Monday, August 1, 2016

Learn from the way the wildflowers grow...
 {the quote inscribed on a frame my daughter gave us the night before her wedding. 
It is verse from the Book of Matthew, her and Kev's chosen reading for their Nuptials}.

I often like a little order in my Life. Things a certain place or a particular way. 
Dignified.  Refined.  Normal.
To an extent.

Then I love to look at what appears to be unruly Chaos and see the good that can spout from it. 

{My neglected compost bins. But look closely and all around for the treasures that have emerged from my lack of turning and taming the heap:

an eye level pumpkin

and volunteer sunflowers}.

Too much conformity and tidiness is not a good thing.  

It's like that in Nature and Life and Families.

A little freedom to bloom where one lands and changes in the wind promotes creativity and innovation.

{Last years pigs left behind a few mementos from the garden scrapes I fed them,

pumpkin and squashes everywhere they where. Quite organic in the most profound way.}.

 Maybe a few pleasant surprises along the way.

My children now grown, are scattered about like wildflowers.
 Still learning and growing each in their own way. 
Blessed to have their Loves alongside them to blossom how they are intended. 
For that I am Happy. 

I have much to learn from them now in return.

Arrangement courtesy of my mother and her roadside walk.



Lynne said...

I loved this Joan. . .
Wildflowers touching teaching loving . . .
along the way . . .
You have said it best . . .
Oh my . . .

Jane Mc said...

What a beautiful and inspirational post. Thank you!

Sue ~ Granny's World said...

Beautiful post Joan, I love the thought of our children as wildflowers, very true

Leonora said...

Such beautiful thoughts!
May we all learn to appreciate a little scattered randomness in our lives today.
I don't feel so bad about my neglected compost bin anymore : )

Lynn said...

Wildflowers are my favorites. Gorgeous ones there.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Lovely post in thoughts and photos.


Anonymous said...

Oh this is beautifully written and the wild flowers magnificent beautiful. I adore your post.

Debbie said...

oh joan, i can relate to this in so many ways. i need my order, i don't love chaos....i want to be more "wild" but i'm not so i must learn to love that about myself!!

but i do love the untidiness of wildflowers and volunteer flowers. they way mother nature plants them and then cares for them!!!

Kathryn Ray said...

Agree. Agree.