Thursday, April 11, 2013

Grow

It's Theme Thursday over at Clan Donaldson. This week's theme is grow, a great theme for Augusta, Georgia, in early April. There's a reason The Masters comes to town this time of year -- the city explodes with color.


One of the neat things about gardening in the South is that many annuals act like perennials and just keep coming back. For lazy gardeners like me, this is a good thing.

Exhibit A:


Exhibit B:


But, like Cari, I have my shot(s) on theme and then my real shot of the week, one that captures Grow not in the colorful sense, but in the ultimate sense of the word perennial:


My precious John has struggled mightily in the math department. He came home with a similar homework sheet a while back, and I'm telling you, it might have been written in Roman numerals for all he could decipher of it. We have worked, worked, worked on numbers. Last week, I called on every bit of my Montessori training and then asked the Holy Spirit to pour down the Isaiah gift most needed: understanding.

Something went click.

Yesterday John sat on the floor, set up a small fan to keep him cool, and finished this bad boy without problem or complaint.

He asked if he could bring it to school to show his teacher.

That, my friends, is growth.

Head over to Cari's to add your photos.

10 comments:

Rebekah Es said...

Oh my goodness, a little further south than you in Fl, I have had no luck growing anything but herbs. We have lots of flowering bushes, but I can't take credit for them because my husband takes care of them. Ah well...

The image of your son in front of the fan is priceless, that alone shows his maturity and growth. I'm going to suggest that to my kids when they are set to work through something.

Cari Donaldson said...

Yay for understanding! Yay for annuals that don't know that they are!

Kris said...

Isn't it wonderful and amazing when they "get" something? That's my favorite thing about homeschooling. Watching that. It never loses its appeal, even on the 4th child.

Rachael Chambers said...

That's the best kind of growth. Love when things finally click. :)

Christine said...

I have enjoyed seeing some color in this link up...looking at white here in MN.

bobbi @ revolution of love blog.com said...

The first photo is my favorite. Gorgeous!

Laura said...

Congrats to your son!!! It is so worth it, isn't it. Love the beautiful flowers. I can't wait to see some up north here!

Jessica Thornton said...

Dang! I wish I knew you last year! We were at the Masters. Sadly, my army friends have since relocated to VA. But I did get to see Bubba Watson on the first hole.

christinelaennec said...

What beautiful flowers - but best of all is the story of John's and your perseverance. It's just the best thing when that light goes on.

Kelly Dolin said...

Thanks to all for your nice words.

Jessica and everyone - Come down for the Masters! It's not hot, and the flowers are usually in full bloom.