As a child I had really bad allergies which prevented me from enjoying the outdoors, but a few years ago that changed. Ever since then I’ve been making up for lost time and have found flower gardening and other types of horticulture to be particularly relaxing and fulfilling. It provides us a glimpse I think of what the Garden of Eden must have been like, and perhaps a little of what we can expect to enjoy in the life to come.
In addition to that, I truly believe we’re missing out on something special if we feel we have to go someplace other than our home to find peace and tranquility, or to enter into what we perceive as a “holy place.” We are no longer under the Old Testament system of priests and temples. God lives within us, and where we are He is there also. Therefore, to paraphrase what God said to Moses from the burning bush, you and I stand on holy ground wherever we may be.
With that in mind it becomes quite natural to live in a continuous intersecting and overlapping of living quarters and place of worship, human companionship and interaction with nature, plus the refreshment we often seek to find elsewhere. The pages under this heading are where I’ve tried to capture some of this in picture form. I hope that you enjoy them.