Plenty of Time to Grow



Welcome to my new website! There is still a lot to learn and I will be making adjustments as I go along. I was going to wait until everything was “just right” before I launched this new blog, but instead I’m jumping in and bringing you along for the ride! There will be plenty of time to grow. The first post in my original blog was for Five Minute Friday, so I thought it appropriate to begin this new one in the same way. Today’s word prompt is grow.



It’s interesting that the #FiveMinuteFriday word this week is grow, because I feel like that’s what I’m doing in many ways.

For awhile I have been wanting to do something different with my blog. I had grown tired of the design and some of the publishing problems I had. Of course, no platform is perfect so I am sure there will be problems with this one, too. But I am ready to move ahead, test the waters and begin to grow into a new stage.

Another form of growing is that of plants in a garden.

At the beginning of the day yesterday, my garden was full of growth. Unfortunately it was the wrong kind of growth. It was full of weeds and very overgrown, so much so that you could not even see the raised beds.


Bring in my daughter, Sara, of Liberated Landscapes!

She is a miracle worker. For Mother’s Day she gave me a coupon for getting my garden going. Yesterday she came and completely did away with the weeds all the way down to some very stubborn roots. Oh, they were growing very well. By the end of the afternoon, she had them all cleaned out, planted seeds and transplanted a few plants she had started at home.


I tell you, I was very excited!

I can hardly wait for the seedlings to poke their heads above the ground. Sure hope I can keep on top of the weeding and take care of my garden, a garden planted with love by my daughter.

What kind of growth are you experiencing?

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14 thoughts on “Plenty of Time to Grow

  1. I love the new look! You are indeed growing. I’ve contemplated growing and changing my blog too. I’m over in the #4 spot this week.



    THIS IS SO YOU! I see you in every leaf of this gorgeous background. It’s lovely but NOT distracting. What theme are you using? It suits you.

    So proud of you, Gayl.

    1. Susan, you are such a great cheerleader! Thank you so much for all your encouragement. I’m so glad you like it! Thanks for being such a great friend and for you encouraging comments. 🙂 Blessings to you! xo The theme is Twenty Eleven.

  3. I honor your spirit of adventure with the blog. Looks great and same wonderful content! I’ve got a few rows of peas planted and a row of chard. Have started planting peas and radishes. I love this time of year!

    1. Michele, thank you so much for your consistent encouragement. You’re a blessing! Sounds like you’ve got a great start on your garden, too! Have a great weekend. Blessings to you! xo

  4. Looks wonderful, Gayl!! New growth feels so good, doesn’t it? Whether it is inside ourselves, in our yards, or on our blogs, growth breathes such hope into us all. May God bless your new endeavors!

    1. Thank you so much, Joanne! Yes, it does feel good, though I’m still unsure of so many things with the blog. I will just keep plugging along and keep learning. 🙂 Yes, growth breathes hope! Thanks for you encouraging words. Blessings to you! xo

  5. How exciting. Growing up in the north I loved working in the garden. Not that I’m in the hot south.. not so excited about getting out there.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mandy! Yes, it gets pretty hot here in SC so we have to do garden work in the early morning or evening. 🙂 Blessings to you! Have a great weekend.

  6. Great job, Gayl! I’ve been working in my yard/beds today as well. Lots of stuff is growing out there … stuff I like … and stuff I don’t. My favorite “growing thing” right now are the 3 teenagers who are becoming young adults. It’s a difficult for them–and for me. We are all growing together!

    1. Thanks, Dianne! Yeah, there’s a lot growing in my yard that I could do without, but we just need to plug away at it. I’m out of the stage of teenagers almost as my youngest will be 20 this year, but I remember well the joys and trials of raising teenagers. It’s definitely a learning and growing time. 🙂 Blessings to you!

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