Sunday, April 10, 2016
We have a little Walnut forest growing. The old walnut is sadly on its last legs. So for the past several years I have been letting the seedlings grow.
Psalm 50:10-11 New International Version (NIV)
"For every animal of the forest is mine,
and the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know every bird in the mountains,
and the insects in the fields are mine."
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 5:19 PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016
A bowerbird has recently moved in beside the pond. He has set up his courtship bower of sticks and decorated it with blue objects to attract a mate. I saw some females there the other day, perhaps he is having some success.
Song of Solomon 1:16
"Look at you! You are handsome, my beloved, truly lovely. How lush is our couch."
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 4:38 PM
Sunday, March 6, 2016
The season has been quietly changing in the garden with the annual return of favourite flowers.
It's been glorious gardening weather this week so I have been busy doing some tidying up.
Luke 12:27-28 King James Version (KJV)
"Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?"
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 7:00 AM
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
With the wet weather we have been having, mushrooms are popping up and the ginger flowers and belladonna lilies are out. I have been cutting the ginger flowers for the vase in the hallway, their fragrance is so lovely.
Proverbs 27:9 The Message (MSG)
"Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight,
a sweet friendship refreshes the soul."
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 9:45 PM
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
It's been raining again but still fairly warm so I enjoyed a walk like I used to do when I was a kid in Queensland but I didn't paddle in the gutters.
Deuteronomy 32:2 New International Version (NIV)
"Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants."
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 9:28 PM