When it feels like Spring in your hearts before it does outdoors….

Happy Easter WordPress family, to those of you that celebrate the risen Lord and may the joys of the Easter season be yours. To those of you who do not celebrate Easter I wish you a happy Spring or whatever it is that gladdens your heart and brings you joy and hope. Our prayers go out to those that are suffering or displaced or ill or lost a loved one or away from their families and loved ones.


Luke 24:6-7 - He is not here; He has risen!


Christmas trees…

Walk around the city this time of the year, and you will come across Christmas trees of all shapes, colours, sizes and themes. The malls vie with each other to have Christmas trees that are either the largest or tallest or most unique, such as the Swarovski tree with its crystal baubles, the tallest Christmas tree, the all silver decorated tree, and the poinsettia Christmas tree, which is by far my favourite of them all! Nothing puts a greater spell on the magic of Christmas quite like a Christmas tree.




Isaiah 9:6-7

For to Us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


When White and Pink are the colours of the day…

And the paths are adorned with Spirea and Lilac in full bloom.


John 14:16 - Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
Purple Lilac

Bridal wreath Spirea


Weeds and flowers…

Look at the close up of a weed below – the common Dandelion, and you can’t help but notice the vibrance of the colour and the beauty despite the fact that is a dreaded weed and gardeners detest seeing them in their lawns and gardens. A weed to one maybe a beautiful flower to another. It seems to be a good contender to the showy Forsythia.

Dandelions
Forsythia – heralding Spring

Matthew 13:37 - He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom.

Forsythia flowers

Spring is here…

Spring officially begins today in the northern hemisphere, March 20th, and what better way to celebrate its arrival than a hike and walk in 12 degree centigrade temperature. A fair enough temperature to shed my winter jacket and replace it with my North Face outdoor sweater. It is just too warm and beautiful to remain indoors. To new beginnings of the season – birds chirping, new buds, new leaves, new flowers.

Isaiah 61:11
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness
    and praise spring up before all nations.