Monday, April 16, 2012

One Week After the Hundredth Day

So one week later, 4 inch plants!  A few of them are still small, but most of them are this same size!  So fun to watch them grow! 

  It's also a beautiful sunshiny day completely with butterflies.  This one actually stood still long enough to take a picture! 

Lovely day in the garden!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

What to do....

So, I'm reading Emma by Jane Austen and getting near the end. Part of me wants to just start reading and not stop until it's over.  It's so good!  But if I read it all, then it will be over.  Sigh.  What do I do???

Monday, April 9, 2012

100th Day

My Grandma always said you plant beans on the 100th day of the year, so this morning I got up in the fog and the mud and planted beans.  When I say it that way it sounds unpleasant, but really it was nice.  I like a good bit of mud.  If you don't think of it as dirty it can be quite luxurious.  The fog was okay.  At least it wasn't hot.  And it was quiet and the fog makes the sounds and the sights soft and pretty. 
 This is obviously not a picture of my beans.  I checked this afternoon. They haven't sprouted yet.  ;-) Maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April OLW Blog Hop

Welcome to the hop!

So this month we were supposed to take Action!  I was a tad stumped for a bit.  I'd already been doing some things and I didn't want to just write what I'd already started.  So I was trying to think what I could do to have more grace, be more graceful, something!  At that point I realized I had an idea of what "grace" means, but not a real definite idea.  So my one little thing was a word study.  It wasn't a huge thing.  I just looked it up in a couple of dictionaries and my Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words.  Grace means a lot of things!  So instead of writing the whole thing out here, I chose a few of my favorites that were kind of what I had in mind for my word when I chose it. 

My very favorite, the one I think best fits the idea I had was from Vine's.  It's one of the meanings of the Greek word (pronounced charis) that is translated "grace":
That which bestows or occasions pleasure, delight, or causes favorable regard; it is applied to beauty or gracefulness of person, act or speech.
 The friendly disposition from which the kindly act proceeds, graciousness, lovingkindness, goodwill generally. 
I like those.
From the dictionary my favorites were: 
Beauty or harmony of motion, form, manner, or proportion.
Favor or service freely rendered; goodwill.
The act of showing or granting such favor. 
I think the study has helped me with my word.  It was fun to look it up, write it out and all that lovely stuff.  :-)  Here's what my pages look like.

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