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Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Bee's Paradise....

Hello my dears... I am not going to start this post by saying I am sorry for being so slack in this department ..  I know that you are all as busy or more than me so I am sure you understand.  I do not even have any children to get ready for school but it is the harvest season and therefore I am pickling and freezing and all that... I love it, though even if it is a bit much at times. 
I was so blessed to get home for a nite last week and to see our youngest son who I have missed a lot lately.   It doesn't matter how old our children get we as mothers never get over missing them when we haven't seen them for awhile... Our three children all live within an hour or two from us so I am certainly blessed.. Some poor dears have children all across the country or even the world.  Thank the Lord He knows us and how much we can handle, eh? 
Anyway, while I was home I took a few pics of our run-away flowerbed... It looks as though it was fed some heavy duty fertilizer and grew like Jack and his beanstalk...lol...
Isn't that amazing?  In some places it has grown about 7 feet tall.  It grows everywhere here in St. Martins.. It really takes over the place but I love this plant. 
This birdhouse is actually hidden in the first picture...
I tried to find out a bit about it and I heard that it is from Newfoundland... One of our lovely Maritime provinces..When St. Martins was a ship building town many years ago the plant came with the ships into port and  started growing here.  I have not seen this plant anywhere else  in the last fourteen years that we have summered here. 
Until now.... it grows in Havelock, N. B. because someone took a plant up there and transplanted it.  It has really spread!!!  Uh Oh.... Well, it has fringe benefits... The bees think they all died and went to bees heaven... Every few inches is a bee working away... They love them 
The name they are called  as far as i can find out is Poor Man's Orchid...
It looks just like an orchid .  A lot of people who come into my shop want to know what kind of plant it is as they have never seen it.  \
The main benefit as far as I and my grandsons are concerened is it is a wonderful Stress Reliever....LOL.... No, really...
It developes into these pods which when you gently squeese spring into the air shedding their seeds... Kind  of like a touch me not plant or the jewel weed but so much bigger and more fun.  The boys and I will spend ages springing them.... I know I mustn't have much to do...LOL...
Can you see the big pods??  I tried to take pics with all the bees but they blend right in...
In this one you can see it crawling inside to get it's honey... if you look really hard in this flower to the right and bottom....
Well, I guess this was a different kind of post...LOL...
God was so wonderful with all His creations.... I have always loved flowers so and I think they are one of the best things about Summer....
Tomorrow is the Lord's Day again already so enjoy it and draw closer to Him...
Praying for you and asking you to remember Carrie -  our Keeper of the Home who is working in India this month... She will soon be home again with her dear family but we need to hold her up in prayer... 
Keep the Faith..
Faye... 

3 comments:

  1. The flowers are so pretty! Lord willing, I will redo mine over next year. The rocks have been removed from around one and the front flower bed is flattened under our old porch! Quite a sight today! The Lord is allowing us to build that piece on our house... Thank you Jesus...

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  2. Oh Linsay ... that is wonderful that you are
    getting your new piece on you sweet house...
    God is so good!!
    Hugs...

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  3. You are so blessed to live in 'God's country', Faye! What a beautiful part of the world!
    May the Lord richly bless you and your family!
    Christine

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