“Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnette …am thinking the same principle applies with the tending of irises… …or tulips…   or hydrangeas… or poppies….or even…me. Yes, am thinking the principle of tending is not just about roses. ❤ Blessings ~ Heather   “Keep your heart with all vigilance,  for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23   p.s.  Cool latin roots again. Tend = ‘stretch and strain”… attend, intend, intent, …not pretend…nope.Read more


Sometimes things snap suddenly.  Sometimes there’s a teeny tiny deterioration that takes place minute by minute, day by day, over a period of time. I’m not sure whether these trees were weakened over time, or if they just snapped as a result of the weight of the snow this week.  But I do know one thing.  They snapped.  And it seems to me that the snapping of one led to the snapping of others. I bet you know where I’mRead more