Summer is a very colorful time of the year in Indiana. My balcony flowers are showing the brilliant summer colors. The crimson and deep pink geraniums are growing cup-sized blossoms. The rose-bud geranium is starting to bud. The variegated purple and pink petunias are waving over their containers. The yellow and purple pansies have survived the summer heat so far. The brilliant yellow and orange marigolds are glowing in the sunlight. The pink and salmon-colored begonias are overflowing their planters. The grass is such a bright green.
The white cumulus clouds float across the bright blue sky.
The sturdy geraniums encourage us to be strong in the midst of difficult times.
The rose-bud geranium challenges us to be patient with new growth.
The variegated, waving petunias bring us joy.
The tiny pansies show us that there is beauty even in small things.
The golden marigolds brighten our cloudy days.
The full-blossomed begonias remind us of God’s overflowing love.
The multi-shades of green grass give us hope.
The billowing clouds invite us to send our thoughts and prayers to God.
God of Color and Beauty,
Thank you for the summer colors and plants that encourage us, lift our spirits, and bring us joy.
May this summer be a time in which we enjoy the great gift of summer beauty. Amen.