Saturday, September 29, 2012

This and That. And Red Doors.

Oh! Do you love that, or what? A friend posted it at Facebook and there was no way to share it there so I'm sharing it here. With you.


This time last year? Our crab apple tree had barely a leaf on it and looked, well, pathetic. But since Tree Guy wop, wop... pruned it and chopped down the two trees which shaded/distracted this one?  It looks zillions of times better.

Lesson: let God prune away whatever He wishes in our own lives, even when it hurts facing sad truths about ourselves. Eventually we'll look and feel zillions of times better.


And yes, I just keep showing you photos of our garage, but see, we haven't had the trim on the house painted yet and that's what's really going to make it shine. That, and well, I'm seriously considering painting the front door, red, especially after seeing this amazing photo yesterday. (Check it out. I'll wait for you to return.)  :)

Oh wow. Yes, I'm getting excited about red for the front door.

(While researching door colors, I read about one woman who paints her front door a different color each season (!) Now, there's creativity and dedication.)

Oh, and I'd like to hang little white tie-back curtains at that garage window. This week, hopefully.


Yard sales this morning, then we'll return so Tom can sleep away the afternoon since he's working for a guy the next two nights.


"Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit."   ... John 15:2


Okay. Here's a peek, even without the trim being re-painted. The sun is shining for a few moments so I ran out and took a picture for you (though sigh... the color isn't quite right. The corner of the garage is truer, at least on my computer).



Bonnie said...

I heard you've had cloudy weather lately. Glad you ran out for a quick sunny picture.

A red door....yes! It would look great in the fall with the maple trees turning color, wonderful at christmas, of course, and very festive in July with your flag flying. I see a pot of red geraniums right next to it, too, as I do next to your little table and chairs on your new patio. How very welcoming the patio makes your yard appear!

Anonymous said...

The quote in the picture at the top of this post... I gave that it couple years ago to the older girls at church that were at the point of thinking about serious dating. They really liked it. One girl said she used it to open up conversations with her boy friend. Several mothers of younger children asked me for a copy this quote for future thought. Your house is looking sooo good!! Sarah