to catch our breath,
to calm ourselves,
to see God's creative hand at work.
My husband has been in the hospital for the last few days. A small injury injury, a barefoot step onto something tiny and sharp, immediately became aggressive cellulitis. What we thought was a return to the Emergency Department for perhaps a stronger antibiotic just a day later turned into a hospital admission.
And did I mention the rains that came pouring down, the fog that rolled in, the dark clouds that hung overhead? Even my ever-faithful, ever-positive, ever-hopeful husband experienced a long evening of discouragement.
But today the sun is shining brightly and green things are bursting all around! I took a walk in the gardens and visited with sprouts and blossoms. Here are a few of blessings God sprinkled before these weary eyes (don't mind the weeds)...
|lilacs and beehives|
|lilacs in bloom|
|peony waking up|
|lemon balm returning|
|one bed of Spring sprouts: sugar snap pea, radish, and lettuces|
|tender plants in the mini greenhouse|
|blueberries and lamb's ear|
|creasy greens or watercress|
|swallowtail and lilac|