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Friday, 22 May 2015

FRIDAY 5s : WHAT'S BLOOMING? 22.5.15


Today's FRIDAY FIVE :
BLOOMING BEAUTIES ?
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We often encourage each other to "bloom where you're planted." I like the symbolism, but realized that RevGals and Pals hail from all over the world!
What blooms in Maryland may be far different than the flowers in your part of the world.
So, to celebrate our diversity,
show us five plants that bloom around your home or neighborhood. 

I'm looking forward to seeing the wide variety of beauty we have among us!
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from RevGal Deb today's host]
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"Let the heavens rejoice; let the earth be glad;
 ...let the fields exult and all that is in them.
Then all the trees in the forest will sing for joy!"

Psalm 96.11-12

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Blooming Beauties !
A lovely visually oriented meme I'm happy pursuing.
Leaves are greening here and seem all the better for last weekend's
moisture despite its arrival via high winds and snow!

Here's what I was pleased to notice last Saturday before stormy weather arrived
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Gracing the walk at the Tea House we visited.
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and the lilacs just in bud, edged the southern side of the property 
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One native plant we have in abundance ...
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Lilies of the Valley
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Peonies
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This next floral. Prairie Lilies, has actually garnered its own Lily Festival, 
which reminds me of Matthew 6.28-30
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 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers
—most of which are never even seen—
don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?
What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with 
getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions...
You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met."
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and a bonus ~
 a favourite provincial prairie flower that's often a rarity to find in season
but a true joy when discovered covering a country field
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Find more on Canadian flowers representative of their province HERE

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“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; 
for beauty is God’s handwriting —a wayside sacrament. 
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower,
and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Are You another of the Blooming Beauties?






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I look forward to hearing and seeing your local floral abundance!
Weather permitting we can all be out and about discovering new growth this weekend...
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Shared with 
Rev Gals and Blog Pals * Faith Filled Friday * Anything Goes Pink Saturday *
*Sous mon arbre Saturday Photo *
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5 comments:

river song said...

these are so beautiful and some not not familiar to me—thanks! BTW, I tried to tweet this post but for some reason I couldn't :(

river song said...

you are more than welcome! I just tried to tweet again, and got the same message telling me the tweet could not be sent. A wonderful Day of Pentecost to you!

Lucy said...

Nice quote from Emerson! Good to read example of his appreciation of nature as well as the more abstract (transcendental?:)) virtues.

iris said...

hello
merci de ton passage
je te souhaite un doux et joyeuse
Pentecôte
les fleurs sont si belles
" le jardin nous parle de bonheur "
" la vie débute le jour où l'on
commence un jardin "
proverbe Chinois "
tendresse
edith (iris) )

LV said...

Nothing more pleasant on the eyes than lovely flowers.

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