Last Fall we planted some Petunias and Pansies.
I remember saying something like, "Why, oh why are we planting flowers now when winter is upon us?" My thinking was that the freezing temperatures and the sleet and snow would kill any signs of life - but I was wrong. Not often will I admit that, so make the most of this confession today! ☻ Coming in today from lunch we could see the flower bed for the first time in a week and this is the sight that greeted us.
Are these beautiful, or what?
Three days ago these flowers were under 8 inches of snow!
Our front porch is bright with these small but lovely blooms!
O.K., I know it's soon to be SPRING because I saw the evidence today. Jonquils are popped out of the ground about two inches!
Take a look friends, while you can. I hear we may be getting more snow tonight...but...according to the weatherman it will only be rain and snow mixed and we will get only a light dusting. Even if the snow does cover them up, guess what?
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
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- Fred Alton
- Cleveland, TN, United States
- I am Fred Alton Brannen, the son of Louis A. Brannen (deceased) and Bonnie Jones Brannen, Louis was an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. Bonnie is an Ordained Licensed Minister and at 89 years of age is still actively engaged in speaking and singing engagements. I am married to the former Frances Hildreth. We celebrated 53 years of marriage this past June and we are the parents of 3, grand-parents of 10, and great-grandparents of 10. I pastored in Tennessee for 24 years and served the Church in some capacity in missions for over 23 years. I retired from full-time ministry in August of 2008 but remain active, speaking and singing and teaching whenever opportunity affords itself. In January of 2010 I received a letter of commendation for having been credentialed as a minister in the Church of God for 50 years! My family is very important to me. Our get togethers are always noisy affairs and most times will include family sing-alongs. The children love their Mom's cooking so we have the privilege of seeing them regularly! WE LOVE having them over.