from buds to blooms

Take time out, slow down, exhale and immerse in the wonderment of nature — enjoy the flowers, from buds to blooms! —– the flamboyant multi-petal hibiscus the delicate yellow ixora the elegant red ixora the delightful powder puff flower Flowers Albert Laighton (1829-1887) They are autographs of angels, penned In Nature’s green-leaved book, in blended…

purity

Matthew 5:8 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 馬太福音 5:8  8 清心的人有福了!因為他們必得見神。 Psalm 51:10 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 詩篇 51:10 10 神啊,求你為我造清潔的心,使我裡面重新有正直(或譯:堅定)的靈。

a walk in the garden – part 3 of 3

The wintry country air was fresh and invigorating and it was blissful to be out and about in the garden and enjoy what the nature has to offer at a leisurely pace. As Victor only bought the place last summer so he has yet to find out the full extend of the plants planted in…

a walk in the garden – part 2 of 3

After spending a considerable length of time going through Victor’s cacti in the desert garden, I moved on to other plants in the huge greenhouse. I enjoyed the few flowering plants that were blooming at the time and I could see that when the weather gets warmer in the coming months with the plants coming…

a walk in the garden – part 1 of 3

When you are stressed out with the daily grinds of life and need to get away from it all, go and spend time in the garden, talk to the trees and the flowers, get close to nature and get lost in the serenity. During my recent trip to the UK in March, I had the…

rejoice, for He is risen!

Resurrection Sunday — empty tomb, risen Lord! 1 Peter 1:3 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… 彼得前書 1:3 3 願頌讚歸與我們主耶穌基督的父神!他曾照自己的大憐憫,藉耶穌基督從死裡復活,重生了我們,叫我們有活潑的盼望… Our Lord has written the promise of…

crown of thorns

The flowers with two petal-like bracts are sweet and have pleasing colours in shades of red, pink, light yellow and white but the spiny stems look lethal and that was why I always stayed clear of this plant until I found out its common names a year ago. Now every time when I look at…