Monday, March 25, 2013

When Pretty Flowers Grow



                                              After the winter comes the spring
                                              When pretty flowers grow
                                              The hand of God is everywhere
                                              As the seasons come and go

                                              When my faith needs restoring
                                              And my heart is sinking low
                                              I walk among my flowers
                                              Once covered in winter snow

                                              A small, still voice I can hear
                                              Awakens my heart and mind
                                              To the beautiful surroundings
                                              I find peace of a far lasting kind

                                              When I hear the birds singing
                                               How can I feel fear or doubt
                                               Or when the March wind is blowing
                                               On my face, around and about

                                               The things I touch, see or feel
                                               In the midst of my daily routine
                                               Is God's likeness shining forth
                                               His presence can be felt or seen

                                               When I walk among the flowers
                                               There's new birth to my slumbering soul
                                               God's smile is like the sunshine
                                               Burning bright, reaching its goal

                                               After the spring comes the summer
                                               When pretty flowers grow
                                               Every season puts forth beauty
                                               Like fall leaves and falling snow

                                               When my heart is heavy laden
                                                And blue skies turn to gray
                                                I walk among my flowers
                                                And thank God for another day

                                               @ Susie Swanson, 2013


Thought I'd give a little spring cheer so to speak.. Although spring is fighting hard, winter just won't let go... Like so many of you, we've had snow showers all day and still snowing.. Like my Daddy used to say, it's gonna be a late spring.. The Hibiscus picture above is last years... I have several of those and thank goodness they haven't raised their little heads yet.. I'm watching the Peony Roses really close.. I usually have to cover those several times before the weather warms up .. My lilys are up but they're hardy and the cold doesn't seem to bother them so much...Oh well, something to look forward to/. How's it going in your neck of the woods or should I ask..

24 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful words Susie!

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  2. How lovely! Blessings to you, Susie.

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  3. When one sees all the beauty around us, how could anyone doubt there is a God. These blessings don't just happen by chance. Your poem is a blessing too.

    Nothing much is here to indicate it's spring; the wind has been so bad the last couple of days, with low temperatures that are driven to the bone.

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    1. You are so right and thank you so much Charlotte.

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  4. What a lovely and inspirational poem, Susie. We re still waiting for spring to arrive here, but I'm ready for it. Lovely photo too!

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    1. Thank you Daisy.. I've been thinking about you all too.

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  5. Beautiful poem, Susie --and I hope and pray that SPRING gets here soon. I couldn't believe it when I compared our March in 2012 as opposed to this year. NO COMPARISON. Last year at this time, everything was blooming. This year we have very little so far. Crazy!!!!!!

    Someone said today that her mother always said that when Easter comes early, Spring is late... I had never heard that. Have you?

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. I've heard it to before but hadn't thought of until now.. A lot of the older people used to say that.. Thanks Betsy.

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  6. Susie,
    This is one flower that I really love. Every time we move into a new place, it seems that I plant some of these, so I am very familiar with them. You come up with the most wonderful lines for your poems. I enjoy them very much, as I always leave here with a smile. Your faith shines through onto your words, dear.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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    1. Awe, thank you so much Sheri. I love Hibiscus to.. They are fairly easy to grow but like you I'm partial to the rose..

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  7. What a good word picture you've painted here, Susie! Our God is in everything and interested in all we do. We're having some cold here, too.

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  8. Susie, Please get your poems published. I love them. maybe even make a booklet. I think people would buy them. Enjoy the rest of this week. The sun is shining here today and I am swearing off shoveling snow till next winter. xoxo,Susie

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    1. I'm in the process Susie and please do stay away from that shovel..xoxoxoxo to you.

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  9. Beautiful poem, Susie! So ready for spring to come. God creates beauty in every season, but spring is especially beautiful with new life and blooming flowers like the one in your photo. Hugs and blessings to you!

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    1. You are so right Connie and we can find it anytime of the year.. Hugs and blessings to you..

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  10. It's going about the same as you here in Michigan. It's Ok though, the Lord knows best as our Great Lakes needed a lot of snow after last summer's drought made them very low.
    ~God bless, & have a wonderful Ressurection Sunday~ Lisa

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  11. Thank you. Yes he does and I hope it warms up for you soon.. God Bless.

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  12. Spring will come, its just taking its time. We are never happy with how we have it. The poem is beautiful, and straight from your lovely heart.. And spring is already there... so it will soon follow in nature. Happy Happy Easter my friend. xxxxx

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    1. Yes it sure will Happy Easter to you also Crystal.

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  13. We've been covered in snow, but it's starting to melt...I sure hope all the fresh little buds haven't been affected by these low temps and snow! I am looking forward to seeing everything bud and bloom though, thanks for the pretty picture and poem:)

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    1. I hope they haven't been hurt to bad Lise.. I bet you have had more snow than us..Thank you.

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