Friday, May 19, 2006

The Farmer

There is an ancient story that says a preacher went to call on a good farmer. The farmer had gained the reputation of being able to buy fields that were overrun with weeds and turn them into fertile, productive land.
The Preacher greeted him and said, "Wow, You and God have done a nice job with this farm, it's beautiful!" The farmer replied, "You should have seen what God was doing with it before I came to help him."
The picture below shows me that although I can produce an occasional pimple, this is what God can do with plain ol' dirt. (Well...God and Marilyn)

17 comments:

Britmum said...

God and Marilyn are very taleted. They are very beautiful flowers. I always admire people who have a green thumb. Scragend has a marvelous green thumb too. I think that mine is purple. LOL

Take care xx

Paul said...

Looks good. Looks good.

Mandi said...

Those are beautiful, what are they?? I'm so jealous!

Jerry said...

Cliff,
Did I miss that patch with the mower? They look great. Marilyn has definitely got the green thumb going on.

Felecia said...

(Would they mind lending their talents to the sandy soil here in MN?)

Cliff Morrow said...

Mandi and felecia: Marilyn said she didn't know their name but that they are an annual. They re-seed themselves each year and they have to be corraled a bit. They will take over a garden, given the chance. She said if she had your addresses she would send some seeds at the end of this cycle. Email me if you like.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Purdy! Have a great weekend.

poopie said...

The farmer's daughter says: "God bless y'all every one!"

Jim said...

Are sure those aren't weeds and you guys didn't have much to do with them?
God has some pretty weeds.
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Rachel said...

Lovely flowers Cliff. Marilyn and God did good with this bunch. I love flowers too.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
That's a grea picture but I am sure they look even better if a person was standing right there looking at them. I'd come out to see for myself but I have to service the van.
God and Marilyn do good work.
Ralph

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JUST A MOM said...

BBEEEUTIFUL!!! I am gunna steal it and use it for my desk top... have a great weekend

TamWill said...

Beautiful flower power here! Lovely!

Miki said...

Great flowers, Marilyn, and you should be commended too, Cliff, for posting them here. Check in at my blog from time to time, I will post again, just not right now. Thanks for all the support and great wishes, you are a truly nice person!

Jamie Dawn said...

Beauteous!!!
Marilyn & God make a good team.

JunieRose2005 said...

I LOVE those flowers- whatever their name is! :)

Also am checking out your blog for the first time and finding a lot of interesting reading!


Junie