This is what we have today!
63 °FMaybe not quite high enough to complain!
The bottom of the garden must be very dry, no doubt partly the result of the huge beech tree, but the acanthus was looking particularly sad with leaves all lying flopped on the ground as if we'd had a drought. A little sprinkling with the hose soon sorted out the problem and it revived quickly.
You can see the sermon illustration there already! If we fail to soak up "the living water" - if we don't allow the Holy Spirit to apply the words of scripture to our lives on a regular basis we too will become rather flat and useless ... still some life there but not exactly energetic life!
Meanwhile the mutt came out to play ... the fact that I had some treats in my hand may have influenced his decision to look, at least for a brief moment, in the direction of the camera! Holding a treat above it works ... until Eliot decides that he wants to end the game and eat the props!
Bright sunshine meant that there's a bit of a glare off his white fur ... but I can cope with that!
5 °C365Project picture was taken in that early light ... this is not the sweetest pomegranate that I've eaten ... in fact I've still only eaten half of it. Maybe the rest will get mixed in with tomorrow's offering ... I'll select a sweeter fruit!
Finally, the little courgettes are nearly ready to leave the plant and become "lunch". At this stage they'll taste wonderful and will cook in a flash. Maybe that's tomorrow's vegetable sorted as well as the dessert!
do not let the octopus of preoccupation
squeeze the life
out of today.
Small Prayers for a Big God