Thankful Today

Hi Friends– Here’s my morning yesterday– I walked by those freesias on the table and was surprisingly thankful to see them fresh and bright.  I didn’t plant them.  Someone before us in this house did.  But for 23 years, jugfuls have popped up every spring.  They’re a gift every year.

And it made me thankful– for small things all day.  Sitting in the sunshine eating frozen yogurt with my mom.  Face timing with Lois (and her mom while she folded the laundry).  Green hills and snow on the mountains to the north.  A quiet dinner at the kitchen table with Larry.  Bright funny friends who come in on Monday nights to talk & pray.  And rest at the end of the day knowing God’s great love and mercy.

There’s more. But that’s enough to fill a heart. So thankful.

Freesias

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Hi all– Every year we have a full on crop of freesias that bloom under our back window.  I can take no credit for those things.  The family who lived in this house before us, planted them 20 years ago and they’ve been popping up every February since!  They’re bright and fragrant and ever cheerful.  So nice to have around the house.

IMG_9407If you’d like to harvest your own crop, plant the bulbs in the fall in warm places like California, and in the spring in places where it snows.  Put them just 2″ into the ground with the pointy end up.  When the blooming season is over let the leaves alone as long as they are green– They are feeding the bulbs for next year.  When the leaves are browned and withered, pull them right off the bulb.  And then you just have to wait for next year’s flowers to bloom!