March 3, 2011

Our Pomegranate Tree

The past months, our pomegranate tree didn't do well. It was heavy with fruit but fruit you wouldn't want to eat.

Then, it lost all its leaves. It looked sick and ugly standing in front of our house. It's the nest on it that held me from cutting it down.

These days, it has come back to health (I hope). Few fruits left hanging for the birds but more healthy leaves are seen.

I'm sure the birds are happier to find a cooler place to rest as we are welcoming summer heat in this side of the world.

This little birdie is taking a break. Today, my daughter Zoe and I watched it rebuilding the nest. Noticed the fresh straws on the nest? One by one, this little birdie put them all together. We wonder where it got those straws as we haven't seen such plant in our garden. It must have flown far to collect those, straw by straw, with its tiny bill. Hmmm...thinking about being hardworking, industrious, and diligent. This tiny creature taught me a big lesson today. So is my little garden. Here, I've learned  lots about patience, hope, respect of His creation, and the discipline and art of expectation.

"Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow."


Michelle said...

My mom always said she felt closest to God when she was gardening. There is much to be learned while gardening.

Illinois Lori said...

Hi Ruth! I enjoyed this post...I LOVE watching birds build their nests. I have always found it fascinating! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! It's so nice to see birds, and color, and fruit...even a little bit...while it is still cold and grey here in Illinois.

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