What’s Up?

In the Azalea world these Rosebud Azaleas are my very favorite. We have two mature bushes and two newer struggling bushes. The Azaleas are waning and other things are thriving. Spring is such a beautiful season in the Pacific Northwest.

Our patio covers are up, too.

We’ll bring out the patio furniture when Dear gets home from Chicago just in time for the next batch of rain showers, wink wink.

I’m in want of another dose of this little cutie pie.

While Dear has been in Chicago I’ve been able to sort through a few more boxes of papers we do not need to store. Lots of shredding, recycling and dumping going on. Amongst the sorting I found some jewels and some journal entries that were wise for me to dump, worthy of the dump. The middle to late 90’s were some years of suffering that brought out the worst and the best. There was darkness around us but I’m happy to say God’s light overcame the darkness of these years and He brought us through.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations: 3:22-23

I hope you are depending on the light of the world.

12 thoughts on “What’s Up?

  1. I love your testimony of “dumping” the darkness of the past! He IS the light, isn’t He? He is so good!!

    I also love the photo of you and your little sweetie! I’m sure you’re counting the days until you can hold her again!

  2. Your azaleas are glorious, we struggle to grow them in our garden. Well done on the clearing and sorting. Something I need to do! Hope you get some use from your patio cover. B x

  3. Love your patio cover! What a great idea! And yes, I depend the The Light every day of my life! The Lord is everything to me, don’t know where I’d be without Him. Have a blessed day!

  4. The azaleas are so pretty. : )
    We’ve had some dark times too and I couldn’t have gotten through them without Jesus.
    It was during the dark times that Ken came to know Jesus too. : )

  5. Your garden is stunning Ellen! I get in a sorting and “dumping” mood too when the farmer is gone for a few days. I should actually have a large dumpster around here …. – ugh! I guess it’s the dark days that makes us really appreciate the light! Thankfully our God is faithful and good! My little love fills my heart to the brim every time I’m with her (she comes running, arms outstretched and oh the hugs and cuddles)!!! What a joy to be a grandmother, your face shows the love you have for sweet Addy!

  6. I love azaleas but they don’t do well here. I was pleasantly surprised to see my peonies grow beautifully and bloom for the first year since we’ve planted them three years ago! I know how hard it is to wait between grandchild visits– she is such a beauty.Yes, everyone goes through ups and downs in life–best to dwell on the good times and be thankful for God’s grace to help us through the hard times.

  7. Hello, I love your pretty azaleas. The little one is adorable. It does feel good to sort and dump.
    Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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