Monday, June 18, 2012

 "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee." -Isaiah 60:1

Dear Friends,

These sunflowers seem to be obeying Isaiah's words, do they not? There is something delightful about the face of a sunflower, and their smell is of earthy chocolate (especially the dark brown ones). They speak of joy and hope, and we always have planted them, since we were first married (and have measured our children's growth by them). Whenever we're driving around town and see a few sunflowers in a yard, we feel that we have found a kindred spirit, and are happier for it.

(Senora thinks that sunflowers make great playthings, too!)

My wonderful mother surprised us by sending rhubarb from our old home~
" Hey, bambina! Vieni ad aiutarmi buccia di questo rabarbaro!"
We found this nest on the ground while going for a walk~ It's perfect and petite, and we think it might belong to a cardinal.

One thing's for sure; this baby bird didn't hatch out in it!



“Where you are is who you are. The further inside you the place moves, the more your identity is intertwined with it. Never casual, the choice of place is the choice of something you crave.”
Frances Mayes,
Under the Tuscan Sun


  1. How wonderful that your mother send you some rhubarb. Does it grow by you?


  2. Yes, the sunflowers look so pretty as they arise and shine~!

    I do wonder if the nest was a cardinal's or not?

    Rebecca is so funny!!!

    And the quote is a perfect end to a lovely post!

    Love~ Audrey


  3. Hi Marqueta,
    I love rhubarb in a strawberry pie... have you ever made that?
    such a lovely post and pictures..... smiles~

  4. Aren't sunflowers the most cheerful of flowers. Just made the most interesting lentil stew with rhubarb in it. That was nice of your mother to send you some.

  5. love the sunflower! and how neat to read Isaiah and see the picture with it!

    Your children are always so cute!
    Blessings & Love,

  6. Marqueta, such beautiful sunflower pictures (and the nest and your little bird!). The verse in Isaiah that you chose was perfect!

    I received your letter today. Thank you so much. :)


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