Sunday, April 19, 2009

brightening my corner...

The Lord has done great things for us...
and we are filled with joy.
Psalm 126:3 NIV

It wasn't all sunshine and blue skies this week. I made many drives through our valley on grey days...but there was always one bright spot along the way. I'm glad they chose a location right next to the freeway as a commercial daffodil operation. There's nothing like a splash of yellow to lighten up the picture!

My dad is still in hospital...feeling somewhat better...but still awaiting the results of many tests. And so I continue to drive that stretch of road...and thank God for every good thing He has given me to enjoy.



  1. What a beautiful field of yellow and white against those dark mountains! Like rays of hope, or sunshine...promises from our God that He has not forgotten us; that, in fact, we are continually in His thoughts.

  2. Ohh ! I have enjoyed that same patch of brilliant yellow .. and taken photos! smile It is soo beautiful !

    I'm so glad your dad is feeing somewhat better.. and I pray that he will recover completely and that the test results all show good news !

  3. I look forward to seeing that beautiful field this week as I come and go for work. There's a similar one over here, on the way to the airport - such a lovely 'goodbye' picture for my parents as we took them up for their flight east.

  4. Isn't it marvelous...I really have thought that there should be some kind of viewing station at this farm - but then one likely would be in the midst of a crowd. Beautiful...I guess we were thinking about some of the same things this weekend.

    Hope that your Dad is "better" soon...being in hospital - even if the setting is shiny and new - for any length of time is a concern. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... you seem to have had a few hospital experiences this year.

  5. Sure hope your father gets home soon! If you'd like some spring flowers for him, or yourself, you can pick your own at a tulip farm out our way, where the proceeds go for cancer research and hospice. This is being done by the children of the farmer.(I'm doing a little promo for my friends). Call me for more info, or listen to the early edition on CBC tomrrow about 6:45. Dairymary

  6. Even the picture makes me smile. I'm glad that this field is a part of your journey.

    I well remember how wearying it is to make these trips to the hospital day after day and wondering what might happen and how it would all turn out. For my dad, it's meant that he feels better than he has in years. I am praying that that will be true for your precious dad, too.

  7. What a beautiful post. I love that view and I can imagine how many times you have driven by that bright spot this week.
    I keep thinking about you and your Dad....
    When can I drag you up the 101?

  8. That is one stretch of the highway I would love to drive every day!
    Good to hear that your dad is feeling better..

  9. I think I would have pulled off the road at this location and just sat and stared. Such beauty! Blue sky, the mountains,and all of those gorgeous breathtakingly beautiful!

  10. Daffodils aren't mentioned in the Bible but I would guess there weren't many growing where its books were written. They're sunny and bright even when the sky is grey and rain is falling. You can't miss them. So we can and should...
    "Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
    Praise Him all creatures here below,
    Praise Him above ye heavenly host,
    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost".
    It's an old song but expresses what's deep in our hearts regardless of what is going on around us - kind of like the daffodils. Thanks, Judy!

  11. What beauty to have in your own neighborhood. Make me want to go to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this year.

    Blessings to you and your dad as we pray he recovers quickly.

  12. That's not a "splash" of yellow...that is a whole bucketful!


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