The sky above…

The sky above our garden…

These photos…
were taken…
at 3pm on Good Friday…
the time Jesus died on the Cross.
Then three days later Jesus rose again!…..

…yet that’s not the end of the Story…


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Minor Antics among the Fuchsia

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Fuchsia triphylla is one of over 110 species that comprise the genus Fuchsia. Due to its attractiveness and its extensive blooming period which spans from early spring to late autumn, the plant has found a major role as a popular species to breed. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Fuchsia triphylla
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Fuchsia

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A few Bonsai in Autumn

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Crab Apples…still holding on…
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Liquid Amber

The Japanese Maple Bonsai here are from the seed of the tree pictured above and below. Photos taken a few weeks apart show leaves now displaying splendid Autumn colors.



Japanese Maple Forest approx 17 years old
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Japanese Maple bonsai almost ready for winter shaping.

(Below) Japanese Maple, a few more photos….such a glorious sight this Autumn!

(Below) Bonsai: Japanese Maple, Golden Ash, Liquid Amber, Chinese Maple

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Bonsai Autumn forest floor

(Below)  Chinese man in repose

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[A little note: Tho I’ve been on the Bonsai journey over 17 years, yet still as a beginner, this is a fascinating adventure offering so much more to learn and discover… guess it just takes time! 😊 ]

Australian King Parrots again

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They love the olives!
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and a rare feed of sunflower seeds


Invitation to read my story


You are invited  to visit the Blog Page which shares my story, published in the book entitled “Out of the Hand of the Enemy”, Australia, 1999. For more information select My Story of Grace from the Menu (last entry) at the top of this Page.





Real or Counterfeit? Post 2

However did these weeds escape being noticed? Hidden by “camouflage” among the dahlias in early growth, yet once the “fruit” or flower matured it then became obvious, that No! these plants are a counterfeit , definitely not Dahlias!

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Can you spot the difference? There are three different plants growing here together.
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Only when the plants “fruited” or flowered, was the difference noticed.
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Obviously not dahlias. Also below.

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The real thing! Dahlias

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The similarity of the weeds to the plants growing together is often quite astounding to me. It brings to mind several teachings of Jesus, recorded in the Bible:

Jesus warned Believers about “wolves in sheep’s clothing”.

The person or prophet may look like a sheep, but that may not be the case, they could be a “wolf” camouflaged in sheep’s clothing.

Jesus said:

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:15-16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Jesus also spoke about the Harvest at the End of the Age:

“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:24-30‬ ‭KJV‬‬

In my paraphrase:

Jesus explained this truth by a picture in nature: Don’t pull out the weeds yet, or you might pull out the cherished wheat with the weeds. Wait until all is matured, and the fruit is obvious to all, at the end of the Age, and then the Harvest will take place.  The Righteous into Eternal Life, and the Unrighteous into eternal damnation…,,.

Also see an earlier blog, “Real or Counterfeit”.






Sunrise, a new day

Resurrection morning, a new day for Mankind

What if we had no Savior? With the glorious sunrise each day Believers in Jesus Christ can be filled with joy that, yes! we have a Savior, we have Hope and we have a Future!

Sunrise viewed from the front door

Don Francisco singing his own song, “He’s Alive!”


The report of firsthand witnesses that Jesus is alive!..,

Quote by the Apostle Paul: 1 Corinthians 15:3-8