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Showing posts from September, 2011


The bird hunt continues.  You can see the blossom has all but gone but there is still much of interest to spot from my desk. This lovely creature is a King Parrot.  I saw a Brown Cuckoo-Dove in the tree last week but as I was in the middle of a conference call so could not catch it with my camera.   It was nonetheless  very exciting as it is the first time I have seen one in my garden. Reflection: "And the Lord will deliver the from every evil work." 2 Tomothy 4:18


Spring blossom is all too brief.  Their time is already past but I could not resist showing one more shot. This is our little weeping cherry, a favourite with bees. Reflection: "The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants, and none of then that trust in Him, shall be desolate."   Psalm 34:22.

Tulip time

I don't remember having a yellow tulip in my garden. One of those lovely unexpected surprises. Reflection: "He that has pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again." Proverbs 19:17


Isn't the neigbour's Crab Apple tree just wonderful. Reflection: "My Goodness and my Fortress, my high Tower and my Deliverer, my Shield, and He in whom I trust."  Psalm 144:2


Despite my neglect the garden delivers its annual delights. Look closer at the dainty bells of these grape hyacinths. Reflection: "Oh how great is thy goodness, which though hast laid up for them that fear him."  Psalm 31:19

Ah spring

Five months ago the view from my desk was this and now it is this. Reflection: "If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself." John 14:3


The Eastern Spinebill was singing in the sunshine so I tried again. I just love these little guys but they sure are hard to catch. Reflection: "Behold my servants shall sing for joy of heart."  Isaiah 65:14

The slow

These ones aren't so hard.  They like sitting around showing off. Reflection: "For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry."  Heb 16:37

The quick

This is the best so far of the quick ones. Reflection: "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  Matt 11:28


I know I have already shown the magnolias this season but I wanted to come back to them, they have given me such delight. Reflection: "The Lord thy God hath been with thee"  Deut 2:7 "The Lord thy God is with thee." Joshua 1:9 "The Lord thy God will be with thee" 2 Samuel 14:17

Difficult things

I find yellow flowers are very difficult to shoot.  Usually they come out indistinct. This one was a happy fluke. Reflection: "If ye shall ask anything in my name, I shall do it."  John 14:14

For the birds

The birds are driving me batty.  They are feasting on the blossoms outside my window.  I  know a spinebill/rosella/bowerbird/yellowbreasted bird has arrived as I know their calls.  I no sooner grab my camera and get up from my desk to grab a shot than they flit away leaving a shiver of blossoms in their wake. I will persist. I don't get enough birds into this blog. Reflection: "He shall cover them with His feathers and under His wings shalt thou trust."  Psalm 91:4


Aren't flowers magnificent up close. I love the way the light is picking out the detail on this iris. Reflection: "The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him."  Psalm 145:18


Soon the time of these delicate little camellias will pass but for several weeks now their flower filled boughs over the pond have been delighting me. Reflection: "God is a very present help in trouble. Therefore will we not fear."  Psalm 46:1-2


I usually herald spring with jonquils.  They are so cheerful and oh what a wonderful fragrance. Reflection: "Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears; for thy work shall be rewarded." Jer 31:16