September Days

“By all these lovely tokens SEPTEMBER days are here, With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”  –from September by Helen Hunt Jackson Hi Friends, The last few days here in Western North Carolina have been perfectly lovely.  My roses are blooming again, my dahlias are prolific bloomers, the sedum are changing color,…Read more »

Autumn Joy Sedum

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”  Ecclesiastes 3:11 Hi Friends, In 2015 a friend gave me my first Autumn Joy Sedum.  Mother had just passed away and she wanted me to have something that would come back every year.  The next year I added five plants to go with this one.  They start…Read more »

Finding JOY in the Journey

“Look, I am about to do something new.”  Isaiah 43:19 Hi Friends,   I have a friend that every time we say goodbye, she says “Find JOY in your Journey”.  The last few years have challenged me to do just this.   Living with JOY means paying attention to the beautiful moments of life. I try…Read more »

Garden Gifts 2022

I like gardening – it is a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. Hi friends, My summer garden has been beautiful.  The roses have bloomed again, the dahlias are breathtaking, the sunflowers are blooming, the butterflies and the hummingbirds love the lantana, and I am just in garden heaven. Second…Read more »

Bouquet from Bob

“In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.  My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.  The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams as beautiful.”   -Abram l. Urban Happy August dear friends, Every once in a while Bob will bring me a bouquet of flowers…Read more »