Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Day the Lord Has Made...

I took my dogs out around the farm with me...
double checking Shadow's collar and leash
he still has the penchant for getting excited over the goats...
in a rather unfriendly manner

of course, Foxie, who has no interest in the goats, I'm happy to say...
wants me to include her in a little attention, too

we went around the farm just to see the pretties

such as the morning glories that climb along the cottage compound fence

the edible vine we call cooley-pawpaw with the yellow flowers

we use the leaves for bush tea

and the lovely orange fruit that grows among it's leaves...

has sweet tasting seeds inside that are good to eat
always something edible in the bushy wild to eat

the old Glory Cedar trees are blooming

old and quite huge...

they will be absolutely gorgeous all decked out in their pink flowers
the honey bees hover in droves up in those boughs
go ahead, Pilgrim's Farm bees...
take all the nectar you want to the hives

beyond the Glory Cedar tree is another huge tree...

that blossoms at the same time with glorious orange flowers
please excuse me for not knowing what tree this is

it looks much like the Flame of the Forest tree

this is what the flower looks like up close
if anyone knows what it is, please do tell

how I do love the way the flowers fall gently to the ground and cover it...
among all the fallen brown cocoa leaves

and the green shoots of bush plants make it all the more prettier
one of my favorite scenic views on Pilgrim's Farm
both the orange tree and Glory Cedar tree bloom at this time of dry season
this is a blessing from the Lord

we are waiting for the next harvest of cocoa to ripen
I love to walk under the cocoa trees where it is always cool...
no matter how hot the day may be

then, a neighbor came along and the walk was forgotten as we talked some small talk

and I caught Pippi taking interest in my favorite hibiscus...
no doubt, to see if it's good to eat

if you look closely, you will see where she tore a piece off near her beak
she tasted, then left it alone : )

and on this day, I can truly say...

I will praise Thee:
for Thou hast heard me,
and art become my salvation.
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
This is the Lord's doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Save now, I beseech Thee, O Lord:
O Lord, I beseech Thee,
send now prosperity.
Psalms 118:21-25

May your day or night praise the Lord for His blessings.


  1. I always eat those red seeds in the orange pods.

  2. Thanks for "greening" up my snowy white day!

  3. You have a beautiful life Jean....and eyes to see it, too!


  4. Oh that orange fruit looks so interesting I really want to try it. They look like cherries inside :) Beautiful pictures thanks for bringing us along Love Heather

  5. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. That way I could discover your blog and your garden so different from ours. I think this is what the garden of Eden must have looked like really, so beautiful and filled with the most gorgeous colours, trees, plants, flowers and fruits. What a treat to be able to walk in there every day. That orange fruit looks delicious, I had never seen it. I'm so glad I can from now on enjoy your garden as well, from a distance, on a screen. Thank you!

  6. Oh, Jean~ the picture of Pippi's nibbled spot made me laugh!!
    You are surrounded by such amazing beauty~ and I love these posts when you share pictures of all that is in your world because it is all new to me... we don't have such things in Tennessee!! ((HUGS))

  7. I always enjoy paying you a visit. Such color and beauty in your surroundings.

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    1. Hi Sharon, I am in Grenada, WI. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

  9. The cooley-pawpaw looks delicious! I want to try it. What fun it must be to explore your tropical paradise and learn the names of the plants and trees. I love your picture of Pippi and the hibiscus. It's just perfect!

    1. Thank you, Leslie. I always do seem to find something new here.

  10. Hi Jean,
    The cooley-paw paw we call it pomkouli here in Dominica. I tasted it for the first time a few months ago. It grows alongside the road of where we used to live. Beautiful pictures.

    1. The name of this fruit is so varied depending on where one lives. I'm not even sure I have the right spelling of the fruit the way it's called in Grenada. No one seems to know exactly how to spell it. Thanks, Jennifer, for coming by and commenting.

    2. That is so true about varied names for fruits and herbs. For example there is a particular mango that I like and I found out as I became an adult that different people have different names for it.

      I'm not sure I spelled it the right way either - lol. I just went by my head. Just like where you are, no one knows exactly how to spell some of the names they have for fruits and herbs here. We just enjoy it and give God thanks for it. lol.

      Have a blessed day.


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