1163. Hello June…

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Yellow daylily with tiny green grasshopperScreen Shot 2016-06-01 at 9.41.45 PM.png
Ripening blackberries on the vineScreen Shot 2016-06-01 at 9.45.47 PM.png
Purple Monarda (Bee Balm)Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 9.48.23 PM.png
Morning glory seedlings starting to climbScreen Shot 2016-06-01 at 9.50.09 PM.png
Cream and dark pink daylily with large grasshopperScreen Shot 2016-06-01 at 9.52.23 PM.png
Red gladiola
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A cluster of pink crinum lilies
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Dark and light pink hollyhock through the fence
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Pink hollyhock through the fenceScreen Shot 2016-06-01 at 10.10.18 PM.png
Stamen and anthers of the crinum lilies

 

443. August bursts on the scene like a matchflame in the heat and haze of crimson sunsets. ~Edited excerpt from a poem by Elizabeth Maua Taylor

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When the blackberries hang
swollen in the woods, in the brambles
nobody owns, I spend



all day among the high
branches, reaching
my ripped arms, thinking



of nothing, cramming
the black honey of summer
into my mouth; all day my body

accepts what it is. In the dark
creeks that run by there is
this thick paw of my life darting among

the black bells, the leaves; there is
this happy tongue.
~Mary Oliver

Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and live there in safety. ~Leviticus 25:10  ✝

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.

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