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Three months ago, I featured one of the seedlings that I had started in a peat pot. It was from a seed about half the size of a mustard seed, or about the size of the “dot” (.) shown here. Unfortunately, this was only one of ten plants that survived after being started as seedlings. Perhaps I “rushed” their season by nursing them to sprout too soon and feeding them a steady diet of liquid plant food. They are normally a “fall” plant. But those two have now grown to a maximum height of 30″ and have produced the unusual pink blossoms shown here.
After a severe cold, snowy winter that has extended past the calendar date of “Spring”, there are definite signs that, indeed, Spring is certainly on the way.
Multi-colored birds have arrived at my seed feeder, birds that were not here during the bleak winter. Their colors (males) are bright to impress and woo possible mates. Some have even started gathering “stuffing” for their nests.
(Unknown author – from the Internet)
A snowstorm in the South is about as rare as a glass of unsweetened tea at a church supper. Folks around Birmingham, Ala. weren’t all that worried though. The storm was only supposed to dust the city – not even enough powder for a Southern snowman.
So when the first snowflakes began to fall, no one paid all that much attention. But then, the flakes kept falling. Before too long folks in places like Hoover and Inverness realized it was much more than a dusting. By that point, it was too late for anyone to do anything.
Icy interstates and highways soon became clogged with cars and trucks. Thousands of motorists soon found themselves stranded with nowhere to go – including many stuck on Highway 280.
Some of the most concerning (and objects of worry) are the questions of “how long will I live” and “when can I expect to die”? We all know of babies who, for some reason or another, die shortly after being born or after just a few short years of life. Yet we also know of some who live into their hundreds of years. So, what is the real answer to these questions?
Well, the answer can be deduced from Bible passages. After the fall from grace of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they were suddenly in a barren desert to fend for themselves. As part of the “curse”, they were also expected to produce children, primarily to help them to survive (helping hands) the demands of life outside the Garden.