Family Nature

I’m SO Excited!

A few minutes ago I was dancing in the street, literally, singing, “I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it! I’m about to lose control and I think I want to! Want to!”

Last year we had monarch caterpillars in the garden on the milkweed. The third day I went out to see if they had formed their chrysalis yet and every single one of them was gone! Assumed something ate them.

This year we have two large milkweed plants that Bob had to stake because they are so tall. They have already formed seed pods. And this morning, oh glory! Caterpillars on those two and on shorter plants, also!

I am hoping these will come to adulthood. I am going to enlist a good buddy to help tend them and feed them from our garden, keeping them until they are ready to fly.

Will keep you posted!

Nature Spiritual growth

Living Sunflowers!

Right outside my office window my husband was able to keep a sunflower from the deer. It is branching and blooming now. Imagine my delight when I glanced out the window to see the sunflower come alive! The Goldfinch have found them. There is a black oil sunflower feeder not four feet away, but these guys like their food fresh and locally sourced.


Yes, truly a treasure in plain sight!

Luke 12:22-26 (HCSB)
Then He said to His disciples: “Therefore I tell you, don’t worry about your life, what you will eat; or about the body, what you will wear.
For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.
Consider the ravens: They don’t sow or reap; they don’t have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than the birds?
Can any of you add a cubit to his height by worrying?
If then you’re not able to do even a little thing, why worry about the rest?

31  “But seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you.

Look, seek, watch for the Lord to manifest His presence around you. Then rejoice! He IS a good, good Father.


Moon Flowers

Bob tells me that unless you click on the blog within the email you cannot see the photos! Hope you did that with yesterday’s photos and humor? Seriously do it today to see moon flower photos.

While at the Convent I have enjoyed the moon flowers in bloom. I have not noted the fragrance that some websites speak about, but I have been indoors in the evening. There was a full moon during my stay. One evening I rolled over in bed and was literally hit in the eye by a moon beam!

Praising the One who makes moon and stars, trees and moon flowers!

UnfurlingVisitor!“Drop Thy still dews of quietness until our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of Thy peace.”

Look at that seed!

No photo editing! Just great light 😉