Saturday, 14 April 2012

Oh Precocious Forsythia!

Here it is. My Forsythia bush is in full bloom. I wait every spring for this early bloom, since I was a kid. What an awesome way to celebrate a bright new season.

Here is some  knowledge I recently acquired on the Forsythia bush.
  Forsyth, is credited to helping develop the bush. William Forsyth was a Scottish botanist  and a head gardener for the Royal Gardens in the 1700's.
  Oleaceae. This is the olive family, which the forsythia bush belongs to.
 Reliable garden plant. It does not require much maintenance. Its pretty care free.
 Shrub that is typically 3-9 feet high.
 Yellow flowers bloom before the leaves show.
 Thin out the bush right after blooming is finished, to maintain plant health and shape.
 Hiding his identity and his new found plant, Robert Fortune, a Scottish plant-hunter, discovered this plant in China and smuggled it home.
 Invasiveness is not a problem with this bush.
 Agreeable plant to have. Deer don't eat it. Pests leave it alone. And is non-poisonous

 I just need to add this verse from Psalm 119:39,40. It really speaks of what was in my heart the other day, and I don't want to forget it.
 Help me abandon my shameful ways;
for your regulations are good.
I long to obey your commandments!
Renew my life with your goodness.

I think I'm coming to the realisation that the peaks and valleys of life  are inevitable as a human being. And what I need to truly appreciate is the fact that God will always do all He can to bring me back when I am getting pulled in the opposite direction of Him no matter what high or low I am in. I want to object to the fact that I stray from the Lord when I am at a high point, but the truth of the matter is, is that I do stray, even in my God given blessings. Abhorrent, am I!! That is the sad truth. But then I read this passage and God says Here I Am! Praises to God, You are so good to wayward me.

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