Sunday, April 20, 2014

A trip to Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens

On Easter Saturday we headed out on a road trip to The Botanical Gardens at Mount Tomah in the Blue Mountains. It was glorious weather and my darling husband and wee sister and I decided a day out was in order. It took us about 45 mins to drive through the mountains to get there. The sun shone, the scenery was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Fiona and I even took a little trip on the shuttle bus to have a round trip of the gardens. We dubbed it the 'Senior citizens' tour bus... we being the youngest travelers! 
 The Autumn colours were beautifully on display.

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 
― Lauren DeStefanoWither

This Easter I have been full of gratitude for the gifts I've been given. For joy when I have known much sadness. For peace when I have been unsettled. For family when I have known loneliness. For Love and grace and the Knowledge of my Father's presence when I have known periods of loss. 
My heart sings... thank you.... thank you.... thank you....

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beautiful Autumn

It is Easter weekend, the sun is shining , the family is together and there is much to enjoy and be thankful for.
Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. I love the crisp mornings with dew on the grass and lovely light. I adore the colour in the trees and falling leaves. 
We have had an abundance of parrots visiting our garden.
The Camellias are flowering and there are red berries all around. What a wonderful time of year.

I am thankful for the gift of life I've been given, for those I love being nearby. For God's unending love and grace.
I am full of gratefulness and wonder...