The hot weather of the last few days
has limited our creative ability.
We sit in our cells listening to birds
chirping or arguing,
and do nothing much ourselves !
It was very good to receive the card
of Shropshire Sheep -
it has stimulated my interest ....
The Welsh hills are obscured
by our flourishing trees.
Squirrels come to eat the bread broken
for the birds - and themselves -
and sit on their hind legs while eating.
It rained a little today but now the sun is shining.
The day is overcast.
Our gardener Dave is trying to clear
the leaves from our lower pond.
The humidity is intense ....
It is almost impossible to think clearly
in this sort of weather.
The Welsh hills are hidden
behind our tall trees and - for once -
the trees are completely still.
That in itself is a blessing !
One of our Hymn Books contains the following verses:
Eternal Trinity of Love
In peace and majesty you reign,
All things come forth from you alone,
To you they must return again.
Creation lives and breathes in you,
Sustained by your almighty will ;
Grant us to know you, God of Truth,
In whom the questing mind is still.
Our Father, in the name of Christ,
Unceasingly your Spirit send ;
Be with us, everlasting God :
Fulfil your purpose to the end.
We praise you, Godhead, One in Three,
Immortal Trinity of light;
Unchanging through eternal days,
You live unmoved, serene in might.
We are now in the middle of July.
The rain is cascading down
and the sky is sombre.
I was able to feed the birds and squirrels
early this morning
but once the heavy rainfall started
The rain bounces on the flat roof
adjacent to my room.
The torrential rain makes
circular patterns on it.
I enjoy watching them.
It looks as though the birds
enjoy it too !
I sit at my computer, wondering what to write
but nothing comes to mind ....
There is no sound of bird song and the sky is over-cast.
We seem to be in an over-shadowed area
where even the birds wait for a signal
to begin their songs.
The trees are still .....
Everything seems to be waiting
for sunshine and warmth.
Although the following stamp
depicts a disaster
of several centuries ago
it can none the less remind us
of the horrific tragedies
which still occur in the world today.
WITH EVERY GOOD WISH AND PRAYER