Sunday, May 25, 2014

Not a fool


I am not a fool but some things fool me ... like what triggers a fabulous autumn vs an ordinary one.  I read up on it a bit and it has to do with the shortening length of daylight, the coldness of the nights, dryness and whether the trees are in the sunlight (vs a shaded spot).  Another thing I can say is that around the 20th of May our garden is usually at its best.

Well nothing has gone quite right this year.  Autumn seemed to start late because we had so much rain. Then we had a cold snap.  That lit up the lovely display above, taken on the 11th of May.

Now it's dry and warm (it feels like spring around here lately)  and the other trees which would normally colour a little later have just gone brown.

So while it has not been a 'whole of garden' display this year I've gotta say that red was just plain glorious for a week or so.

Reflection:
Psalm 14:1 (New International Version)
"The fool says in his heart,
'There is no God.' "

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Give light


Autumn is like lanterns set off all around the garden.

Reflection:
Psalm 13:2-3 (New International Version)
"How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
...
Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes ..."

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Gold


The colours of autumn have arrived.

And today is Mother's Day.  Mum would have loved this garden.

Reflection:
Psalm 12:6 New International Version (NIV)
"And the words of the Lord are flawless,
like silver purified in a crucible,
like gold refined seven times."


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Observing things


On my daily walk down to the back of the garden to get logs for the fire I have been noticing the clumps of violets beginning to flower, this was the first one.

Brrrr it's very cold this weekend.   Morning snow further west and a chilly 4C maximum today.  I kept inside except for venturing out for more wood.

Reflection:
Psalm 11:4 New International Version (NIV)
"The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
his eyes examine them."