Blossoms, Springtime and Light



Here we are in the second week of May and Spring is in full swing. We’ve actually had some days that felt like summer. My small square foot gardens are flourishing. We’ve already enjoyed lettuce and kale. This past week I was able to purchase some tomato and pepper plants. Here’s hoping for a great harvest. Today as I walked around outside I noticed lots of wild blackberry blossoms.


Last year the berries were very sweet. I hope this year’s will be just as good.


I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at the blueberry bushes.


We were afraid that the earlier cold weather had damaged the blossoms. But as you can tell from the picture below, the blueberries seem to be coming right along.



I love the freshness and brightness of spring with all the new leaves and blossoms and fruit. The bright sunny days bring me joy and are inspiring. Here’s my latest art journal page encouraging us to let our lights shine.




I’m linking up with: #TrekkingThru, #TeaAndWord, #TuneInThursday, #FreshMarketFriday


10 thoughts on “Blossoms, Springtime and Light

  1. Gayl! Thanks so much for reading and loving my post! It’s so good to know that we share a love of some of the same authors and books.
    And I’m trying not to be jealous that your growing season is so far advanced. I won’t be planting my garden until Memorial Day weekend, but I’m so thankful for the daffodils that are in full bloom right now!

    1. Michele, it is a great post! I’m glad, too, we share a love of authors. As far as growing seasons, yes, I know it must be hard to wait so long. We did live in NH for about 3 yrs, so I understand. 🙂 I love daffodils! They’re some of my favorite flowers.
      Blessings to you! xoxo

  2. Hi Gayl, Love your photographs! The Lord has planted you in a beautiful area. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for hosting!

    And thank you so much for highlighting that my post from last week was the top clicked and for the kind words written about it.

    You and Mary have encouraged me greatly!


    1. Dear Karen,
      I’m glad you enjoy the photographs! Thanks so much for stopping by. Your post was a very encouraging one this week. I’m glad it was seen by so many! I love how God uses us to encourage one another. Blessings to you!

  3. Gayl, What a beautiful garden you have. I love the pictures. Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you for hosting the link-up. I hope you have a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you, Maree Dee! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. It’s fun hosting the linkup and I get to meet new people and read new blogs. 🙂 Blessings to you! I hope you have a great week, too.

    1. Thanks, Dani! I did do another very short thing in my Bible but I haven’t used it in a blog post yet. I’m studying the armor of God with a friend, so I just made a shield with the word “faith” on it. I hope to continue and do more Bible journaling. Blessings to you and thanks for visiting!

    1. Yes, Rebecca, we love our blueberry bushes. They are usually ripe in June so we have some time to wait. 🙂 Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you!

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