Saturday, March 3, 2018

Spring Colour: Week 7 Fun Photo Challenge

I waited for some different spring colour to appear in my patio. Many people put up hellebores. Much to my surprise, I found a different way to share! Snow laden Lenten Rose Hellebores! It came upon us 11:45 p.m., just when I was ready to head to bed for the night. I looked outdoors through my mini blinds and saw the snow accumulating on the side walk. So thankful I had a fleece vest on and clogs, out I went into the chilly night. But it was a good deal! I knew it wouldn't be that pretty in the morning!

Then there's more snow on the patio
and snow on the leafless heritage birch tree.
Next morning was a day off work for me. Little snow left. I went and had a pedicure and did a bit of shopping. Late afternoon Megan and I headed over to Subway and got a turkey wrap to go. We were going to eat it once we got to our destination.
We drove to Salem to hear Jennie Allen speak at the Freedom Tour 2018 that she was leading. (she's the far left lady on stage...hard to get photos of her.) We couldn't get in til 6:15 so we ate our food in the car. We got there in time to get a close place to park....last spot or so in the parking lot, adjacent from the church.  No food or drink inside the sanctuary. We were blessed with the worship music and the message Jennie shared with us. A young woman who has really been into the word and writing and started IF:Gathering.  We met up with some women from the church I attend, which was nice. Sell out crowd of 1200 women! 

I bought Jennie's Nothing To Prove book, that went with the Bible study I was in the summer, Proven. I'd read a good portion of the book that I borrowed from Cindy but needed to return it. I also bought a cd of Christy Nockles.  I enjoy her music.  To the right is a gold bracelet, made in India. It's out of the bag it's sitting on. I signed up to give monetary help IJM remove people from slavery in many areas of the world. 43,000 people enslaved, more than the population of California! Catalog from Noonday Collection. Jewelry, purses and scarves made by women in other countries to help them prosper and help out their living condition, feed and clothe their family and education as well. Amazing idea. I am having a trunk show in April. Affordable items too! 

Today was a beautiful day to be out. By afternoon I took off my coat as the car was warm with the sun shining. I did a quick trip to Trader Joes then back into Wilsonville to eat lunch with Phil, a couple more stops then home. Now I'm a bit tired. Going to make lasagne in the instantpot. Hopefully it will work just fine!  Have a good weekend, my friends!

"In thee, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In thy righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline thy ear to me, and save me!
Be thou to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for thou are my rock and my fortress." Psalm 71:1-3


Betsy said...

You ar a busy lady! We had a busy day today too. A funeral for a dear friend and computer shopping. Ours is a goner. That’s why so haven’t blogged all week.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a good idea to buy goods that have been made, I am also impressed with buying/donating tools so that they can work and become independent. Our Church supports an Indian orphanage, providing the children with an education. Hope all the snow has gone and that the temperatures are starting to rise.

Kathy said...

What a great picture of the flowers with the snow on them. We had a bit of a snow storm here too, but it didn't stay very long. The wind was the main thing. Very destructive with lots of power outages.

Your day at the conference sounded so interesting! I have never heard of her, but I'm going to look up her books now.

Teresa Kasner said...

It's nice you have a Hellebore.. I need one here on our deck. I'm glad the snow is over, I think we're going to have Spring move in sooner than later. Enjoy your week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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