The yellow rose is shrouded in Friendship as is December. This is a month of love and family togetherness. May we all remember to live this month WITH our friends and family.
“Lily of the valley ( Convallaria majalis) is a fragrant flowering plant used in religious ceremonies, world celebrations, perfumes and in gardens. Also known as the May lily, it means “return to happiness” and most often symbolizes chastity, purity, happiness, luck and humility.“
Belief is a virus, and once it gets into you,
its first order of business is to preserve itself,
and the way it preserves itself
is to keep you from having any doubts,
and the way it keeps you from doubting
is to blind you to the way things really are.
– Philip Caputo
“One Sunday a pastor told his congregation that the church needed some extra money and asked the people to prayerfully consider giving a little extra in the offering plate. He said that whoever gave the most would be able to pick out three hymns.
After the offering plates were passed, the pastor glanced down and noticed that someone had placed a $1,000 bill in offering. He was so excited that he immediately shared his joy with his congregation and said he’d like to personally thank the person who placed the money in the plate.
And there sat our Rosie all the way in the back shyly raised her hand. The pastor asked her to come to the front. Slowly she made her way to the pastor. He told her how wonderful it was that she gave so much and in thanksgiving asked her to pick out three hymns.
Her eyes brightened as she looked over the congregation, pointed to the three most handsome men in the building and said, “I’ll take him and him and him!”
Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom, it’s yellow. ~Edmund Burke
A Wasp nest.
Here is something you can’t run from unless your top speed is 25mph. The Asian hornet can fly 25 mph just to scare the livins out of you!
What a beautiful Azalea we received for Valentine’s Day. The plant in a box with a heart dangling from the front took its place in our window and took to the sunlight as if to say “I am yours, Mr. Sunshine!”
The Christmas Amaryllis