Paper Roses by Charlotte Hoather

Charlotte Hoather posted: Paper Roses. I loved it so much I had to pass it on. Her site is:

I love anything crafty and this is simply beautiful. ūüôā

Enjoy, to all the craft lovers out there ūüôā


Sifting through my Pics 1

CAM00044CAM00157Stopping¬†along the road to see the yellow daisies,¬†catching raindrops outside my door, or standing at the top of my road on the top of my mountain to see the morning fog…I can’t help but take pictures. So, I thought I’d share some of my recent pics.CAM00167CAM00036

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Flowers: Orchid Special

In March, on a trip into Washington D.C. for the Cherry Blossoms, we stopped at the Botanical Gardens during a tribute to Orchids. These are pictures from that trip.




Flowers: Taking A Closer Look 2

“And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the Lord: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, whereupon the shewbread was, 49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold, 50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple.”¬† 1 Kings 7:48-50¬†

Pic above: Looks like a snap dragon, but grows wild along my driveway.

Pic Below: Butterfly bush in a friend’s yard

Small wild flowers along the road

I couldn’t get close to these striking red trumpets, but they are pretty even at a distance.

Peonies: I’ve heard¬†the ants, which crawl on them and through them, are responsible for fluffing out their unique petals.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.  Song of Solomon 2:11-13

Flowers: Taking a Closer Look 1

I have been fascinated with flowers this year. These photos are all extreme close-ups of simple yard flowers, wild flowers, or planter flowers. Do we take time to smell the flowers?  Do we take time to take a closer look at what is around us?

Seems that flowers are something we walk on or over, and overlook daily, but the beauty to be found in looking closer is dazzling. 1 Kings 6:29 On the walls all around the temple, in both the inner and outer rooms, he carved cherubim, palm trees and open flowers.

The vibrant colors only came popping out when I zoomed in and flashed. This flower has purple petals and a black center Рit is the center that you see here below.

The yellow sponge like centers on these flowers were practically flourescent as the sun shone on them.

To look at this you’d see a weed plant with a darkish color ball on top. But the darkish color ball is actually made up of these little purple flowers. They smell amazing. How could anything this unique and intricate pop out of nothing? How can we not see our Creator God at work in this?Luke 12:27a¬†‚ÄúConsider how the wild flowers grow.”