Some background thoughts first ... as I was digging in the yard, praying for the Lord to bless our little harvest and just enjoying the smell and feel of the earth, my mind wandered back to a former time, a much darker time. I was remembering 3 summers ago being in the midst of the darkest time in my life suffering from post partum depression with psychosis and severe anxiety. As I sat in the garden just thinking upon that time, it was hard to believe that was real. Back then, I had absolutely no desire to do anything in the yard. No desire to be outside. No desire to do anything but sit in a big armchair in the living room and stare out at nothing. Whenever these memories flood back, I just thank the Lord for his faithfulness. No words can express the gratitude that wells up in my heart that he healed me.
I remember the words of Psalm 30 verse 2:
LORD my God, I called to you for help,
and you healed me.
And now ... Enjoy the tour ...
View of our front porch with New Guinea Impatiens and Clematis Vine
My Humble Garden
(6 tomato plants, 2 zucchini, 2 yellow squash, 2 sweet banana peppers)
(Iris, Daisies, Lillies, Russian Sage, Periwinkle, Clematis, Purple Columbine;
only purple iris in bloom)
A little visitor (Chickadee) in the Bird Bath
(the scent is amazing)
Lillies soon to bloom
Close up of the Purple Iris
Mint in containers; for Mint Tea and Mint Mojitos