Tuesday, May 25, 2010

random thoughts in the lupin field

The lupin fields are at their personal best right now.

There is something so delightful about being outdoors with a summer jacket and realizing that it's just a bit too warm to wear it.
Yesterday was not that unusual around here . .
the chores still needed to be done. . .
and I washed tablecloths and linens from the weekend. .
but in my heart it was a holiday.

As with most common things in life . . .
it's all in the attitude.
Contentment is so under rated don't you think?
I'd rather be content and at peace than most anything else.
And. . .I am.

At the end of the day. . .
I'm just one little piece in God's puzzle.
I'm just a petal in the vast field of flowers .. .
and while so many in the world are struggling to survive ..
I am thankful for small blessings like beautiful wild lupin fields.

All for now. . .


13 comments:

  1. Peace...contentment...and being surrounded by all of God's many blessings...nothing more is necessary.

    The lupins are beautiful...they make me a bit homesick for the bluebonnets of Texas.

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  2. Lupins always remind me of the drive home to Cape Breton, through New Brunswick and the lupins growing at the roadside. We don't see too many on the Island, although I recall their beautiful colours from a trip up to Campbell River one spring.
    Peace and contentment - very under rated!

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  3. Beautiful. Contentment is a good thing. Glad you can appreciate all the beauty around you even in the midst of whatever chaos may come into our day...

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  4. A 'non-holiday holiday'...calm in the midst of stress and turmoil...and fields of blue lupins for your pleasure. A blessed long-weekend...for sure!

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  5. Lupins are one of my mom's favorites. But, they don't grow well here. we did have the chance once to go to PEI during Lupin season -- absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to go back just for that.

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  6. Lupines are so wonderful. I always enjoy seeing them come out here, but will have to wait another few weeks.

    I just learned something new...lupin can be spelled with or without an e.

    Peace eludes me all too often. It is because there is so much going on and I am being tugged in many directions. I need to purposefully slow down when things get riled. It should be a part of my plan of action. Hmmmm...

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  7. Beautifully put nd such a great reminder . . . to rest in God's care. Thank you ... I needed this today.

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  8. A cheery hello from the other side of the country. I love your BC lupins! Our PEI lupins will soon be spread across the countryside like a gorgeous purple, white, pink, deep rose(and even a rare yellow) carpet. I see them every year and am still amazed and delighted by them. I agree with you on contentment and peace - it's a rare gift especially today. Like you, I have it also. I don't take it for granted.

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  9. So gorgeous! Thank you for the photos. These don't grow well here, a-tall. :-)

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  10. I think real contentment makes everyday a holiday because of the rest it creates. Your pictures are beautiful! We don't have those flowers in our part of the country, although I wish we did.

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  11. What wonderful colors...this post reminds me of that children's story I read recently about Miss Rumphius, who did something to make the world beautiful by scattering lupin seeds everywhere she went.

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  12. Those lupins are amazing. I love how you share about your life, with nature's beauty.
    A friend of mine was telling me this past weekend that many small children have a deficit of nature.
    Isn't that wonderful that you can share nature with your little farm hands?
    I had such a wonderful day with mine.

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  13. Just before the day is done I came by to see your post....I'll be dreaming of fields of lupins:) Kathy (MGCC)

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Thank you!