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May 21, 2016

Saturday morning musings in the garden - let's chat

As I poured my second cup of coffee this morning I glanced around my kitchen and smiled at the remnants of  yesterdays activities.  While the food is cleared away, there are still a few dishes left in the sink, keys, mail and sunglasses have once again accumulated on the kitchen counter and there's a roll of wrapping paper hanging out on the kitchen table.  You know, the usual morning clutter of life is strewn about.

cottage garden

So I decided to take my coffee and head outside to enjoy the quiet backyard garden in the crisp
morning air.   The controlled chaos of the flower beds just mirrors my world.    Roses, hardy geraniums, penstemon, statice, lobelia and sweet allysum are jumbled all together and bring me such joy.

cottage gardens

From my view on the patio, as I gazed out onto the quiet yard, I recalled my precious grandchildren playing noisily on the grass just a couple of days ago.

cottage garden flowers

I remembered my husband and my grandson enjoying some time around the model train in the garage.  I strain to hear the life lessons pop-pop has tucked into their everyday conversation.

cottage garden flowers

I know he gets how short the time is that we have with them while they are still little and their minds are sponges to what we have to teach them.  Soon enough the ways and views of the world will be upon them but for now...they are all ours.

flowers in a cottage garden

My life is far from perfect...

flowers in a cottage garden

The twists and turns that have been thrown in have certainly made the road rocky at times but this morning I can see it clearly...this perfectly imperfect life that is mine was known by Him before time ever came into being.  I have struggled to remember that a bit this week.  Things have not gone how I planned, in fact I may even have thrown an internal hissy fit while I indulged in a pity party or two.

cottage gardening

But this morning as I enjoy the beautiful blooms in the garden, I am clinging to what I know to be true and good and right in my life. My faith calls me to trust the ONE who gave me breath.  To remember He has equipped me and His goodness is here among and entwined in every aspect of my imperfect life and that is as close to perfection as I need.

xo, Patty

If you liked this reflective post you might enjoy stepping of the treadmill of busyness.

I am joining Stacey from her garden party at Poofing the Pillows.


12 comments:

  1. Beautiful garden you plant all those flower so lovely🌹💐🌷
    Blessing
    Isora

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  2. Oh Patty. So many of your thought resonate with me at this point in my life. I often have to pull back from my need for control when things don't go like I planned and remember to trust in the Lord more. I do have to say though, I sure wish my garden looked like yours.

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  3. I hope you are okay. Keep the faith.

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  4. I love your garden and I needed to hear these words today. I am running on overload and I have thrown a couple of hissy fits this week......sorry to say they weren't internal. :-( I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Patty, You are counting your blessings. Even when things are not always as we would want them...we know things could be worse..so we count our blessings and say our prayers. Getting to teach a grandchild something that may stick with them thru life is a true blessing. Wishing you the best, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. love your pretty gardens. :)

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  6. What a lovely garden! A perfect place to sit with a cup of coffee. I'm envious!

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  7. Beautiful thoughts and garden. The flowers look wonderful and I like the wagon. Counting our blessings is what gets us through to the next day. If we wallow in sorrow over what we thought was meant to be we waste valuable time. That's my theory anyway. I've gone through things I never imagined possible and have had plenty of disappointment. I had to find a way to view things with a positive spin.
    We're expecting our first grandchild in September. I look forward to the days when I hold his hand and walk along exploring things with him. Life's little blessings!

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  8. I throw external hissy fits every now and then, Patty. :) Life definitely throws curve balls from time to time. As time passes though, you can look back and know that everything has a reason. I love your beautiful cottage garden!

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  9. What a beautiful colorful garden! I love the red wagon you have included filled with flowers. I put a little fairy garden in an old one that belonged to my sons years ago. I too love the solace of my garden and I retreat there often to get away from the distractions of life. Enjoy your garden!

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  10. Beautiful garden! I'd want to enjoy my morning coffee in this lovely setting too!

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  11. Patty, your garden is simply beautiful.

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  12. Gorgeous gardens can indeed soothe the soul. Thank you for being a lovely flower that joined our garden party.

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