My neighborhood…

G’day from wintery Australia! Today we are going to stop & smell the roses…meaning we are going to take time out from the busyness of life with all its  tensions, expectations & anxiety of performance…to enjoy a time of stillness, quietness & refreshing of the soul within the beauty that surrounds us…

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Let us begin our walk…but first let me show you some exciting things in my garden that my husband has been cultivating…the Azalea (above) is magnificent this year…

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Our lemons are ripe & ready for harvest on our dwarf lots of lemons tree & in the background are strawberry plants loaded with strawberries, not yet ready for harvest…

As we stroll down the road & turn the corner, a view of coastal bliss greets us…

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Reaching the waterfront we observe the wind skimming across the surface of the water creating distinct smooth & choppy effects, steering the anchored boats in the same direction…

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We observe the Pied Oystercatchers as they scour the rocks for oyster delicacies…with their striking colors…of black & white with bright orange legs & beaks…as we trudge through the sand…

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We come to a timber seat, we sit….enjoying the wind upon our face, the warmth of the sun upon our backs…the sound of the waves lapping the shore entwined with the melodious song of the native birds above our heads & as the tide recedes….our soul quietens, the tension ebbs & peace flows, we sense His Holy presence…we savor the moment…for He, the Spirit of God is with us…

We eventually amble back to enjoy a hot cup of  Hibiscus & Cranberry tea (you can enjoy your cup by clicking on the green text)…as we sip our tea we focus on the following truth observed by the ancients…

“…since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through that which has been created…” Refer

It was so lovely to have you drop by, I hope you enjoyed our walk around my neighborhood & our Hibiscus & Cranberry tea time together dear friend…until next time…

Jennifer

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31 thoughts on “My neighborhood…

  1. OK, now I am officially confused. Are these pictures taken in winter? If so, what is your climate? If these are summer pictures taken to remind you of summer during the winter, I understand. I loved the photos, no matter when they were taken.

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    • Yes, these were taken in our winter last week, we have a winter that doesn’t get snow or frost being so close to the sea where we are (on the southern east coast) in Australia.
      Our temperatures range from 5° – 18° Celsius through our winter where we live but an hour west of us can range from < 0° – 18° Celsius.
      Our Blue Mountains (Great Dividing Mountain range which extends from the bottom of the east coast of the mainland to the very top) can get <-5° with snowfall in the southern states. Our snowfields are in this mountain range in the state of Victoria.
      So compared to your winter we could be classified as moderate, we do get the icy wind blasts off the antarctic which can make it feel much colder.
      I feel the cold terribly with having Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

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  2. Jennifer, where you live looks like an idyllic vacation spot…so lovely and relaxing! It makes me more curious about this country of yours and the wonders to explore. Thanks for taking us on your trip around the neighborhood. I am sipping some coffee to get off my feet from preparing food for our two adult grandchildren who are making their first solo trip (510 miles) on their own for a very short visit before the younger of the two returns to college in a few weeks.

    Also wanted to share with you that my book is out and done! What an adventure!!

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  3. What a beautiful place, it has been 90’s or a 100 here in Georgia, lots of storms this summer. I love the azaleas, I had beautiful ones when I lived in Atlanta. They only bloomed in the spring. The kind in the front of the house now bloom more but just aren’t as special to me, they can take the heat but I can’t. You pictures are lovely.

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  4. Oh how lovely to see your neighborhood and bits of your yard. Thank you for sharing! Are you able to see the water from your house? We live close to a lake, but it’s only visible from our house (just a wee corner of it) during the winter when the trees are all bare. There’s just something so soothing next to the water! Blessings to you tonight!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful, Jennifer! I couldn’t help thinking that I wished winter in the Midwest of the U.S. included flowers, fresh fruit, and walks by the sea. Thanks for sharing this with us and for linking up at Counting My Blessings!

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