A geranium is a herbaceous plant or small shrub of a genus that comprises the cranesbills and their relatives. Geraniums bear a long, narrow fruit that is said to be shaped like the bill of a crane. The word is derived from the Greek “geranos,” which means crane,

Each flower consists of tiny little blooms in a cluster, which is endowed with various colors.  The red ones are my favorite for planting in pots. They have been especially vibrant this year. The terra cotta pots show off the color and seems to accentuate it as well.

The smells of summer still hang in the air.

The potent fragrance of fertile soil.

The aroma of a bonfire after dark, whisking away mosquitoes.

The blooming roses cast their lovely scent as they cling to life, knowing only too well that their days are numbered.

The days grow shorter.

The last glimmer of sunlight is consumed by darkness.

In what seems like an instant crimsons, golds, rusts and brilliant yellows take the place of lush, succulent greens.

God has taken His paint brush and blended warm hues on His palette – placing the pigment on the landscape. He gives us one more brilliant display before the lifeless blanket of white spreads across the great expanse. It will be here before we know it.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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8 Responses to GERANIUMS

  1. hatrack4 says:

    My neighbor has one bricked raised flower planter where she places geraniums, but this year her second planting are, a raised wooden planter along the fence next to the alley is solid zinnias. I love the show of color of the geraniums, but they do not have the most pleasant of smells. I used to grow zinnias when growing up due to the ease and the variety of color. But then I married a Dutch girl, and I had to learn about bulbs that you plant in the Fall and hope will emerge in the Spring.

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  2. Citizen Tom says:

    You just confused a lot of people. Are we suppose laugh, cry, or sing praises to the Lord.

    Some like winter. Some hate the cold. But summer and winter display the awesome creativity and power of our Lord.


    • says:

      Not my intention to confuse. How we look at God, His power and majesty will determine how we respond. Hopefully everyone can rejoice in all the seasons and find good in each one.

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  3. K.L. Hale says:

    The beautiful transitions are evident as we near one season’s end. My Mom loves geraniums and I appreciate the capture of the present,…and thank God as well, that as although summer droughts have not been kind to the colors I’ve tried to grow, he’s painting beautiful skies and I can feel the heat begin to shift in different ways. 💛💕 I love you, Kathy. It’s so good to read a bit today.

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    • says:

      Thanks, Karla. I’ve been thinking about you constantly. You and Paul are on a similar journey right now – not knowing what to do, how to plan, what your options are. I’m convinced that God will never give us more than we can handle and He uses you and Paul to strengthen me and my faith. I love both of you so much.

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      • K.L. Hale says:

        Thank you my dear bonus Momma and friend. I’ve redecorated a small room to make it more of a guest room. My youngest son and family made their move to MO. It’s a tough one for my daughter-in-law. Illness impacts everyone! I feel your love every day. I’m group hugging you and Paul as we pray as a trio. I think about you every day!! Even if I’m not on here as much! I love you so so much! 💛

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      • says:

        I can feel every ounce of it.♥️

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  4. Matt says:

    I love this!

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