Monday, July 13, 2009

Gardens, Plants, & Tests!

This is part of what I call my "Garden on the deck".
There are squash, tomatoes, bell peppers, Onions, cucumbers & more.
My deck looks pretty rough but we just had it pressure washed and are fixing to have it restained. (more about that later).

My garden down in the field is not as big as it was last year.
I planted a late garden due to rain and keeping grandchildren
at the time it needed to be planted.
In this garden there is only, tomatoes, squash, green beans & peppers.

This is one of the 3 apple trees we planted last year that my daughter Mandy gave us.
See my little apples?

Blueberries are ready for picking!!!
Blueberry Muffins are great!

Since I didn't get to plant as big a garden as I usually do I decided that I would do some container gardening on the deck. All of my plants were planted later than they should have been but are still doing great. I have had a lot of peppers, squash, cucumbers and onions. No tomatoes yet. I am really looking forward to a good tomato sandwich! We have really enjoyed the blueberries a lot this year. I can't believe how fast the summer is getting by. You may not believe this but as much as I love summer, I am already looking forward to fall & winter.

Today has been one of those days that started out bad and went downhill from there. Whenever you hear the songs on this playlists you know that I am needing encouragement. There is no reason to go into the details of my day because you just would not believe it. Ha! I do know that I am so thankful. We are so blessed. I know that these little tests are for a reason. What? I don't know. I just want to hurry up and pass the tests. Do you ever have one of these days?
This too shall pass.
Tomorrow is a new day!!
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:13


Anonymous said...

Those blueberries and apples look wonderful. You'll have to share some recipes and photos next time you make some muffins!

Keeping you and your husband in my prayers.

Michelle said...

Keep your chin up, and your eyes to the sky, then bow your head in thanksgiving. God loves you.
be blessed,

Allie said...

Both your gardens look wonderful, and sound wonderful too - yum, all that fresh food!

I'm sorry you had a bad day. I'm sending you some cyber-hugs, and saying some prayers for you.

Alice Grace said...

Those blueberries look great, so does everything else! I am sorry you had a bad day, I am praying that tomorrow will be much better.

Alice Grace said...

Oh, I forgot to say, I love the music "Bring on the Rain"!

Karen said...

We too are going through a test...again, too soon.

Anonymous said...

when you are having a bad day, just watch the video below...remember it will make you smile! :) Hope tomorrow is better...Remember, bring on the rain!!!

I love you!

Anonymous said...

I did not know Bring on the Rain was 2nd on the list. I was just reminded of that song because of your post.

Bring on the Rain- Mandy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Our garden is about done. We are picking a few peppers that have lingered. Hope that tomorrow will be a better day for you.

Brenda Sue said...

You are in my prayers. Stay strong. I love you. Love, Brenda

Sue said...

Just sent a prayer out for you Valerie.

Anonymous said...

God is always greater than our need. I know your faith runs deep and you will draw your strength from Him. It will work out. Blessings to you.

Darla said...

I don't like to read that you are having a bad day. Prayers and heartfelt encouragement Valerie. Your veggis look freat!

blushing rose said...

What a lovely garden & plants look so inviting. TY for sharing. TTFN ~ Marydon

Needled Mom said...

Please send some of those fresh, warm muffins my way.

I am so sorry to read that your day was crummy. i know that we need the trials, but sometimes it is all we can do to get through the day. Hope today sees resolution. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

I've been an absent reader for far too long and I'm so glad I found my way back here. Your posts, faith, joy and love for Christ make my day shine a bit brighter. Add to those things that you love quilting---well, can't get a whole lot better than that! ;-)
I, too, am sorry to read that something weighed down your day and heart yesterday. I pray all will work out well and today will be a blessing filled one for you and yours.


Krista said...

I didn't read your post yesterday, but I pray you made it through the day. I also pray that today will be a better day! God is good, and he doesn't make a trial that he won't bring you through. Remember it didn't come to stay it came to pass!

andsewon said...

Your gardens look good! Ours are not as nice as they were. Too hot and not enough rain but we have enough to be blessed by ..fresh yummies!!
Sorry you had one of those days.. yes they do come along every now and then...we just have to keep getting up one step and one day at a time!

Jacquelynne said...

My blueberries were terrible this year (I think because of the weather), I really missed having them.Yours look yummy!
Sorry you had a bad day- hope tomorrow is better!

martha - ca knitter said...

Your garden looks amazing! You definitely were born with a green thumb. There's nothing like a big healthy salad with vegetable from your own garden.
I'm sorry you were feeling low. I have days like this too.
Ya know chocolate remedies any low moment I have, it might work for you too...just saying. :-)

Tania said...

I am sooooo besotted with your garden!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am praying for you today Valerie - whatever the issue(s) are! May God give you an over abundence of His strength and grace. blessings, marlene

Sherry said...

I'm so sorry you had a bad day. I wish I was closer so I could give you a hug!!

Your garden looks great!! I'm so jealous of your space!

Keep your chin up!