Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Friday, June 08, 2012

Nature Walk

I am joining Elisa today in her Friday Nature Walk. 

 “I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy. I understood that if all the lowly flowers wished to be roses, nature would no longer be enamelled with lovely hues. And so it is in the world of souls, Our lord's living garden.”  ― St. Thérèse de Lisieux

I love that quote by St. Therese. It's just a beautiful reminder that we all compliment each other, and how much we would be missing if we were all the same.

I headed out to the yard again this morning. Everything is so beautiful right now, I want to catch it while I can. My mother always teases me about hanging my laundry outside, but I just remind her that seeing all of this beautiful nature is good therapy.

I love these buttery petunias. Petunias are one of my favorite annuals.

Lacy white astilbe.

And with a busy spider on it. He's probably looking for ants.

 Bright pink impatiens -- not touched up color -- brightens up the shady corners of the yard.

I love coralbell leaves. They are such easy plants and their big green and purple leaves provide such beautiful contrast.

Pretty pink geraniums in pots with coleus, white flowered begonias and soft yellow petunias.

 A dewy spider's web under the strawberry leaves.

Another perennial of unknown name in the sunny garden. 
She is just unfurling her beautiful petals...a new baby.

"Be not afraid to tell Jesus that you love Him; even though it be without feeling, this is the way to oblige Him to help you, and carry you like a little child too feeble to walk." -- St. Therese

If you enjoyed this post, you might enjoy my earlier garden post this week.


  1. Lovely garden images. lovelove that spider pic. i can never seem to capture a picture like that. and isn't that St. Therese quotes beautiful.

  2. The deep pink colours are so beautiful! It's funny how your mother teases you about hanging out washing - that's the way we dry our clothes, here in Australia, unless the weather's too awful:-)

  3. Love that St. Therese quote. Your flowers are so pretty! I adore geraniums...I think because they remind of Switzerland, where all the houses would have them gushing out of their windowsills. Blessings to you, my dear friend! =)


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