Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summertime in my garden and news

I am just sharing about my garden today as many times during an afternoon when I am home from work, I see things and I think - I have to grab my camera..
 

 I didn't know that a green tree frog was sleeping undisturbed in this flower pot, until I decided it needed some water...out it popped, with earth on its nose, looking around thinking what hit him!


And then he lifted his back leg carefully onto the side of the pot, thinking, I've got to get out of here!


Then my chickens made me laugh too,  they come and join me when I sit outside and sit in the shade under this chair. I do believe that Dally is taking a nap!



My wild plum tree - gave a lovely harvest this year and I made a thick syrup for in deserts with it. I don't use sugar in my jams,  honey is much healthier.


My lavender bushes are unstoppable and provide a beautiful scent along the driveway all through the summer. Then the Oleanders that bloom richly every year.



My last picture is my son Rodney, who has had his Colon removed this morning due to his illness. After surgery he will wait for two months before the next operation when a reconstruction shall be done to give him a new Colon allowing him to live as much a normal life as possible without all the side effects the medicine would otherwise give. I am a bit nervous about it all, but my hope and trust is and will be in the Lord as is the case with Rodney too. He will be in intensive care for 48 hours.
Edit: we just got news that everything went well!

Thanks to everyone who was so kind to visit me over on the Penny Black blog.
Have a sunny weekend!

22 comments:

  1. love your beautiful photos - reminds me of the day we spent together - and will keep Rodney in my prayers - after so much pain hopefully now he will have a new lease on life.

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  2. Oh, my goodness, I feel so bad for Rodney! He's been through a lot in his young life. Hoping these operations will finally give him relief. I'll be praying for him, Jacqueline.

    Love the beautiful photos you shared today! Sending you lots of hugs! ♥

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  3. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos of your garden! Sending happy thoughts and lots of hugs for you and Rodney! I hope all will be well for you both!!!

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  4. Poor Rodney... must have been such an ordeal for him and for you both, being his parents. But thank goodness it all went well, so happy for all of you! I was wondering what had happened to our green frog in our little lotus pond, but now I see that apparently he's packed his bags and went to visit you in douce France ;-)
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  5. Oh Jacqueline! I am praying that Rodney has a speedy and permanent recovery. Your strength is in the right place and all will be well soon. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
    Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos!

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  6. Your garden is a delight Jacqueline. It will give you so much peace. Praying for a speedy recovery for your son. Glad things went well with his op.

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  7. Oh Jacqueline,
    my heart goes out to you and Rodney. As a Mother this must be very difficult seeing your child go through so much. Thank you for letting us know. My heart goes out to Rodney, you and the rest of the family.

    Love your garden photos. The frog photos are so funny and your hens looks so sweet together.
    Blessings,
    Bobbie Lynn

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  8. Wonderful photos of your garden. The frog and chickens are a blessing. Splashes of blooms and fragrances everywhere tend to soothe the soul.

    I do not need to tell you I am praying for Rodney, you and your family.

    Blessings
    Jim

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  9. Very peaceful pictures today. LOVE the frog in the planter!
    Praying for Rodney.

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  10. I really enjoyed your "visit", going through your blog. Thank you for sharing your garden, cards, and your life. God bless your son and family.

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  11. such wonderful photo's, too cute about the frog and how the chickens huddle up in the shade.
    So glad to hear you received good news about the surgery and I hope his recovery goes smoothly!

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  12. Your garden looks so idyllic - I would just be taking photos of weeds! I am so glad to hear your son's op went well - every best wish for his recovery.

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  13. Sending good wishes for your son,hope everything goes well for him. Your flowers are beautiful and what a cute little frog.

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  14. Gorgeous photos and great news about Rodney.

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  15. may your sun receive healing grace!

    the lavender is lovely. I can smell it from here.

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  16. Oh I'm so glad you shared these beautiful photos with us ... They are really fantastic and I'd love to see more ... I'm so glad the surgery went well ... Please God your son will have a happy pain free life ...

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  17. Wow. What a powerful post. Your frog and chickens and flowers are amazing but your comments about your beautiful son are inspiring. Your faith is a beautiful thing. Popped over after Jim mentioned your blog on Love the Details.

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  18. Beautiful photos-you are so lucky to live in such a wonderful place! I will keep your precious son in my prayers.

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  19. Prayers for your son are on the way for a speedy and confident recovery for Rodney. May Gods love be with each of you in the days ahead.
    Hugs.....Leanne

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  20. Sending thoughts and prayers your way!

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  21. Thinking of you and I hope Rodney has a speedy and successful recovery!

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  22. Beautiful flowers in your graden. Feel so sad for your sun.
    Hope hรจ wil be a bit beter every day. It must be sad watching him as a mother see him in pain. Anneke.

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