Crepe Myrtle shrub in bloom.

Crepe Myrtle shrub in bloom.

There isn’t much going on in the garden right now. I am enjoying the end of summer flowers, such as the crepe myrtle shrub in my front flower bed. The marigolds are still blooming beautifully too. The winter garden has been planted.

I am in the process of doing some fall house cleaning this week. After the weather cools down a little more, I will do some garden cleaning. I struggled all summer trying to keep the weeds pulled out of the garden, without success. The cold days and frost will kill them off and they will be much easier to remove.

It is so weird how we struggle against the seasons, yet if we wait, the work becomes easier. I think that is so of the seasons of life too. Things look really hard at certain points of our lives, but if we wait, and persevere, those hard seasons will pass, and our gardens will be clean.

Most of the time our struggles come from not relaxing and enjoying the season we are in. We can’t see the future, so we don’t understand that relief is right around the corner.

We must stand strong and hang in there day by day, moment by moment, and then the easier times come.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:…” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)

“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:4 (KJV)


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