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A Stroll in the Garden

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

Gooseneck Loosestrife

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 “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! 

Green Beans and Zucchini

The trouble is, you cannot grow just one zucchini. Minutes after you plant a single seed,

hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden,

menacing the other vegetables. At night, you will be able to hear the ground quake

as more and more zucchinis erupt.

– Dave Barry

The garden has given me an abundance of green beans and zucchini.  So I’ve combined them for supper in a quick and easy summer stir-fry veggie dish (You could steam instead of stir-fry.).

Stir-fry, or saute, green beans and chopped onion in butter, or olive oil, in a skillet until semi-tender. 

I was out of onion, so I added dried minced onion.  Hmmm…I just remembered…I have lots of chives in the garden.  I should’ve used them!  I also added minced garlic.

Add zucchini and stir-fry, or saute, until desired tenderness.  I prefer firm, or slightly crunchy.  Add salt to taste.  Add herbs to taste.  I used thyme because Hubby really likes it.  However, basil, oregano, red pepper, etc., or any combination, will all work well.

Notice that the purple beans have lost their color during the cooking process.  There is no advantage of purple over green beans so far as appearance is concerned.  Also, do not wait until your zucchinis are monster size before harvesting.  The best tasting zucchini are the small ones!

Yummy!  Another variation is one my Hubby created…instead of green beans and zucchini, he sauteed transparent apples and zucchini.  Very tasty!

What is in abundance in your garden?