The Pink Kwansan Cherry

This month the Kwansan Cherry tree is taking the spotlight from the prickly Bradford Pear.  Like the Bradford Pear the Kwansan Cherry is an ornamental (no fruit), a hybrid planted only for its showy pink blooms. It grows 30-40 feet high and wide . Growers say that it is worth the display if only for its 15-20 year life span.

Pink is the color for April and one of my favorites, not just for landscaping, but overall.

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Blue is my other favorite because of the blue sky. It is a canopy over all the earth reminding me of God’s grace. The dogwoods are also blooming this month in Georgia.

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Pink has been a mystery, though. I do not know why it became my favorite color; except that it is derived from a combination of white and red. I have decided that God spotlights the pink trees in the landscape at this time of year that we might think of His purity and the blood of His dear Son given for us for our redemption.

 “ Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”     Hebrews 13:21-21

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A Ray of Sunlight

One ray of light after the rain——one small bloom, waiting for full light of His glory.

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Though the dermatologist expected it to be cancer, the mole removed from the back of my arm was benign.  I praise the Lord as I wait for healing in the next few weeks; and to know what His plans are for Jerry and me.

If it be His will for complete healing, strength and wisdom, I will finish the book, Worship That Springs from the Heart of God ~ A Sheep’s View; in which case I will not be keeping a steady post on this sight until it is complete.

The Lord bless you and keep you, and cause His face to shine upon you…..”

~ Fran