Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I watched them get beaten by the rain of a bad storm.

Somehow they survived,

so I brought them in to enjoy more closely.

What wondrous dreams their beauty and scent evoke.

Wishing you all beauty in your day.


  1. Wow! Oh, Deborah! How lovely! You take the best photographs.

  2. They're beautiful!!! It makes all your hard work in the garden worth it, although my garden is kind of neglected this year!

  3. Renee, my gardens are very neglected this year too. They say for every baby you have you need to let at least one thing go. This year between the three girls and the heat, it's one of the many things I've had to let go. Thankfully, I have most perennials that are pretty hardy and self sufficient. The weeds are going to kill them in one or two summers of neglect! Just enjoy that handsome happy little guy of yours!!

  4. And for a spiritual analogy....no matter the storm that beats us up and tosses us around, God in his infinite wisdom and loving care will see us through....just as he does these gorgeous flowers. In His care we become the fragrance of Christ 2Corinthians 2:15. Charles Billingsley wrote these lyrics:
    Sweet aroma fill this place
    Let us feel your warm embrace
    Touch us with your healing grace
    Let us see your holy face

    Hold us so close by your side
    Let us see your loving eyes
    Take our wrongs and make them right
    Breathe on us the breath of life

    The fragrance of Christ
    It breaks apart the strongholds of pride
    And the hardest of hearts
    It makes all the wounded whole and then starts
    To open the senses to your goodness
    It's the fragrance of Christ

    At the start of every day
    Fill my heart with perfect praise
    With this offering I raise
    A holy tribute to your name

    Take my feet and lead me to
    All the world or just a few
    With everything I say and do
    May the glory go to you

    Repeat Chorus

    Fresh anointing cover me
    With a balm of purity
    Make me a bouquet of honesty

    I will hold your name up high
    By the way I live my life

    Let me be the fragrance of Christ

  5. WOW! Those are fab. Thanks for posting the pics.

  6. You take the best photos! They are beautiful... We had some red ones growing, but after a storm that included hail they just got completely destroyed. I think one grew back, and now they're gone until next summer.

    Have a wonderful day!


  7. Beautiful Deborah.Simply beautiful.
    Thinking of you lots,

  8. Oh Deborah, GORGEOUS. That first picture took my breath away. Looks like it's glowing from within.

  9. There's nothing quite like a lily. They're not soft and beautiful like a rose or a peony. They're structurally perfect (a peony would have probably perished in a hard rain). Elegant. I love your photos... always!

    Blessings, Debbie

  10. Those are STUNNING. I need to plant more flowers next year. I love how much colour they have and they must smell amazing to boot.

    Praying you are having a wonderful summer so far.

    Blessings in Him<><

  11. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us. Lovely!


  12. No word from you for a few days... everything okay?


  13. Hi Julie,

    All is well. Just busy enjoying summer and suffering from writers block.


  14. Take your time :D

    glad you're enjoying yourselves,


  15. Lovely flower, nothing quite like it actually. I waited for weeks watching in anticipation for my lilies to bloom just to have the deer snip them off at the time just before they were to open!


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