But there's a problem. The branches flower so much that they pull the bush downward. Then when it rains the white flowers drag the ground, heavy with water. (See this picture below.) Each year, after blooming I trim the branches back. They just love this spot in my yard and do well without much maintenance. Uh ummm, or no maintenance....for those who know me.
"Now when Jesus heard it, He withdrew from there in a boat, to a lonely place by Himself."Matthew 14:13
"And in the early morning, while it was still dark, He arose and went out and departed to a lonely place, and was praying there." Mark 1:35
The past few months, some bloggers that I follow needed to stop a while for rest and regrouping. They had good substance and followers, but the "fruits of their labors" and life became heavy. And that's okay. Even Jesus took time for himself when needed.
No, I'm not stopping, my point is that just as creation needs cutting back, sometimes so do we. And like my gardenia plants, we will come back better.
So all ya'll take care of yourselves and take time for yourselves.