Friday, August 10, 2012

God's Blessings

Hi darling friend! Can you believe that it is already Friday? The days fly by for me.

Yesterday was an overcast and drizzly day here in my part of Georgia. Stepping outside, I took a look around my front yard. I don't have any real knowledge of mushrooms except what I buy in the grocery store. 

This toad stool or mushroom is huge, about 8 inches across. It was growing in some wood chips, which is what mushrooms like best. Of course, I would not eat it. It could be poison.
But is is a rather pretty display, don't you think?

And right beside this big mushroom were these babies:

I almost missed them. The biggest one is about 1 inch across.

Moving to the side of the house i spied these:

We will be having cabbage after all. I thought the critters had done away with it. And here are two surprise volunteers:

Just one lone sunflower. But to me it is a gift from God.

Coming back towards my front door, i saw this one gardenia bloom with rain drops on it.

And this rose bloom:

God is so good to me. I do not live in a black and white world, which is all i deserve. He left me in this world full of color and beauty.

I hope that you find some beauty and color in your life.

Have a wonderful weekend! I thank God for you !

Peace and love,  


hootnonny said...

Mushrooms are interesting to view! God put on quiet a show in your yard!

BTW, I'm skipping Atlanta as Chelle and her family all have bad colds!

Chatty Crone said...

Butterbean, Butterbrean - How does your garden grow?


Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Your shots of the mushrooms are so sweet. Beautiful edit on the zinnia is it? Yes, God really is good if we only look around and realize how much we have to be thankful for. Even the little things. I think the more we enjoy and appreciate Him the more He wants to give. Hope you have a great weekend!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A lovely collection of brights and whites, edibles and beautifuls! I love that we live in a world filled with colour and variety and not shades of grey only. I guess God loves beauty and creativity for he filled the world with it.

TexWisGirl said...

that gardenia is just strikingly beautiful. :) glad you're getting enough moisture over there to make mushrooms!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I declare, the lord just filled your property with his love for all things beautiful, and with your keen eye, you made him proud with your captures. LOVE the sweet baby cabbage.

I will be computerless for a few days... slap me... I can get on hubby's but his office is a death trap... Way too much anxiety just to go in there to clean much less get on the computer...

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Oh, I have been trying to find the name of your tiny mushrooms grouping. They look like a form of inky's.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great photos! Never knew mushrooms could be so beautiful Well done Charlotte!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Love your mushroom cluster! Makes me think of Tammy's see-through mushrooms.
Lovely gardenia bloom. My bushes were full this summer and every once in a while I'll still find a lone gardenia bloom too! Next year, I'll be planting zenia's too. I never have - but they are always multi colored!! You have a colorful garden Charlotte!

Annmarie Pipa said...

isn't life so amazing when we take the time to notice?! your pictures are wonderful eye openers!!

Lisa Gordon said...

I have not seen a a mushroom quite like this one Charlotte. Beautiful white, and it does indeed look huge.

Love your gardenia. I think mine is taking a rest, but it has been blooming sine may, so I can't complain.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Charlotte, your photos do much to show that it's the little things in nature and life that can be so wonderful. I do like seeing mushrooms on a lawn, but would never sample any!