Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Our Little Gardener….


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This is our granddaughter, Piper. She loves the outdoors!
 
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Wrong tool, but her sweet little heart was in the right place. She said she was going to rake our lawn for us.
Oh, the energy!
 
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She and her daddy are planting sunflowers in front of the barn.
 
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She is coming over later today to spend some time with us. She asked us on the phone last night if her flowers are up yet. I think this will be a real lesson in patience.
 
Do you garden with your children/grandchildren? What a wonderful way to teach them patience and responsibility, not to mention the priceless moments you'll get to spend together.
 
Piper also has some tulips that she wants to plant, so I guess I had better make room. I’m thinking of finding a nice spot in the yard where we can make a little fairy princess garden together. I think she’ll like that. I know I will. (giggle)
 
 
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When you step amongst the blooms,
Beware, they're really fairy rooms
And 'tho they only reach your knees
To fairies buds are tall as trees.

 
Cleverly hidden near the ground
Tiny colonies can be found
Behold the pastel Four o'clocks
Shade resting fairies perched on rocks.
 
Queen Anne's Lace, shimmering white
Blossoms plucked in morning light
Make silver threaded wedding dresses
And veils to cover lovely tresses.
 
Fairy babies so sweet and small
Quite simply hard to see at all
Asleep on Bachelor Button beds
Babies Breath pillows at their heads.
 
I hope you hesitate to take
the finest daisies strong and straight
Alas, they're truly parasols
For days of sun or mild rainfall.
 
Shades of azure, everlasting
bushy, spreading, shadow casting,
Silent tents of Forget Me Not
Where fairy soldiers guard their flock.
 
Leaves are stripped and gently dried
to make canoes for midnight rides
Moonlight kisses transparent wings
And shines upon the crowns of kings.
 
 
Fairy dust has a tinkling sound
Try to catch it fluttering down
Before it quietly disappears
or blends with rainbow dew drop tears.
 
So in the flowers when you play
Remember what you've learned today
And if you hear a tiny sound
Quickly glance down to the ground.
 
You may just get a fleeting glimpse
of golden wings or faint footprints
For gardens whether large or small
Are not quite what they seem at all.
 
~ Dianna Greenwood
 
Blessings,
Julie
 

 
 

9 comments:

  1. Your little Piper is just darling!! I love her name. too. The sunflowers will grow fast and it will be fun for her. Really like the poem you posted!

    Susannah

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    1. Thank you! The poem is a real favorite of mine.
      How have you been?

      Blessings,
      Julie

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    2. Feeling pretty good...... going to have surgery on a trigger thumb on Monday...Simple surgery but can't use my hand for 10 whole days!!!!! (right Hand and I am right handed) It is gardening time! Oh well, Jim loves to garden and he will have to do it.

      How are the house plans coming? Okay, I hope. How many bedrooms? You must be getting pretty excited.

      Enjoy your weekend.
      Susannah

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    3. Glad to hear you are doing well, all but the thumb. I'll be praying for you. I'm sure all will be great, except for the 10 day recovery. WOW! 10 whole days! One thing for sure is you'll come out on the other end with a much greater appreciation that God gave you two hands. :)

      The house plans are coming along. Such a long process; I never realized.
      The house is a saltbox style, so it's only 1 1/2 stories. There will be 2 bedrooms on the front side of the 2nd floor, and the Master bedroom will be on the first floor. The other side of the 2nd floor is where the roof will slope the most, so it will be all attic/storage. We have designed it to be old people friendly. LOL! It'll be the home we grow old in, so we need it to work for us as we grow old together. My husband has had type 1 diabetes for over 48 years, so we kept it low maintenance for him. I'll be sure to keep you posted as the process continues.

      Have a great weekend!
      Julie

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  2. Just beautiful! One of our Australian gardening writers suggests planting sunflowers in a square so it becomes a little cubby house for a preschooler as the flowers get taller.

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    1. I just love that idea! Hmmm? I just might have to do that. I love making gardening fun.

      Thanks!
      Julie

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  3. Piper looks darling. Unfortunately my grandchildren live pretty far a way. I would love to have grand babies close.

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  4. Thank you. I'm sure you must skype often. It's such a great way to keep in touch and see how much they've grown.

    How is the craft coming? I have your little surprise half done. I have a college graduation to go to today and grandchildren for the weekend, so I will finish it up the first of the week.

    Blessings to you!
    Julie

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