Sunday, November 25, 2012


As we have been concentrating on this season of Thanksgiving, we have been reminded of how very blessed we are.  These words seem very appropriate at this time.

                 "Bless this house, O Lord, we pray,

                     Make it safe by night and day;

                   Bless these walls, so firm and stout,

                      Keeping want and trouble out;

                   Bless the roof and chimneys tall,

                      Let thy peace be over all;

                   Bless this door, that it may prove

                       Ever open to joy and love."

                                               - Taylor

While not the usual colors associated with Thanksgiving arrangements, this is what was provided for us in our yard for our table arrangement.

Knock-out Roses and White Mums

Yes, our Knock-out Roses are still doing well, though the Mums are showing some "wear."  The vase has been a favorite for many years, a gift from a former student.

The next post - From the "Farm."

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. You can use any colors you want! Any time of year! Especially when you can pick the flowers, on your own land. :-)

    "Auntie" sezzzzzz...!


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  3. I think your Knock-out roses are beautiful. Who needs traditional when you can have pretty? xo Diana

  4. Love knock out roses! What a lovely poem! Happy Sunday! Hugs, Linda

  5. The roses are gorgeous!!

    I love the poem! Blessings to you!

  6. Everything looks lovely. Roses go with any holiday!

  7. Lovely poem. That's quite a few flowers for this time of year. Lucky, you!

  8. I can just hear you, with your lovely voice, singing this song! I'm curious that others have referred to it as a poem, as if they perhaps have not heard the tune that we know so well. If any of you are seeing follow-up comments, you might want to get onto YouTube and look for the song "Bless This House." It's beautiful, and most meaningful to me. Oh, and I took a picture of that wonderful rose bush on my way out of your driveway Thursday afternoon, and it has received some great reviews on my Facebook cover! :-)

  9. I have part of the prayer on a painting I have but I have never had the whole thing, so thanks I really like that.
    Your flowers are so pretty.
    It looks really nice.

  10. Thank you for posting the words of that always remembered song. My mother used to sing it and I can here her now. She had a lovely rich contralto voice.