We had a refreshing weekend both at home in our own gardens, and visiting other gardens. On Monday we enjoyed a picnic lunch and then strolled along the paths of an arboretum and gardens of a park in a nearby city. This was a different garden and park from the one that we visited on Sunday; but once again, I so enjoyed seeing all the lovely flowers and the way that they were so carefully arranged to make a beautiful display.
What an amazing variety of different and yet beautiful flowers that the Lord has created for our pleasure and enjoyment! ♥
Here are some pictures from this city arboretum and garden:
As homemakers, I think we have such wonderful opportunities to beautify our own homes and gardens. We can bless our families by the loving and careful work we do inside and outside our homes! Even if you are like me, and don’t have a large budget, we can take what the Lord has blessed us with and work on making a peaceful resting place for our families. I think there are so many lovely and exciting ways to do this in whatever style that we enjoy. My home and gardens are definitely a work in progress, but it is such a fulfilling journey that I am on!
Edith Schaeffer writes this in The Hidden Art of Homemaking:
“…some kind of a spot in the world is the place we each call ‘home‘, no matter how temporary that place might be…Here, wherever it is, is your spot. This place should be expressing something of yourself. It should be communicating something of you to your visitors, but it should also satisfy something within you. You should feel ‘at home’ here, because you have made it home with something of yourself.”
May the Lord bless you as you make your own little spot into that special place for those you love ♥