Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to- day in the field, and to- morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, Oh he of little faith?
Lock down for Covid 19 a world pandemic started here in the UK towards the end of March. It lifted for us here fully 19 July 2021.
My flower arrangements were done during and continued after this period. They are ordered from the most recent to the past. Growing most of these flowers in our garden and arranging them most days brought me therapeutic help. I become so engrossed that my sadness and frustration is submerged in joy and admiration at working with such individual beauty.
This love of bringing flowers into the house started as a child when I would often bring in flowers from our Bulawayo garden. Bulawayo was then a town in the then Rhodesia now Zimbabwe. I still have a few vases I used then.
The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in Him.
Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence .
Ephesians 3: 12
The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5: 22-23
Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The flowers had been tosseld by the wind all night and some of the daisies looked battered. I took off their petals and used their centres while also using some blown down tortured willow to support the Chicory. It is arranged on a pinholder.
The edible arrangement I gave to neighbours to celebrate 19 July. Calandula petals for salad. Sage for long life. Mint for hospitality and wisdom and Margerium for peace, harmony and happiness.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Add to your faith goodness; knowledge, self – control, perseverance, godliness.
Drum sticks in Cambridge Botanical garden and below in mine
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
Henry David Thoreau
All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Walton Emerson
Your faith has saved you go in peace.
We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Jesus said “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
We live by faith not site.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Very truly I tell you, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
It is by grace you have been saved,through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Ephesians 2: 8
The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent
John 6 : 29
This tea pot was used to give tea to music teachers who gave our children music lessons etc. The Eucalyptis was planted this spring . I must keep using it in arrangements or it will take over in height.
The Lord says, ” I will rescue those who love Me. I will protect those who trust in My name.
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings. Hebrews 10:22
The whole being of any Christian is faith and love. Faith brings the person to God, love brings the person to people. MARTIN LUTHER
You Lord, are compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
7 thoughts on “My lock down flowers”
Love your blog! Thank you for the words of wisdom to meditate on too. Your knowledge of flowers are fascinating Sandy
Thank you for appreciating wisdom from so long ago which is eternal. I value that you love my blog.
Love all your work …Your displays bring joy to my heart
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Hi Frieder so glad they make you 😊 happy me too!
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