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The Artistry of My Creator


The more I visit my garden, and the gardens of others, the more convinced of God’s creativity and artistry I become. I love the colors, the combinations, the shapes, the textures. I really can’t think of anything about flowers I don’t like.

So while visiting my garden in early evening last night while hubby was doing some pinching back and weeding, I got a chance to take some pics of what’s blooming now. You can see the pics I took in Photos.

The lilies, for one. They are beautiful. This was the first year of bloom for the regular lilies. We’ve had Stella Dora lilies for several years, but I’m not fond of them – regardless of how well they grow. They seem so stubby to me. Just personal taste. But the regular, gracefully tall lilies are a favorite.

The Rose of Sharon is so pretty. I was afraid we weren’t going to get many blooms this year, but I was mistaken.

The Princess Diana Clematis is slowly opening up. The first bloom is fully open now. I am so impressed with this plants growth this year!

And not to be outdone, our Baby Blanket Pink Rose has these near perfect little rose buds – so much of the plant has been attacked by Japanese Beetles and doesn’t look as beautiful – but I just couldn’t pass up these little open buds.

So many things could dampen my spirits. The economy, the gas, the cost of food, the kids making choices that aren’t too great, the kneecap bugging me, I’m easily tempted to complain. Then I take a walk through the garden, and spend some time thinking of all that God has done for me – creating these flowers for example, and suddenly it just doesn’t seem worth complaining. God is good. Nothing surprises Him. He knows about each and everything we ALL face – not just me. He’s in control.

Thank you for the garden, Lord.

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I couldn't agree more. God is good - all the time. My garden feeds my spirit, I know this. We also feel that our garden is a gift to other people too, and we like to see others enjoying it. 2 or 3 times each summer we have a garden party in our typical British garden situated in a Hungarian village for folk from other nations of Eastern Europe, who are enjoying a holiday at our mission base. It's such a joy to see their faces when they see all the flowers and a garden where there are no straight lines. Thanks for your blog Connie.

18 Jul, 2008


Yes, Connie - I agree with you completely. A garden is solace for the soul and I am truly grateful for mine.

18 Jul, 2008


Gardens raise the spirits, feed the imagination and soul.

18 Jul, 2008


Your blog reminded me of this poem

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

Written on a stone tablet found in my garden
Dorothy Gurney 1858 - 1952

18 Jul, 2008


Thanks everyone, I appreciate the comments.

Tussiemussie, I like that poem. Might have to find away to use that in my garden somehow. Thanks for sending.

18 Jul, 2008

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