Sunday, May 24, 2009

How does your garden grow?

I spent part of this week gardening, tending roses in particular. They are magnificent this year. When I look at them I could weep. They are so pretty, so humble, so who they are. I want to be like them--blooming where I'm planted and giving glory to God by simply being. I also appreciate the wild flowers in the hills above the Pacific Ocean near our home. I went hiking on Friday with my friend Sherry and we enjoyed looking at fields of colorful blooms high above the rocky cliffs. In the water below the seals and their pups frolicked in the waves or sunned themselves on the rocks. Nature is so healing. I want to return to this place often.