In an effort to get away from the death and destruction on TheGreatWall,this past weekend a little get-away was taken to Sanibel Island.
Strolling the beach,picking up shells,visiting with good friends……..
Everyone had passed it by,but thinking I could use it as yard-art,I picked it up.
The more I looked at it,I started to see the beauty in it’s imperfection.
After a little soak in bleach,and a good rinsing……
I added some oak bark and sheet moss to a Tillandsia,and voila ‘……….
What everyone had passed by because it wasn’t perfect,ended up making the perfect planter.
I look at it as God giving me a special gift.Not only did God give me a new planter,but I learned to look at nature in an all new way.
So,when I look at my garden and see this freeze damaged Hibiscus….
I try to see the Rosemary behind it,untouched by the freezes.
And know that after the weather warms,the Hibiscus will grow again.
When I see a yard full of leaves
that need to be raked,
I try to think what great mulch I will have for the garden.
And what a wonderful addition they will make to the compost pile.
(But I also,remember what a chore it is going to be!)
Which brings me back to re-reading a wonderful book……
A great read,with great wisdom,
about appreciating what God gives us.
The garden doesn’t have to be picture perfect.
The perfection lies in the appreciation of the beauty of God’s gift.