Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wintergarden


It's chilly out there ... taken from inside my nice warm house where I am happy and rested after the busyness of the last few weeks.

Reflection:
Romans 15:13Living Bible (TLB)
"So I pray for you Gentiles that God who gives you hope will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him. I pray that God will help you overflow with hope in him through the Holy Spirit’s power within you."

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Winter


We are well but life has been busy, cold and bit complicated, hence my ongoing silence in the blogosphere.  Hopefully I will get a grip on it all soon and return to normal transmission.

Winter starts tomorrow.  The Winter iris have been in flower for quite a few weeks. The rest of the garden is looking quite drab and in need of a good sweep now Autumn is all but done.

Reflection:
Hosea 6:3 New International Version (NIV)
"Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Love


I decided to try planting a rose in a different spot in the garden (I never seem to give up trying to find a sunny enough spot to get then to grow).  This one is called Mothers Love and has a simply wonderful fragrance.  I saved it up for Mother's Day.

In the few short weeks it was in flower I drew in that beautiful perfume and thought of my Mum.

Reflection:
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
"Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things."

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Still raining


I've been gone for a while and in the meanwhile Autumn has arrived in our garden.  April was very wet.

Reflection:
Job 5:10 New International Version (NIV)
"He provides rain for the earth;
he sends water on the countryside."

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Itsy bitsy spider


The begonias are in flower.  It was only when I was processing this one I saw the little extra in the shot.

Reflection:
Job 8:13-15 New International Version (NIV)
"Such is the destiny of all who forget God;
so perishes the hope of the godless.
What they trust in is fragile;
what they rely on is a spider’s web.
They lean on the web, but it gives way;
they cling to it, but it does not hold.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Starting a fire


The Autumn fire is beginning in the garden.

Reflection:
Proverbs 26:21 New International Version (NIV)
"As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Uninvited guests


Oh no, look at what is hanging in our trees.  We were away most of this week and when we came home found that hundreds, probably thousands of bats have moved into our neighbourhood.  They are hanging from all the tall trees, making noises day and night and have a pervasive bush animal smell.

Will they move on is the big question we are all asking each other? This has never happened to us before so we aren't quite sure what they will do. 

Reflection:
Luke 14:12-14 New International Version (NIV)
"Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”