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BLOG – GIFT DAY 205 :: bloom and grow, forever…

24 Jul
We have eggplant!It’s so hot here, just the thought of wearing jeans makes me ill. I have been galavanting around in tennis skirts since we arrived in hot southern Oregon and I can’t imagine life without them. Pant. Pant. Pant. Drip. Drop.The heat is good for something though… our garden.

And, we officially have an eggplant!

They start out as flowers: pretty, purple flowers.

Then they shrivel up and die. I thought we lost our little eggplant to this hot dry sun. I was so sad, dejected, my little baby eggplant died!!!

But then, yesterday, when I opened the gate to the garden, I spotted something purple.

In the place of that dried up flower was the start of a purple plant. An itty bitty eggplant!

I think it’s a good reminder that sometimes after we bloom, we have to shrivel up, fall apart, lose all our of pretty petals to truly produce the fruit (or vegetable!) of our dreams.

And that’s why I can’t get the song Edelweiss out of my head.

“May you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow, forever…..”

More tomorrow.

Lovemore {fearless}
JamieP.S. The Card Crusade continues!  Yesterday’s card went out to my sister, Dawn, the woman with the most contagious laugh in the universe! This is all made possible by Green Ink Gallery. Check out their beautiful fine art cards!P.P.S. Today’s card went to someone who we rafted the Grand Canyon with last year… can you guess?

{bloom and grow}
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