June 24, 2021

Today's The Day...

Brynwood Needleworks - Glorious Farmhouse Hollyhocks



 
Today's the day. I thought you might like to see how magnificent the hollyhocks have become in just a few short days. They're truly the largest (height and width) I've ever seen in my life!
 
Brynwood Needleworks - The Colors Are So Lovely

It must be the soil, but I only remember purchasing three different colors when I planted the first five plants a few short years ago. I know I selected the dark and light pink ones. I didn't purchase the peach, white and yellow ones. They must be mutants. lol I'll take them either way! 

Mom's poor Shasta daisies are being pushed out by these big bullies, so I'll likely ask Handsome to replant the daisies into an open spot on the terrace in front of the porch to give them room to grow. He'll dig and I'll point. A perfect couple, don't you think?

I said "today's the day". It's time for another (hopefully last for this issue) surgery. I've been hopeful and prayerful, and I couldn't be more anxious for this to be over. Not just the surgery, but the issue. Perhaps I'll tell you about it someday, but it's one of those predominantly female issues that needed attention. Almost a year later, I'm (pre-op today) worse than I was at the beginning of this saga. 

We have help watching the dogs, so Handsome can be with me at the hospital, and then bring me home following the procedure. I'll be fine. I know God watches the sparrow, and I know He watches me. I'll see you tomorrow.

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17 comments:

  1. Absolutely glorious.I read a book many years ago,and the little girl thought the hollyhocks at the church entrance was Angel Gabriel watching over us.Its stuck in my my mind and now I refer to them as angels too.They really are beautiful.x

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    1. Dear Laura:
      I really love that story. I like that these beautiful blooms could be the Angel Gabriel watching over our home. Thanks for sharing the story with me.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  2. Beautiful flowers to greet you when you arrive home today. Praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

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    1. Hi Bonnie:
      They really are pretty sentries at the back door. I can see them as we come down the road to our drive. It's quite an impressive display. Thanks for your prayers. I know they are heard and answered.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  3. Thinking of you and sending up a prayer.

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    1. Dear Mary:
      Thank you so much, dear.
      Prayers are greatly appreciated.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  4. All of those different color Hollyhocks are so very pretty.
    Positive thoughts & prayers your way today.
    Marilyn

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    1. Hi, Marilyn:
      I wish everyone could see them up close. They're filled with bumblebees and honey bees these days. The hummingbirds love them, too. They make me smile every time I look at them.
      Thanks for the prayers. I know they're heard and answered. I'm very grateful.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  5. I love your hollyhocks. Every color is gorgeous and i couldn’t pick just one. Will be praying for a successful surgery and recovery.

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    1. Hi Andrea:
      I think I'm partial to the pink and white ones, but I do love them all. Thanks so much for your prayers. I'm very grateful for that.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  6. Amen, His eye is on the sparrow and He is watching over you! Prayers for a successful surgery and quick, full recovery!

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    1. Hi Lois:
      It was the first thing I thought of when I began writing this post. I know my book has already been written, and God knew me before I was born. He'll be with me always. It's a great comfort when I go through something like this surgery. Thanks for mentioning it, and for your prayers. I know He hears them all. I'm grateful for your note.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  7. Thinking of you Donna and praying that today goes well. Your hollyhocks are gorgeous!

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    1. Hi, Dear Wanda:
      Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. Thanks, also, for taking the time to leave a note for me. I really appreciate it.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  8. Thoughts were with you - and hope for a successful outcome this time. Rapid healing too! Your hollys are glorious.

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    1. Hi Maggie:
      Thanks so much, dear. I'm already feeling like this one is a success, so I'm keeping my finger crossed. I'm not awfully uncomfortable either. Also a good sign. I'm just going to follow doctor's orders, and do everything I can to make this have the best outcome. I appreciate your kind words very much.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  9. You know I am lifting Prayers and Healing Energy for you Donna Dear. Love You and You are such an incredible soul.

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Blessings, Donna