June Bloom — 22 Comments

    • Thank you for your comment, Kristi. I feel encouraged by your encouragement!

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  1. Wonderful, Karen. I’m so glad you’re doing well. With good memories we can handle anything, don’t you think?

  2. Karen, I love your comment that your “dear gardener has gone on to his next assignment.” And I’ll bet there are loads of roses there – without thorns! Love you.

    • I love thinking that Charles might be tending heavenly roses with his dad, who had a garden filled with these beautiful flowers. Thanks, Carol.

  3. You painted a beautiful picture of your garden. So inviting I imagined having a cup of tea with you. Just as vibrant the colors of you garden is the sweet smile on your face. You are counting your blessings and it is refreshing!

    • Joan, thanks for your lovely comment. I really enjoyed connecting with you and Mark on Sunday at MH and so happy we’ll be companions on the Danube cruise next spring.

  4. Loved this post, Karen, and all the lovely comments that followed. You remain in my prayers as you travel this new journey.
    When I moved back to Quincy 12 years ago, I “inherited” numerous garden beds as part of the landscaping of my home. The upkeep requires a lot of time-consuming work, especially for this non-gardener, but I’ve grown to appreciate all aspects of gardening. It’s a bit more challenging this year in drought conditions, but I’ve appreciated every raindrop the Lord provided this spring.
    I’m thrilled to learn you have a Danube cruise in your future–enjoy! And consider yourself hugged!

    • Thank you, Judy. You are a faithful, praying friend and I really appreciate you. I did a little gardening today and enjoyed it. So maybe I will cultivate a bit of talent after all, just as you did.

    • I read your comment just after finishing some more weeding, Karen; I’ve had two sessions of that today in between working on an editing project. I need to clarify that I never said I was talented at this gardening business, but I have managed to keep my yards from becoming jungles. πŸ™‚
      My home was built in 1938, so I have lots of mature landscaping to keep under control. Today I’ve been enjoying watching a robin’s many trips to her nest to feed her babies I’m still waiting to see. Then a quail walked through my back yard area with four babies trailing behind–so adorable!

  5. I took your comment to mean that you learned gardening by doing it. I’m attempting the same. Love your description of the birds. So adorable is right. We have many birds in my community too. The word ‘pajaro’ I am told means ‘bird’ in Spanish. Our area is referred to as Pajaro Valley so you can imagine we have quite a collection of feathered friends. By the way, your house is the same age as I am, so yes, I can imagine it needs a bit of tending–as I do at 77! πŸ™‚

    • Yes, that is what I meant about gardening, but I’m pretty clueless! Loved learning about pajaro and your valley. We’re blessed to have a beautiful variety of birds here in the Sierra Nevada.
      You made me chuckle with your last comment. Goodness, Karen, you look wonderful! Blessings!

  6. Karen,
    Thank you for your beautiful blog. I can just picture you in your garden tenderly caring for your plants. How wonderful that your flowers are blooming. May the Lord continue to be the air under your wings Karen. You inspire me. I am praying for you and your family.

  7. I enjoyed reading your writing concerning keeping it simple, Karen. I, too, am having to take on all the home projects. I feel like a new calf, finding my way around Bob’s tools and the yard. It is a new experience and I feel challenged in a positive way.

    • I understand, Mary. It’s a new experience for each of us but we’ll learn. I like your positive attitude.

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