When we bought this house a few years ago it had almost solid doors at all the entry points. The kinds with the little teeny (emphasis on teeny) windows in them with a leaded glass look. When we moved into this house (which was very dark at the time) we knew we would be taking down trees (lots of them!) and putting in doors which allow light in. I'm so glad we did both. The picture above is one example, but doesn't do justice to what I saw yesterday. I was walking past this door and the daylily in the middle pane is the most vibrant beautiful reddish orange color. It's like it was waving at me. "Yoo-hoo! Yoo-hoo! Bright spot of color here just outside your window!" It was perfect singing to me from the shade. Here's the flower...


I read in a gardening book once that you should landscape with the idea of views from windows you look out. I don't normally stand in front of this door and look out, but since we took down the deer-chewed yew (say that 5 times) I can actually see some of the daylilies the original owners planted. Beautiful ones. The previous owners live one street over in a brand new house. I was thinking when I split the daylilies above I ought to give them some. I really would like to sneak into my old garden in the dead of night and split all my well-loved perennials. Sigh. I don't think I could pull it off without them noticing. I would be like the gopher from Caddyshack, I suspect.

Here's the passage I read in my quiet time today...from The Message, a modern paraphrase of the Bible by Eugene Peterson:

Psalm 119:1-8

You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God.
You're blessed when you follow his directions,
doing your best to find him.
That's right—you don't go off on your own;
you walk straight along the road he set.
You, God, prescribed the right way to live;
now you expect us to live it.
Oh, that my steps might be steady,
keeping to the course you set;
Then I'd never have any regrets
in comparing my life with your counsel.
I thank you for speaking straight from your heart;
I learn the pattern of your righteous ways.
I'm going to do what you tell me to do;
don't ever walk off and leave me.

2 comments:

  1. What is The Message. Is it a book? It sounds like it is every day language, not like some passages I don't understand.
    Wanda

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  2. I love your view out the window. It looks very inviting. Red daylilies can be seen from far away better than other colors. I plan on putting some across the front of the house so they can be seen from the road.
    I love your quote from the Bible. I will have to look up the Message. Never heard of that version.

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