Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Smiles of Nature



My hollow that lay dormant over the winter has sprung to life! Easter, bringing the reminder of rebirth here on earth and the precious promise of rebirth in heaven left us with a riot of colors. 




One of the most vivid colors of spring is yellow. First the crocus poked their heads through snow and ice bringing yellow encouragement. Daffodils soon followed with their sweet blooms that spring from gardens planted many years ago by women that loved this old farmhouse. I am now the tender of their love of home and family as shown through the lovely flowers that ring trees and line walkways. The spring house surprises me each year with some blossoms planted decades ago.

The forsythia bush, as we mountain folk refer to as a yellow-bell bush, outdid it’s self this year. The mountain elders were fond of saying” You could nigh on find a place to lay your finger where a blossom didn’t rest.” 

 
As many of you know, I use my yellow- bell bush as a prayer touch point. I tie ribbons on the bush as reminders to pray for people and situations that need His grace. When I see the ribbons flying in the wind I remember to release the requests to Him. I believe those prayers for those requests ride the winds into His presence.


“He causes the vapors to ascend from the end of the earth; Who makes lightings for the rain, Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.” Psalm 135:7


The latest to bloom are the Iris in solid colors and color combination that only the Master Gardner could have imagined and breathed to life.


COLORS ARE THE SMILES OF NATURE ~ James Henry Leigh Hunt

I pray spring breathes rebirth into your lives, sweet readers. Take the time to enjoy the beauty and blessings of the season.

Come go home with me again soon.

Dee Dee

14 comments:

  1. Your words are always uplifting. If people could meet you face to face your social media pages would set new records.

    Praying for your conference experience and I'm picturing you tying on ribbons my friend.

    Love you Dee Dee

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    1. Daphne, your precious words mean so much to me! Thank you so much for your prayers for BR...pray that I will be able to navigate the conference with this bad knee. Oh, we will miss you bunches!!!

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  2. I love the ideas of tying the ribbons. How beautiful! Just like you and your beautiful flowers. You are talented in so many capacities! Blessed to call you friend! Love you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lee.I am blessed to call YOU friend!

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  3. Beautiful Dee Dee, as usual. Nothing says Spring like yellow flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy...yellow is such a happy color!

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  4. Wish I was close enough to visit and see all of this!!!

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    1. I wish you were here to enjoy the mountains with me! See you at BR in a few days!

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  5. Your beautiful words and photographs transport me to your place. So lovely, Dee Dee.

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia...I know you love the mountains!

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  6. Ahh, I feel as though I've breathed in the sweetness of your yard. And I love the prayer ribbons! See you soon.

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    1. I'm praying for you as you work toward your move. Your ribbon will remain on the bush until you are placing the welcome mat on the porch. Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. See you in a few days.

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  7. Thank you for sharing the beauty of spring through your words and prayers! You are a blessing!

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    1. Thank you so much, sweet friend...lovely having you visit. I am praying for your health. I had four major surgeries on my vocal cords and know how hard it can be dealing with vocal cord issues.

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