Roses for Today

“When God decided to make a rose He must have been thinking of you.” Roses are my favorites. Even though there is Foxglove and Fushia and even though there are Chrysanthemums and Marigolds. Even though there is Lavender, and Lantana, and Lily of the Valley. Even though the mountains sprout Lupine and pools float Lotus... Continue Reading →

Spring Has Come Anyway

“Did seasons change only when humans dictated, only when mankind in his knowledge, wisdom, and limited power provided; the earth would long since have failed to function.” c e hollis Yes, spring has come anyway. I am glad to be on the farm where I can watch her arrival with redbud blossoms, daffodils, greening grass... Continue Reading →

Wildflowers

When a rose blooms for us, we fancy ourselves great gardeners yet we don't know even how a rose grows. c.e. hollis Wildflowers pop up in the grass of every meadow. They dance in the cool and wet spots. They flourish in the hot dry places as well. They spring up in the ditches along... Continue Reading →

Pink Magnolia––Tulip Tree

Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. Job 37:14   Oh, what a beauty this flowering tree is! I love its flowers that start like furry green pods and as the petals form and swell inside the caps, withers and is pushed off by the unfolding blossoms. What drama is in each bloom.... Continue Reading →

Blue is Not

In wonder-workings  or some bush aflame, Men look for God and fancy him concealed; But in earth's common things he stands revealed  While grass and flowers and stars  spell out his name. Minot Judson Savage     Blue is Not By Elece Hollis   Blue is not a flower color normally. Blue is the ocean on... Continue Reading →

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