The Shady Porch: Thankful for the Bounty

8.16.2011

Thankful for the Bounty

Garden Harvest
I've paused several times today just to say, Thank you Lord for your blessings on me. We're not rich in the way the world measures wealth, but we are rich! A wise man once said, "you're rich if you have what another man needs." I think that is a brilliant definition and should remind us to look through the eyes of the man in need...we will see how blessed we truly are.

Squash
Cabbage, Cucumbers, Beans & Squash
Our gardens have been such a blessing to us this summer. We've had such a bounty in vegetables and flowers! The garden bounty has been so great that we have a basket hanging from our fence for passersby to select vegetables from. We've also been able to put up for winter too!


Gladiolus
This has been the best year for our flowers, too! Some are towering over 6 feet tall and have stalks the size of tree saplings! It has been the most beautiful, colorful summer we've had here and the bees and butterflies have enjoyed themselves, too.
Zinnias, Glads and Butterflies
Some of our bounty pictures are new, and some may have already been shared, but they are my favorites! So much to be thankful for keeps running through my mind and makes me think of the gospel song we sing ...

So Much To Thank Him For 

Here’s the chorus -

AND I'VE GOT SO MUCH TO THANK HIM FOR
SO MUCH TO PRAISE HIM FOR
WELL YOU SEE NOW HE'S BEEN SO GOOD TO ME
AND WHEN I THINK OF WHAT HE'S DONE
AND WHERE HE BROUGHT ME FROM
I'VE GOT SO MUCH TO THANK HIM FOR!
The zinnias put on a show this year!
I cannot make a flower bloom or a vegetable grow, so I am aware that I am the one constantly in need. So, how thankful I am to the One who can do those things that I cannot...and does it freely from his riches.