Penjing Report

I am sure you are dying to know how Penjing is doing.

On a nice warm day Penjing is out catching some rays along with the rosemary, basil, thyme, sage and jasmine trees.

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  1. Thomas says:

    You know, I was just asking myself, “I wonder how Penjing is doing today?,” I says.

  2. sandy says:

    I thought of you this morning, Father, on my walk in sunny San Diego, when I saw a cute little bird with a bright red head. He looks a little like a sparrow, and is about that size. Have seen them often and wonder if it’s the same one you have shown in photos? I am no bird expert, but I enjoy them soooo much. You should hear the mocking bird across the street that can imitate a car alarm!

  3. Ed says:

    I love how you say “On a nice warm day” and yet there is snow in the background…

    Makes me glad I no longer live where the the winters are quite so fierce as to continue into March.

  4. Lirioroja says:

    Such a happy penjing!

  5. John Enright says:

    Yeah, I too, think about it! Great, Father!

  6. Anne M. says:

    Seeing Penjing out there in the sun reminded me of an incident that occurred years ago when I was working in a plant store. A woman brought in a blackened leaf and asked us what disease had killed her plant. After asking all of the usual questions about disease symptoms, I was about to give up when she casually mentioned that she had just polished her plant with corn oil before putting it outside. She described how pretty the leaves of the plant were, glistening in the sun underneath their nice coating of oil. Case solved. She cooked her plant.

  7. avecrux says:

    My 11 year old daughter is readying a bed for a vegetable garden and was out in this beautiful weather digging up a 10 x 10 patch with her siblings. My parents sent them $20 each at Christmas, and she spent it on seeds. Right now, we have lovely little plants shooting up in our laundry room – pumpkins, cucumber, scallions, sugar snap peas, watermelon, tomatoes, lettuce – and yes, some herbs – mint and rosemary. Every morning when I get up, it brings me great joy to see the little plants progress. They seem to be able to double in size in a day! As I look at their delicacy and and my heart is moved, I pray that we may take care so that God will find our spiritual growth equally delightful.

  8. Maureen says:

    When you are worried
    By the noise and the scurry
    You can always grow — PENJING!

  9. Chris says:

    Sweet days of summer…no wait, winter
    the jasmine’s in bloom
    Penjing is dressed up
    and playing her tune…

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