Lily

Lily

Consider The lilies of the field whose bloom is brief: We are as they; Like them we fade away As doth a leaf. Christina G. Rossetti, Consider.

 

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In the Bleak Mid-Winter

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In the bleak midwinter

BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.
Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.

Christmas Poinsettias

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“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love” – Hamilton Wright Mabi

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“Love came down at Christmas; Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas, Stars and angels gave the sign” – Christina Rossetti

Love

“Love is patient, love is kind, love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes in all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. “

It’s Not Easy Being Green

This is a tomato horn worm that was found on the tomato plant of my friend Sarah White Rudisill in North Carolina. It’s actually a caterpillar that will turn into a sphinx moth.