Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Blue

I went to visit a friend who lives just down the street. She has hydrangeas that have been growing in her yard for nearly thirty years.

Lilac. Blue. Purple. They amaze me.

Perfect little bouquets...
... that faithfully come up year after year.

As I snapped pictures she clipped several bunches and wrapped the stems in a moist paper towel and gave them to me. Its nice to have generous neighbors who enjoy sharing beautiful things.

I loved the short walk home with my colorful bouquet; feeling the pride of a child who has just picked flowers from her mothers garden, and dreaming of what they would look like in my white pitcher on the dining room table.


See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 
 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, 
O you of little faith? 
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or 
‘What shall we wear?’  
For the pagans run after all these things, 
and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, 
and all these things will be given to you as well.  
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, f
or tomorrow will worry about itself. 
Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6: 29-34


Gretchen said...

What a lovely devotional this morning, friend. Thank you. My hydrangeas are about 6 weeks from looking like that. You're invited to come see them for yourself, of course. Xxxooo

Kim said...

I KNOW WHERE YOU WERE!!!! I love her and her hydrangeas!