Spring in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (Photo: Irene Bom) I’m currently embarked on a 100-day project to declutter my house, every nook and cranny. In one of the boxes I found some lyrics by Cara Taylor, then aged 14 (now all grown up and a mother of two). Cara’s song is entitled, Creation’s … Continue reading "Singing creation’s song"
Camouflaged in tree pollen (Photo: Irene Bom) “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For, ‘All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the … Continue reading "Flowers fall, but …"
A walk in nature with friends (Photo: Irene Bom) PDF version “Be always looking to God with thankfulness and worship for having placed you in such a beautiful corner of the universe as the planet Earth.” (Jesse Brand) This prayer sheet is inspired by the June 2018 theme of the month: Nature. In … Continue reading "Theme: Part of creation"
O rhubarb red! O joy! For this post I’ve plundered a post from brainpickings.org entitled “Nature and the Serious Business of Joy” featuring quotes by British naturalist and environmental writer Michael McCarthy. “There can be occasions when we suddenly and involuntarily find ourselves loving the natural world with a startling intensity, in a burst … Continue reading "Nature bringing joy"
Pigeon talk in Malta (Photo: Irene Bom) But ask the animals what they think — let them teach you; let the birds tell you what’s going on. Put your ear to the earth — learn the basics. Listen — the fish in the ocean will tell you their stories. Isn’t … Continue reading "Ask the animals"
(Photo: Irene Bom) Walking through the Trompenburg Gardens and Arboretum in Rotterdam I came upon this cracked stone table, with moss growing in the grooves, marking the damage and in some way repairing it. It reminds me of kintsugi, the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery, with beautiful seams of gold filling the … Continue reading "A new nature"