This is our orchid that is blooming. I wish the picture were better. Our camera (Sony Cybershot) just doesn't take the quality pictures it used too. Maybe next year we'll upgrade. This orchid was a Mother's Day gift last year...and the color is very vivid...and gorgeous. It bloomed for months on end...then rested several months and is back to business for me....=). One of the other orchids is sending up a flower shoot now. My orchid book says once the flowers are open.
...if you allow it to be in direct sunlight, it will fade their flower colors faster...but bright light is key.
I'm off to the treadmill....I have so much more energy from exercising its wonderful!
Please pray for my sister-in-law...'C'. She is in Intensive Care Unit with a blood infection and other complications.
And, if you knit, I happened onto this wonderful place. knitting daily dot com, if you sign up for their daily email, they give you access to their online site, full of beautiful knitting patterns to download...etc. I loved this site. The comfort shawl and the knitted rabbit & summer shawlette were ones I downloaded.
"For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield." Psalm 5:12. We cannot go wrong, laying our every hope and fear and confession of our weakness, and needs at Jesus feet. Remembering though, that his ways are not our ways, and where we see only a curtain of darkness and perhaps confusion, God is all wise, we must take his words to our heart and trust him for all. We can possess peace now...and have the assurance of divine provision for these trials AND eternal life when this vale has been passed through. We have a sweet woman in our church family, who has just completed chemo & radiation..and was at church yesterday, smiling and sweet....living faith in Him whose will she trusts and yields too... Lifting up a prayer for you today if you are walking in her shoes too.