Water Jasmine

My 9-year old daughter asked if she could borrow my camera. I thought she found a butterfly or some insects in the garden because that's what she does -- frame every tiny creature she finds in the garden.

When I uploaded the pictures from my camera, I found this beautiful surprise -- Water Jasmine so beautifully framed! 

Thank you, Zoe, for blessing mom's heart again.


Update From My Garden

There's nothing going on in my little garden except for....
...some fruits left hanging in my pomegranate tree,
...balloon flowers popping up,

...a ginger vine in bloom 
..and the little mulberry bush bearing fruit again!
Though my garden often brings pleasant feeling when I see blooms, there are times when I don't see any sign of fruitfulness or budding activity at all. When you are a gardener, you know that seasons come and seasons go so you just have to let it be.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are not grapes on the vine, 
though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, 
though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord, 
I will be joyful  in God my savior.
Habakkuk 3:17-18


Dragonfly In My Garden

I was out in the garden early in the morning when I saw my orchids starting to bloom. I went back inside the house to get my camera. It's been a while since I last took pictures of my flowers.

My heart leaped when I noticed this dragonfly on the bud. 

It stayed still and, oh, I so enjoyed the moment capturing it from different angles.

 This little winged thing just made my day!