forget me nots

Forget-me-nots represent true love and giving someone this flower means you truly love and respect this person. It is a testament to your relationships and promises the other person that you will never forget them in your thoughts. Forget me nots are a symbol of fidelity and being truthful to someone you love. Based on Christian lore,…

better today

This morning, during my quiet time I looked at the blank spaces in my daily calendar and realized it has been over a month since I've done much of anything except pray, sleep and nurse whatever was going on in my body. What a huge waste of days! But, I'm better today. And, in the…

this is enough

Just to let you know...I'm back! What's that? You didn't know I was away? Well...on the 15th of June we were attacked by a virus! I don't know if it was "the virus" or not. We went to Dr. Jesus, presented Psalm 91 as our position on the matter, and waited. We both had all…

may flowers

April showers were few and far between in California's Central Valley this Spring. Never mind. May flowers are showing up gloriously in our garden. St. John's Wort, Christmas Cactus and Peanut Cactus ROSES: Just Joey, Joseph's Coat, Gemini, Pink and Peace Sometimes the garden is all work and no play. Mr. Lebsock handles the work…

April ’21

This has been a "messy month" around here! Ups and downs, highs and lows. Lessons and then some. Oh well...April showers promise May flowers. Onward and upward. In the first week we celebrated Christ's Triumphal Entry on Friday the 2nd and Resurrection Sunday on the 4th. Our celebrations, for the second year in a row,…

orchids ’21

There has been a greenhouse in Mr. L's garden every place we've ever lived. And, in that greenhouse there are always orchids of one variety or another. Right now he has several rather spectacular specimens I'd like to feature here: This one is a phalaenopsis [commonly called a "moth orchid"]. She came from a big…

a new white rose

The latest showpiece in our garden is this exquisite white hybrid tea rose. We've tried pure white roses before. Most have been rather ho-hum. This one promises a better showing and more substance. Never mind that it was a big-box store special a couple of years back, and I've misplaced the label so I can't…

a rose garden

Well...here we are! It's the start of rose season in our garden. The first outpouring of blooms is always spectacular. A couple of the plants offer up flowers the size of dessert plates! Day after day Mr. L brings me beautiful bouquets, each one an out-pouring of his love for me and for his amazing…