God, Creator of the heavens -
He is, remember, God.
Maker of earth-
he put it on its foundations, built it from scratch.
He didn't go to all that trouble
to just leave it empty, nothing in it.
He made it to be lived in
Isaiah 45:18-19 (The Message)
I came across this in my bible reading this morning. So often we are told in the bible that life is for living. It is God's wish that we have abundant life. But it is our responsibility to take hold of the opportunities that are presented too us.
|Plants at Davistown|
|Some of the stuff to be packed|
|Backyard at Davistown|
One of the nice things about driving around Davistown which is part of Gosford city, is hearing the bellbirds. We heard these as we drove out of town
|Bellbirds can be heard in the trees by the road|
There is a memorial on the roadside to Henry Kendall which I have only driven past but I guess this was his territory and where he wrote his poem Bellbirds. (Click here to read about bellbirds and Henry Kendall's beautiful poem.)
Going home means back down across the Hawkesbury River and through Sydney.
|View of Hawkesbury River from F3 Freeway|
|Camellia Gardens, Sutherland|
|Camellia gardens at Sutherland|
We had coffee in the tea house in the gardens.
|Camellia Gardens teahouse|
|Looking outside from inside the tea house.|
We also stopped at the Helensburgh house, belonging to P:-)'s daughter and son-in-law. They had built a temporary deck out the back.
|Deck at back of Helensburgh house|
M and B will really enjoy having this extra space. They are living in 2 rooms with a tiny kitchen and a bathroom. The biggest part of the house is still to come.
We finally arrived home 8 hours after we left Davistown. usually this is a 3 hour drive, but P:-) had an appointment and by the time we made all our other stops it was quite a trip.
It was lovely to be home.
This is a beautiful house in Washington State, USA. Click here to read more.
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