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.”

Sunday, March 8, 2015

New path



I was trying to show you the progress of the topiary but they are too hard to make out among all the other green so enjoy looking at the tree instead.  You can see I am using some of the big mulch pile to lay a new path.

Reflection:
Psalm 119:105New International Version (NIV)
"Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path."

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."