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The end

I retire from the workforce this week and to celebrate have decided to retire my current blogs and start afresh with a single consolidated blog - My Bright Field - to record the delights of my new life adventure.
If you are interested follow me over there.  Burnbrae Garden will appear regularly along with my other gardens, towns and travels.
Recent posts

New windows

Our new windows are all done and I am enjoying the view without curtains so much I am not going to put them back. Autumn is nearing the end of its display for the year. It has been beautiful as always.
I have been gone a while (again). I am thinking of changing my blogging format to give it a new lease of life.  I will decide over the next few weeks.
Reflection: Psalm 13:5 New International Version (NIV) "But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation."

Words

Work has been a bit slow so I have managed to get in a bit more reading lately.

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

Construction

There is construction going on here at the moment, fixing the unwanted handiwork of water and old white ant damage on the south side of our house.

Reflection:
Psalm 11:3-4 New International Version (NIV)
"When the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?
The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord is on his heavenly throne."

Bad to good

I'm glad the pesky branches that fall from the Liquid Amber have been turned into this neat pile using my new battery chain saw because the days are getting cooler.

In life, answers to "Why?" may not be clear and neat but we are encouraged -- God has things in hand.

Reflection:
Psalm 10:2,14 New International Version (NIV)
"In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
who are caught in the schemes he devises.



But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand."

Hungry

Sitting on the verandah having lunch yesterday attracted an unexpected visitor with her baby!  Possums are nocturnal but she must have been sleeping under the verandah and found the smell of fresh tomato soup irresistable.  She wouldn't take no for an answer so we let her drink from one bowl and she didn't stop until the last drop had been licked up.

Reflection:
Psalm 9:18 New International Version (NIV)
"But God will never forget the needy;
the hope of the afflicted will never perish."

The birds of the sky

Oops I forgot to post last week so will do two this week.

The Brown Cuckoo Doves used to be an infrequent visitor to our garden but now the neighbours feed the birds they seem to have taken up residence.  I see a skink on the rim of the pond too - there are always plenty of them around the water.

Reflection:
Psalm 8:3-8 New International Version (NIV)
"When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas."