Sunday, August 31, 2008

Every Purpose Under Heaven

To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every
purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
and a time to die,
a time to plant and
a time to pluck
what is planted,
A time to kill,
and a time to heal,
a time to break down,
and a time to build up.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 3.

Of Note: These biblical words perfectly sum up the seasonal cycles of a garden. These sunflowers are the last blooming reminders of the coming fall. The sun is already leaving us earlier in the day as the morning temperatures drop to the upper thirties. The garden is taking notice. On the shortest day of the year in December the sun sets at 4:30 pm! By then, the garden will be most likely covered in snow and readying itself for next spring.

Today's Weather Report: It was three years ago this weekend that I started having symptoms of blastomycosis. Little did I know how it would change my life. Hurricane Katrina was flooding New Orleans as I lay there coughing and feverish. The coming Hurricane Gustav may be a reminder of that fateful weekend. Up here in northern Wisconsin with temps today predicted in the upper 80's, you'd never guess what is going on a thousand plus miles south.

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