How can you sing of amazing grace and all God's wonders without using your hands?
The wicked winds howled this week: autumn breezes flying full frontal through the trees.
I often pause at the splendor God creates. Then get to work on my little corner. Unlike God's grace- whose beauty is on auto-pilot- without effort, the coming spring would be naked here.
Like a professional model, this pathway offers an effortless look. In reality, when you consider the elements and how they came to be- it took lots of effort. Before it could be raked, the gravel had to be brought to the site. Rock borders in place to contain it. Iris to decorate it.
Earlier this week, a city maintenance truck was parked on the opposite side of our street. The driver taking a chain saw to a large downed branch of flowering pear tree. The age of this tract is such that when the winds come, the branches on the inferior type the builder provided snap. Leaving an ugly scar. Sometimes, like at our house, the whole tree just falls over without any warning. Like a man dying of a heart attack on the golf course.
|Diseased branches |
Branches clothed in disfigured leaves on the citrus are cut back. Removing them now minimizes the need for spraying later on. Organic isn't an easier way to garden. It is however the best first line of defense.
Knowing how much work it is to keep even a small garden does put God and man in perspective. No matter how much we do- it is nothing compared to His work.
Victorio's Tree and Concrete Service can be reached at
714.317.5931 or 714 566-4924
To 2 images by Gene Sasse