Japanese astilbe, lavender and marsh marigold leaves from a morning garden.

“Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown;…exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until He come whose right it is ; and I will give it to Him.

Ezekiel 21 : 26, 27  (The crown removed from Israel passed successfully to the kingdoms of  Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece,  and Rome. God says it will be no more until He comes whose right it is and I will give it to Him. Events in Matthew 24:6 -14 point to Jesus’s soon return especially verse 14. Many are preaching Jesus.)
Japanese astilbe with willful lavender flowers growing through it from a small hedge of them behind. In the background is a sculptural cardoon leaf. An  enormous plant so easy to grow from seed.

Bees… by virtue of a certain geometrical forethought, knew that the hexagon is greater than the square and the triangle and will hold more honey for the same expenditure of material.

Pappus of Alexandria (He was born in Egypt and died in 350AD. A Greek Mathematician of antiquity known for his Synagoge or Collection , and for Pappus’s hexagon theorem in projective geometry.)
A bumble bee on lavender and Japanese astilbe.
A bee flew away and I moved my hand ever so slightly and got this busy fluffy one.

The bee is more honoured than other animals, not because she labours but because she labours for others.

St. John Chrysostom (Born during the Byzantine Empire and died 407 AD. He served as archbishop of Constantinople . He is known for his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders.)
The browning leaves of marsh marigold needed to be taken off as the green young ones needed more light… so they are in the vase. I also want to dry some lavender in the house. The Japanese astilbe is a nice contrast only 3 stalks of them.
All pale and inside.  Marsh marigold leaves, lavendar and Japanese astilbe.  I will hang them all to dry.  The rest are for the bees.

Where there are bees there are flowers where there are flowers there is new life and hope.

Christy Lefteri ( Brought up in London she is the child of Cypriot refugees. Her novel , The Beekeeper of Aleppo , deals with the plight of refugees from Aleppo Syria to Europe during the Syrian Civil war. While a work of fiction it is based on her experience over two summers volunteering in Athens at a refugee centre. The book is an international best seller, published in 40 countries and selling well over a million copies world wide.)

I hope this post made you smile and love a bee a little more. As Matshona Dhliwayo says “Honey doesn’t lose its sweetness because it is made by bees that sting”.

9 thoughts on “Japanese astilbe, lavender and marsh marigold leaves from a morning garden.

  1. Wow Sandy you truely have a delightful talented gift for always taking the most beautiful breathtaking moments in nature. The flowers the colors intertwine the busy bee. Each of your photos could be a post card or a poster or a digital wallpaper or screen saver. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences with us and making us see the world through your eyes. Many hugs and blessings to you my dear friend Sandy. 🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤👍💐💐💐🐝🐝🐝🌸🌸🌺🌷🌼🌹🌹🌻🏵💮🌺


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