July 20, 2011

A Well-Watered Garden

Saturday was a drizzly, cool day.  It's July, folks!  I say that more for my benefit than yours.  Some of you are sweltering in triple digit heat and would be glad for some cool, moist weather, right?  We, however, have waited 9 months for our normal sunny, dry summer.  It ain't happenin'!
The Lord of the heavens and earth has seen fit to provide more moisture.  So I determined to remember the beauty of my garden, sun or not.  Sun was not in the Lord's plans on Sunday either.  It poured all day!
He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58:11


Shasta Daisy

Crocasmia and Clematis in background




4th of July Roses-Fireworks in the Rain!



Autumn Joy Sedum

Mexican Feather Grass
I added this one to remind me that the Lord has given us several sunny days this summer.  
He is still on the throne and my hope comes from Him, not the weather.
Have a wonderful week!

I'm linking up with these blog parties:


Beth in NC said...

The photos are lovely!! The heat here is horrible and all of our grass is brown. We really need rain.

Happy WFW!

Nicole Love said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love them! I especially love the flower with the water drops!You are talented!

Connie said...

I live in the PNW too and am really losing my patience with this weather we have been experiencing. Maybe August will be drier, we can only hope.

I have a question for you about Hollyhocks. I cannot seem to grow them without them getting rust. Do you have a trick or secret you use to keep the rust away?

Chatty Crone said...

I love your eye candy (flowers).

Amydeanne said...

very pretty!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

What beautiful flowers. They'd make anyone feel better. I'm sorry for your cool, damp weather. Hard to imagine that from my neck of the woods. Hope you get some sunshine soon!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Lovely photos Karen and wonderful thoughts.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What a blessing to be surrounded by such beauty and to get a bit of cleansing rain. We don't see much rain in my corner of the world, and the only things blooming are the big bougainvillea trees and the odd wildflower. We've had dust high in the sky which keeps the heat at bay. A friend told me last nite that the dust is a blessing from God, otherwise we would be baking (temps are still in the triple digits every day). Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

My Hope does come from the Lord... but these unusual weather reports around the country teach me to trust in that.

whenever life is not the nom, i tis like a billboard from God saying," see I am in control"

Your flowers are so beautiful. I miss my Nebraska garden.. North Texas is not really a garden spot. even our grass is dormant in this heat!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Karen,
this is my first visit with you, and It was delightful. What a lovely blog you have here. Your floral pics were just wonderful, and loved the scripture you picked to go with it as well.

Blessings for a great week ahead,
and maybe a lil sunshine.....
Another sister in Christ,

Susan said...

Lovely photos of your flowers. Holy mackerel, you have a huge variety, too! Hotter than blue blazes here in Massachusetts and the humidity is enough to make you keel over. Whew! Susan

Karen said...

Enjoyed looking at the flowers with the raindrops. We have enjoyed some rain the past few days. Thanking HIM for the rain!
Joining the fun at Dayle's today too.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Lovely pictures, lovely garden! Wow!

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi, Sorry you are having rain at the wrong time BUT the rain on your beautiful flowers is stunning.

God Bless
Barb from Australia

no spring chicken said...

This really has been a strange... summer? I live in central Oregon and even though we haven't had much in the way of rain, it's been cool and overcast most days! Stange indeed.

Blessings, Debbie


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