency English Estate feel.




Fun

New stage pieces built and painted!  

 



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Oh me of little faith..........


Sunday morning at the kitchen window.  All the herbs are coming along nicely.  And now tomatoes have been added to the mix and are chugging along in their egg carton homes.


It must be because I don't come from a gardening background - except for nursing along pots of petunias through the long, hot, humid summers - but when any seed is planted I have this inner voice that always says, "No way is this going to work...."

 And then the green starts to show and I am genuinely surprised...like being given a present, "Oh, wow!  It DID work!"  Oh me of little faith.....


The mustard seed of faith is like that.  Smallest of them all, it can be carelessly dropped, tossed, or left in the package with a sigh....this will never work.  Not up against our day and its problems...not in this situation and certainly not in that one....BUT if we take it out and plant it carefully with prayer and TRY to remember that it can be small and timid at first, it will grow to be the largest of trees.  


Mine is still at this stage...the egg carton stage...the stage where God so graciously shows me the results of my acts of faith sometimes, and I laugh to myself and say, "Hey, it worked!  Let's plant another one!"  

God is so very patient with us, isn't He?  Praise Him.  





Friday, April 21, 2017

Easter Season Takes



These are the forty days of sheer happiness for the apostles and the friends of Jesus.  They eat together, he goes fishing with them, cooks fish over a fire, talks about the Kingdom which they understand a little better now, visits Martha and Mary perhaps and Lazarus listens more eagerly to His teaching on the rising from the dead, and maybe the man born blind has met him again.  Maybe the rich young man has come to his senses and has left all to find Jesus.  Maybe Joseph of Arimethea and Nicodemus have openly sought Him out now and sit boldly at his table to listen.  
This is the forty days of absolute, giddy joy for them. Waking up every morning and finding that He is still there!  
I love this time in the Church's calendar!  So much Divine mixed with the simple pleasures of being human.  And Our Lady sitting quietly among them all, taking it all in with a peaceful smile and drinking in the sight of her Son glorified.   

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lilies at Dusk


And the stately lilies stand 
Fair in the silvery light,


Like saintly vestals pale in prayer;
Their pure breath sanctifies the air, 


As its fragrance fills the night.
- Julia Dorr





Monday, April 17, 2017

Good, Random, Fun:


Good
The whole world is rejoicing in beautiful color.




















Random
One big Easter basket this year.

 

Fun
   Boys!