A Stroll in the Garden

“Grace, like water flows to the lowest part.” – Philip Yancey

Gooseneck Loosestrife

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

 “Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.” – Dwight Lyman Moody

Rose

 “Grace is the very opposite of merit… Grace is not only undeserved favor, but it is favor, shown to the one who has deserved the very opposite.” – Harry Ironside

Geum

“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” – Aristotle

Zucchini

“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Phlox

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. -Victor Hugo

Hosta

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. -Elie Wiesel

Purple Coneflower

Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason. -Pope Francis

Phlox

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. -Denis Waitley

Phlox

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. -William Hazlitt

Sea Holly

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. -Anne Lamott

Sea Holly

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. -Charles Caleb Colton

Liatris/Gayfeather

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring. -Marlene Dietrich

Liatris/Gayfeather

“Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.” – John Newton

Black Cohosh

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

7 responses to “A Stroll in the Garden

  1. Something gracious to read this Saturday morning…thanks.
    I’ve never seen a ‘Geum’ before…almost reminds me of a type of primrose. And as for that medicinal Black Cohash…ahhh yes, I remember it well!
    😉

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  2. I bought a geum plant from a nursery while visiting with son and fam last year. It is a favorite nursery for daughter-in-law and myself to get into trouble. Ha, ha!

    Anyhow…that plant surprised me by blooming again this past spring and summer…I figured that it wouldn’t make it through the winter. Since I learned that it can survive the winter, I went and bought another one. So I now have a red and an orange, and maybe I’ll get another one next year!

    I love the black cohosh! I have had this one for quite a few years now. It makes such a great contrast with the ground cover that I have. I am still waiting for it to bloom this year. The buds are there, so maybe soon, weather permitting.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Laura! 🙂

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  3. Love your quotes this week, and that cone flower…spectacular!

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  4. It is good to meditate on grace. We will be studying Ephesians in our Housegroup later this term: ‘For it is by grace you have been saved… not by works… ‘ Ephesians 2:8
    I liked seeing a close up of the courgette. We are still picking them from our allotment. A rogue courgette plant has recently germinated in the spot where I had a compost bin. I wonder if it will have time to flower and fruit before the first frost?

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  5. Don’t we all! Especially in these times when there are so many opportunities to be judgmental – I catch myself at this so often!
    ‘You say Zucchini, I say Courgette, let’s NOT call the whole thing off!’ 😀

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