Beer-Battered Baby Squash & Blooms

I could wait no longer! I had to have them and nothing would deter me. Standing by my little garden I salivated as I gazed down upon the treasure; and so putting an end to my hesitation, I bent down and picked six baby squash, one with a lovely bloom intact. That was the beginning…

How About Those Bulbs!

Daily Proverb:  If you are too lazy to plow in the right season, you will have no food at the harvest. Today’s proverb reminds me of my bulb story.  (true story) I had high hopes for the bulbs I held in my hands.  As I went to the register to pay for my treasures I…

In the Garden

A Conversation with God in the Garden 8/01/16   God:  Why the troubled look, my child? Me:  This world scares me.  I feel as if I’m waiting for the next bad thing to happen. God:  Come away from the world for a few moments and listen to my word. Me:  Okay, Lord. God:  Walk with…

A Conversation with God 7/26/16

(Many seem to find God elusive, but I talk to Him everyday) [Me:]  Lord, will there be front porches in heaven? [God:]  Why would you need a front porch? [Me:]  Well, it was on a front porch where I first learned to shell butter beans.  I remember sitting with mama, shelling beans from a big old metal…

…With us Among the Thorns

  The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart… And none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. Psalms 34:18,22     (Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge)

Fill us with Wonder

Because of your great mercy,     I come to your house, Lord, and I am filled with wonder as I bow down     to worship     at your holy temple. Psalms 5:7 For today’s scripture I wanted to find a lovely photo of a simple church surrounded by God’s beautiful nature.  I found many; but try as I…

Photo Challenge: Vibrant

Vibrant:  This week, share a photo of something vibrant. Let’s wash the web with a rainbow of colors to keep the winter gloom at bay. Vibrant bounty from my raised-bed garden in New England.  I’m so looking forward to having one here in the Shenandoah Valley this year!   Vibrant oranges from the pumpkins at…

The Passing

The following is my submission to Literary Lion. Maggie arose to begin her night’s work.  It had become routine and so she proceeded with little thought. Looking at her surroundings, Maggie noticed the moss ridden tombstones, and grass, that had been trampled by deer, who frequented the garden, seeking solitude from redneck hunters and their barking dogs….

Life Is Likened Unto A Flower

The following is my submission to Literary Lion Life is likened unto a flower  It comes forth from the ground…just like a man. It grows…just like a child. Its petals hold tightly within the bud…just like the teen. Slowly the petals begin to unfold…just like the graduate. The flower blooms in all her glory…just like the adult. The flower…

Simply Fried Corn

Growing up in the country I ate my fair share of “fresh from the garden” vegetables. My Mom, a single parent, worked hard to put food on the table.  During the summer months,  after a full night’s work in a cotton mill, she came home every morning to work and care for a large vegetable garden. I…