Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Sunday, May 5, 2013

So True

Early this morning
up the stairs to the loft
where my television sits.
I turned it on to check the weather
and there was a song playing.
This song I have never heard before
but the words brought tears to my eyes
and memories flooded my mind.
She is one with many ups and downs throughout her life.
Many accomplishments and challenges that were viewed
with appreciation and "I did it."
Quickly remembered is my constant helper...
These words go over and over in my mind

"I Can't Even Walk Without Holding Your Hand."

So the day is starting after many hours of rain.
As I view my simple gardens and the woods,
it looks like a rain foresst.
Everything is thriving and growing in abundance.
What I see surrounding my cottage has changed
rapidly over the last month
Ajuga ground cover that started as a few clumps from previous home
is spreading rapidly.  I love the purple color...

First time lettuce in pots
 Looking forward to one on one time with my Jamie tomorrow and also being able to enjoy my books once again.....


Molly said...

That middle picture? Gorgeous! Your gardens are beautiful.....

Tabor said...

You are in a 'green mansion' and your yard is really coming into its own beautiful self. Really nice.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful post in words and photos. I wouldn't be where I am today without His holding my hand.

Your gardens must be bringing you great joy. They are looking wonderful and it is amazing what each day brings.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

lil red hen said...

Paradise!! Such soothing surroundings.

I often think of the song, Be With Me Lord, I cannot live without You. So much haste and worry makes me needful of His promises.

Judy said...

Are those grape hyacinths in your middle picture? I have lots of those--love the deep purple color. Gorgeous where you live. Every time I stumble--all I have to do is reach up and there He is, holding out His hand to help me up.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, that is Ajuga ground cover.
Brought a few clumps from my last home and it has really spread in 3 years.
Molly, Tabor, Lorraine and Charlotte, Thank you for visiting and your special comments....

Sharon said...

Ernestine, your garden is so beautiful so early in the season. What a pleasure for you right outside your door ~

Wisewebwoman said...

Oh I'd love to sit with you in that garden and chat all day long. With lettuce for dinner.

Sky said...

Oh, how interesting it was to read your post...the song was my cousin's favorite. I had never heard of it until he told everyone about it a year or 2 ago. He found strength in the words after having a stroke and being partially paralyzed for 10 years. He was never able to walk again, so frustrated and unhappy with the restricted life he was left to live. He died 2 months ago and was eager to go. I have never heard anyone else mention the song until now.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

What lovely gardens....and the rain just makes everything so happy! A great joy for you to behold, I am sure. Thank you for sharing it with us.

kerrdelune said...

Oh, your garden is so far ahead of mine, and how lovely it is!

the wild magnolia said...

Your garden is a dream......

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sharon, Sky. WWW, Marcia, Sandy,
Cate, thank you so much...