Friday, March 20, 2009

High Hopes

It's planting season in these parts. A fine yellow haze covers everything and is accompanied by sniffles, sneezes and watery eyes. The sun is bright, the wind is cool and soft...and life is good.

With the pretty weather comes my overwhelming desire to take pictures.

Lord willing, our garden won't wash away twice like it did last year. Here are a few pictures of the beginning stages....


"Big Shoes to Fill"



"Independence"



"Tools"



"High Hopes"



"Pepino"


"Big Dreams"



"Independence 2"




Please pray for "Bia's" family. She went home to be with her Lord this morning. Thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement for our family. Be in pray for the funeral services.

12 comments:

Tori said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure she's praise God now in His presence!

Love the photos. It's planting time here too but it's cold!!

I have some seeds and bulbs that need to go out but it's so cold.

Okra, wow, your Portuguese friends will be amazed unless you folks boil instead of fry!!
We know how to okra in Texas!

Mom said...

What happened to Justice hair?!! Its great to get out and work the soil and get it ready to plant seeds in. I wish I could work in the dirt more but the ol back wont let me. But you know I'm gona get out there and plant my flowers and take care of them.... Pawpaw will have to tend the (small)garden.
I love you and hope your doing ok after getting the news about Bia. (She can visit with Grandma.)
Mom

Betty said...

My condolences! I will be thinking of you!

Starla said...

Cute photos and I'll be praying for the family you mentioned.

BUTLER said...

Love the pic's,,,so sweet working with daddy,,I remember those days with my daddy .makes me wish I was little again..but we get big then it time to teach our children..
sorry to hear about the death I will be prayer for the family & ya'll..
love you Becka

Dani Joy said...

Ohhhh how fun, you have a garden!!! I love to plant! I worked in our garden growing. It was three sections and very very large. I dis liked it then but now the thing I want to do in the spring is get some dirt and a few seeds. Jeje. I got a rose to put on my window ledge in stead this spring. Apartment living can have it´s disadvantages.

But oh I do hope you have a wonderful garden this year!! Enjoy for me too! I can just imagine my bare feet in the dirt!

I will pray for Bia´s family. I feel for you all.

Jen said...

Awesome! I bet you can't wait for the harvest.

Also praying for your family to be comforted with the loss.

Sandy Sellers said...

Justice is sure working hard. He is so cute. We are praying for you all Bia's family.
Love ya,

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

I am sorry for the loss of your friend, I know you all will certainly miss her, but thanks be to God we have that BLESSED HOPE!!

As far as the gardening I think the boss(the little fellow in the red shirt) has everything under control. Priceless!!
Blessings,
Sue

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

My hubby talked me into a garden this year. Even after half a dozen failures. We'll see if we keep anything alive this year. ;)

Love the citrus tree in the background! Reminds me of California. We had avocado trees in our CA backyard.

Sorry about Bia. A sad season in your home right now. Is Brooklyn doing okay?

TCKK said...

I'm so sorry you lost your friend, but glad that she is with the Lord.

I hope you have a beautiful garden and that you have fun growing it!! Love these pictures and looking forward to more.

May God bless you and your family and Bia's family too.

Anonymous said...

Papa would be so proud if he could see these pictures. He thinks that if you don't have a garden, you are basically worthless. They seldom come to our house. He is getting more and more the hermit, sitting in his recliner most days. He only gets out to cut the grass, work in his garden, feed the dog, go to church on Sunday and keep his doctor's appointments. When I took him to Princeton for his arteriogram, he made me drive on streets because the interstate makes him too anxious. It took 45 minutes and should have taken about 15-20. Please send me these pictures in an email so I can print them and take them to him. It will be the highlight of his week.

I Love you,

Nanny