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Sharing Our Salvation

Our backyard has become our place of rest and excitement at the same time.  We have several different seating areas so we can never be bored.

The views include the grapes vines and back field, the zen garden with the birds taking constant baths, the pond refuge for the birds, chipmunks, dragonflies and who ever else visits, several eating and cooking areas and a perennial garden along an existing stockade fence.

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Marigolds from seeds from my BFF place.  The prayer mantis is enjoying himself.

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The milkweed pods have blossum.  Created this original natural pond environment to help the bees and butterflies.  So far the milk weeds are growing and multiplying, bees are visiting and a few moths. No butterflies yet.  However, they will come.

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Absolutely gorgeous Daylily showing off her blossoms. imageimage

These trumphet vines are shouting out to the world…hello!!!  Absolutely a beautiful growing vine.  It took a few years to get to this growth.

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Another beautiful lily given to me several years ago by a very special friend who has passed.

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Received a piece of this plant (coreopsis) several years ago by a coworker.  They are absolutely beautiful and in full blossum during the month of July.

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Proud of my baby clematis.  Planted them in a shallow pots 2016 and hoping they will grow into strong plants.  My vision includes having a wall of clematis.

Thinking about transplanting them in deep pots.

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My rose that represents love and friendship of another friend who has passed – Gail.  image

This is one of my favorite plants -mandevilla. I finally brought one this spring 2016 and I’m loving it’s beauty.  I hope I can save it though our cold winter months.

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Ah the tiger lily.  These came from my childhood homestead.  They are stunning and live to be surrounded by each other.

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My prize lily.  Planted the bulb in a container and this is what it produced!  Absolutely beautiful.  Mid June blossum.

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These are lilies I had planted in my moms flower garden.  They multiple and bloom every June.  The same month my mom went to heaven to do to her angel work.

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My hobbit greenhouse.  It’s pretty empty at this time (mid July).  I have a few kale growing in pots and some spinach seeds bursting through. I ordered 2 6ft tables to set up in their for my fall crops.

Iris waking up in the morning - giving thanks

Iris waking up in the morning – giving thanks

Well that’s my walk about at the moment. Hope you enjoyed.

Cheers

Within Hours

2022 will be here within hours, as I write this post. As most of us look back over the year 2021, one phase pops out – We made It! However, many didn’t, such a bitter sweet ending. I am going to share the positive while respecting the sadness many experienced this year.

As many of my readers know, my husband is a transplant kidney patient so we have been in isolation for most of 2021. We were able to schedule doctor appointments. The nurses and technicians are simply amazing. We are overwhelm with their style of attention to detail, grace, dedication and unselfishness. Plus, their humor is outstanding! We are truly grateful for their presence and devotion!

There were a few weeks during the summer of 2021, where we could carry on face to face conversations with neighbors and hang out with friends in a controlled environment. THESE WERE THE DAYS! Laughter and enjoying life. During the year, we had to turn down many invites to picnics and parties because of the unknown risks of Covid-19 to transplant patients. That was hard to do – extremely hard! But we made it though. Just like many of you, life took us on an unknown adventure. We are not alone – we are in this together! I have always appreciated time spent with friends, however i have an even higher respect due to the pandemic.

One thing I’ve learned is being with others is such a gift. A gift you can reopen anytime you wish with all the amazing technology out there. Having friends and family (tribe) and calling upon them at any time- is priceless!

We enjoy the company of our furry friend- Cosmo. Gideon, our other fury friend, went to doggie heaven in July. He had pancreatic cancer and it spread fast and furious. It’s weird, from time to time, we feel his presence and he is deeply missed. However, he is not suffering so its all good.

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We (husband & me) are learning how to respect each others space during the isolation. Yes, we bark at each other however, we catch ourselves and stop barking. Pretty amazing to arrive at that point.

So as the year 2022 rolls in and 2021 melts into our memories, I wish each one of you – a new and exciting 2022 year that works for you! Carry on and bring in 2022 we are ready!…💕

One Thing I Know…

Well there is one thing I know for sure and that is I firmly believe the sun will rise again tomorrow. With that belief, I can attempt to plan an amazing day among the coronavirus-19 environment that lurks within our world.

In the distance I can hear the church bells ring. I’m not sure what church or where or what it means, however it brings a sense of regular activity.

My world has been in the social distancing environment since January this year. My other half is a transplant patient so life is very different for us. While most of our friends kinda understand, now they clearly do. Since the coronavirus-19 we had to adapt to a different world.

We do not take any activity lightly and greatly appreciate all the simple actions that happen all day long. We also greatly appreciate the people who we call family either by blood or just hanging after so many years.

We are stronger than ever before! All of us are stronger! Sure are we being tested? Absolutely; however, we can pass the test with flying colors. Creativity, compassion, and kindness will bring us to the next level.

We are moving forward one day at a time! We will beat this coronavirus-19 and have an even deeper appreciation of our lives.

Love to all our friends and family. Thank you for checking up on us and being there!

Stay Strong

Hi folks!  I’m located in the eastern part of the United States.  Yes, we are experiencing the shift of our daily lives as we once knew it.  I truly  believe the Coronavirus-19 will temporarily change our lives.

Is there a new norm – absolutely! However; we are strong and can make it though this period in time, if we follow the rules and guidelines.

Is it challenging? Yes, especially if you or your love ones fall within the compromise immune system or “older” population; however, we will be stronger!

It’s going to tough for many individuals let’s try to continue to support each other in what ever way we can. I look forward to hearing about all the kindness that is emerging.

I’ve read some amazing blogs about what to do with our time.  So many great ideas are being generated. So Kudos to those who are spreading hope and kindness through blogging!

Sprinkling kindness and love in your day💕