Crabgrass can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons. ~ Dave Barry
I have weeds on top of weeds after being gone for a week. The heat of July, along with my absence, always insites the Weed Take Over Rebellion. It is an annual war that I mostly win but last year they almost succeded in discouraging me into raising the white flag and walking away. They have allies. They are called horn worms, squash bugs, Japanese beetles. I have none in this war of the weeds and insect invaders. I am a one woman show this time of year.
I always think of Eve in the Garden of Eden. Stupid girl. If she had not decided that it sounded good to be like God and know good and evil we would be walking in heavenly gardens and the weeds would be roses and they wouldn't even have thorns!
I am not judging her. Many times, more than I like to admit, I have wanted to be like God. I stop trusting Him and decide I know good from evil and I can do this. After all I am the one woman show.
Then when I'm sitting in my own personal mess of weeds and thinking of raising the white flag and walking away I remember the Master Gardener of my life who knows me and knows that sometimes I need the weeds in order to appreciate the beauty once they are gone. Sometimes I need weeds to drive me to the Master Gardener of my life. I am afraid that so often I would not recognise the beauty and good things in my life were it not for the pain and hard times. Stupid girl. But God never gives up nor does He think me stupid but He sees me as precious in His eyes and worth His time. He is my ally in this world and this war on the weeds of life.
Here are a few more pics of my gardens. Again these were taken a couple of weeks ago with the exception of the basket of veggies and so much has changed. I plan on sharing some amazing (do I say amazing a lot?) zucchini recipes in the next couple of weeks now that the harvest is in full swing.
|Swiss Chard-Rainbow Lights|
|Early Girl tomatoes. I am harvesting now|
|Morning Glories-Grampa Ott|
|The Boys-Curly and Larry|
Thank you so very much for stopping by today. Have a beautiful and hopefully weed free day!