"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, February 8, 2013

A splash of bright cheery yellow grows among

the brown and gray stillness of the grounds,
and catches my attention each time I walk about.
The Italian Jasmine is now in full bloom and full of buzzing honey bees.

I love this heirloom plant and how it gracefully drapes over the stone yard wall..

The wind blows it's cheery petals all along the walk way.

I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers.
 ~Robert Brault
I always think upon this quote when I see cheery flowers like this.
How about you?
Are you underneath snow?
Or is a blanket of flowers showing themselves to you?
I would love to hear!


icebear said...

I live up here in Maine... we are getting up to 2 feet of snow in the next 24 hours. I still think its beautiful though.
I love spring and summer, but i also enjoy winter.

I wonder what that lovely jasmine smells like?

Country Gal said...

How pretty ! We are just coming through the biggest snow storm this year they say it is the worst in 4 years . The area and surrounding areas are all at a stop till it's over ! Have a good day .

lil red hen said...

I've seen some yellow dandelions -- do they count?

Daisy said...

We still have snow here, but I do enjoy seeing your flowers, Kathleen. Love that quote too! Hope you have a nice weekend!

Michaele said...

We are still months away from this - but I love hearing you describe it. I long for bees.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Out here on the West Coast , the freesias are just budding out and the camellia too. I noticed new buds on the geraniums, all in tact even after hail yesterday!
That yellow jasmine is so pretty.

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

Busy bees and yellow blossoms...spring can't be far away.

KathyB. said...

I have never heard of this plant before, but what a gift of gold, especially for the bees during this time of the year.

Marie said...

This is a gorgeous shrub! And there's that lovely spring yellow!

Jen's Farmily said...

It seems like I've been watching extra closely this year to see the flowers start popping up!

I love the yellow flowers... and set against the dark and dreary of the area around them, it makes them seem even more cheerful!

Muddling Through said...

Early blooms are like the earnest money of more on the way, aren't they? Love seeing them!

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Kathleen,
The Italian Jasmine is gorgeous draping across the stone wall! Thank you for sharing the pictures and the quote.
Have s great week!

Celestina Marie said...

Oh I just love your jasmine. We had a gorgeous planting that trailed up the fence but it's days were over a couple years ago. I guess it just came to the end of it's life. I sure miss it though and need to plant another. My camillias are blooming and today I noticed the hydrangea are popping up with some green sprouts. It was so nice to walk in the garden after being so sick with the flu. I am better but very weak yet.
Have a great week and enjoy the spring blooms.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I can only imagine the fragrance coming from that bush.

YES, I do hope and pray to meet the lord soon, not only to thank him for the beauty he created for us but for Jesus coming to this earth to die for our sin and to save us.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

No snow here, Kathleen, but we have lots of rain and mud on the VA eastern shore at this time of year. The daffodils are trying hard to bloom but getting fooled with some chilly nights and then warm days.

Kelly_Deal said...

Oh that jasmine is just gorgeous. When I was in Charleston, SC a few years back I fell in love with the confederate jasmine. Is this the same? Would love to grow it here in Illinois, but it would never survive unfortunately.

The Farmers Daughter said...

Spring is close! We're seeing the robins return here!
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!