"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Thursday, 4 July 2019

The familiar



I am surrounded with the unfamiliar. There is the landscape of endless ocean and red earth, and there are tree's, shrubs and flowers I have never seen before. One morning as I drove slowly along a road near my cottage I saw something familiar and it was not a dandelion. Iris's were peeking up over the green stalks of leaves in the ditch and peering cautiously at me. It was blue-flag ( Iris Versicolor). This is the same iris's we grew in the goldfish pond I had made for my daughter on the west coast. I'm always cautious picking wildflowers and after determining that there were five or more growing nearby I brought one blooming stem home with me.  I drew it in my journal - happy for familiar company. Now when I'm out for a drive I see pops of candy purple everywhere in water filled ditches.  He put them there and he sends enough water to care for them. He put me here and I know that whatever happens like the blue flag He will care for me to. "He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone." Zechariah 10:1

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7 comments:

  1. Love the drawing! Great job. Those irises are around the ponds here as well now.

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  2. Beautiful, Ronda. We had these in the garden, growing up. My mom brought them fro our home from her mother's home. Whenever I see them I get a warm familiar feeling too...

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  3. I know the very flower. Thank you for sharing your drawing. May God's peace fill your days!

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  4. Love that you picked one to bring home and enjoy. I think God intends for us to reward ourselves with small bits and pieces of His artwork. Love your posts and sometimes miss visiting when life gets in the way. xo Diana

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  5. He cares for the lilies of the field (and of the ditches!), and he most certainly cares for you.

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  6. Beautiful words! Hope your Summer is going well!

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  7. Beautiful. I missed that you had moved to PEI. Sounds like you are in another beautiful place. xo Laura

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