Thursday, March 3, 2011



Therefore, since we have been justified through faith,


we have peace with God


through our Lord Jesus Christ,


through whom we have gained access by faith


into this grace in which we now stand.


And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.


Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,


because we know that suffering produces perseverance,


perseverance, character;


and character, hope.


And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his love into our hearts


by the Holy Spirit,


whom he has given us.
Romans 5:1-5


Marrdy said...

Tracy-I know you didn't post this just for me but it always gives me hope to read your beautiful posts and see you pictures. When I really start to feel sorry for myself I think of my Savior and all he suffered for me. We are so blessed to have someone who loves us so much and I am lucky to have an amazing blogging friend like you who always lifts my spirits.

Melissa Mae said...

Tracy, it is funny that you posted this today... I was just thinking of our trip to the conservatory last year and how I should call you to make another one this year. I knew looking at the second picture that was where you were. Awesome pictures! You've just convinced me that I need to go and get my first dose of spring - I'll be going next week, want to join me?

Betty said...

Your new camera really is good! And the photographer too. :)
Love the colors!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your new camera is showcasing your talent. Bravo! blessings, marlene

Janette said...


Hot Tub Lizzy said...


Some of my favorite words and flowers

Dea said...

beautiful photos!!!

thats a good lens! I have that one to. For Christmas though I got the Tamron 18-270 which is really convenient!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word Trac! These pictures are gorgeous. I am so happy you have your new camera and you love it so much! What a wonderful place to visit. i can't believe that you have this many flowers already! We haven't got barely anything blooming yet!

Melissa B. said...

Lovely thoughts, but don't you think you're getting ahead of yourself with all these yummy photos? I think I saw impending snow on the weather map for Minnesota, correctamundo?

Joy said...

Glad I scrolled down and saw this post. Just beautiful.
♥ joy