Fuchsia, drum sticks and lavendar

Jesus met a good looking lady at a well. He asked her to give him water.  These two different people didn’t normally talk to each other. She thought how do I get this teacher to talk to me. I will ask him a question: “Where do you think the right place to worship is?” (there was at the time some political disagreements and she was on the ball) He then said it really didn’t matter and she should be asking for water from Him. The water He would give would leave her not ever thirsty again! He then told her how many husbands she had had. Five and the one she was with was not quite that far along the way. Clearly they hadn’t satisfied but this Jesus!  He had prophetic capabilites he was no easy catch though and strangely she didn’t want to keep Him for herself. She brought the whole village and those husbands out to Him.

Jesus the one who answers the simple prayer. “Please come in to my thoughts and emotions and be with me today.”

John 4: 6- 40 ( You need to read this for the real version. This is definitely Sandy’s version.)
They say fuchsia like morning sun and will sun burn if they have too much hot midday or afternoon sun. They like to be pinched.  A bit harsh! (Cut off one quarter to one half of each branch continually through the summer  so they keep producing flowers. )
Then there are the drum stick alliums (plus all these other names for this little plant : round headed leak,  round headed garlic, all headed!  onion)  they will seed themselves but can be planted as bulbs.
The 5 stalks of lavender aren’t showing many flowers, they still don’t look ready to bring in to dry but after this hot spell they should .

This made me smile.

If drumsticks are for playing drums you would think  breadsticks are for playing bread, wouldn’t you?

” Would you like some breadsticks?”

“No thanks I don’t play bread. I play drums.  Perhaps I will have a drum roll.”

George Carlin
Warning” by  the poet Jenny Joseph (with bits left out and commentated on by Sandy)
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple,
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me....

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired, (done that)
And gobble up samples in shops ..(done that)
And run my stick along the public railings ... (done that with my walking poles)

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain, (often do that)

And pick flowers in other people's gardens, (Yes)

Learn to spit. (I don't like that)

You can wear terrible shirts ( don't like that) And grow more fat  (done that)

Hoard things! (all those vases)

But maybe I ought to practice a little now? ( I think I am doing very well at practicing!)

So people who know me are not shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old and start to wear purple.

Thank you Jenny Joseph for giving me a laugh!!! I am well on target.
It is midday now and dappled shade is looking after the Fuchsia.

Thank you for looking at my post. Seeing where and how plants grow is fascinating! Seeing how and why people meet is not exactly boring!😊

4 thoughts on “Fuchsia, drum sticks and lavendar

  1. Hi Sandy thank you for the marvelous flowers,💐 detailed explanation and funny poems. They made smile too😀. Hope you continue to feel better. Lots of hugs, blessings and prayers for you.🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍❤❤🤗🤗🤗😀💐💐


    1. I remembered what you said your Mum helped you laugh. The stuff I read around all this made me laugh so much. I really felt better for it!! Thank you for your support. Very hot for us here today. Take care dear Kelly.❤️🙏🏻🤣🤗

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      1. I am so glad to hear that. It’s like they say sometimes laughter is the best medicine 😀 Although we are in different parts of the globe we seem to experience the same scorching hot weather 🔆♨️🔥🥵. Stay hydrated and cool 🆒️💧⛲💦🤤🥛. Take care dear friend Sandy🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤🤣🤗😀👍👍


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