Monday, June 09, 2008

Storms & Flowers

Yesterday evening a line of fierce storms flew through Metro Detroit with a lot of damage.
I'm thankful to report that we are fine, only had one largish limb down and several minutes of worrying. Obviously our "damage" isn't worthy of mention so much as our gratitude to God for his protection. The Mr. and I were home but Daboyz were out and about and I am again reminded of who goes before us. Donny insisted on taking an inspection tour immediately after the winds calmed down a bit. He headed straight for the downed branch, laid down and began chewing on it only pausing now and again to look up at the lightening. He appears to possess no instinct whatsoever like those other dogs who bark when there is a storm approaching. In fact, he slept through the actual storm.
Sorry for my lack of weekend posting, I meant to do it and just never did. Between working and relaxing I just wasn't interesting in the computer when I got home. I assume you all muddled through without my list and scripture!
In other big news, my petunias have bloomed! I took them off the deck where they were hanging and put them alongside the house for a few days for maximum sun exposure (thank you Trish), doused them with Weed & Feed (thank you dad and mom) and about five days later, bloomage! The red and purple flowers finally showed up but the purple ones are the best so I took a pic of them. I know you've been waiting for updates.
Today is my day off and the Mr. has a vacation day (which he tries to take to coordinate with my scheduled days off). He's still sleeping but I've done a few loads of laundry and have a few to go. Need to change linens. I've already checked on my flodders (flowers per Macspeak circa 1991.) Once we're up and moving I'm headed to do some Father's Day shopping and buy a tomato plant for my Topsy Turvy. I'll keep you updated on that! It's warm here, 80 degrees at 7:30 and headed for the 90s. I will not complain. We have waited and begged for warm weather for months. Plus, after years of wearing long pants in warm weather because of embarrassment, I have finally accepted my dimply white varicosed legs and just enjoy the feeling of shorts and flip flops. Simple pleasures are my thing.
Another line of storms due late this afternoon, I'd better roll the Mr. out of bed so I can change them sheets and we can get moving.
Today is a day of thankfulness for all that I have; from safety in the storm to bare legs in the sunshine. And a day to be reminded to pray for others whose storms leave more than a tree limb in their wake.
Have a beautiful day!

Isaiah 54:10-12 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you. O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires. I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.


Pat said...

Your flowers look beautiful...but I don't think we recommended weed and feed, but if that's what you used, more power to ya!
We just bought another topsey turvey plant...somebody stop us!!

Sara said...

not weed & feed; miracle grow. my bad.

Trish said...

Your petunias are beautiful...
thank God it was miracle grow cause
weed&feed would've done 'em in.
"You're my sweet petunia in an onion patch" remember your Aunt Elizabeth saying that? They [petunias]always remind me of her.

Margie said...

make sure you keep them trimmed of all the dead parts... they will bloom all summer... and water too!!

KayMac said...

love the flodders! they look happy!

Mrs. Mac said...

Glad your Donny is one of dem dogs that sleeps during lightening/thunder storms ... we have one of dem other kinds ;) ... nice flodders and use the ween-n-feed only on your lawn. Enjoy your day off. We're still wearing long pants and using our umbrellas. Even turned on the heater stove yesterday ;(