Monday, December 10, 2012

A Time For Every Season

 

This picture pretty well sums up what the weekend was like here in the Hocking Hills and what we will all be seeing throughout the first of this week.

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Yeah, raining cats and dogs.

There may be a few snow showers as a change of pace thrown in as the temperatures start dropping later.
I am thankful it has not all been snow  and that the water levels here that were really in need of replenishing are being met.

I miss my garden and the flowers already and it is only December.
The few house plants are really not meeting my needs for color and beauty right now on a rainy day so I dig through the flower files and remember the blooms of the summer past.


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Rain in the summer is taken in stride because it just adds to help the flowers and the gardens.

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And it does have a way of making the flower blooms look like jewels when the sun does come back out with the clearing skies and hits the drops on the petals.

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It has a way of washing all the dust away and making dropping blooms come back to life. Sometimes we like the flowers need to be refreshed  by washing out some of the clutter and soiled past out of our lives and start each day as a new beginning.

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And like new blooms unfurling every morning we need to start each day with the thought that this is going to be a good day and I will be happy in it.

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As these blooms of summer are fleeting and here for just moments of time so are our lives and and the lives of those around us so we should take each new day with thankfulness.

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At this time of the year we get caught up in the decorating, the presents, and so many other chores where we are getting ourselves stressed out physically as well as financially and we forget the real purpose of this time and season.
This is the season to celebrate the most unselfish act and love that was ever given for and to us.
So slow down, stress less, give less materially, and give more of what we all have and can give freely…. love to others.

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Everyone have a wonderful week!

Lona

 

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  “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”.

18 comments:

pogonip said...

Garden withdrawal...me too. I wish I could take a nap like my flowers do.

Terra said...

I like the picture of raining cats and dogs and I know what you mean about missing floral colors. One thing I do is I have two brilliant colored cyclamens on my kitchen window sill and they light up the room when the sun hits them, all day.

Nadezda said...

Lona, you're right. This season we all remember to give our love to other people. And to nature, flowers, because they give us their beauty.
These photos of summer rainy day and flowers are nice!

GRACE PETERSON said...

Hi Lona Dear, Your photos are so pretty! Rain can make such a difference, can't it? We've had our share of cats and dogs here too lately--very typical for this time of year.

I miss my garden too. I just can't get excited about indoor plants or poinsettias. They're such a poor substitute for the garden's occupants. Oh well... Have a great week.

Janneke said...

Your wonderful words are so true, beautiful pictures from the raining cats and dogs until the raindrop falling of the Echinacea.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your photos are always stunning.

Lovely thoughts too.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Beautiful feel good photos Lona. We are still in a semi-winter, rain but no snow. Was that your puppy in the photo, Yorkie?

Eileen

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You captured some gorgeous photos!
Blessings of rain for your garden. Lucky you!!!
Have a beautiful week.

My life said...

Have a great week too, Lona! I miss summer, garden and colours as well. We have a lot of snow.

Satu

Sunray Gardens said...

It has been so dreary the last week or so here in Ohio, almost dark during the day so it's not been a time to enjoy anything outdoors. Nice choice of photos from your summer blooms.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Janet QueenofSeaford said...

Beautiful Lona.
love the last picture especially.

Stiletto said...

The depiction of 'raining cats and dogs' is hilarious. You have good pictures of flowers in your archive and also shows how organised you are to be able to pull them up any moment.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

A beautiful post, the words, the photos, the meaning...

Perfect.

Jen

PS. It's day one of the snow, so I am still in love with it...ask me in a few months...

HolleyGarden said...

Lona, this is a beautiful post. Your words are so wise. And your photos are beautiful. I'm glad you're getting much needed rain. Please send some down here! :O)

sweetbay said...

Your flowers from last summer are beautiful. Love your 'Burgundy Iceberg'!

RobinL said...

We sure needed that rain, didn't we? As for the summer flower pictures above, sweetly covered in rain drops? I think those are staged! We didn't get any rain this summer!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl how are you ! I am sorry it has been so long since I have visited you .. things have happened in my life that have been intensely sad.
Looking at your beautiful flowers has been wonderful ... and I did giggle at the dogs and cats picture ... we really haven't had rain here to speak of .. although freezing rain to rain is forecasted.
I love that rose .. the 3rd picture down .. almost a pink apricot colour .. what is it ? simply gorgeous girl !
Take care
Joy

David said...

These are beautiful captures...especially with the raindrops.
Keep warm up there!
Happy New Year from David/:0)