Tuesday, August 24, 2010

For my birthday this year I received an envelope in the mail with books and seeds... books and seeds! I thought to myself, "They will die, Allison, because you can't keep anything alive!"

Well I planted them one afternoon and moved them up to my balcony where I could keep a close eye on them. I've been watering and talking to them for nearly three months. Ignorantly, I used the whole packet of lobelia for this one plant, so it is a full and thriving specimen (!), but what thrills me most is that they actually survived. And better yet, they have blossomed!



The wisdom of a distant friend blooms in my own intimate world, and I can't help but think that there never was a better gift...

5 comments:

Southern Lady said...

A great gift indeed! Congrats on keeping them alive. I sometimes have issues with that too! Carla

Diane AZ said...

It was a thoughtful gift and the plants look so healthy and happy. It was a good idea to keep them nearby and talk to them. I should try that next time I attempt to start seeds. :)

teca said...

A delicacy ... I loved it!

Kisses.

Anonymous said...

"...truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain,'Move from here to there,' and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you."
(Matthew 17:20)

Do you now believe this?

-Father

Allison said...

I do believe it ... but not necessarily in the saying, but in the moving. He is indeed that great!