It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chapter 6, Page 12, Book 14

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness . 

Author Unknown

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

Summer miracles

Summer arrives every year like a miracle after the long period of darkness and cold.  I’ve noticed lately that the onset of summer is reflected in people too. They can finally cast off their heavy winter clothes. Shoulders long hunched together against icy winds can finally relax; steps become lighter and faces brighter

Then there’s the first harvests of the year that appear at markets and shops: new potatoes and strawberries. I love our farmers markets that dot the countryside with their road side stands.  I saw several this past week that had strawberries.  Miracles are appearing every day and in different ways here in Ohio.  

The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.

Author Unknown

My rose bush that was almost frozen out over the winter is growing once again and has buds on it as do the vines of sweet peas growing on the trellis.  A little wren has made a nest in the birdhouse and we see her flying in and out all day long.  Maybe soon there will be some little ones.  

Where once there was nothing but ice and snow, there is new life everywhere.  Summer is filled with miracles.

Where there is great love there are always miracles. 

Willa Cather


linda m said...

A lot of "miracles" are taking place here also. Sure is nice. God is good. Blessings

betty said...

Nice to hear your rose bush is blooming again, Ma! So true how people feel lighter in summer, like all their cares are gone for a bit as they enjoy the summer weather and the fruits of the season!



I like to think of summer being filled with miracles.