prayers on wheels!

Our grand-daughter,

(who has been showing up for frequent appearances on my bloggity-blog space)

like most children her age,

enjoys singing many traditional nursey rhymes.

One of her most requested is The Wheels on the Bus – sung with her Care Bear Friends!

She loves how they electronically interact with one another & she is always inviting others to sing-a-long with them too!

We all love joining in – clapping, stomping, swishing, and singing along (over & over again,) until our grand-daughter has decided to move onto the next activity.

(Or until Cuppycake pretends “the Bears need a nap,” giggles!)

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on my way home…

I’ve been somewhat quiet on my

bloggity-blog-say-I-space

this summer.

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I do hope to begin sharing more regularly soon.

 

Until then…

here’s just a little bit

of joy

I’d like to release from my heart

because…

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Mary’s Garden

 

Common Name/Religious Name:

Hollyhock/St. Joseph’s Staff, Pansy/Our Lady’s Delight, Bleeding Heart/Mary’s Heart, Columbine/Our Lady’s Shoes, Primrose/Our Lady’s Keys, Black Eyed Susan/Golden Jerusalem, Cornflowers/Mary’s Crown, Cosmos/St. Michaels’ Flower, Petunia/Our Lady’s Praises, Zinnia/The Virgin, Gladiolus/Ladder to Heaven, Geranium/Gentle Virgin, Daffodil/Mary’s Star, Lily of the Valley/Our Lady’s Tears, Peony/Pentecost Rose, Tulip/Mary’s Prayer, Rose/Emblem of Mary.

A Mary Garden is a collection of plants and flowers that have specific “Mary names” or religious names in addition to their botanical and common names.

John S. Stokes Jr. was the founder of the Mary’s Gardens movement, which started in 1951 to promote the creation of Mary Gardens and to connect gardeners of all skill levels. Proposed first for home gardens, Mary Gardens soon became fixtures at schools, parishes, burial plots, institutions, and shrines.  As outreach was an important aspect of the movement, Stokes wrote, designed, and compiled gardening guides and garden plans to encourage people to plant Mary Gardens, promoting them as prayerful, religious works of stewardship, devotion, praise, thanksgiving, meditation, and commitment for God’s artistry in creation.

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