Thursday, July 26, 2007

Unexpected blessings

Along with Annie (6) becoming a reader this summer, we've had some other unexpected blessings.

See the tomato plant growing in the middle of my flower bed? Behind it are two of my azaleas that bloomed - in July! In Texas!

Our carrot seeds actually did something this year. It would be really unexpected if they tasted good, but, uh, we'll not mention that part.

And some unknown, unplanted, I-need-to-figure-out-what-these-are-because-they're-taking-over vines grew beautiful flowers.
When we got back from California, we were surprised to find this under one of the leaves. We thought it was a watermelon.Now we know - I have to remind the kids daily not to "harvest" our self-propagated cantaloupe - yet!Have you had any unexpected blessings lately?
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Luke 12:27 NKJV


Jan/ said...

That unidentified flower looks to me like four o'clocks. If they bloom late in the afternoon, then close up during the daytime, that's probably what they are. Sweet smelling, easy to propagate, but can be invasive. My grandmother used to have them in her yard.

Beck said...

One of the funny things about living in VERY different places are the differences in what grows when. Azaleas won't quite be at their peak for a litle bit longer here!