"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Monday, January 2, 2012

And 2012 is the year of the

flower!

This is a Carl Larsson print and I love it. Flowers on the windowsill, knitting on the table, a throw blanket over the couch~how simple!

I have been plotting and planning for several months what I am going to grow in my desert oasis. I have a few eclectic planters and by the time I plant I will have several more. I suppose the enthusiasm for the sign post has made me more willing to share some of the more eclectic things about the farm!

So 2012 will add beauty to the farm. We will continue with our gardens, our animals, our trees, and of course living in a climate that most pass by as we add yet one more thing to our lives.

8 comments:

Susan said...

I'll be eager to see, because I know they'll be perfect.

Rhonda said...

So ready to see pics of your desert oasis.....and I also LIKE the print ....

kymber said...

grow some nasturtiums! they do very well in pots and they are soooo spicey tasting! you can eat them raw, put them in soups and salads raw or you can dry them. and they are soooo pretty!

we eat tons of nasturtiums here! i think they are a good fit for you spicey lady!

your friend,
kymber

Humble wife said...

Susan-aww thank you!

Rhonda- with contained gardening we have already been a mini oasis, we are now hoping for something more large scale!!

Kymber= excellent suggestion as they are in my order...yay!! I can't wait to see my desert bloom!

Mrs. Mac said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog this morning. I LOVE Carl Larsson prints and have never seen this one .. it is a mirror picture of my dining room windowsill with my potted plants soaking up the few rays of the winter sun. Always and forever .. aaah, now these are very good highlights of a good marriage.

Blessings on your day.

Cathy

Humble wife said...

Well Cathy-I would love to sit in your dining room with you! I already envision it thanks to CL. Have a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

Well I see this was a prophetic post!!! It was the year of the flower for you!!!!

VA Sis

Humble wife said...

VA SIS- well I didnt know~and cant believe it but it certainly seems like it!:)