618. The word “miracle” aptly applies to a seed. ~Jack Kramer

There are two seasonal diversions
that can ease the bite of any winter.
One is the January thaw.
The other is the seed catalogues.
~Hal Bourland

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And oh how I love seed catalogs. They not only awaken dreams of spring, but their covers have always been colorful works of art. And why shouldn’t they be, especially since they promote the sale of tiny miracles by the millions?

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Now seeds are just dimes to the man in the store
And the dimes are the things that he needs,
And I’ve been to buy them in seasons before
But have thought of them merely as seeds;
But it flashed through my mind as I took them this time,
You purchased a miracle here for a dime.
~Edgar A. Guest

**Even though seeds today cost more than a dime, they are still relatively inexpensive. So what do you think? How much would you be willing to pay for a miracle with God’s autograph written all over it?

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Two years ago, I was saying as I planted seeds in the garden, “I must believe in these seeds that fall into the earth and grow into flowers and radishes and beans. It is a miracle to me because I do not understand it. The very fact that some use glib technical phrases to explain it does not make it any less a miracle, and a miracle we all accept.  Then why not accept God’s miracles?” ~Dorothy Day

You are God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. ~Psalm 77:14  ✝

**Images of vintage seed catalogs via Pinterest; collages of them created by Natalie

38 thoughts on “618. The word “miracle” aptly applies to a seed. ~Jack Kramer

    • Thanks, missy. I’ve already bought two new roses and a new clematis this week. James put them in the ground yesterday. It’s a tad to early for most seeds yet. Oh, I’m so excited that you are getting the show on the road to new treesdom. You’ll have to send pics when you get them in. Hugs and love, N 🙂 ❤


      • Im just afraid that in my mind I’m thinking “tree” and in their intent, they’re thinking stick in a bucket. . .as what goes back for a replacement won’t be wide or big—my mantra to them has been “something I can hang a bird house on”—-but from what the front yard looks like now, anything, a Charlie Brown christmas tree, would be an improvement!!
        Between the moles, the two bare spots still covered with patchy straw to the rampant weeds and wild onions, to the fire ant mounds, to a washed out once pretty meandering bed which runs along the walkway, Ma and Pa Kettle would be at home—It’ll be pricey, more than we could ever have imagined, but it needs help!! Desperate times require desperate measures 🙂

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  1. I just love the vintage seed packets. They were indeed works of art. It was a shame to tear them up and throw them away. It is amazing to think what God has given us to live with. Every living thing on this planet is a miracle. 😀

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