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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday, FF and GBBD...

Back of the block wall planter. I'm linking up with Cottage Flora Thursday over at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ for today and FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ and GBBD over at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com/ for tomorrow. Thank you ladies for hosting these memes.

Cosmos


When you start Petunias from a mixed bag of seeds you never know what colors they will be.





Impatiens and Coleus from seed


Salvia with Zinnias in the mist of Dahlia foliage


This little Torenia aka Wishbone popped up in the middle of some Ornamental Potato Vine.




Home and Garden Projects


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After

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Today I am Thankful that my son spent Tuesday night with us at home. His girlfriend was killed in an automobile accident yesterday morning. If he had not randomly showed up at home on Tuesday evening and been invited to stay the night, he would have been with her. Divine intervention. Thank you Lord.

47 comments:

Val said...

Oh Darla!!! That is so sad about your sons girlfriend but so glad he was not with her. I am praying for your son, your family and her family. My heart aches for you all.

FlowerLady said...

Oh my goodness. That is so awful about your son's girlfriend, and my heart and prayers go out for your son, your family and her family at this time.

FlowerLady

Jacque Ferreira said...

Sorry about the sadness of your son's friend, wishing you all comfort. I like how you reused the picture canvas. I just bought a picture for the frame and was going to toss the not so attractive pic when my husband said why not just paint over it like the old artist use to do. I dabble in painting and think that is such a good idea, your projects are cute! Happy Gardening ~ Jacque

deborah said...

Darla, I am so sorry to hear about your sons girlfriend but I am thankful your son is safe. My thoughts and prayers are with your son and his girlfriends family.

Becca's Dirt said...

My heart is breaking for your son. I'm so sorry to hear about that. Gosh girl you are getting so creative there. I need you to send me some of that energy. Gorgeous pieces. That first one I thought that well nothing wrong with that picture but wah-la - it looks nice. I bet I can find some junk to get my juices flowing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Twisted Fencepost said...

OH MY GOSH! So sad and sorry about his girlfriend. But so thankful that he was not with her.
Love your crafts!
Did I tell you I have a block wall, too? I do! And I got the idea from you. Thank you! I love it. But it will have to be moved to a spot that gets evening shade. It just dries out too fast. I'll be posting pics of it soon.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is so sad.I hope he is coping alright.

Dani said...

Oh Darla I am so sorry to hear that!

Lois said...

I'm so sorry about your son's girlfriend Darla. I read about that accident in the paper and it is heartbreaking. I'm glad he was not in that car and that he is safe. I know you must be hugging him extra tight these days.

rockpaperscissors said...

Dear Darla,
So very sorry to hear this sad news. Yet so happy for you that your son spent the night that saved his life. I've come over from cottage Flora Thursday today to visit your garden blog.
Maryjane from Storybook Cottage

Aerie-el said...

Oh my, I am so sorry about your son's girlfriend. Sending all of you, whose lives she touched, thoughts and prayers.
I love your crafts, too, and laughed out loud when I read 'Psycho-path'! So creative.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how scary, Darla.. Too close for comfort.. Divine Intervention for SURE. Glad your son is okay---although I'm sure he is devastated at the loss of his girlfriend. May God Bless her family--and yours.

Great flowers--as usual!!!! Flowers can make us smile, even in times of sorrow.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Darla, this petunia's color is my favoritte (for petunias I mean). I always try to find it for my planter.
I will pray for the girl's family and for your son.

Grace said...

Darla Dear, Your projects are wonderful. You're so talented. Love your flowers. The cinder wall is looking really good. Great photos, as usual. You know I'm here for you. Big hugs.

Lola said...

My condolence to everyone. That was divine intervention I'm sure. Prayers are on their way to you & all. I really feel for your son.
Your pics are gorgeous as usual. I am thinking about the cinder block arrangements. So cute.

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about your son's girlfriend, but I'm glad he's safe. I think Divine Intervention is the best way to describe why he was with you instead of her that night.
Each time I see it I'm reminded of how much I like your block wall planter.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I love your signs...much better than the before.

My condolences to your Son and his GF's Family.

Blessings Kelsie

Becca's Dirt said...

I forgot to mention that the block wall is looking so good girl. Love all those begonias - my fav and always a good performer.

Zoey said...

What a sweet spot to sit with the Impatiens and Coleus. I am so impressed that you grew them from seed!

Lona said...

Darla that is just terrible about your sons girl friend. Thank God he was home with you all.
You have really been making some pretty things.I like the garden signs.Especially the 'Garden Dreams' sign.
The plants around the bench are so pretty. The block planter is looking good too.

Dar said...

The Lord did intervene but it is still so very sad for your son to go through something so horrible. Give him my prayers for time. If he is as strong as you are, he will find his way.
Your wonderful bench by the Impatiens and Coleus looks like a perfect place to find peace.
BlessYourHearts

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

What a terrible loss for your son, you, and the young lady's family. Divine intervention indeed!
I love your cinderblock wall....lots of fun.

Julie said...

I am so sorry for your son's girlfriend and her family and your son. Such a tragedy. My prayers are with them all.

bakingbarb said...

Oh my heart goes out to your family and hers. Thankful he was home with you though.
Beautiful flowers as always. Love the cosmos color.

Diane said...

I am so relieved and grateful that your son is okay and so sorry for your family and her family, about his girlfriend.

Thoughts are with you.

Fairegarden said...

Dear Darla, my heart goes out to you and your son. Divine intervention, but so sad. Give him an extra hug from me.
xo
Frances
ps, the flowers and crafts are wonderful.

Rosie said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. What a shock for you. Hugs to all.
Rosie
Gorgeous flowers and plants!

Window On The Prairie said...

So sorry about your son's girlfriend. So sad. Prayers your way.
Suzanne

noel said...

aloha darla,

wow you are very creative, i love the front corner wall with the cement blocks painted...great idea

Bonita Jane said...

Darla, I am so sad for the family tragedy, yet thankful for the circumstances that kept your son safe...

Love your garden signs....I must make some for myself! Psycho Path! Ha!

Shirley @ The Gardening LIfe said...

I love the sitting area surrounded by impatiens and coleus.

Thank goodness for the graces of God. My heart goes out to him and to her family.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Oh, man, Darla! Your son has experienced another trauma that I know of, when he was hurt by those intruders, and now this tragedy. Poor guy! Well, God says He will cause good to come from all things. I pray for your son to recognize it when it comes, and is able to heal from his losses.

I continue to be amazed with your creativity! Great job on your projects! Your blooms are looking great, too. How cool that you got coleus to grow from seed. Did you start it inside?

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Hi Darla, thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment about my studio. I'm sorry about the loss of your son's girlfriend.

xo,

Abby

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing your blooms over here at Cottage Flora Thursday's! but a very sad story....praying for peace for her friends & family & especially your son, cannot imagine what he is going through. xoox, tracie

mississippi artist said...

I am so sorry for your sons girlfriends family,but so very happy that your son is o.k. Your flowers are beautiful.

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Darla,

I'm so sorry to hear about your son's girlfriend. It's never easy for a loved one to pass away especially when taken so suddenly. I lost a good friend in college to a car accident and it was one of the hardest things to go through. My thoughts and prayers will be with your son and family.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, that is so terrible about your son's girlfriend and I am so sorry for his loss...It is so totally shocking and he must be hurting so badly...
I am sure grateful that he was not in the car--Something similar happened to my family and it was God's miracle that my son is alive too...It happened when he was in high school.

Sending (((hugs))) your way,
Cindy

NanaK said...

So sorry about your son's girlfriend. I know that you must be hurting for the loss while rejoicing at the same time that he is still with you.

I enjoyed seeing the progress of the block garden. It's looking superb. I think I could use that "psycho path" sign for My Garden Path. You selling?

Rose said...

Darla, I am so sorry for your family's loss. This must be so hard for your son and for all of you, yet at the same time you have so much to be thankful for that he is with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love the little torenia peeking out of the sweet potato vine.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Darla, I am so sorry to hear about your son's girlfriend. What a terrible tragedy! I hope that your son is doing okay.

You've been quite busy with your painting!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Darla, I am so very sorry. I missed that comment in the blog post.

What a awful thing to happen to her.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

perennialgardener said...

My heart goes out to your son for his loss.

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L'écran est magnifique et très créative. . . .

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