After several weeks of being tried and tested by drought, our patio garden is experiencing a new life. I had watered it through the crisis, but was ever aware of the danger of a dried up well—so my watering became scanty as the dry days lingered.
Although once again getting dry, we’ve been refreshed—and I’m able to make a good early morning round with the hose. I trimmed plants that had bloomed and shriveled, and these are coming back at the base. The black-eyed Susans have popped up, and they are thriving. Roses are experiencing an encore of blooms, and so are the foxgloves and anenome.
What a picture of GRACE! A little water, and the garden is responding as if it had never suffered those dry weeks.
Here are some shots of our other gardens: ↑ ↓
The ”mum” plants are sprouting tiny flower buds, preparing for their autumn glory. It all goes so fast! Our wayward, unholy nation does not deserve to have an autumn of gentle, healing rain—but I pray for mercy, and MORE RAIN!
Whether or not our All-Wise God blesses us with rain, I constantly pray that our country will wake up and return to the Living Lord and His standard of righteousness! There is forgiveness for us, and our nation could be revived—like our gardens!
Margaret L. Been, ©2012