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Monday, July 21, 2008


While GOD has showered ME with blessings of returning health,

HE has sent some precious rain for our gardens, too.

These have become so thick and lush....

As soon as I can, I need to thin and transplant....

The flowers will be larger, I think..

These are the neatest little purple flowers...not a clue as to their name.

They produce new, fresh flowers every day up until around 4....
then they drop and new ones come the next morning.

Notice all the BROWN leaves from the hot, dry summer ? I was afraid my
pretty lilies wouldn't bloom but....

and, see the buds ? ......there's more to come....


Love, bj


ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Bj, I am so glad your feeling well enough to take a few picture and blog some. Again we missed you. Your flowers are beautitful. I love the color of your lilies.My garden is grow well. I have very little flowers this year, but the green shurbs are beautiful. I am hoping to make more trips to the nursery next year for more flowers.
Take care of yourself,

Amelia said...

Thanks for the garden tour...but most of all so glad you are feeling well enough to blog again.

Sweet lady, you have been missed so much.

Hugs and love from Oklahoma


Beverly said...

Bj, seeing you here makes my day. God does always replenish our needs. We just have to be patient.

My prayers for your continued strengthening.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
Can't believe how much rain water is in your bird did get a blessing!
YOur flowers are so pretty!
Hope your day is great,

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi BJ, I can tell by your post you are getting better by the day.I am so glad . You are a real blessing to me BJ. HUGS .

Kathleen Grace said...

Good Morning BJ! Your garden is wonderful and I am so glad you got the rain you needed. Keep getting better:>)

cargol said...

BJ, Glad to see that you are getting stronger and better each day and that you got some rain to revive your plants! Wish we would get some rain here. The little puple flowering plant is a katie ruellia.

Shelia said...

Moring BJ! It so great to see you're outside - you're getting stronger! I'm glad you've gotten some very well needed rain and I just love those day lilies!
Continue to take care of yourself.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brown-Eyes said...
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Brown-Eyes said...

Happy to see you posting today...and even your flowers are "happy" you're home it seems...LOL Best wishes for your continuing recovery! :-) Brown-Eyes

Sandi McBride said...

BJ it is so wonderful to see the old you back at it! The pictures are just beautiful...I love flowers and yours are real stand outs! Continue to get well and don't overdo!!!

Adrienne said...

Hi BJ -
The flowers are so pretty. Isn't it great to have rain after time without it? I'm so glad to hear from you again and know that you are regaining your health. Take it easy. Enjoy the flowers. And the rain.

Bobbi Jo said...

I love the beautiful pictures. I am so glad you are feeling better and blogging. Take care of yourself. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Helen said...

Dear BJ, you have been through an ordeal most folks don't have to endure. I am so glad you are on the upswing. You must know how many folks were rooting for you. Take care, enjoy the rain and your garden ... may it grow beyond your wildest expectations!

Chrissy said...

Hi bj.... hope this finds you feeling a whole lot better, I kept up with your daughters notes and kept you in my prayers!! Take care, love Chrissy (SEACLIFF)

Ruthie said...

BJ, SO glad you're feeling better and up to posting again. Your garden looks so fresh and pretty - I'm sure it brings you joy.
Take care and keep getting better every day.

CIELO said...

I'm so happy to hear you're doing well... your garden is looking great...

My prayers for you are still before our Father of Light.

Love you


Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

It's just glad you are feeling a wee bit better, day by day.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

BJ, It is so good to see you blogging and hope your recovery is going very well! You have been in my thoughts and prayers! I got a huge laugh out of the blond joke in the previous post! :)

Hugs, Rhonda

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Glad your feeling better, your garden looks lovely,ours is not so pretty this year too much cold and wet, its skimpy and puny, kinda sad looking.But that's what living way up north will get ya!
Take care of yourself.

Picket said...

Hey BJ...So glad you are getting some much needed rain but extra glad just to see you up and around alittle my friend...hope this has been a good day for you sweetie...take care1

PAT said...

Enjoyed this post, BJ. Good to hear you had some rain. We're hoping for rain, too. It seems we had too much early on and now Missouri is beginning it's typical summer. Temps in high nineties and lots of humidity! The grass is crackling beneath our feet. It's either one thing or another!

I am so enjoying reading your blog again, BJ. It shows me you must be improving. I think of you daily. You remain in my prayers.

Have a wonderful week.

beddow said...

Hey dear sweet BJ! I am so happy to see you feeling better and to see your flowers blooming so pretty for you.
My flowers are doing well. Except in one planter, I planted three lobelia plants, two are beautiful the last one looks more dead than not and seems to barely be hanging on, not sure how to explain that. The planter is tall so nothing should be getting to them and I promise I have treated them all equally honest!


Meggie said...

So happy to know you are feeling well enough to post, dear BJ. Yes, isn't it fun watching our gardens bloom at this time of the year. Your lillies look lovely!

Robyn said...

Welcome back and lovely to see your pics!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Miss Jean, I'll bet those blooms that close at 4 and have new ones in the morning are what Mother used to call 4 o'clocks. I might could recognize them if we can ever both feel like looking at them. They were the bloomingest things I ever saw when Mother was growing them and sure enough they did close up shop at 4 and had new blooms the next morning. You could almost set your clock with them. Do you suppose they even know about Daylight Saving Time? Smart little flowers if you ask me. Get well soon!!!!! I love you! Martha

Baby Vagabond said...

So good to see your post! I glad you are making progress ..... take baby steps, sweet BJ!

((hugs)) Rosie