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By the pool

Another of lifes little mysteries ... why didn't this flower last year ?  It could not have been the drought, after all it's feet live in water.

John 5:2-8 (New International Version)
Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”

Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”


  1. I love that scripture. Jesus, the great healer, took control of the situation! Carla

  2. It's been a long time since I've seen one of those ... it's a gift.

  3. i love the mysteries of nature! i have a
    hydrangea blooming right now. they
    only bloom in april here. :)

  4. This is one of those Brazilian Walking Iris' that Letty identified for me. An apostle plant. I had one on Dolwendee a while back.

  5. Julie, not this one ... it is a water iris .. I know that green doesn't look like water but it is.

  6. mmm ... then it is closely related to it ... the leaves are identical ... I am about to pot up my flower heads with their little strike points ...


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