Saturday, May 16, 2009

Elpizo: Confidence and Expectation

Yesterday morning, I went out to check on the blooms. May 15th is late for spring, but here on our bit of earth, we have many little springlike happenings. The playhouse is curtained, signed, and ready to be swept out for Cadence and Sophie's fairy parties.

My garden-y neighbor's lilacs bundle their fragrant selves upward!

The February planted SWEET PEAS are struggling up and out in the old whiskey barrel!

The iris are beating the peonies (not yet robust!)

And the gnome is enjoying flowers as well as leaves in his herb garden! Today it's Kelli's garden. Bill and Jeff will lay some thick, green sod for her. Our dirt is coming next weekend. We postponed the big dump and will be moving dirt, spreading it out, seeding, planting, and pretty-ing our flowerbeds then. I must dash to the toy aisle and choose the fairy dresses for the girls. Three more weeks of school and then . . . inspired mornings.
Praying in Color is simple and grounding. I sharpened half of my Mother's Day stash of beautiful and fancy colored pencils, broke out my enlarged supply of inky pens, PRAYED the Praying in Color way and read a bit in The Creative Call. Psalm 5 spoke to my heart with David's words of expectation and confidence (Greek word: elpizo) . . . "But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you!" Psalm 5: 11.


Brad said...

Inspired mornings are the best, aren't they? Just love that fresh feeling of a morning for praying, reading and dreaming. Then doing something silly and creative that is a complete end unto itself. Counting down the days!

The Mud Spattered Man said...

That picture of Reeve's Lilacs if very good!