Today I was stunned by the beauty of the bougainvillea at the corner of our house near the verandah. During spring and summer the colours are often striking, a rich bright red.
At this time of year here – winter – when many things are paling and trees like the frangipani are now without leaves, it was amazing to see that this bush appeared to be unchanged even by the slightly lower temperatures. Its still very warm temperature-wise, but usually in June the blooms become more sparse and eventually paler or non-existent. I appreciated its beauty today in a new way.
I found a quotation on my date pad as well this morning, and it seemed so appropriate I put it here for contemplation.
Children of God have a tremendous treasure in nature and sometimes will come to the realization that things in nature are holy and sacred. We will see God reaching out to us in every wind that blows, every sunrise and sunset, every cloud in the sky, every flower that blooms, and every leaf…….even the fading ones.
Open your eyes this week and find a rich ‘holy’ glow in ordinary life and living.
Blessings to each one.