20 July 2010

Summer Joy

Greetings from the garden and I do mean literally,
I named this post summer joy because as you may have noticed I love this time of year. Seems a bit strange for me to be planted where the summers are so short, but I am sure the Good Lord knew what he was doing when He moved me here.

 Ecclesiastes 3:1" There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven." I think I have a hard time going from one season to another. I hold on so tight or I won't think about the coming changes as if that would stall things for awhile.And Yet all of life is so much change....
So much letting go....

"A season for every activity under heaven..."
Some seasons are just too short, that's all there is to it!

I have my wonderful grand-daughter with me for just a little over a week more.....time goes too fast.... so sad.... she has been in Japan for three years so when I said goodbye to an eight year old I had little idea of what she would be like at 11 and now I don't want to say good-bye anymore!!! I shouldn't be so greedy, her Mom has let her stay a month and since she will be on the east coast now I will see her more. Just me trying to hang on to what I love I don't ever want to say goodbye!
She will always be my sunshine!

So just what else is blooming in my garden? Take a look.......

 I can't remember when the Oriental lilies bloomed at the same time as the day-lilies and the Rudbeckia but here they are all shining in the sun.I have already talked too much so I will let you wander around and see the blossom explosion without me as tour-guide.

  I hope you are enjoying this glorious season of 'growth' as much as I am. My sister reminded me that summer will be half over next weekend so I plan to do the things that are most important and enjoy the season I am in.Blooming where I am planted so to speak! Blessings to You! Meg

This post is a part of Jean's Blooming Tuesday. Just hit my sidebar button and you will get to visit Jean, our host,and travel the world visiting glorious gardens and Blooming Blogs.


Lori Zehr said...

Meg, your post touched my heart. What a beautiful granddaughter! Loved the flower pics too. My grandgirls will be leaving us in late August to move to Colorado Springs so their Daddy can attend Bible college. I am excited for them and hurting all at the same time!
I have written long posts about the same theme you just mentioned--life equals change! My gardens are not so great right now and really a total mess. It's been too hot here to work in them!But yours look beautiful! Blessings, LORI

Connie said...

Such lovely blooms in your garden, sweetpea.

Suzanne said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and your granddaughter equally pretty!

Anonymous said...

You have a gorgeous garden full of beautiful blooms this month. :)

Jean said...

Glad to hear your Granddaughter will be living a little closer so you can see her more. Your gardens are leally bursting with blooms! Just beautiful! Jean

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Meg...I love your pictures! Love your header with the flowers just spilling out everywhere! Gorgeous. I too am planting flowers everywhere! What a wonderful place to go out and putter...your place is lovely!
Come by for a visit when you get the chance!

Karen said...

Hello Meg, your post is wonderful. Time flies so fast and children grow even faster, so I am glad you will be able to see your granddaughter more in the future and understand how you feel.

Your garden is fabulous, love all the color!

Blessings, Karen

Sandy said...

I just had to stop by and tell you how beautiful your garden is! The purple cone flowers, are one that I have such trouble growing.. I live in the steamy part of sofla and it rains every afternoon, yes you can see the steam coming up and the flowers just wilt!
Northern gardens are the best!
Very nice!

shannon i olson said...

Beautiful garden and grand daughter,
so sorry about your son ( I see on the side bar) I live in a climate that summer is too short too. yep God has us where he wants us...took me a while to stop fighting that.

Diane said...

I very much enjoyed your photos. Your garden is beautiful!

Zoey said...

What a beautiful garden. I enjoyed the tour.

Pam's English Garden said...

Meg, Your granddaughter is lovely and so is your garden! I really enjoyed looking at your blooms today. I hope you are able to get together with your granddaughter again very soon. Pam