green therapy

random snapshot 36/2016 It has been a long while since I took time off to stroll around a garden for some fresh air and to enjoy the flowers.  Taking advantage of the festive holiday, I made time to drop by at friends David and Diane’s yesterday and spent over an hour in their garden for…

what would life be without flowers?

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” — Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875, Danish author, best remembered for his fairy tales) “Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.” — Luther Burbank (1849 – 1926,…

Monday hues!

Bright and cheerful colours to chase away the Monday blues! Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. — Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker Make each day your masterpiece. — John Wooden, American basketball coach

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…

appearance

During our mission trip to the interior of Sabah in early October I took pictures of some of the plants growing in the compound of the church where we were staying. I spotted this plant which I had never encountered before with very interesting looking berries and leaves, and cute little red flowers. After the…