Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ginger


With the wet weather we have been having, mushrooms are popping up and the ginger flowers and belladonna lilies are out.  I have been cutting the ginger flowers for the vase in the hallway, their fragrance is so lovely.

Reflection:
Proverbs 27:9 The Message (MSG)
"Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight,
a sweet friendship refreshes the soul."

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Fading


The blue of summer is beginning to fade and the fragrance of autumn is starting to announce itself in the garden.

Reflection:
Psalm 104:19 English Standard Version (ESV)
"He made the moon to mark the seasons;
the sun knows its time for setting."

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Walking in the rain


It's been raining again but still fairly warm so I enjoyed a walk like I used to do when I was a kid in Queensland but I didn't paddle in the gutters.

Reflection:
Deuteronomy 32:2 New International Version (NIV)
"Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants."

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Summer harvest


We are beginning to harvest zucchini.  I was also hoping on cucumber but after getting off to a good start and setting fruit the vines turned up their toes for some reason.

Reflection:
Psalm 67:6 New International Version (NIV)
"The land yields its harvest;
God, our God, blesses us."


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Friendship


It has been a week of friendship with lots of guests.  Also lots of agapanthus flowers this year because   cutting the tree branches has let in a lot more light. They flower later up here in the mountains.

Reflection:
James 4:8 English Standard Version (ESV)
"Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you"

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Anyone for tea?


I have never used these teacups which belonged to my mother (and I never saw her use them either) so I thought it fun to polish the silver and put them out of display. There is a tiered silver cake plate and candelabra out of the frame - you can see their shadows.

It is going to be a busy week for guests with our city church coming for lunch tomorrow.  A couple staying over tomorrow night and two more guests coming for a few days at the end of the week.  Lucky I am still on holidays.

Maybe I will find time to serve high tea.

Reflection:
Romans 12:10
"Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honour."


Sunday, September 13, 2015

A taste of Spring









 


As the winter camellias, violets and jonquils fade and the daffodils short display passes the lights turn up on a myriad of other things in the garden.

Reflection:
Psalm 34:8 New International Version
"Taste and see that the Lord is good."