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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Full Circle Zinnias

                      Recently my sister -in- law  gave me these zinnia seeds.
I had admired her row of colourful zinnia faces when we were there  in the summer time. 
So she picked some of the heads gone to seed to plant next year.
I thanked her, and asked if she wanted me to pay her, she laughed and said "no, these seeds likely came from some that you had given me years ago."

Isn't that neat,I think to myself...after all these years and the zinnias simply grow, bloom, rest.  Grow,bloom,rest.

A relentless life circle of dying in order to propagate and produce. 

Relentless,yes it really does feel that way. We put down seeds whether literally or figuratively. We can never be fully prepared for the prudence required in maintaining the seeds. Some years there seems to be little for the labour we've extended.

 It feels unfair at times, for other people's gardens    are flourishing, and we think we've toiled longer and harder than they have.

I sift the zinnia seeds through  my fingers, the ones she said likely came from me.
I breathe a prayer for seeds I've sown, ones I am waiting on to take root, ones I know are there, but need time and the seasons elements to condition and strengthen.

        I must be patient and always hopeful for next years garden.


 Let us not grow weary in doing good,
                for in due season we shall reap,
                          if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9



  1. Good morning sweet friend!
    How great that you were able to be given some seeds.
    Im assuming the flowers here are zinnias...very lovely!
    How true your words are and how faithful our Lord is to reveal so many truths through the lovliness of nature around us.
    May your seeds grow up strong and fruitful... even to abundance.
    Love and warm November hugs coming to you!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xoxoxo

  2. Hi Deborah, Yes, those are zinnias in my garden. However I'm looking forward to 'new seed' to hopefully have some change as far as colour and proficiency:) such is the way of gardening, isn't it?
    Warm hugs to you...

  3. Oh Lucy, your garden is so pretty and bright and green in its summery sensation of beautiful zinnias! I don't believe I've seen sweeter ones in my life! Now, your autumn garden is also quite enchanting, a patchwork of leafy loveliness! Your flowers grew, bloomed and then rested in their original home. Then, they relocated for a season, and now have now returned to their roots, to rest, grow and bloom, once again.

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, my friend!


  4. Thanks Lucy! I needed this. I've been impatient for some things to happen, for seeds that I've sown to take root and grow. I just need to be reminded to be patient! Thank you!

  5. You're welcome Khammany. Hugs.

  6. So pretty! Zinnias are such a happy flower:) That Galatians verse is a great reminder.

  7. Hello Lucy! I hope you end up with a small OCEAN of zinnias. They are such a lovely flower. Guess what I did a couple days ago? Planted bulbs of muscari (purple hyacinth) for next spring! Yes! Hope springs eternal! We must always have hope. Susan


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