Sunday, March 5, 2017

Changing times

Only a month ago we were baking in the heat.  Now it is much cooler and the autumn rains have arrived, softening the earth so now all sorts of odd fungi are pushing their way through.

Joshua 1:9 New International Version (NIV)
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Monday, February 20, 2017


The King Parrots are always plentiful in the maples at this time of year.  The lady King Parrot blends in well with the colour scheme, unlike her red suited mate.

Psalm 50:11-12 New International Version (NIV)
"I know every bird in the mountains,
and the insects in the fields are mine.
If I were hungry I would not tell you,
for the world is mine, and all that is in it."

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Off with their heads

It's been so hot lately.  A run of so many days of heat is unusual here in the mountains.  It's been too hot to consider putting my nose outside the house but I knew the agapathus heads needed removing really soon so got up this morning before the heat of the day and chopped them all off ... all 250+ of them.

It's green bin week, the council will take them away tomorrow morning.

They were so pretty a few weeks ago.  But now despite the heat Autumn is beginning to herald its arrival.  The Belladona lilies have lifted their heads from the soil, the ginger flowers are beginning pop out, the king parrots are munching away on the seed in the maples, the fire wheel tree is getting ready to flower and their is the faintest blush or red on some of the maple leaves.

1 Corinthians 13:6-7 New International Version (NIV)
"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sitting Down

After a couple of days of cool it is hot again.  Definitely sitting down weather rather then gardening.

Mark 9:35 NIV
"Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


I have cleared the path through the agapanthus patch which has now become a fishbone fern patch.

Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


I have been mowing the grass and cutting back the greenery so the neighbours who use this path don't have to fight through a jungle.  It's been a bit hard to get out to the garden lately, it swings between too hot to too wet.

Psalm 11:7 New International Version (NIV)
"For the Lord is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face."

Sunday, January 15, 2017


I am feeling pleased with myself because this weekend I managed to sweep all of the paths.

It has been very hot lately but the last couple of days cooled down enough for me to get out there and do it.

Proverbs 2:12-15 New International Version (NIV)
"Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
from men whose words are perverse,
who have left the straight paths
to walk in dark ways,
who delight in doing wrong
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
whose paths are crooked
and who are devious in their ways.