Monday, September 14, 2009

The Tale of Three Trees.....

I wanted to show you a strange thing in my back yard, wanna see?
You will see in the pic trees numbered 1, 2, and 3. (click pic to enlarge;)

All 3 trees are Willows.
They were all just twigs when we planted
Tree #1 has grown "normally". Tree #1 has grown several stems this year and they all are about
the same height on tree #1; about 5 foot tall.

All three trees experienced a frost right after we planted
them and died back nearly to the ground!

The strange, very strange, thing about these 3 trees is that they were all planted at the same time, on the same day, just a little over TWO YEARS AGO!
Trees #2 and #3 have grown into huge monsters -with a wild hair-do!

If you look carefully, you will notice that tree #2 hides a picnic table!

All I know is that we prayed for God to bless these trees!
We asked Him to provide shade in the back yard for our dogs and for the kids when they played.

They were the first plant life in our yard, outside of the grass of course and even it wasn't growing very well for the first couple of years!

A simple but diligent prayer, and God heard and blessed!
I'm so grateful for His care over the small things in life and I'm so grateful for the shade of these trees!
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Penny Penguin said...

I love how nothing is too big or too small for God's love and care!

shopannies said...

simple or large is it not wonderful when prayers are answered