Monday, February 20, 2017

Camouflage


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.

Reflection:
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.

Reflection:
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.

Reflection:
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

Path


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

Reflection:
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

Greenery



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.

Reflection:
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

Swept


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.

Reflection:
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.




Thursday, January 12, 2017

Stars


Thinking about stars because of today's scripture verse.  It is not a picture of stars because I am not good at night shots even though there are always plenty of stars to be seen in our night sky as we don't have the light pollution of the big city.

Reflection:
Psalm 8:3-4 New International Version (NIV)
"When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?"