Sunday, April 10, 2016

Forest



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.

Reflection:
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."

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Love nest



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.

Reflection:
Song of Solomon 1:16
"Look at you! You are handsome, my beloved, truly lovely. How lush is our couch."

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Consider


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.

Reflection:
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?"

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Love


For Valentines Day I chose this begonia because its flowers start off in the shape of a heart.

Reflection:
Song of Solomon 1:2, NLT
'Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine.'

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ginger


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.

Reflection:
Proverbs 27:9 The Message (MSG)
"Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight,
a sweet friendship refreshes the soul."

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Fading


The blue of summer is beginning to fade and the fragrance of autumn is starting to announce itself in the garden.

Reflection:
Psalm 104:19 English Standard Version (ESV)
"He made the moon to mark the seasons;
the sun knows its time for setting."

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Walking in the rain


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.

Reflection:
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."