Sunday, May 31, 2015

Winter


We are well but life has been busy, cold and bit complicated, hence my ongoing silence in the blogosphere.  Hopefully I will get a grip on it all soon and return to normal transmission.

Winter starts tomorrow.  The Winter iris have been in flower for quite a few weeks. The rest of the garden is looking quite drab and in need of a good sweep now Autumn is all but done.

Reflection:
Hosea 6:3 New International Version (NIV)
"Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.”

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Love


I decided to try planting a rose in a different spot in the garden (I never seem to give up trying to find a sunny enough spot to get then to grow).  This one is called Mothers Love and has a simply wonderful fragrance.  I saved it up for Mother's Day.

In the few short weeks it was in flower I drew in that beautiful perfume and thought of my Mum.

Reflection:
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
"Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things."

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Still raining


I've been gone for a while and in the meanwhile Autumn has arrived in our garden.  April was very wet.

Reflection:
Job 5:10 New International Version (NIV)
"He provides rain for the earth;
he sends water on the countryside."