Friday, September 25, 2009

Summer and Winter and Springtime and Harvest

This past spring a friend in Illinois sent me seeds to an heirloom Potimarron squash. Our backyard is very small so I planted them amongst the daylilies east of the garage. Now and then I herded the prolific vine back into the flower bed and off the neighbor's lawn.

Here is our harvest. We've already eaten two so our total harvest was a dozen gorgeously beautiful squash. Aren't they pretty.

As I was editing the photos, I thought of the words to the hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness".

And I thought of this verse in particular:

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

And then I had to enjoy the chorus as well:

Great is Thy faithfulness, oh God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

Here we are. In September. With golden harvest. God is good, faithful, compassionate and eternal. The world is a crazy and dangerous place. But God is good.


Dandy said...

Oh my those are gorgeous and how exciting that you grew them yourself!

Elle Bee said...

Beautiful squash.

Sandy said...

Those are beautiful to look at for sure. I so wish I liked to eat them also.

Laurie M. said...

I hope you saved some of the seeds! I'd like to beg some from you...All I got from my vines this year was a cantaloupe the size of a softball. I was hoping for a few cantaloupe and a couple of canary melons, but no go.

Squash are a better bet, but I didn't put in any this year. I like the little yellow crook neck ones, and the butternut. The onesthat drives me bats are zucchini - ugh! By the end of the season folks are offering you money to take them off of their hands and trying to offer you plates of bread and ice cream made of zucchini.