Hang It Up



This is a very old house and a lot of work had to be done to it to be livable when we came here.  Well, by the front steps there was a big old long steel pipe sticking out of the ground.  I got wondering what it was for and what we should do about it. 








This pipe wouldn’t look bad with a paint job and some flowers hanging on it,
















































so whether it had a paint job or not it had flowers hanging on the old pipe. 






     But when my husband finally got the tools to do away with the pipe he put up a wooden hanger and most of the time they have had petunias showing their beauty and give their sweet fragrance. 














     There are some other hanging planters also of various shapes and sizes to give variety to the scene.





























The First Home a Model.

"The home of our first parents was to be a pattern for other homes as their children should go forth to occupy the earth. That home, beautified by the hand of God Himself, was not a gorgeous palace. Men, in their pride, delight in magnificent and costly edifices, and glory in the works of their own hands: but God placed Adam in a garden. This was his dwelling. The blue heavens were its dome; the earth, with its delicate flowers and carpet of living green, was its floor; and the leafy branches of the goodly trees were its canopy. Its walls were hung with the most magnificent adornings--the handiwork of the great Master Artist. In the surroundings of the holy pair was a lesson for all time--that true happiness is found, not in the indulgence of pride and luxury, but in communion with God through His created works. If men would give less attention to the artificial and would cultivate greater simplicity, they would come far nearer to answering the purpose of God in their creation. Pride and ambition are never satisfied, but those who are truly wise will find substantial and elevating pleasure in the sources of enjoyment that God has placed within the reach of all."  

AH 132