I am fully out in the garden today — this will be our first weekend in a while without snow… yes, Mother Nature has thrown us some curve balls.
March 25: At the end of the day we had 10″ of snow.
April 1: California has the weather and my little loves…
(It was snowing in Indiana.)
My daughter’s beautiful garden…
And, her ‘Easy Does It” rose.
April 9: NATURE’S WELCOME HOME FROM CALI
(Thankful Mr. G’s welcome was warmer!)
BACK TO TODAY…
Yes, I am out in the garden and while the heart of a gardener is optimism, I am a “bit” discouraged at some things I’m seeing. At the top of the “oh no” list is that my beautiful New Dawn rose on the arbor looks like it has some major winter kill — I mean major. If you don’t remember the one I am talking about, it’s this one…
Is it wrong to ask for prayer for a rose?😉 (Asking for a friend.)
While I would appreciate a miracle for my rose, there are so many more important things in my life and yours. Life and nature do throw us curve balls from time to time, but the Original Gardener (Genesis 2:8) has it all under control. He is very good at what He does. My life has taught me that when He closes a door, He opens a window.
AND, WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS… MAKE LEMONADE!
Here are the best lemons ever. My beautiful daughter grows these outside her kitchen door! If you want to read more about LEMONS, ROSES & SWEETNESS, click here for an article I wrote about our family’s lemon life.
Thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned, there are so many more spring things to come. Things like new roses … I have to tell you about all the new roses I am testing in the garden this year! Oh I can’t wait!
More than 25 years ago I attended a herb festival that served some amazing herby lemonade. When I came home, I immediately started making “my version” of this wonderfully refreshing drink. Every time I serve it, I get rave reviews. I have shared this very simple recipe a million times. Maybe not a million–but a lot! One of the best things about it, is that it is so simple. I decided many years ago, the more I can keep things simple, the more I can entertain.
My daughter calls this lemonade … LEMONADE THE MOM WAY. I just love that.
She wrote about it a few years back on her blog…
Summer isn’t summer without lemonade and my mom’s lemonade is the best. I don’t just say this because she’s my mom…it’s the best. Hands down. She gets asked all the time for the recipe which is super easy and wonderfully refreshing.
For each can of Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade add…
2 cans water
2 cans Canada Dry Ginger Ale
1/2 cup sugar3 large sprigs of fresh mint
1 – 2 lemons, thinly sliced
Add ice and ENJOY!
Here’s where the SWEETNESS comes in…
My grandson loves to make lemonade with me. We make a very simple lemon shake up. Lemons, sugar, water & ice. Every second we spend working on our refreshing lemony drinks… are the sweetest ever!
This week while with him, we used special lemonade cups I found (on Amazon). He loved them! #moresweetness
There “might” be truth to the rumor that I bought him a lemonade stand…