Monday, June 25, 2012

one is enough

 ah. another blast from the past - 'eight is enough' was one of my favorite tv shows growing up. everybody i knew loved willie ames. ha. looking at him now in his andy gibb hairstyle and satin shirt, i laugh. oh 70s, you were awesome.

but that is not what inspired this post. this post is about 'ones.'

i counted the # of plants that i have planted so far in the back yard this summer, and came up with 85. i don't know about you, but i was thinking that was A LOT.

the thing is, for all of that activity, there has not been much blooming. i know. it takes time.

i keep remembering LAST year at this time. wasn't mabel looking beautiful?

this year, so far i have ONE bloom on my bee balm - courtesy of anne's garden, because she shared this guy with me a month or so ago. isn't he pretty? i actually will have more blossomes coming, because bee balm is a workhorse. not like last year, but for now, one is enough.

here's a daisy that the bunnies absolutely chewed off in a voracious frenzy. it did not shrivel up and die - it grew back. with one lovely blossom.

isn't it true that we live in a 'consumer' society? i don't know about you, but sometimes it's hard to be satisfied with 'just one.'

and yet, how can we be appreciative of ALL that we have, if one is never enough?

because it is.

as a gentle reminder, on saturday night a wonderful friend stopped by with a bouquet from HER garden for me, because she just KNEW that i would be a little bit disappointed in my fledgling garden.

it never ceases to amaze me about how God knows our hearts, and speaks to us with his still, small voice. one is enough. He is enough....

happy Monday, y'all!

1 comment:

cherk said...

From a terrible flower grower, I totally LIVE for the one that actually pops up. Fern will look just as beautiful as you imagine her to.