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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday & One of my Meditations This Morning.

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!  HIS child, and forever, I am… (Fanny Crosby)

I enjoy listening to relaxing music like this as I work in my garden.   I can sit here and meditate and thank  my Heavenly FATHER for the blessings we are given.   Thank you  Heavenly Father!   Abba, I love you and wish to live a life that you want me to… be a vessel of your love.  I thank thee for every encouraging word I read from my blogger friends.  I pray that YOU guide me as I give encouraging words to my friends.  Amen.  Praises be to GOD forever and ever. 

Please visit the Lovely Susan to see what the other participants are sharing on Outdoor Wednesday. :)


My little Plumbago are doing good.  I just planted them this year.  So precious. :)IMG_3311 

For the life of me….I cannot remember what this flower is called.IMG_3324 

My Rose of Sharon.IMG_3334 IMG_3426

A single rose just for you.IMG_3418

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!



The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sandra, you got some nice photos of your flowers. We have plumbago, too. Ours in one spot doesn't do well, but in another, it's prolific. Love that second flower, too, and wish I could help with the name.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


Sheila :-)

Ginny said...

very nice meditation. What a way to start your day. The flowers are lovely.

PAT said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sandra!!

Bill said...

Beautiful pictures! The Rose of Sharon made me think of the famous quote from Georgia O'Keefe. She said to "just grab the flower and look down its throat" if you wanted to do a painting of one.

Stop by sometime, OK?

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sandra,
You have lovely flowers! Love the prayer at the beginning of your post too. Thank you for sharing today and enjoy the rest of your week.


Candy said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers.

And the lemon seed story...I did get a little tear thinking of what love and perseverance can accomplish.

Thanks for visiting,

Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely pictures! And I wouldn't swear to it, but I think that second flower might be a gazania.

Does it only really open fully in bright weather? Close up on cloudy days and at night? If so, it's a gazania. Lovely, but a bit of attitude!


Anonymous said...

Those flowers are just beautiful. I keep seeing the rose of Sharon lately in blogs. And somehow, it can't be helped but they kinda resemble a hibiscus, don't you think? :-) Your garden is definitely a haven.

Nancy Rosalina said...

OOH Sandra, You have some beautiful flowers!!! I love that Rose of Sharron...and that other flower looks like some kind of sun flower??? It is beautiful!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Nancy

Barb said...

Sandra, your flowers and pictures are so completely beautiful. I just love them...they speak to my heart.


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Sandra, you never disappoint me. I love the beautiful flowers. They are always a song to my day. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday post. Thank you for stopping by and the beautiful comment about my Lemon Tree. I was so tickled. Stop back by again. Country Hugs, Sherry

KayC. said...

Lovely flowers, each are beautiful!

shabbyscraps said...

gorgeous! and the music is soooo soothing! TFS!
xoxo, Tiffany

Mary Bergfeld said...

What lovely photos of such beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Beutiful photos! I don't have a plumbago and now I want one - so pretty!


Becky K. said...

Fanny Crosby...what a special woman.

Singing in the garden...sounds relaxing!

Becky K.

Sue said...

Hi Sandra,
What beautiful flowers you have, flowers have a way of causing us to stop and meditate about our Creator, and His awesomness.
I thought your Rose of Sharon was stunning. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for visiting me, and leaving such sweet words.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Good Morning Sandra...

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for coming over and taking a peek at my Texas vacation photos of all my family!

What a sweet post! I love the Lord and I love Fanny of my favorite songs that she wrote is "To God Be the Glory"! I remember reading a book about her...she was a powerhouse for God!!! If you haven't ever read about really should...she has quite a testimony!

I loved all your flower photos...I had plumbago when I lived in Texas...such pretty blue/lavender flowers! Thanks again for coming by...

Warmest wishes,

Rebecca Nelson said...

I love the song REDEEMED. Have you ever heard the story behind Fanny Crosby? She was blind...and back when she wrote lyrics/music she was paid pennies for her work. Even so...God blessed her over and over and over again.

Love to you~ Rebecca

Carrie said...

The meditation is sensitive and meaningful...thank you for letting us share in your reflections. Your flowers are lovely.