Friday, February 12, 2010

Raindrops


The begonias transplanted into the garden from last year's pots are all flowering now. These usually droop when they get dry, no chance of that right now.

Kookaburras in the distance, group gargling.

Reflection:
Job 38:34-38 (New International Version)
"Can you raise your voice to the clouds
and cover yourself with a flood of water?
Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?
Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?
Who endowed the heart with wisdom
or gave understanding to the mind?
Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?
Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens
when the dust becomes hard
and the clods of earth stick together?

3 comments:

  1. we used to sing a song in grade school that
    went something like this:

    kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.
    merry merry something of the something is he.
    laugh, kookaburra! laugh, kookaburra!
    gay his life must be!

    do you all sing that?

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  2. Lea, yes it is a song familiar to Australian children but I'm surprised at it being sung overseas. When you were singing it did you have any idea what a kookaburra was?

    The missing words are "Merry merry king of the bush is he."

    BTW the 'bush' in Australia means the forest not a shrub.

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  3. I love hearing the kookaburras they always make me join in laughing. BTW I was wrong about the crocus, they aren't crocus, they are storm lillies so blogger Titania has informed me and she knows all about plants.

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