I'm in Charge of Celebrations

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Today I am celebrating--as I do most every day.

I am celebrating one of the best books I've ever read.

Sure some might think it a children's or juvenile's book but the

lesson learned from it is good for all.

Reading this book will make you want to go out in your yard or neighborhood and look for things to celebrate--and I promise you, you will not be disappointed--by the book or by what you find on a nature walk.  

This book just happens to celebrate the mysterious beauties of the desert.
I've been in the deserts of Arizona and I concur wholeheartedly with the author's amazement and celebration of life and beauty there.

Today I am celebrating the azaleas that are in bloom in my front yard--I think about nine bushes of these luscious peachy flowers.

I am celebrating the yellow jasmine which grows over an arbor in my front side yard.  I'm sure it has thousands of blooms.  Saturday one of our neighbor's sons who was headed to prom used it for a backdrop for his prom picture.

And a huge George Taber azalea in the far corner of my back yard.

But most of all, I am celebrating the One who made all of this possible--our Heavenly Father!

For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible-- 
Col. 1:16a, English Standard Bible  

Saying a prayer for the victims of the tragedy in Boston--God help us all--especially the families of those affected--

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted


beautiful and the book looks very interesting...need to check it out
Anita Johnson said…
It is just beautiful where you live! Celebrating God's creation with you!
Sandy said…
My azaleas have just barely started to bud. Yours are gorgeous as well as the yellow jasmine. I do so love His beautiful flowers.
Yes, prayers for all those affected in the Boston massacre. May people's hearts turn to the Lord as we see things like this becoming more common, unfortunately.
Debbie Petras said…
I think this is the book you recommended for me before. So I went to amazon to check it out. I think it's one I must read. Thanks for sharing. I love the desert, especially when the cactus bloom. It is a sight to see.

Blessings and love,
Beverly said…
Lovely photos, love the book, and love the verse!!
Barbara said…
All are beautiful photographed.
EarlK said…
Beautiful photos. Thanks for the book info.

June Caedmon said…
Amen,Dianne. Your photos and the sentiment. Lovely post :)

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