Sunday, July 17, 2011
Remember when life was simple? ... sucking on a popscicle was the perfect touch to a hot day, a sweet cooling glass of kool-aid to quench your thirst, kick the can, hop scotch, jumping rope, the countless hours of creative imaginations as we played jacks & cut out paper dolls on the front porch, picking strawberries with our parents to make fresh strawberry shortcake & home made jam, running thru the sprinkler hose to cool off ... where did those hazy lazy days of summer go? Playing with the lady bugs & making good luck wishes ... getting the potato bugs to curl up. Climbing the cherry tree & sitting in a branch wedge, eating all the delicious cherries we could. Having yoyo contests to see who could accomplish the most fetes with one.
We love to sit on the porch during a rain storm & just recollect precious memories of life ... you know what I mean?
My favorite time in the summer was the 2 ft. x 10 ft. length of
ground in front of the garage where I planted seeds to grow
beautiful flowers, from my very early youth ... Mother & I loved to garden.
I am still gardening. Every morn as I walk thru the yard to view my pretties that are blooming, I have such a joy & peace that surrounds me ... & talk to God. This is my private time ...
Pop by to visit the other LOVE IS... ladies ~
Tucked her in here, isn't she the most lovely African Violet ever! She sits at my desk in my Mother's 'antique potty pot' which serves as a fabulous planter. Mother loved these violets, as do I.
Back to the gardens ... remember when I shared I put in at least 95 geraniums? Here is the terrace that we placed a good portion of them with impatiens tucked in between.
Enjoy your stroll with me ...
We will be home tomorrow from a fabulous 50th anniversary trip ... more of this later on.
Posted by Marydon Ford at 6:09 PM