Friday, April 22, 2011

Dangerous Duties

Okay, I know I am alone when I say that I am feeling my age today. I swear, I am 443 years old. What hasn't quit working has either seized up or fallen off...seriously! So I'm walking around in the yard today dragging a water hose around with one hand (because I recently had surgery on my ring finger and wrist...) So, one handed watering doesn't sound too hard, right? Wrong, it's dangerous...I twisted my ankle and darn near killed my self trying to keep upright. The neighbors probably thought I was in a drunken stupor, staggering around in the yard. If anyone has video of my, "dance with the water hose," feel free to post it on YouTube. All joking aside, if it would simply rain here I wouldn't be risking my ancient life and limbs attempting to keep plants alive...dangerous duties in a dry dry land.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Renewal

As I walk through the gardens and see tiny buds swelling on tree limbs or a bulb pushing green fleshy growth through the soil, I become pensive and reflect on myself as a micro-member of the universe.

It seems improbable to me that anyone would consider the gift of any anything other than preordained and preplanned by a supreme being so much greater than anything we could imagine. How could any thing that exists in our universe be here by the colliding or gases or the evolution of one organism or another?

It simply isn't possible.

There is a creator of everything. His name is God.

What's amazing to me is that He created everything we as human beings need to survive on planet earth. Every plant has a purpose. Plants feed, clothe, medicate, color, decorate and oxygenate our world and individual lives.

Relish the renewal of spring, but don't miss the forest for the trees. Nothing and no one is here by happenstance...