Autumn is my favourite season

I love Autumn. It’s my favourite season. I love the glorious profusion of changing colours in the foliage. I love the way the leaves seem to glow as the sunlight filters through them.

I’m constantly amazed at how much attention to detail God has taken over his creation; how stunning and often surprising he designed it to be. And how privileged we are to be able to appreciate it.

I took this photo in Mt Lofty Botanic Garden, one of my favourite places to spend time. I just wanted to share it with you. I hope it brings a little beauty into your day.

A Legacy of Drought

I took this photo during the weekend. Even though the landscape is starting to be revived by the autumn rains, after continuous drought in previous years, many trees have died from sustained lack of water. You don’t have to look very hard to find the skeletal remains of once-majestic trees stretching their fingers into the sky.

trees on a hill

When I look at this photo, I am reminded that there is no life without water. No physical life without natural water. No spiritual life without living water.

And the angel showed me [John] a pure river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb, coursing down the centre of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations.
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let each one who hears them say, “Come.” Let the thirsty ones come – anyone who wants to. Let them come and drink the water of life without charge.

Revelation 22:1-2, 17