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Monday, April 19, 2010

Blooms and Prayers

I’m beginning to worry about the Granny Smith Apple tree we purchased this year.  It was the first to arrive - and the first to be planted.  Yet - the others already have signs of coming alive - while this little girl seems to continue sleeping.





The grapes are popping their little nodes - all three vines - which I’m very pleased about!





But my heart spills with pure joy over this precious sight!





This is the Kwanzan Flowering Cherry tree we purchased from Nature Hills - to honor a wonderful - wonderful friend that we lost just before this past Christmas.  This is “ Monica’s Cherry Tree “ - and I am just amazed by the surprise it’s putting out there!

Normally - you buy a tree - a young tree.  You plant that tree.  And for the first year - you expect nothing more than leaves on something that will look so spindly and frail - giving exception to blooms that can appear on young fruit trees after their first planting.

I expected leaves this year.  But I had not even imagined to find these blooms coming this first year!  This will be - surely - be one beautiful tree - just like the lady it was planted to honor!






I was first introduced to this gorgeous specimen when we moved into the home we rented on Melody Lane in Maryville.  Absolutely gorgeous!





The tree loads up with an overflowing abundance of clusters that can stop you in your tracks and capture your attention for a while!  Each flower is about 1.5 inches across - and looks just like a petite David Austin English Rose - layers and layers of petals!

I can't wait to see how gorgeous Moni's tree shapes herself!

Here's somethin' from another one of  - " My Girls " - that I just hold so deep in my heart!  I just love this woman!  I had to pray for her for a long time - and pray hard.  She needed to listen - to the words coming from her own gift from God - the same way I did for many - many years.  They gave me strength.  They helped me get through my life - day by day - step by step.

God answers prayer.  When our hearts are in the right place - and we're praying for something good - that the world can benefit from - be nurtured by - He answers our prayers.

He answered prayers to help me get through life.

And - he answered my prayers for - this Lady!  Thank You, God - for letting her find herself - again!!


2 comments:

Tammy Renee' Cupp said...

Such gorgeous spring photos. Spring brings hope and healing.

Deb said...

Oh MY!! I now WANT...HAVE to HAVE, a Kwanzan Flowering Cherry tree!! LOL It's so beautiful, and going to have to go on my list of flowering shrubs/trees that I want. We have been wanting a Magnolia tree for several years, but find it hard to find money for wants if they aren't going to give us fruit...but eventually I'll buy one of those AND hopefully the cherry too! :)

Hope your apple tree is ok, strangely enough the two we planted last year seem to be alive. We got them cheap at the end of the season here and they aren't the best looking trees but least they both leafed out again this year. :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blooms and Prayers

I’m beginning to worry about the Granny Smith Apple tree we purchased this year.  It was the first to arrive - and the first to be planted.  Yet - the others already have signs of coming alive - while this little girl seems to continue sleeping.





The grapes are popping their little nodes - all three vines - which I’m very pleased about!





But my heart spills with pure joy over this precious sight!





This is the Kwanzan Flowering Cherry tree we purchased from Nature Hills - to honor a wonderful - wonderful friend that we lost just before this past Christmas.  This is “ Monica’s Cherry Tree “ - and I am just amazed by the surprise it’s putting out there!

Normally - you buy a tree - a young tree.  You plant that tree.  And for the first year - you expect nothing more than leaves on something that will look so spindly and frail - giving exception to blooms that can appear on young fruit trees after their first planting.

I expected leaves this year.  But I had not even imagined to find these blooms coming this first year!  This will be - surely - be one beautiful tree - just like the lady it was planted to honor!






I was first introduced to this gorgeous specimen when we moved into the home we rented on Melody Lane in Maryville.  Absolutely gorgeous!





The tree loads up with an overflowing abundance of clusters that can stop you in your tracks and capture your attention for a while!  Each flower is about 1.5 inches across - and looks just like a petite David Austin English Rose - layers and layers of petals!

I can't wait to see how gorgeous Moni's tree shapes herself!

Here's somethin' from another one of  - " My Girls " - that I just hold so deep in my heart!  I just love this woman!  I had to pray for her for a long time - and pray hard.  She needed to listen - to the words coming from her own gift from God - the same way I did for many - many years.  They gave me strength.  They helped me get through my life - day by day - step by step.

God answers prayer.  When our hearts are in the right place - and we're praying for something good - that the world can benefit from - be nurtured by - He answers our prayers.

He answered prayers to help me get through life.

And - he answered my prayers for - this Lady!  Thank You, God - for letting her find herself - again!!


2 comments:

Tammy Renee' Cupp said...

Such gorgeous spring photos. Spring brings hope and healing.

Deb said...

Oh MY!! I now WANT...HAVE to HAVE, a Kwanzan Flowering Cherry tree!! LOL It's so beautiful, and going to have to go on my list of flowering shrubs/trees that I want. We have been wanting a Magnolia tree for several years, but find it hard to find money for wants if they aren't going to give us fruit...but eventually I'll buy one of those AND hopefully the cherry too! :)

Hope your apple tree is ok, strangely enough the two we planted last year seem to be alive. We got them cheap at the end of the season here and they aren't the best looking trees but least they both leafed out again this year. :)