Thursday, March 31, 2011

Borders


This one is a weed too. It marched through our garden beds some years ago and with quite a lot of diligence I got rid of them.  These ones are on the neighbours side of the fence and I am happy to enjoy their pretty flower just so long as they respect the borderline.  (Which of course they won't but nor do the weeds I send the other way).

Reflection:
"The Lord will bless his people with peace."   Psalm 29:11

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Upright


Catoneaster is considered a weed because of this berries but this is a prostrate form which for some reason doesn't disquiet me in the same was as the upright version that grows huge and annoying ... like the giant one on our block Whistler's Rest.

Reflection:
"The Lord is a sun and shield; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coming to an end


This is the very last ginger flower for this season.

Reflection:
"Commit they way to the Lord,  trust also in Him, and he shall bring it to pass."  Psalm 37:5

Monday, March 28, 2011

In due season


The little cyclamen have sprung up on cue.  I always get excited to see these little flowers appear.

Reflection:
"In due season we shall reap, if we faint not."  Galations 6:9

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bonus


I like the variegated foliage of this plant so the flowers that appear at this time of year are just a bonus.

Talking of bonuses, I realised as I walked around the garden today that I have been missing my weekly examination of the minutiae of the garden so I am going to give myself a bonus and post every day this week.

Reflection:
"Able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask and think," Ephesians 3:20

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rain coming


It's been wet outside, alternating between mist and thundering rain. It is common for it to be wet in March in the mountains. I just checked and thus far this month it has been just a little bit wetter than average.  We have been happy to stay inside in the dry and warm while Ian rests his arm which is slowly improving .. thank your for your kind thoughts and prayers.

The birds on the window sill remind me of a bird I saw in the tree ferns the other day ... a Fuscous Honeyeater I think. I have been noticing it in the garden of recent months but this is the first time I saw it close enough to identify. Sadly I didn't have my camera at the ready.

Reflection:
"The Lord shall guide the continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought" Isa 58:11

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Memory


We didn't go out to Whistler's Rest this weekend because of Ian's continuing problems with his arm.  Also it is very misty and rainy this weekend.  However, the rose hips and flowers are a little memento from last weekend.

Reflection:
"The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth and delivereth them out of all their troubles."  Ps:34:17

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fading


The days are getting cooler and the summer flowers are fading fast. Hubby is not well so we are snuggled in by a warm fire tonight.

Reflection:
The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears are open to their cry.  Ps 34:15

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spikes


I have picked some of these ginger flowers and their fragrance is wafting through my home.  Have a blessed Sunday my friends.

Reflection:
"The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him"  Deut 33:12

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Begonia


Reflection:
"The Lord shall guide the continually" Isaiah 58:11

O my refuge in the days of old
I can trust Thee as the days unfold.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Autumn


Since my last post the seasons have rolled over.  Autumn has arrived and all the normal autumn things are beginning to happen.  The belladonna lilies, begonias and ginger lilies are in flower. There is a crispness in the air and the sun is getting milder.  It's a delicious season.

Reflection:
"I will bless thee ... and though shalt be a blessing."  Genesis 12:2