June is bustin’ out all over!
All over the meadow and the hill!
Buds’re bustin’ outa bushes…
~Rodgers and Hammerstein
The garden during this first week of June has been a dazzling fiesta of color staged around lively splashes in the two courtyard fountains. Little yellow and white butterflies, though not nearly as many as usual, have been beautiful “señoritas” gaily fluttering, whirling, and dancing amid the intensely orange daylilies, the bright yellow coreopsis, the flashy pink petunias, the blazing red roses, and the rich pink, blue, and purple hues of salvia spires, lavender spikes, and althea blossoms. The new month has also brought more of the white as snow angel’s trumpets which appear to be the lead musicians in the roving Mariachi bands. Their “divine music” has been, as expected, lively Latin “salsa” rhythms as hot as the rising temperatures of an oncoming Texas summer.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. ~Job 8:21 ✝
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace! Like Saint Hildegard Lord, may I too be a feather on your holy breath and spread, like seeds, the gospel abroad.
I love seeing your garden. Wish I could lay in a hammock on a cool breezy day and fall asleep in it’s beauty. What peace you have created.
Thank you so much, Andy. It is my sanctuary and I thank God for it every day! You’d be welcome to visit at any time. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
So very beautiful! Your words and photos are a gift. 🙂
Thank you, Skye, for the lovely compliment. The real gift is my garden. I just love to sing God’s praises by showing it off. Hugs, N 🙂
Natalie, I especially loved your personal prose in this lovely post. June seems more beautiful than ever this year.
Blessings ~ Wendy ❀
Thank you, Wendy. I’m glad you enjoyed my thoughts and descriptions. I hope you have a great week! Hugs, Natalie 🙂
I love your writing voice, Natalie. You always pick the perfect quotes to go with your pictures–but it’s your own personal writing that especially catches my attention. ❀
Thank you so much, Wendy, for your kind words. I value your opinion so much. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
What a beautiful flower! And the words are lovely. The Lord is good.Thank you Natalie, for sharing such beauty.
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Thank you, Ngobesing, and you are very welcome! Yes indeed the Lord is good, always!!! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤
I very much appreciate your lovely words of appreciation Natalie. Hugs!
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