Sunday, August 3, 2008

Summer in the Garden

Summer came and the world is smiling at it's productive beauty. We are all nourished by the bounties of our spring gardening labors. Tomato plants loom over my head. zucchinis grow from blossom to food in two days. Humming birds and honey bees drown in the sweet nectar of the abundant flower gardens. A walk in the garden on a dewy morning takes me close to the Great Creator that blessed me with eyes to see the colors, ears to hear the birds and bees and hands to tend the precious plants. Though winter can be hard and long, the breath of spring heals the frostbite and invigorates the soul with a hope of a brighter time to come. Summer draws the best of the earth to the surface, renewing life, calming tensions and restoring a peace to the inhabitants. Bask in the sunshine for tomorrow the clouds may cover your world for a just little while, but remember, God cradles the earth in His tender hands, turning the sun to warm and rejuvenate. He does not forget us nor does He leave us alone. When clouds cover your world close your eyes and whisper a prayer. Sunshine will break the clouds and the hope of a beautiful summer will loom on the horizon.
Sunrise Symphony

Wandering in the garden on an early summer morning is about as close to heaven as one can get. The air is fresh from the dewy cleansing of the night, scented with fragrant sleepy blossoms stretching to accept the morning sun. Bees crawl from their comfy bunks, ready for another sweet day of work. If you listen closely you can hear the sunrise symphony, the birds tweet a lofty soprano, crickets sing a mellow tenor, kernels of developing corn popping out a smooth percussion while the breeze gently masters each and every wind instrument known to man. You are never alone in the early morning garden. That’s were dreams are processed, burdens lifted and angels hang out their wings to dry.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


I'm not sure that spring has actually sprung, but the gate is being pushed open as we speak. The earthworms have thawed so the robins have to work harder to catch their lunch. Snow that has been exposed to even the sleepiest rays of sunshine have evaporated back into the clouds to fall yet another day on another part of the world. Even the trees are yawning awake with just a tint of a red halo against the now, occasionally blue sky.
This is my favorite time of the year. The time when the sap begins to bubble and quake inside of the great forests, the little animals and even mankind. Spring is hope for a green tomorrow, for new life and for the eventual taste of Herbs garden produce.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Like Sand Seeping Between the Fingers of Mortality

March 10, 2008

It only takes a second to change our lives forever. The first time we lay eyes on the person we know that we are to spend eternity with, the ah-ha moment when we suddenly know why we are in this world and what we are to do about it or the instant we realize that our parents aren’t the two dumbest, most backward people on the planet. These are just a few of life’s moments that change the direction of our minds, thoughts and even physical appearances.
But there is a different change that has come to my attention in the last little while. It is the moment that you face death, square in the face and then live to tell about it. There is surrealism about knowing that at any given moment we might depart from this world to confront what lies on the other side of the veil of life and death. Yes, I think that I will be ready to meet my Maker when the moment does come, but, like most of us, I believe that moment will be a few more miles down the road. Unfortunately for many folks the last walk is nearly over.
Over the course of the last few months the lives of one of my sons and two friends were held in the hands of fate, slipping fast like sand seeping between the fingers of mortality to the world beyond. In both cases the culprit was an automobile accident, none of which was there fault or in their control.
Life has changed for them. Their well of thoughts seem to surge deeper into the realm of spiritual things, lingering longer to ponder the true meaning of life, relationships, goals and why their lives were spared. I don’t pretend to know the answers. I don’t have a clue why such things happen to some and others are saved from the experiences. I only know that when the sands of my life begin to slip through the bony fingers of mortality the arms of heaven are waiting to scoop me up and take me home again.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Someone forgot to tell the weatherman that it is March!

I looked out my window and what did I see? Ice cycles hanging from the apricot tree.
Robins are finding such a cold suprise, frozen earthworms come in every size.
I could make a snowball or snow ice cream, and we see the sun only in a dream.
Winter's been too long, sort of like this song
It's time to see some blosoms on the apricot tree.

Monday, February 11, 2008

A Glimps into the funny farm

Hello everyone,I'm new at this, so I might not get it right the first time, but eventually it will all fall into place.A synopsis of me would start with a happy marriage of 37 years, six wonderful children and the greatest 15 grandchildren in the world. I also have a large dog and a striped cat who have never met because I really like my cat and so would my dog, she thinks they taste like chicken!I have a degree in dietetics, but decided my paving block in the road of life lies in writing. although I have written numerous children's books, short stories and a few novels, the thing I am working on now is a Gluten-free Cookbook. It is complete. We chose to self-publish because of the ease of putting the books together, the complete control we have over its sales, expansion, etc. and we do not need to share so much of the profits. I also host a Gluten-free support group at the local health food store once a month. The number of people affected by this problem is very surprising. Opra's OBGYN, Dr. Christine stated on a recent program that 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 have a gluten intolerance. That's a lot of very unhealthy people running around. My biggest goal with the book is to reach out to those struggling to maintain a healthy diet, and help them to feel like they are part of the human race again. Believe me, once you figure out all of the things you can not eat, you begin to wonder if there is life beyond that poisonous stock of wheat.
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