My camellia bushes all look like this. All covered in buds. The really are very pretty like this.
This is what is going on in front of my house.
Sorry it isn't better, but all day yesterday and starting at 5:30 this morning, truck after truck with asphalt
driving down the street. The line of trucks were so long that they stopped in front of the house to wait. The sound of rumbling all day long and the sound of air brakes when they go to the stop sign. Soon I think in front of my house will be the busiest intersection in our whole town. I have tried to find a place to get away from it but there is none.
Then I must find it within myself to find that peace I so desire. Only I can change my attitude towards those things I find disagreeable. To be thankful for the place that I am right now. To be thankful for the roof over my head and to be thankful that no matter what there is always something to be happy about. Like today being Friday.
" Stilled now be every anxious care,
See God's great goodness everywhere;
Leave all to Him in perfect rest;
He will do all things for the best."
(From the German)
To be thankful for all things that I find myself. One thing I find myself being thankful for as I watch the trucks, like large bumbling beetles lumbering down the street, and listen to the grumbling of the engines. I found myself being thankful that those men have jobs and they can take care of their families. So I thanked God for that. I really don't like when outside circumstances make me grumpy on Fridays.
I hope your February will be a warmer month than January. I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Thank you for all of your lovely comments and how you brighten my day. You truly are special gifts to me.
" To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another."
---Jacob Have I loved, Katherine Paterson---