Thursday, May 20, 2010

watering the flowers

Every once in awhile I love a good storm.
Here on the west coast a good storm  would be considered quite harmless in tornado alley.
We watched the wind come up while we were having our cuppa in the afternoon . ..
he ran for bungee cords while I anchored the tent with my bulk.

I shouted out to my freshly planted baby annuals. . .
"a little threat to your life is good for you. . .if it doesn't kill you ..
it will make you stronger".

Isn't that the truth of life?

All for now . . .


13 comments:

  1. I just love your sense of humor - new winds, new weather - at least we got a few days of 'summer'.

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  2. And may that same encouragement work on my newly planted flowers!!
    That wind really whipped up around here...

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  3. We heard about that weather, but all we got was drizzle. I'm with you on the Nietzsche for annuals!

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  4. So true...about all the storms of life. 'If they don't kill you...they make you stronger'. I missed that storm...just came home to the aftermath! Did the tent stay put?

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  5. And then you knocked on wood, right? That kind of statement is like asking God for more patience, and we all know what happens when you do that.

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  6. And I heard that it was quite a good one, too. How'd the plants weather it? (I took my plants in, but next time there's a big bad storm, I'll yell at them like you yelled at yours.)

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  7. Love how you anchored the tent with your bulk - you don't look like you got any bulk, lol!!!! So true about the storms of life - always tell your storms how big your God is!

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  8. You are the best story teller! I find it so interesting how an ordinary thing like a rain storm, can be told with humor and inspiration. Love that last quote...most days:)

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  9. That reminds me of the lines from a song I liked back in my college days...but I can't recall the words exactly...something like: We all need to learn the secret that only little flowers know; if it never ever rained, then we'd never ever grow.

    Of course, if the storm had sent your tent a-flyin', I'm not sure what the lesson would be in that...perhaps a lesson in remaining firmly rooted [on The Rock].

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  10. that was a fantastic storm! we here in N. ID saw a bank of dark low clouds moving in and then the wind! wooo-ee! I looked on the satellite/radar and the eye was just off the coast from where you guys are . . .

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  11. You make me laugh! That was some wind. I have a tree down...but it will be replanted. Kathy

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  12. yes...storms are good for plants and people too.. if we survive we are stronger - best way to survive is to put down deep roots!

    My Mandevilla that I was sure died over winter .. is coming to life!!

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  13. Guess What I thought about as soon as I heard about the storm... yes my baby plants... but my thoughtful H had moved them to shelter... at least the ones he could. Your encouragement sounds good.

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Thank you!