Saturday, September 11, 2010


The Flower Lady speaks again. It's been a long, hot summer. The 'girl's' blushed as predicted and now it's time for harvest. Here's a picture of zinnias grown from last year's saved seeds. They are the delight of the finches who come and feast on their nectar & seeds. They are amazing ~~ actually hang upside down to access the delicacy. The added benefit is that they delight us just watching them. Nature is so wonderful if we only take the time to stop, look & listen . It demands we take the time to be still and know that there is a God that provides for all his creatures ~~ humans included if we allow ourselves to be open to beauty, quiet & awe. How can anyone say there is no God?????

Today, we encountered a mystery of nature. I'd arranged a bunch of wonderful sunflowers & grass out on our deck. I'd left it outside to hydrate & make sure there were no resident bugs. Later, I brought it inside placed it on the DR table. After dinner, we went out on the deck & noticed sunflower petals & seeds on the rail of our deck. I went in & checked the arrangement & sure enough, one of the sunflower heads had been bitten off (assuming by a squirrel). I'm wondering where he carried it off to. Nature is so wonder~full !!!!!!!!