Photos of Nature in our Backyard

Monday, 15 August 2011

Here are some photos of nature that come from our small backyard... no animals... no bush... no abundant flower gardens... but simple as it is, there is so much beauty here still and evidence of God's loving care. 


O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
Psalm 8

 This morning I gazed out through the 
glass garden door and drew in a deep breath of
 silent awe at the beauty of the heavens
Thank you Lord for the beauty of your Creation!

 Clouds blanketing pockets of blue sky...


 The sun shining atop the clouds!



 The clouds are like 3D!


 The beauty of the last pink gleams of 
sunlight reflected in the dusk sky

Mama's carrots and beet seedlings growing...
hope they produce a good crop!

 Silver beets from Mama's vegetable garden

 More greens from the garden...

 Mama's fava beans growing bushy and big...
praying for a good crop!

Broccoli seedlings...  

 Boc Shoy in the soil...

More fava beans and eggplants in the garden bed

Hurrah! Eggplants dropping down in the shade...
they're delicious...

Mama's lemon tree, growing slowly
 and quietly but surely!





 Ah! Can you see the lemons drooping  down?
Hope they be juicy!

More views of the lemon trees :)


 You guessed it! We growing strawberries...
although there aren't any strawberries yet ;)

 Aren't those strawberry blossoms pretty?


 This is a blueberry bush with white blossoms
we've got a few handfuls of blueberries already!

Here's one blueberry!

Mmmm.... fresh parsley

 Mint!

 All of this is mint... growing like wild!
It is really mint, and not a weed by the way :)

It is even growing in gaps and creaks of the timber!

Those little flowers, blossoming in those pots
are so fragile and beautiful
what beautiful handiwork of God!



 This is a hibiscus herb plant in our garden... 
the flowers are really pretty!

Closer views




 These are trees standing in front of Red Edge Shopping
Center which is less than two streets from our house

 Beautiful low clouds... 
the Heavens truly declare the glory of God!

 I took those photo shots of our suburb while 
having a walk to Red Edge

 Some more beautiful sky views from our area


 Off in the distance you can see the bush....

The street lamp... it isn't snowing, it isn't Lantern Waste
and so it isn't Narnia :)


 The seedlings of a bush in our garden...

I love how green and tropical those palms
look in front of our front door :)


Pebbles... weeds... random...

 This morning we got some flowers for Mama

Rosy pink Carnations

 Closer views...



Be blessed in Him!
~Love
Joy

8 sweet note(s):

  1. I really love this Joy! It's easy to miss it when you see it every day. Thank you for reminding me of the beauty of our small corner on God's magnificent creation.

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  2. Hi Mary!
    It is indeed amazing how often it is that we go on with the business of life and don't pause to see the wonderful handiwork of God, and His hand in creation even in our 'small corner' :). Thanks, Mary, for commenting... it is lovely to have you on blog!
    I love you a lot, Mary, and thank the Lord for such a sister as you! <3

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  3. These photos are lovely, Joy! Yes, it is amazing when we actually stop and consider the beautiful work of the Lord. The hibiscus flower is so beautiful! Yes, how excellent is the name of our Lord, in all the earth. Thanks for sharing!

    Love, your sister in the Lord,

    Maddy

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  4. I am glad you liked the photos, Maddy... It was amazing how many little things I found that were so beautiful while just strolling in the garden with my mp3 poised to take a picture :)... actually there was a lot more I found but I simply didn't put them up yet. I hope to soon though. Thanks for the comment and may God bless. You are a wonderful sister in the Lord, Maddy! God bless,
    Joy!

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  5. These photos ARE lovely, Joy! How marvellous is God's creation. From the biggest to the smallest details...they draw us to bow down in awe and worship before Him.
    love,
    Sarah

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  6. Hi Sarah,
    thanks for stopping by to comment! Yes, God's creation, so marvelous and wondrous, all should lead us to Him... to worship and Him and praise Him!
    I am so thankful for such a sister as you!
    Love,
    Joy

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  7. Hi Joy,

    I love the additional photo... the carnations are lovely! That blueberry looks yummy too - and so healthy :)

    God bless xo

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  8. Hello Maddy,
    sorry for the late reply... :(
    I am glad you liked the additional photos. I actually put a lot more, but some of them where just repetitive so I had to edit it a few times. Yes, the carnations are lovely! Blueberries are a favourite of ours, but they are so costly in the shops that we decided to buy blueberry plants! It hasn't yielded plenty, just a handful but yes, they are yummy when we do get some!
    Love,
    Joy

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