Birthday Time

Birthday time.. mine! I found this giant sundial this morning in Cromwell, Central Otago. Nigel 6’3″ is with the dial in the 2nd photo. Hardly any roses are out yet and yet I found a “Celebration” rose! Plus the mountain clock way above Alexandra – which I photographed on our way here on Saturday.

β€œSo teach us to count our days/ that we may gain a wise heart.” (Psalm 90:12) ~I hadn’t noticed this particular Bible verse until Bishop Jake Owensby included it in discussion at his excellent blog. In one of his posts that reference the verse he said, “So, I receive each day, each moment as a gift. As a gift from an immortal love.” And I’m happy to adopt that same attitude, with gratitude, as I turn 58 today!

Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Your comment reminds me of part of a quote, with various wordings and attributions: “Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” I do enjoy that reasoning πŸ™‚

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      1. I am happy about you and your celebration day, Ms Liz. You keep on showing many wonderful works in nature, they are as happy many times as you do. Great days! Gratitude.

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    1. Thank you Madeline! Interesting re the roses – so from what you’ve told me it appears we have a very slight overlap as ours start and theirs finish. Like the passing of the baton! πŸ˜€

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