Anticipating the Sunflowers

I’m anticipating the sunflowers… Have always loved them. And, yes, I have a framed print of Monet’s “Sunflowers.” But I’ve never grown them. This year, I’m using these gorgeous creations to design the garden — one between each tomato plant. Started from organic seeds, the plants are now about 4 feet tall. I can’t wait ’til they shoot up to 8 feet, or maybe up to 12, showing off their beautiful, colorful flowers. I won’t even mind the birds eating the seeds. It’s fun to plant a garden, growing enough to share with neighbors, including the nonhumans. ; )

Once again, I’m learning life lessons from nature. God really has placed the most wonderful school in our laps, hasn’t He? Looking forward to these sunflowers reminds me — yet again — of the millions of seasons and stages of life, and that each is good and precious and creative and brilliant and beautiful. Even when it seems dark with no growth, so much is going on beneath what we see with our earthly eyes. Like with anything though, we have to choose to make that leap to stretching our vision, our eyes, our hearts, our faith…

The sunflowers may be short and flowerless right now … but just wait and see how God blesses these plants with a little tender loving care from this novice gardener… I wish I could see what He’s causing to bloom in your lives too — I know it’s something good, if you let it be!

A happy and sunny Sunday to us all — especially those of us who feel a little “short and flowerless” at the moment… Our days in the sun will be here before we know it! : ) XOXOXO


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