It’s Summertime!

Gratitude Day 292

Wed., June 26, 2019

Psalm 74:17  – You made summer and winter and gave them to the earth.

It’s the season Hubby Rick waits for EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.

Summer.

It’s been VERY SLOW in arriving this year. Officially, the calendar says summer has arrived. The weather just hasn’t quite figured it out yet. Nonetheless, here are just a few signs that summer has FINALLY arrived in Wisconsin.

The garden is planted.

Our garden isn’t huge. It’s really quite small. But we make sure every square inch is utilized. Yes, we’ve left room for things to grow. Slowly, they are. Rick planted several hills of cucumbers. It appeared none were really taking off. So, he brought home a few plants from the neighbor’s garden. He now assures me that we will have plenty of cucumbers.

Notice that long row on the left of this picture? It’s the hedge of zinnias that I LOVE to plant every year. I put them right on the edge of the garden. By August, they should be oh, so pretty.

The peonies are blooming.

We have two different colors. And they are always so gorgeous. We were not disappointed again this year.

The backyard swings are ready for rest and relaxation.

A couple years ago, Rick completed this lovely area in our backyard. He envisions plants growing over the canopy, but this hasn’t quite happened yet. We’re still excited to sit back here and drink coffee. Or watch a fire in the pit. Or simply relax. It’s seen minimal use. We’re hoping to up the ante soon.

Whenever it’s difficult to find God, I encourage you to simply turn to nature. Who else could make grass grown and flowers bloom and tiny seeds turn into beautiful tomatoes and green beans and broccoli? Who else could design outrageously lovely different flower varieties? Who else could inspire a spot just to unwind and enjoy nature?

Only God.

Find God in nature. Today. Tomorrow. All summer long.

For God’s presence in nature all around us, I am grateful.

Holy God – thank you for blessings us with wonderful seasons of the year. Thank you for bringing into our lives big and little reminders that you have designed a world for us to enjoy, explore and observe. May we find You throughout this summer. Amen.

Blessings –

Dianne

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One Reply to “It’s Summertime!”

  1. The peonies were soooo beautiful this year; now we wait for the tiger lilies and the day lilies are doing well and the potted flowers too. We received 2 inches of much needed rain this week; sounds strange with all the rain we had; that’s sandy loam soil for you. We are on our second cutting of hay and are grateful for every spear; thank you God.

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