Archive for the ‘Spring’ Category

Arizona in Spring   5 comments

Spring Training in Arizona is not only about baseball!  If you come to Arizona for Spring Training, take a day and enjoy the spectacular desert beauty that Arizona offers.  We headed to Sedona on Saturday to do some hiking and exploring.  What a beautiful place to see and admire God’s glorious creation!


Sedona is home of the of the redrock monoliths named Coffepot, Cathedral, Bell and even Snoopy because their massive shapes resemble these objects.  The church in the collage above is the The Chapel of the Holy Cross.  This chapel is a great start to a day filled with hiking and exploring.


We also discovered the beautiful flowers and cactus of the Arizona desert.  I was able to get a picture of a bird finding some shade in one of the succulents.


There are so many hiking trails and scenic views in Sedona.  You really need more than one day to discover this beautiful area!  I would highly recommend a visit in spring – the temperatures are really nice for hiking at that time of the year!

Okay, we are now off to the Angel/Dodger game.  Have a wonderful Monday everyone!

Tablescape Thursday – Spring   23 comments

Tablescape Thursday


Happy Tablescape Thursday!  This week is simple spring all tied up in a bow!


For more Tablescapes, head on over to Susan’s!

Metamorphosis Monday – Spring Flowers!   19 comments

Metamorphosis Monday


Welcome to another round of Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch! Today, I would like to bring you a little bit of Spring on this first Monday of March.  Here’s the corner of my deck I like to decorate with potted flowers in the dead of winter…


Here are my flower choices for Spring…


A quick note about the cat on my bench – it is the neighborhood cat.  We do not know who owns this cat, but he seems awfully content to sleep on my patio furniture!  He relaxed the entire time I repotted my plants – lazy little bugger!

Have a fabulous week everyone!

Posted March 1, 2009 by Lana G! in Flowers, Garden, Home, Metamorphosis Monday, Outdoors, Snow, Spring

Spring Reading Thing 2009 is Coming!   Leave a comment

Spring Reading Thing 2009

Spring Reading Thing 2009

is a fun, low-pressure reading challenge

open to anyone and everyone

It will take place March 20th-June 20th

(which is, coincidentally, the Spring of 2009).

Click on the cute button above and head on over to Callapidder Days to find out more!

Posted March 1, 2009 by Lana G! in Books, Reading, Spring, Spring Reading Thing!

Hymn for Sunday – When Spring Unlocks the Flowers   3 comments


When Spring Unlocks the Flowers

When spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil;
When summer’s balmy showers refresh the mower’s toil;
When winter binds in frosty chains the fallow and the flood;
In God the earth rejoiceth still and owns his Maker good.

The birds that wake the morning and those that love the shade;
The winds that sweep the mountain or lull the drowsy glade;
The sun that from his amber bower rejoiceth on his way,
The moon and stars their Master’s Name in silent pomp display.

Shall man, the lord of nature, expectant of the sky,
Shall man alone, unthankful, his little praise deny?
No; let the year forsake his course, the seasons cease to be,
Thee, Master, must we always love, and Savior, honor Thee.

The flowers of spring may wither, the hope of summer fade,
The autumn droop in winter, the birds forsake the shade;
The winds be lulled, the sun and moon forget their old decree;
But we, in nature’s latest hour, O Lord, will cling to Thee!

Words by Reginald Heber

Posted March 1, 2009 by Lana G! in Flowers, Hymns, Lyrics, Music, Praise, Spring, Sunday, Worship