Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday - Milling around with a purpose!

Of course I had to look up the old saying I've heard my dad say . . . milling around
It is said to refer to a group of people... moving around with no particular purpose... in no particular direction..waiting and wandering... you might say.

Oh... but life does indeed hold a purpose for me.... including the time it takes to invest and safeguard my medical needs all along the way!

Maybe I'll read a good many books!
But u know... as I look forward to retirement.... I actually look forward to milling around the Kitchen, the house, the back yard, the front porch with my teacup in hand!

 . . milling around in the back yard....
 the leisurely milling of my life at the day spa!
 milling around the mall... any and everywhere?   I sense a slower pace.. I feel the soothing pace of a serene, thankful life...  Care to join me in a 
grateful ~ milling 
life !!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday's landscape: Platycerium Fern

I have a loveable, admirable -- a cherished 1st class lady -- that I/we pray each workday morning @ 9:30am
(Matthew 6: 9-13 vs) soothed our souls today...

I start by calling him Father - a Great Dad - in heaven; His name is high and to be honoured, and we are His children. I am thankful for such right standing... to occupy a place of privilege as Our Father invites us to spend time in prayer with Him. 

Next, I pray that God's Kingdom, or rule, will become the norm on earth, over-riding and guiding human rules that are selfish and driven by greed and power. 

I then turn to our own needs, knowing he supplies our basic human needs and I ask that He would forgive the wrong things that I/we have done. Deliver us from evil, praying for safe-keeping of my family and loved ones. Finally I return to reflect on God's goodness, his power and glory forever and ever, and over and over and over and over again.....

I'm reflecting and collecting a good many booklets and magazines from my office file cabinets as I ready myself for "EXIT" retirement.   I purchased a gardening book/calendar... old but inspiring and charming.

The exotic plant that catches my eye this week is

Platycerium - often epiphytic tropical Old World ferns
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies
staghorn fern -any of various tropical ferns of the genus Platycerium having large flat lobed fronds 
often resembling the antlers of a stag
common staghorn fernelkhorn fernPlatycerium alcicornePlatycerium bifurcatum - commonly cultivated fern of Australia and southeastern Asia andPolynesia