Thursday, May 23, 2013

And With the Rain...

This morning, it rained

there is something pretty nice about raindrops on roses

and when I went out into the garden to sow some seeds...
here, a little friend of mine called to me and asked to pose for the camera

he said, "do you think my right side is just fine?"

"how is this?"

yeah, little lizard friend..
you really sweetened my morning
do indeed, go catch you some bugs from my garden

a wee bird sitting in the mussaenda tree told me to go check the cherry trees...
that grow on a hill just below the cottage

since the last rains over a week ago, the trees have taken on new leaves

and last I looked a few days ago, they were putting out lovely pink blossoms...
which means...

suddenly, those blossoms turned into cherries!
I must admit, that surprised me to see so many, so soon

certainly, I picked all the shiny red cherries that could be reached...
and left the high ones for the birds and lizards

on my way back up, I couldn't help noticing how sweet Pip the roo...
looked under the mango tree and just had to snap his shot

today, I was going to show how we eat our green plantains...
but, truth be told, the cow ate the whole bunch that was chopped down from the tree
I promise to show you, yet...when the next bunch is ready

with a rainy day...and a cool night sure to come this evening...
a pot of vegetable and lentil soup was made, instead...

and with that...a little dove keeping watch on the cottage gate...bids, till next time

Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
And blessed be His glorious name forever:
and let the whole earth be filled with His glory;
Amen, and Amen.
Psalm 72: 18,19

May your day or night be filled with the glory of God's grace.


  1. That little fellow is cute! Send some rain this way. We need it. 72:18,19 AMEN!

    1. I'd send you some, Ian, if only I could. Hope the Lord graciously sends you rain, soon.

  2. Lovely pictures of your roses, Jean! I'm sure they enjoyed a good drink from above. And I loved the birdie pictures... especially Pip who is looking quite handsome these days. :)
    Your soup looks so delicious... save a bowl for me and I'll be over in a bit... *giggle*

    1. Thank you, Paula. Glad to see your visit and comment!

  3. Beautiful photos. I love it to see tehm.

    1. Thank you, Jedidja, for coming by and commenting!

  4. No rain here! All over the island, but not our yard! Great photos!

    1. What?! No rain in your yard?!! Thanks, Mark, for coming by. Hope you get that rain, soon.

  5. Acerola cherries! I planted a tree at my parents' home in South Florida this year... wonderful, lovely fruit.

    1. Ah yes! And also called the Barbados/West Indian cherry. They make a great juice, too.