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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

And Then It Was Summer

It flitted in lightly, and as I flipped the calendar to July, I thought about all this month was to hold. I breathe a prayer and think about all it really holds, those things that are still unknowns. 
There is a hush here before the plunge. 

                                           a favorite from the archives....(nine years ago)

The first week of summer vacation was my favorite when my kids were little.
Somehow it would catapult them into countless creativity, and imaginary games.Things change as they get older, but my two youngest certainly still revel in the newness of summer vacation.
 They are currently counting down the days when they get to stay at their cousins' house for almost an entire week! I remember cousin sleepovers and all the fun of living there as a part guest, part family member.It was a pleasant conundrum indeed.

speaking of conundrums, we went berry picking...note to self...6 people picking berries
                    produces many berries. good thing we like jam.

                           children aren't the only thing to grow quickly.....
                       
                                     here (above) is my garden a week ago...


 here it is today...(corn field behind)


   and speaking of blue....recently I found this chair,
                             and thought it would be a great addition to my porch...
reading this....
                             
I'll admit it was the title that caught my eye, and persuaded me to buy this book....

it is an honest look at the authors search for a genuine encounter and relationship with God. Interesting and thought provoking...
authors note in the front....
I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. But I was outside the Bagdad Theatre in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, he never opened his eyes.
After that I liked jazz music.

Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way....



      Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,

                       according to the power that worketh in us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations.  Ephesians  3:20




                               

10 comments:

  1. ah, summer! SO many layers to its bliss!

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  2. This is such a lovely and refreshing post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. A beautiful season indeed!
    It sounds like you can just feel your childrens joy and love of summer!
    Love the blue chair...the cushion is lovely with it.
    And your garden....its looks promising..and fabulous!
    Jam? I could go on and on about jam...love it!
    Yours looks delicious...made with oodles of love.
    Have a lovely week Lucy!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xoxoxo

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  4. MMMMM SO AMAZING pics:) your blog Is really great.

    Check out my new post and have a great weekend dear:)

    LOVE Maria from inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  5. Lucy!

    Your gorgeous photos of Ontario's lush, green, productive landscape made me LONG for Canada (what else is new;))!! This is your GARDEN?!! An understatement, don't you think? My gosh, you are so lucky to be surrounded by all this beauty. Love the strawberry pics; so cheery! Thanks for a look at sunny Ontario farmland and for making me smile!

    Poppy

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  7. "A hush before the plunge". I like the idea and image that brings out.

    I'm going to have to look for that Blue Like Jazz book you mentioned. Sounds most interesting.

    So glad I popped in... it's been a while, I know....

    Now here's wishing you a beautiful day!

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  8. Adore that blue chair! And your pic from 9 years ago—sweet! And the book. I remember enjoying and being challenged in good ways by Blue Like Jazz. Have you seen the movie? My husband and I enjoyed it as well:)

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    1. thanks Amy, you're sweet. I will look for that movie. Have really been impacted by the book.

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  9. Almost forgot--I'd like to go berry picking with you! Yum!!

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