Walk With Me

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“Shew me Thy ways, O LORD; teach me Thy paths.”  —Psalm 25:4

 

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Fairy Skirt or Hat

Hosta blossoms make me think of fairies, because they look like the skirts and hats seen in fairy illustrations, don’t they?

“…Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” —Matthew 6:28b –33 KJV

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Bachelor Buttons and a Katydid

While watering some flowers I’d planted on our porch from ‘flower bombs’ my oldest son had given me, I noticed a katydid on top of a cabinet.  I went into the house to grab my camera and 100mm macro lens and hoped the katydid would still be there.  It seemed a bit wary of and yet fascinated by me and the camera.  I could even see its abdomen pulse up and down as I watched it through the lens.  A friend of mine related a time when a katydid jumped on her nose and wouldn’t let go.  I said I would have been screaming and jumping up and down to get it off, and she said that’s exactly what she did.  I’m glad this katydid didn’t do that.

A young katydid

A young katydid

A warm breeze blew through intermittently, so I set my camera on action mode to capture the blue Bachelor Button, and then on manual for the others when the wind was calm.

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Morning Kiss

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.”  —Song of Solomon 1:2

Two Mourning Doves

♥ Morning Kiss ♥

 

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Hello Sunshine!

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Taken with my iPhone 5.

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Diversity of Contrasts

As my daughter and I headed out to run some errands, I told her about this week’s photo challenge and said, “So if you see anything that says, ‘Contrast’, to you, let me know.”  Although I wasn’t able to snap a picture, as soon as I said it, we passed by a situation that spoke volumes.  Have you ever gone through a road construction site and slowed down as instructed by the sign held by one of the road crew, only to have a police officer or another road crew member waving you forward as if to say, “Move faster!”?

While walking toward Urban Outfitters on Burlington, Vermont’s Church Street, we passed by a couple of street musicians.  I couldn’t help but notice a diversity of contrasts.  How many do you notice?

I know some individuals and groups still struggle with racial issues and such, but I love that the U.S. is a ‘giant melting pot’.  And I love that the couple was singing This Land Is Your Land.

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Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it.  Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”  —Matthew 22:37-40

 

To see what others did or to join in the photo challenge, see The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts.

 

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Comfrey Blossoms

My daughter and I recently attended a garden seminar on wild edible plants.  As we walked through an herb garden, the instructor pointed out the Comfrey and stated that its leaves could be used to make tea, but the roots and leaves have been used for centuries in making poultices to speed the healing of wounds and even broken bones, giving Comfrey its alternate names Knitbone and Boneset.  Its leaves are broad and hairy, and its flowers are bell-shaped and range in color from a very light pink to a rich purple.

My daughter has a bad case of plantar fasciitis in one of her feet, so she wanted to try applying a comfrey poultice to it.  She put the leaves in a blender and added a little hot water and flour.  I helped her by applying it to a strip of old flannel sheet and then wrapping her foot with it, covering it with a plastic bag and one of her brother’s old socks.  She left it on for a couple of hours and noticed a difference in her pain level the next morning.  We applied another poultice this evening, so we will see if there is a noticeable difference again tomorrow.  I am not a medical practitioner, so I am providing this for informational purposes only.  Please be sure to consult a physician or qualified health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.

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