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."

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Munching


I found this guy munching the lime leaves.  I wonder what type of butterfly it turns into.

Reflection:
Philippians 3:20-21 New International Version (NIV)
"But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fruiting 2 of 2


A very old tree down the back has fruit on it this year.  Just these two.  They have an odd shape, what type of fruit are they?

Reflection:
Galatians 5:22-23New International Version (NIV)
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fruiting 1 of 2


It's the fruiting season too.  These are not edible but I like the red berries on this viburnum.

Reflection:
Luke 6:44-45 New International Version (NIV)
"Each tree is recognised by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Colour of Summer 2 of 2


The hydrangeas are flowering too. Blue is certainly the colour of summer in this garden.

Reflection:
Psalm 74:17New International Version (NIV)
"It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth;
you made both summer and winter.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Colour of summer 1 of 2


Agapanthus are in flower all over the garden at the moment.

Reflection:
Genesis 8:21-22 New International Version (NIV)
The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though[a] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.
“As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”