I Insist On Blooming!

It's so amazing how some flowers just merrily bloom, no matter what the weather is like! My red miniature rose, light pink rose and snow-white "cup of milk" flowers have all bloomed out this week while we went through record-breaking low temps this week.

(Click on the pics for a closer look at the raindrop jewels!)

I don't care if the cold winds blow,
I don't care if there's frost or snow,
I don't care if it's two-below,
I insist on blooming!

Friends around me may wilt and fall,
But I will stand up straight and tall,
My Creator has done it all,
Yes, I insist on blooming!
                             -A. Lenan (c) 2011

This all reminds me of these favorite verses of mine...
"Although the fig tree shall not blossom,
 neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labor of the olive shall fail;
and the fields shall yield no meat;
 the flock shall be cut off from the fold,
and there shall be no herd in the stalls;

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation."
   (Habakkuk 3: 17,18


  1. Those Copo de leite are some of my favorites too. I am so glad that the flowers keep blooming, even through the horrible cold. Just curious, how cold has it been? From one weather buff to another:)

  2. Christen, it got down to about 28 last week and has stayed pretty cold most nights and even in the daytime with the sun shining! I wrote a bit more about it on our site: nunleysbrazil.weebly.com