Knotty Musings

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I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Soggy Garden Thoughts

Good morning friends,

Well David and I went to the garden center yesterday and picked up a bunch of plants to fill in the West bank of our yard. That side is very very narrow and steep; it's about wide enough for the lawn mower and a 6' drop onto the neighbor's driveway if you lose your footing. So we decided that we are going to use ground covers and drought/heat resistant flowers to make it so that we don't have to mow it.

So we got some variegated sage (we can cook with it too so that's an added bonus, some verbena, lisianthus (the 3rd picture is the lisianthus), columbine (the 4th picture), some pansies to line our pathway and stepping stones in the front yard, hen and chicks for the rock garden, edelweiss for the novelty of it, some coleous for punches of color, and balloon flowers to replace the ones I killed last yard (I didn't realize they needed as much water as they do so this year I will plant them in an area of my yard that retains water a bit better.


  1. Such Pretty flowers. Sounds like you yard is going to be beautiful. The heat we had a week ago killed a lot of my flowers. I am discouraged at starting over as we are on somewhat of a water restriction which will be even stricter in June or July. Our beautiful new lawn front and back has some disease. It looks as all the lawns on our street all have the same thing.

    I have been so busy that I can't remember if I told you, I am glad your surgery is over and that you didn't have to have a hysterectomy.

    Have a nice day

  2. That would be frustrating to plant and then be on water restrictions. Hardly makes it worth the work huh??

    It does sound like you've been awfully busy. I'm trying to get back on the wagon. The eating is getting back on track; now I need to work on the exercise.

  3. Beautiful pictures! Good luck on your weight journey. I am struggling with mine.