Monday, March 2, 2015

Abundance


Ooops forgot to post yesterday, we were away of the weekend where the mobile coverage is not so good.

We are still enjoying an abundance of zucchini though they will end soon -- I have been cooking them all sorts of ways and quite liking the results.

Reflection:
2 Peter 1:2 New International Version (NIV)
"Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord."

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Finding the lost


I have been doing quite a lot of work down the back where I cut out the privet but am not ready to show you the fruit of my labour yet.  Down there among the tangle was a tea tree we planted years ago. I have often wondered if it flowered.  Now I know.

Reflection:
Luke 15:4-6 New International Version (NIV)
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Trumpets


After the dance the trumpets play.

Reflection:
Psalm 98:6 New International Version (NIV)
"With trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the Lord, the King."

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dance


Even though we had an unusual burst of Summer weather today the belladonna lillies are beginning their sinuous dance, letting us know that Autumn is not very far away.

Reflection:
2 Samuel 6:14-15New International Version (NIV)
"Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets."


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Creativity


You might remember my new year resolution to transform my garden into a parklike garden instead of a wild garden.  Part of the action plan was to go through the weed patch down the back and cut all the privet which over time had turned into ever so many "trees".

This photo was taken a month or more ago.  At the left you can see the stump of one of the privets which was too big for my garden loppers to cut so was standing waiting for my husband to go through with the chainsaw.

Since then this stump and all the others I left have sprouted with new leaves.  I now have a new idea, to try and turn then into topiary balls -- if I am successful that could add to the park like effect.

Reflection:
Ephesians 2:10 New International Version (NIV)
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Invisible


We put some water plants into the small pond to dress it up a little.  There are also some invisible fish in the pond.  Given the high death toll of our fish, we assume from being eaten by birds, we got the bright idea of buying fish that the birds won't see ... but nor do we so it seems rather pointless having them.

Reflection:
Romans 1:20 New International Version (NIV)
"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."

Monday, January 19, 2015

Peace


The summer holiday is over and I am back at work today7:00 so the frequency of posts will likely drop back again soon, but I am keen to keep up my garden progress.

I was really happy that the peace lily on the front verandah decided to flower again this year.

Peace, that is a good subject to reflect on as the busyness resumes.

Reflection:
John 14:27New International Version (NIV)
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."