(Borrowing words from William James, circa 1888.)
God opens wide His hand,
In this our native land,
Year after year.
From His abundant store
He giveth evermore,
"Pressed down and running o'er,"
Our hearts to cheer.
|The seed packet said "Mammoth Sunflowers". Now that's truth in advertising!! This one was easily 10 feet high, with a diameter of about 18 inches!|
|The sunflower "harvest" is put aside to feed the birds so that we can enjoy watching them from the window all winter long.|
We have been very busy filling nearly every jar we can lay our hands on! We have canned peach jam, blackberry jam (both seedless and regular), green beans (oh, blessedly endless green bean harvest!), squash relish,
turnips, tomatoes (another seemingly endless crop!), and pickled okra.
God has indeed opened wide His hand to us.
but his artistry as well...